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Guided Nature Walk at Rice Creek

By Rice Creek Field Station

Saturday, September 23, 2023 11am to 12pm

+ 8 dates

  • Saturday, September 30, 2023 11am to 12pm
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023 11am to 12pm
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023 11am to 12pm
  • Saturday, October 28, 2023 11am to 12pm
  • Saturday, November 11, 2023 11am to 12pm
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023 11am to 12pm
  • Saturday, November 25, 2023 11am to 12pm
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023 11am to 12pm

193 Thompson Road, Oswego, NY 13126 #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 are available in winter, trail conditions permitting


Free Student Transportation

New! Since the Green Shuttle does not run on Saturdays, SUNY Oswego students can request a free van pickup by emailing by noon on Thursday before each Saturday's walk.


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, who are 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 or 315.312.6677.

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