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Nature Up North

Virtual Campfire: Color In Nature

Event date and time
July 30, 2020 - 7:00 PM to July 30, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Event description

Looking for a fun activity during the summer? Join Nature Up North on our last virtual campfire of the summer! During the campfire, you will be able to paint our most recent coloring book, draw using your creative skills, and sing along to our campfire song.

If you are able, you may want the following materials to participate fully in the activities: 

1. Printed pages of our coloring book, you can find it here: https://www.natureupnorth.org/virtual-nature-coloring-book

2. Paper

Virtual Campfire: Creatures of the Night

Event date and time
July 16, 2020 - 7:00 PM to July 16, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Email
info@natureupnorth.org
Telephone
Event description

Join the Nature Up North team for our third virtual campfire event! Have you ever wondered what comes out to play after you go to bed? Learn about the critters that crawl, fly, and stroll around at night! Make origami bats, listen for owl calls, and learn the best ways to catch fireflies all while learning about our nocturnal friends. 

If you are able, you may want the following materials to participate fully in the activities: 

Virtual Flower Pressing Campfire

Event date and time
July 2, 2020 - 7:00 PM to July 2, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Email
info@natureupnorth.org
Telephone
Event description

Join the Nature Up North team for our second virtual summer campfire event! This week’s campfire will feature a step by step guide to flower pressing and inspirational ideas for pressed flowers. This is a great opportunity to share creative ideas and learn how to preserve flowers.

Virtual Campfire featuring the Lorax

Event date and time
June 18, 2020 - 7:00 PM to June 18, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Email
info@natureupnorth.org
Telephone
Event description

Join us at this summer's first virtual campfire! This week’s campfire will feature a reading of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Lorax themed activities. You will also meet our new summer 2020 team and learn how playing a bingo game can help Mother Earth.

If you are able, you may want the following materials to fully participate in the activities:

Mt. Arab Winter Snowshoe Hike

Event date and time
January 5, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Address

Arab Mountain
Piercefield, NY 12986
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
Telephone
Location
Event description

Join Nature Up North for a winter hike up Mount Arab to celebrate the new year! Just north of the town of Tupper Lake, Mount Arab is one of the most scenic easily-accessed peaks in the Adirondacks. We will enjoy a wooded hike and expansive views from the fire tower at the summit. This hike is 2 miles round trip (1 mile to the summit) with some steep sections and a rocky, root covered trail. Please wear warm layers and pack water, a snack or lunch, and an extra layer, as it gets windy on top! Depending on conditions the trail may be snowy or icy.

Sunset Paddle: Creatures of the Night

Event date and time
November 4, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Address

Little River Boat Launch
Park Street / Rt. 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
Telephone
Location
Event description

Join us for a sunset paddle on the Little and Grasse rivers, searching for nocturnal bats, crepuscular beavers, and other nighttime creatures! In the spooky spirit following Halloween weekend, we'll keep an eye out for animals active in the evening along the river and learn some nighttime ecology. Free and open to all ages and all ability levels, bring your own boat or borrow one from us. Don't forget a headlamp if you have one and some warm layers! Meet at the Little River Boat Launch on Park Street/Rt.

Stargazing Campfire

Event date and time
October 18, 2019 - 7:30 PM to October 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station, County Route 27
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
Telephone
Location
Event description

Nature Up North invites you to a night of stargazing and astronomy at our fall Campfire with St. Lawrence University Physics Professor Aileen O'Donoghue. We’ll start around the campfire at 7:30 pm with a short discussion, followed by the opportunity to join Aileen in small groups at a telescope set up a short distance away. This event is free and open to the public, with water and s’ mores provided. Bring your friends and family!

Fall Foliage Hike to Goodman Mountain

Event date and time
October 6, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Address

Nature Up North
Goodman Mountain
Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
Telephone
Location
Event description

Join Nature Up North for a community hike up Goodman Mountain to admire the fall foliage! Goodman Mountain is a short hike perfect for those looking to get outside and enjoy the bright colors of peak foliage season. The 1.7 mile long trail ascends gently to the summit, where there are beautiful views of nearby Tupper Lake and the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. Along the way, there are plenty of flat areas for water breaks and rest stops. There will be a shuttle available from Canton, meeting at the Brewer Bookstore at 8:45 am, or meet at the trail head at 10:00 am.

Wildlife Detector Dog Demo

Event date and time
September 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station
County Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
Telephone
Location
Event description

You’ve heard of drug-sniffing dogs and you may have heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, but have you ever heard of a frog-sniffing dog? “Newt” is a young Labrador retriever who is learning to find and alert to Eastern Spadefoot Toads. These frogs are the rarest amphibian in New England, listed as a threatened species in Massachusetts, and are particularly difficult to find. They spend most of their time underground and only come out on rainy nights – not the best time for two-legged volunteers to be searching the woods.