Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.
The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.
Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information.
Calendar of Events
4 – April 9
Project Feeder Watch 10am-4pmBecome a citizen scientist by helping BWNC naturalists keep track of the birds that visit our feeders. Data that you collect is added to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s national database, and is an invaluable part of their ongoing research to track and protect birds throughout the country. Drop in anytime on Fridays or Saturdays through April 9th, while the interpretive center is open. Call ahead for availability; occasionally events may limit access.
In the Weeks Art Gallery
SUNY Empire State College presents:
March 10th – April 28, 2011
Public Reception: Saturday, March 26th, 2-4pm
Through interdisciplinary study, students use photography to investigate the natural environment.
March 10th – April 28, 2011
5 Saturday Fly Tie 11am-noon
Spring fishing is almost here and those flies won’t tie themselves! Join Tom for a relaxing Saturday morning at the tying vise. Don’t forget your tools, materials, and fish stories. Please register, donations appreciated.
12 Keep it Natural: Magical Maples and Munchies 10:30-11:30
Join us for a celebration of all things maple as we discover the wonders of this native tree. Program will include a quick tour of the sugarbush, yummy maple confections, and a recipe swap. $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers.
19 Maples and Music call for further information
Warmer days are upon us! Join BWNC for our traditional community celebration of the official start of spring. Tours of the sugarbush and maple sugaring operation will be given on the hour. Back in the center enjoy music provided by Marcellus Bluegrass, and sweet maple treats. Tour tickets are $5 for members, $15/family; or $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Donations for the music are appreciated.
21 Nature’s Little Explorers: Maple Magic 10-11am please visit www.baltimorewoods.org for full program description
21 Home School Expeditions: From Tree to Table (K-6) 1pm-2pm please visit www.baltimorewoods.org for full program description
21 – April 9 Amphibian Alert!
Each spring during the first warm rainy night after the equinox, hundreds of amphibians creep from underground lairs to vernal pools. To find out when BWNC will attempt to observe this migration at Labrador Hollow, watch for alerts on our website, or call 673-1350 to be put on our alert list. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25 /family.
25 Star Party: Mercury Rising 7-9pm
Goodbye to winter skies and hello to spring; one of the best chances to see the elusive planet Mercury. Saturn will be rising in the east as it gets dark. NOTE: We’re now on daylight saving time. Sunset is at 7:15. Come early to see Mercury. Back up date March 26. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
26 Visualizing Ecosystems Artist Reception 2-4 pm. Open to the public, no admission charge, free parking.
26 Earth Hour 2011 8:30-9:30pm
Last year hundreds of millions of people across 128 countries turned out their lights for one hour in support of a global movement to curtail climate change. To find out more about Earth Hour, sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, visit www.earthhour.org.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133
Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office; 315 247-7904 cell
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