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Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

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.

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Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:30 pm by Curt
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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.

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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

 

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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.

Posted: Monday, November 4th, 2013 @ 9:32 am by Curt
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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.

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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.

Posted: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 @ 8:29 am by Curt
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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.
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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

 

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
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Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 @ 10:44 pm by Curt
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Baltimore Woods Executive Director Patty Weisse Named ?Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Syracuse University Falcone Center Presented Prestigious Award

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – On Saturday April 14th the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University named Baltimore Woods Executive Director Patty Weisse Social Entrepreneur of the Year.  The prestigious award was issued during the Whitman School of Management’s Celebration of Entrepreneurial Excellence.   Ms. Weisse was chosen because of her work to build sustainability into Baltimore Woods’ programs and build social equity in the community.

Ms Weisse’s leadership skills and Baltimore Woods’ Nature in the City program were key factors leading to this award.

“Central New York has been the ideal place to bring up a family.  We’ve been so fortunate to raise our children where they can play outside and be a part of the community.  The least I can do is help make sure other children have the same opportunities –regardless of race or economic background.  We have everything we need right in our neighborhoods to do a great job teaching children,” remarked Ms. Weisse.  “Baltimore Woods staff, board, and volunteers all work tirelessly to make this dream a reality.  I’m honored by the award – but really – it belongs to everyone that has given so generously of their time, talent, and resources for Baltimore Woods work throughout CNY.”

The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year is designed to recognize entrepreneurs who intentionally pursue the public good while mobilizing resources to areas of higher productivity and yield.

“Patty Weisse is a model not-for-profit leader and we are lucky to have her in our community,” said Professor Thomas Lumpkin, the Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, before presenting the award. “The philanthropic community is holding up higher expectations for not-for-profits to build sustainability into their programs as they build social equity in the community.  Patty does this in spades.”

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About Patty Weisse:
Patty Weisse has been Baltimore Woods’ Executive Director since 1998.  She has a BS and MS in Geology from Lehigh University and University of Massachusetts, respectively.  She taught Geology at Wellesley College for three years and spent ten years as a secondary science educator teaching courses in Environmental Studies, Earth Science, A.P. Chemistry and Physics.

Weisse’s switch from the formal education setting to the informal setting at Baltimore Woods was fueled by a desire to create programs that truly support schools with their educational challenges.  Using her experience in a school environment, she created the Nature in the City program in 2002 and has helped cultivate the relationship between Baltimore Woods, the Syracuse City School District, and the greater CNY community that has sustained the program in eleven Syracuse elementary schools.

She is serving currently as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Association of Nature Center Administrators.

Patty lives in Skaneateles with her husband George Thomas and three grown children: Elizabeth, Marshall and Will.

About Nature in the City:

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to over 5,000 K-6 grade urban school children in Syracuse annually. Educational dollars from corporate sponsors and Onondaga County Save the Rain Green Infrastructure Program match the Syracuse City School District’s support for the program.  Corporate sponsors for the current school year include Byrne Dairy, CNY Air & Waste Management, Colonial Laundromat, Constellation Energy, Dominion Resources, Lockheed Martin, National Grid, SRC, Inc., CNY Air and Waste Management Association and Syracuse University’s Near Westside Initiative. Lessons are tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards and support teachers while directly impacting student learning in science. Holding programs using walking field trips to parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom ensures that the students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant and meaningful.  This strategy leads to expanded opportunities for students with a positive outlook on science and how it relates to their lives.

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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

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
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caption: Thomas Lumpkin, the Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship of the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, presents Patty Weisse, Executive Director, Baltimore Woods Nature Center with the award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year, 2012. photo courtesy of the Falcone Center

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012 @ 11:53 am by Curt
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