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Guided Snowshoe Nature Walk at Rice Creek

By Rice Creek Field Station

Saturday, February 24, 2024 11am to 12:30pm

+ 8 dates

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024 11am to 12:30pm
  • Saturday, March 16, 2024 11am to 12:30pm
  • Saturday, March 23, 2024 11am to 12:30pm
  • Saturday, March 30, 2024 11am to 12:30pm
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024 11am to 12:30pm
  • Saturday, April 20, 2024 11am to 12:30pm
  • Saturday, April 27, 2024 11am to 12:30pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 11am to 12:30pm

193 Thompson Road, Oswego, NY 13126

https://www.oswego.edu/rice-creek/ #ozricecreek
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Rice Creek's naturalists will be your guides as you explore the forests, fields, wetlands, and waterways of Rice Creek Field Station, a 350-acre wildlife preserve dedicated to supporting research and education.

 

These free walks are open to the general public and suitable for all ages. Walks are 1 mile or less over gentle to moderate terrain on one of Rice Creek's four trails, and approximately 1 hour in length. Adult- and youth-sized snowshoes (for ages 3+) are available in winter, trail conditions permitting. If snow is insufficient, we will go on a boot walk. Sturdy snow- or hiking boots should be worn in winter regardless.

 

Free Student Transportation

Since the Green Shuttle does not run on Saturdays, Rice Creek is offering a van shuttle during the fall and spring semesters. Please email rcfs@oswego.edu to ask for a copy of the van shuttle schedule. 

 

Program Details

During the walk, a naturalist will discuss the cultural and ecological history of Rice Creek from its early days as working farmland to today. Additionally, the naturalist will identify and interpret discoveries such as animal sightings, plant blooms, seasonal changes, and more. Participants are encouraged to keep their eyes open for discoveries and ask questions along the way. Photography, journaling, and sketching are all welcome activities during the walk.

 

The topic, duration, and terrain level can all be customized to the group's needs and interests. Families with young children are encouraged to join -- our naturalists, current and retired school teachers, are skilled at engaging and inspiring young people in nature. 

 

What to Wear & FAQs

Participants should come dressed for the weather and tick prevention. Boots are advisable as trails may be muddy, especially during late fall, winter, and spring. An adult must accompany children under 17 years of age. For questions, please reach out to the Rice Creek staff at rcfs@oswego.edu or 315.312.6677.

 

Accessibility Statement

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations to attend this program are asked to contact Rice Creek Field Station at 315.312.6677 three weeks prior to program attendance. Individuals should note that although the Rice Creek building, pavilion, and sidewalks are ADA accessible, the trails are not. 

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