Join us for Nature’s Little Explorers Mini Adventures! This brand new six-week series will engage your preschooler through nature crafts and hands-on exploration that will awaken their senses to the wonders of the natural world. Topics will include trees and leaves, animal habitats, log rolling, birds, fairies, and more! Ages 3-5, participants must register for the full series and be accompanied by an adult. $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Call (315) 673-1350 to register.
Date: Thursdays Oct 16-Nov 20, 10-11am
Duration: 1 Hour
Repeat Event: Repeat every Thursday until November 20, 2014
Baltimore Woods 4007 Bishop Hill Road Marcellus, NY 13108-0133 Phone: (315) 673-1350
Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013
Marcellus, NY (December20, 2013)–Baltimore Woods Nature Center announces theirDecember programs with details listed below.
December 2nd Holiday Decorations, Naturally! Two sessions available: 10-11am and 7-8pm
Join Regina Lewis-Middleton, local artist and decorator for our Environmental Chef event, for a natural holiday decorating workshop. Enjoy using your own hands to create a door or wall swag out of greens, other natural materials, and ribbon to decorate your home for the holidays. All materials will be supplied. $7 members, $20/family; $10 nonmembers, $30/family.
December 6th Comet ISON Party 5-7am
Comet ISON has been called many things, including the “Comet of the Century,” since it’s discovery last year. At the end of November, it will make an extremely close pass to the sun. If it survives without breaking up it may be a spectacular object in the pre-dawn sky, but there’s no way to predict for sure until it happens. Comets are fickle and unpredictable – some becoming very bright, some not. Come out early in the morning to this special program and take a look at Comet ISON. You may be in for a real treat!
$5 members, $15/family; $8 nonmembers, $25 for families.
December 14th Caroling in the Woods 7-8:30pm
Pick up a lantern and song sheet and enjoy a beloved tradition at Baltimore Woods. Bring natural treats to hang for the birds and holiday treats to share with fellow carolers. Finish up the night with hot drinks in the Interpretive Center and a special visit from the Solstice Skunk! This event is free for all, and as always, donations are appreciated. Please bring cookies to share.
Forty-Four Local Artists Display Natural Talents at Baltimore Woods
MARCELLUS, NY (October 29, 2013)–Baltimore Woods’ fifth annual Member’s Show will showcase works by forty-four local artists from November 4-December 20, 2013. An artist reception for the Drawing on Talent show will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 2-4pm. The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no admission or parking fee.
The exhibit includes a wide range of artwork, including pastels, watercolors, oil paintings, photography, gouache, pottery, fiber art, sculpture and jewelry. The majority of the artwork is for sale and there is an opportunity to purchase unique gifts for the holidays.
Participating artists are all members of Baltimore Woods Nature Center, which is a member supported organization. “We have a great member turnout this year! We’re lucky to have such a talented, diverse group of artists supporting, and being supported by, Baltimore Woods Nature Center,” says exhibiting artist and member Karen Burns.
Baltimore Woods installs sixart exhibits annually. Upcoming exhibits in 2014 will feature StaciaLandsberg, Christy Lemp, Chris Murray and the Marcellus Skaneateles Art Guild, among others.
Baltimore Woods Fifth Annual Drawing on Talent Exhibitors
Artists: Town Medium _
Bill Atkinson Skaneateles Wood Sculpture
Chris Baker Weedsport Gouache
Nancy Bales Skaneateles Jewelry
Maureen Barcza Syracuse Oil
Barbara Bratt Camillus Oil
Margaret Brown Syracuse Oil
Karen Burns Syracuse Oil
Susi Buschbacher Syracuse Acrylic
RoniCarvalho Skaneateles Photography
Barden Conroe Skaneateles Acrylic & Oil
Barb Crosbie Skaneateles Pottery
Deborah Dahlin Liverpool Pastel
Barbara Delmonico Skaneateles Acrylic & Oil
Sally Fellows Syracuse Fiber Art
Milton Franson Liverpool Pastel & Oil
Donna Logue Hamblin Marcellus Charcoal,Photography
Judith Hand Syracuse Mixed Media
Rachel Harms Skaneateles Oil
Carol Hill Syracuse Acrylic
Peter Huntington Tully Watercolor
John Kosecki Syracuse Mixed Media
StaciaLandsberg Skaneateles Photography
Deborah Laun Syracuse Jewelry
Christy Lemp Skaneateles Watercolor
Mary K. Mahle Syracuse Watercolor & Oil
PatMalin New Hartford Sculpture
Sue March Marcellus Photography
Virginia Marty Marcellus Photography
Jill Newton Skaneateles Watercolor
Candace O’Brien Syracuse Oil
Adriana Meiss Syracuse Pastel
Elizabeth Patton Elbridge Photography
Ruth Anne Reagan Marcellus Pastel
Kathryn Rehrig Marcellus Photography
Bob Ripley Marietta Watercolor
Nancy Scanlon Marcellus Watercolor
Kathryn Schylinkski Skaneateles Acrylic
Karen Smith Marcellus Raku
Marybeth Sorber Syracuse Acrylic
Guy Swenson Marcellus Photography
Jeanne Ulrich Camillus Textiles
Stephen Verescak Syracuse Photography
Alison Waters Skaneateles Painting
John Weeks Marcellus Acrylic
Baltimore Woods Nature Center is a premier educational organization that transforms individuals and communities through place-based education by cultivating an abiding love for the natural world while serving as a model of sensible stewardship.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108. The Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closedSundays.The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information.
Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for October 2013
Marcellus, NY (Sept 27, 2013)–Baltimore Woods Nature Center announces their October programs with details listed below.
October 11 Star Party: National Astronomy Day 6:30-9pm
Oct 12th is National Astronomy Day! This will be the best chance to see Mercury for the remainder of the year, along with a crescent moon, and Venus as well, plus hello to Fall skies.
Back-up date: Oct 12. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
October 15 & 26 If These Trees Could Talk 10:30am-noon
Join Baltimore Woods Naturalist Tom Meier on a journey through time. The shape of the forests at Baltimore Woods is intimately tied to the lifestyles of all the people who came before. This hike will take an inspiring look at the history of the preserve and the ever-changing relationships between people and the land, as told through the eyes of the colorful autumn trees. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
October 16 Changing to Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency 7-9pm
Reducing energy bills and our carbon footprint from heating our homes are important topics to many people. Come to explore the basics of renewable solar, wind, geothermal energy, and energy efficiency to assess if they could work for you. Special Presentation by Ron Meyer. $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers
October 19 Double Dog Dare Walk 8-9:30pm
Baltimore Woods Nature Center dares you . . . no, double dog dares you, to walk through the woods with only the moon lighting your way! Search for creatures that go bump in the night and treats hidden along the trails. $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center *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.
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. Summer Long Adventure Baltimore Woods Summer Nature Day Camp runs from July 9 through August 31 at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Send your children ages 4-15 for week long outdoor adventures. FMI and registration packets at www.baltimorewoods.org, or call 315 673-1350. Advance registration is required. August Events 12 Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower 9-11 pm. The Perseid meteor shower is one of the year’s best meteor showers and one of our most popular astronomy programs. In addition: how about views of Neptune and Uranus? Saturn will be getting low in the west, and great views of the summer Milky Way continue. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lie back and gaze for meteors. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Back-up date: August 13. 18 Barefoot Hike 1-2:30pm Free your feet! Come feel the earth under your soles at Baltimore Woods, as Barefoot Bob (our Star Party leader) reconnects you to this underutilized and healthy mode of transportation. Join Bob for a half-mile barefoot hike along the Valley Trail over grass, wooden bridges, leaves and soil. Your feet will thank you! Accommodates 5-20. This program is not intended for families with strollers. $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. 25 Nature Journaling 10-11am Journaling about the wonders of nature creates a deep connection and love for the environment. Join Naturalist Becky Lynch and learn how to implement writing, drawing, photography and more into your nature journals— really get your creative juices flowing! You will create your own journal from recycled materials and learn all the important elements of this meditative practice. This program is ideal for beginners and no art skills are needed! Supplies will be provided. $7 for members, $10 for nonmembers.
Thea Reidy Baltimore Woods Nature Center 4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133 Marcellus, NY 13108 315 673-1350 office; 315 247-7904 cell www.baltimorewoods.org Nature in your hands