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Nature Up North

Creating Art with Nature

Event date and time
October 30, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Address

Lampson Falls Trailhead
Country Rt. 27
Clare, NY 13684
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Nature gives us great inspiration for creating art -  full of beautiful colors and patterns that let our imagination run wild! Join Nature Up North to take that inspiration one step further and create art from objects found in nature! We'll take a short hike down to Lampson Falls, where we'll use what we find in the environment around us to create an on-the-spot art gallery. Freshly fallen leaves, pine needles, sticks, pinecones, and whatever can be found without permanently disturbing the environment are all up for grabs as art mediums!

Taste of Fall Campfire

Event date and time
October 14, 2021 - 6:00 PM to October 14, 2021 - 8:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Come on down to Wachtmeister Field Station for a taste of fall! We'll have an assortment of fall food staples from local organizations, and there's no better way to enjoy than gathered around a warm campfire. This is our second to last campfire of the season, you don't want to miss it!

Halloween Campfire

Event date and time
October 28, 2021 - 6:00 PM to October 28, 2021 - 8:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Location
Event description

Come get spooky with Nature Up North! Halloween is this weekend and we want to share our favorite spooky stories, play some halloween themed games, and enjoy our last campfire of the season. We'll also be joined by members of the St. Lawrence Irving Bacheller Society, who will read a short Halloween book! Wear your Halloween costume, if you dare - we will be! Bring yourself or your family, we can't wait to enjoy one more cozy fire, complete with s'mores!

Fall Foliage Campfire

Event date and time
September 30, 2021 - 6:00 PM to September 30, 2021 - 8:00 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Location
Event description

Join us at the Wachtmeister Field Station September 30th at 6pm to learn why the leaves change color, share your favorite places to see the fall foliage, and enjoy a casual stroll on the Kip Trail before settling down for s’mores around a campfire! Bring yourself or your family to enjoy a relaxing evening in nature!

 

Community Paddle

Event date and time
October 2, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Address

Little River Boat Launch
Park St./Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Come learn about the ecology of the Grasse River and enjoy a relaxing morning paddle with Nature Up North! Free and open to all ages and all ability levels, bring your own boat or borrow one from us. Meet at the Little River Boat Launch on Park Street/Rt. 27 in Canton at 10:00 am. Please RSVP by emailing info@natureupnorth.org or messaging Nature Up North on Facebook or Instagram.

Creatures of the Night Campfire

Event date and time
September 16, 2021 - 6:00 PM to September 16, 2021 - 8:00 PM
Email
info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Have you ever wondered about the critters that come out after we go to bed, what flies, crawls, or strolls around in the dark? Join us Thursday, September 16th at 6pm at Wachtmeister Field Station for our second campfire to learn about creatures of the night! We'll enjoy s'mores, listen to owl calls, learn about bats, and more!  

Ask A Fairy: The Fairies Are Back

Event date and time
September 20, 2021 - 12:00 PM to October 12, 2021 - 12:00 PM
Event description

We are SO excited to share that the fairies are back! As the leaves begin changing color and the air starts to cool, Thimble and Blossom will be making the long trip south for the winter. Through all of their woodland travels they’ve become great naturalists, talking with toads, playing with opossums, and singing with cicadas. Now, they’re here to answer any questions you may have!

You can find their houses at:

Heritage Park, Canton

Munter Trail, Potsdam

Nicandri Nature Center, Massena

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: