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Ride and Run for the Rescue

Ride and Run for the Rescue

July 20
Ride and Run for the Rescue is back again for 2024! Join us on July 20th at Long Branch Park as we ride and run to end hunger and homelessness in Central New York!
Choose from a variety of different races, perfect for any skill level. We offer a 62-mile bike ride, a 40-mile bike ride, a 20-mile bike ride, a 10-mile bike ride, a 2-mile family ...
Ride and Run for the Rescue
Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike

Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike

July 20
Join a Naturalist on a wild raspberry or blackberry ramble. Together we’ll pick the berries, hand churn our own ice cream, and then enjoy a real cool summer treat!
Registration: $6/Child-Member; $7/Child-Nonmember
REGISTER NOW
Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

July 20 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Who Lives Under the Rocks?

Sharing Nature with Your Child: Who Lives Under the Rocks?

July 24
Do you like all things ooey, gooey, and slimy? You’re in luck! Join us to learn about all the creepy crawlies that live under rocks and logs. We’ll make a slimy craft and then check out some rocks and logs together and investigate who is living underneath.
About Sharing Nature with Your Child:Discover Beaver Lake through the eyes of your ...
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Who Lives Under the Rocks?
Beaver Babies

Beaver Babies

July 25
Beaver Lake Nature Center’s Beaver Babies program provides a naturalist-lead outdoor experience for caregivers and their little ones. We will explore nature through walks, art, songs, and stories. This program is designed for children that are not old enough to participate in Sharing Nature With Your Child. Siblings who are too young to participa ...
Beaver Babies
Outdoor Skills Series

Outdoor Skills Series

July 26 thru August 16
Would you like your child to feel more confident with their outdoor knowledge? This program is designed to help participants feel more comfortable in the outdoors by honing in on basic outdoor skills. Each session we will do a deep dive on a survival skill while enjoying time in nature. This is an interactive and participation heavy program, as we ...
Outdoor Skills Series
Sunset Canoe Tour

Sunset Canoe Tour

July 27
Join us for a Naturalist guided tour after hours. Sunset on Beaver Lake is a special time as many animals such as herons, ospreys, and even beavers are active.
Canoes are limited to 560 pounds maximum of 4 people per canoe.
Registration: $18/Canoe-Member; $20/Canoe-Nonmember; canoe rental included
REGISTER NOW
Sunset Canoe Tour
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

July 27 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Brew at the Zoo and Dragons Too!

Brew at the Zoo and Dragons Too!

August 2
This popular, annual beer-tasting fundraiser features a selection of regional craft beers, wines and cocktails. You'll enjoy a variety of local food trucks, live entertainment throughout the zoo, animals on evening exhibit - including our Asian elephants! A silent auction features animal artwork, collectables, dining experiences, movie and sports m ...
Brew at the Zoo and Dragons Too!
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

August 2 thru August 16
Like people, wildlife becomes more active on cool summer evenings. Join a naturalist as we stroll the meadows, forests, and lakeside in search of wildlife such as owl, deer, fox, and osprey.
Free with park admission. No registration required. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk
Outdoor Skills Series

Outdoor Skills Series

August 2 thru August 16
Would you like your child to feel more confident with their outdoor knowledge? This program is designed to help participants feel more comfortable in the outdoors by honing in on basic outdoor skills. Each session we will do a deep dive on a survival skill while enjoying time in nature. This is an interactive and participation heavy program, as we ...
Outdoor Skills Series
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 3 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

August 5 thru August 8
This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is offering three 4-H day camps at three different Onondaga County Parks, at an incredibly reasonable rate of $50, for ages 8-14. Youth are welcome to register and attend more than one camp this summer, but please keep in mind that programs will be repeated each week.
July 8th – ...
4-H Summer Camps
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

August 6 thru August 8
This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is offering three 4-H day camps at three different Onondaga County Parks, at an incredibly reasonable rate of $50, for ages 8-14. Youth are welcome to register and attend more than one camp this summer, but please keep in mind that programs will be repeated each week.
July 8th – ...
4-H Summer Camps
Let's Get Batty

Let's Get Batty

August 7
Join us for a fun-filled evening all about bats. We’ll learn all about how unique bats are as mammals, why they are important, and some of the environmental issues affecting their survival. We’ll then head out with a bat expert for a walk as we search for bats using special devices to listen to their ultrasonic calls. Ages 8
Registration ...
Let's Get Batty
Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike

Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike

August 7
Join a Naturalist on a wild raspberry or blackberry ramble. Together we’ll pick the berries, hand churn our own ice cream, and then enjoy a real cool summer treat!
Registration: $6/Child-Member; $7/Child-Nonmember
REGISTER NOW
Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

August 7 thru August 8
This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is offering three 4-H day camps at three different Onondaga County Parks, at an incredibly reasonable rate of $50, for ages 8-14. Youth are welcome to register and attend more than one camp this summer, but please keep in mind that programs will be repeated each week.
July 8th – ...
4-H Summer Camps
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

