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Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Colors in Nature

Sharing Nature with Your Child: Colors in Nature

June 26
Summer is here, and so are lots of bright colors! Let’s use our sense of sight to find pretty flowers, insects, mushrooms, and more. We’ll go on a color scavenger hunt around the nature center, an ...
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Colors in Nature
Tick Talk

Tick Talk

June 26
Feel empowered spending time outdoors by learning how to protect yourself and your family from ticks and Lyme disease. Elizabeth Balfour of CNY Lyme and Tick-Borne Alliance will answer all your tick-r ...
Tick Talk
Family Campout (SOLD OUT)

Family Campout (SOLD OUT)

June 28
This program is full. To be placed on a waitlist, please call the Visitor Center at 315-638-2519.Begins: Friday, June 28 at 6PMEnds: Saturday, June 29 at 10AMKick off the summer season with Beaver Lak ...
Family Campout (SOLD OUT)
Sunset Canoe Tour

Sunset Canoe Tour

June 29
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 ...
Sunset Canoe Tour
The Native Garden through the Seasons

The Native Garden through the Seasons

July 3
Our gardens are constantly changing, bringing us beauty all year long! Join us for this four-part series where we’ll tour the gardens each season. During each class we’ll look at the unique season ...
The Native Garden through the Seasons
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

July 5 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 ...
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk
Moth Blacklighting

Moth Blacklighting

July 6
You can see lots of bugs during the day, but some of our most interesting friends are nocturnal! Join us after dark as we use blacklights to attract moths and discover some of the most unique lepidopt ...
Moth Blacklighting
Penguin Palooza!

Penguin Palooza!

July 7
Kids of all ages enjoy this ice cream party around the zoo’s Penguin Coast exhibit, featuring an incredible array of fun activities, entertainment, free ice cream, kid-friendly foods, music, face pa ...
Penguin Palooza!
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Something's Fishy!

Sharing Nature with Your Child: Something's Fishy!

July 10
Glub, glub! Let’s explore the fish at Beaver Lake! Join us to learn about what makes fish so cool. We’ll make a fishy craft, and then live a day in the life of a fish by observing them in the lake ...
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Something's Fishy!
Beaver Babies

Beaver Babies

July 11
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. T ...
Beaver Babies
Owl Night Long

Owl Night Long

July 12
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. Registrat ...
Owl Night Long
Bug Celebration

Bug Celebration

July 13
July 14 is National Be Nice to Bugs Day! Let's prepare for the holiday and show our appreciation for our creepy crawly friends!Insect I-Spy | 10 AM – 11 AMHow many insects can you find? Join a natur ...
Bug Celebration
Sunset Kayak Tour

Sunset Kayak Tour

July 13
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 rec ...
Sunset Kayak Tour
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

July 15 thru July 18
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 ar ...
4-H Summer Camps
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

July 16 thru July 18
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 ar ...
4-H Summer Camps
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

July 17 thru July 18
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 ar ...
4-H Summer Camps
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

July 18
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 ar ...
4-H Summer Camps
Natural Tie-dye

Natural Tie-dye

July 18
Learn how materials found in nature can create beautiful dyes. We will take a hike to discover natural items that traditionally have been used to create dyes like berries, bark, and flowers. Then we w ...
Natural Tie-dye
Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden

Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden

July 19
We’re not the only ones who love a garden bursting with blooms- our pollinators do too! We can help support pollinators by creating pollinator friendly gardens and protecting their habitat. You’ll ...
Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

July 19 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 ...
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk
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/C ...
Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike
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 ...
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. T ...
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. ...
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 ...
Sunset Canoe Tour
Buzz about Bees

Buzz about Bees

August 1
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 hone ...
Buzz about Bees
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 ...
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. ...
Outdoor Skills Series
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 ar ...
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 ar ...
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 ...
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/C ...
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 ar ...
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 ar ...
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. T ...
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. Registrat ...
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. ...
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 rec ...
Sunset Kayak Tour
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 obser ...
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Slithering Snakes
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 i ...
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 ...
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. ...
Outdoor Skills Series
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 alon ...
Night Sensory Hike