Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 19, 2015
From 11 am - 1 pm, visitors can learn about pollinators and build their own pollinator box. Pollinators are specific insects and animals that spread pollen so that seeds may be produced for plant reproduction. Pollinator boxes are wooden structures lined with holes to attract insects to build their nests inside. Additionally, visitors will learn how to make a variety of craft items out of recycled materials. These activities are free with Nature Center admission.
At 1 pm, Daniel Middleton, author of the recently published Naomi "Redflower": Imagine with Me will be on hand to read from, and sign copies of, the colorful children's book. The book, set in Central New York, is focused on nature and the four fabulous seasons of our region, and it is seen through the imagination of a lovely little girl, who is based on the author's daughter. She interacts with insects and birds in a unique way and the story takes children on a colorful adventure set in surroundings that will be very familiar to CNY kids (and kids from neighboring regions). Click here to learn more about the book.
At 3 pm, the Nature Center will offer a special opportunity to see eight birds of prey from Cornell's Raptor Program. The birds' handlers will introduce the different types of raptors and how they are adapted to hunt and fly so skillfully. Tickets are $5 per person for the Raptor Program. Seating is limited and advanced registration is suggested.