August 8
This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is offering three 4-H day camps at three different Onondaga County Parks, at an incredibly reasonable rate of $50, for ages 8-14. Youth are welcome to register and attend more than one camp this summer, but please keep in mind that programs will be repeated each week.
July 8th – ...
4-H Summer Camps
Beaver Babies

Beaver Babies

August 8
Beaver Lake Nature Center’s Beaver Babies program provides a naturalist-lead outdoor experience for caregivers and their little ones. We will explore nature through walks, art, songs, and stories. This program is designed for children that are not old enough to participate in Sharing Nature With Your Child. Siblings who are too young to participa ...
Beaver Babies
Owl Night Long

Owl Night Long

August 9
Venture into Beaver Lake’s forest at dusk in search of the elusive owl. On our way we’ll learn about the different types of owls in our area and what makes them such fascinating raptors.
Registration: $2/Member; $3/Nonmember
REGISTER NOW
Owl Night Long
Outdoor Skills Series

Outdoor Skills Series

August 9 thru August 16
Would you like your child to feel more confident with their outdoor knowledge? This program is designed to help participants feel more comfortable in the outdoors by honing in on basic outdoor skills. Each session we will do a deep dive on a survival skill while enjoying time in nature. This is an interactive and participation heavy program, as we ...
Outdoor Skills Series
Sunset Kayak Tour

Sunset Kayak Tour

August 10
As the sun sets, tour Beaver Lake with a Naturalist. Paddle along the lakeshore in search of wildlife getting ready to turn in and those just waking up! Previous experience with kayaking is highly recommended.
Registration: $18/Kayak-Member; $20/Kayak-Nonmember; kayak rental included
REGISTER NOW
Sunset Kayak Tour
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 10 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Slithering Snakes

Sharing Nature with Your Child: Slithering Snakes

August 14
Hisssssss! Slither down to Beaver Lake to learn all about snakes! Join us to discover what makes snakes so sublime. We’ll make a snake craft and then go on a walk to see how many snakes we can observe!
About Sharing Nature with Your Child: Discover Beaver Lake through the eyes of your pre-schooler! Each session brings a new opportunity for ...
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Slithering Snakes
Buzz about Bees

Buzz about Bees

August 15
Become a honey bee for a day! We’ll learn all about these fascinating insects before visiting the flower gardens to see pollination in action. We’ll wrap up with a sweet reward – a taste of honey!
Registration: $6/Child-Member; $7/Child-Nonmember
REGISTER NOW
Buzz about Bees
Color in Your Garden

Color in Your Garden

August 16
This class will take you on a colorful journey both in the classroom and through Beaver Lake’s gardens. We’ll focus on how to incorporate color into a garden using native plants starting with an introduction to color theory and the color wheel. We will then discuss each color in detail, what feelings the colors evoke, and what plants to use to ...
Color in Your Garden
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

August 16
Like people, wildlife becomes more active on cool summer evenings. Join a naturalist as we stroll the meadows, forests, and lakeside in search of wildlife such as owl, deer, fox, and osprey.
Free with park admission. No registration required. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk
Outdoor Skills Series

Outdoor Skills Series

August 16
Would you like your child to feel more confident with their outdoor knowledge? This program is designed to help participants feel more comfortable in the outdoors by honing in on basic outdoor skills. Each session we will do a deep dive on a survival skill while enjoying time in nature. This is an interactive and participation heavy program, as we ...
Outdoor Skills Series
Orienteering Open House

Orienteering Open House

August 17
Orienteering is the sport of finding your way with map and compass. Central New York Orienteering Club members will be on site several days in 2024 to answer questions, hand out maps, and help you get started. Groups large and small are welcome, as well as individuals or families. If bringing a a large group of 10 or more people, email us so we can ...
Orienteering Open House
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 17 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Night Sensory Hike

Night Sensory Hike

August 23
Come explore Beaver Lake at night! Take a guided hike and experience your senses at nighttime. We will learn about how our senses differ from those of nocturnal animals, and do several activities along the trail to test how well we see, feel, hear, and smell things at night. Bring a flashlight and get ready to sense the world at night!
Regist ...
Night Sensory Hike
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 24 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 31 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

September 7 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Fall Conservation Bash

Fall Conservation Bash

September 12
Celebrate Conservation in Action!
SAVE THE DATE! - Thursday, September 12 | 6-9 p.m.
The Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Board of Directors invite you to join us for an elegant, autumn evening celebration with...
delicious, gourmet mix and mingle stationsa bounty of savory hors d’oeuvreslive music animal greetersand a live r ...
Fall Conservation Bash
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

September 14 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

September 21 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

September 28 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

October 5 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

October 12 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Orienteering Open House

Orienteering Open House

October 19
Orienteering is the sport of finding your way with map and compass. Central New York Orienteering Club members will be on site several days in 2024 to answer questions, hand out maps, and help you get started. Groups large and small are welcome, as well as individuals or families. If bringing a a large group of 10 or more people, email us so we can ...
Orienteering Open House
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

October 19 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

October 26 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

November 2 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

November 9 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

November 16 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

November 23 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

November 30 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

December 7 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

December 14 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

December 21 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group