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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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NATIONAL GRID SPONSORS NATURE IN THE CITY PROGRAM FOR TWO SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOLS

Urban Science Program Continues to Impact Syracuse Students

May 18, 2011 – Thanks to a funding grant from National Grid, Blodgett and Roberts Elementary Schools in Syracuse, will be participating in the Baltimore Woods Nature Center’s Nature in the City program designed to ignite interest in science to thousands of Syracuse students by linking urban schools with neighborhood green spaces through environmental education.

Now in its seventh year, the award-winning program is working in concert with the Syracuse City School District and companies such as National Grid to deliver an innovative approach to urban natural science education to students in grades K-6 in eleven Syracuse city schools.

Students at Blodgett and Roberts Elementary schools will gain valuable experiences in science instruction through walking field trips to parks and neighborhood green spaces, as well as in the classroom, to strengthen student’s connections to the natural world. The students build scientific literacy through activities that link state standards to their surroundings, and develop sensible stewardship for their neighborhood.

“Nature in the City is a model program to join National Grid’s focus on support education and the environment in the communities we serve,” said Melanie Littlejohn, National Grid Director of Community and Customer Management. “Working with the Baltimore Woods Nature Center gives National Grid the opportunity to help develop environmental leaders of tomorrow and advance our Engineering Our Future initiative to inspire youth to pursue science, technology, engineering and math skills,” she added.

“Syracuse Parks are the perfect living laboratory for teaching science,” said Patty Weisse, Executive Director, Baltimore Woods Nature Center.

“There is no question about the merit of the program, every teacher and administrator raves about Nature in the City,” said Daniel Lowengard, Superintendent Syracuse City School District.

Recent results taken from pre and post test scores from the fifth grade energy program indicate an average 50 percent improvement in fifth graders’ understanding of energy following Nature in the City instruction. Nature in the City gives children an opportunity to experience the study of natural science in the milieu of parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, providing early learning experiences in the sciences that are relevant, meaningful and fun.

Financial support to Nature in the City was also awarded by the Syracuse City School District, Time Warner, Lockheed Martin MS2, Lockheed Martin Employee Federated Fund, Dominion, SRC Inc., AXA, Byrne Dairy, Key Bank, Colonial Laundromat, Anaren Microwave, Gear Motions Foundation, CNY Air and Waste Management Association, and Onondaga County’s Save the Rain green infrastructure project.

Employees of corporate sponsors can also volunteer their time to assist with programs in the classroom and walking field trips. Opportunities such as sponsoring a classroom bird feeding station or a local park clean up can also be scheduled. Please contact Nature in the City volunteer coordinator Emma Anderson at (315) 673-1350, or email emma@baltimorewoods.org for more information.

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City meets New York State science curriculum standards and brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, Nature in the City is tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards with lesson content that supports teachers and directly impacts students. To learn more about the program visit www.baltimorewoods.org for additional information.

National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.

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3 images provided by courtesy of Baltimore Woods Nature Center: Nature in the City logo; Baltimore Woods Nature Center logo, and Photo of second graders from Dr. Weeks elementary school on a bird walk at Lincoln Park with a Nature in the City Educator

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
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Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2011 @ 8:21 pm by Curt
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Press Release: For Immediate Release
11.03.10
Contact: Thea Reidy 315 247-7904 (cell); 314 673-1350 (office)
info@baltimorewoods.org

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.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information

December Calendar of Events:

Saturday 4th Saturday Fly-Ties 11am-Noon

As fishing season wraps up, Baltimore Woods invites you to bring your tools and materials for fly-tying. We’ll learn and share fly tying techniques while enjoying coffee and camaraderie. Please register. Donations appreciated.

Saturday 4th Project FeederWatch Kick-Off 2pm-3pm

Join us for the official start of our Project FeederWatch program. Naturalists will lead a talk about birds in winter and discuss how you can attract more birds to your own yard. We’ll learn to identify some of these hardy wintertime visitors and collect important information to help scientist study these amazing creatures. Members $5, $15/family; nonmembers $8, $25/family.

Monday 6th Home School Expeditions 10am

No Scheduled Program, however, The Woods will be open. We encourage you to come out for a family snowshoe adventure. The nonmember rental fee is $5 per person; Members borrow snowshoes free of charge.

Friday 10th Project FeederWatch 10am-3pm

Stop by the Interpretive Center to participate in Project FeederWatch. Baltimore Woods is partnering with Cornell Lab of Ornithology to collect important data about birds. Become a citizen scientist spending a few moments recording what birds are visiting our feeders, and contribute to bird conservation efforts. Donations appreciated.

Saturday 11th Caroling in the Woods 7pm-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 where a special guest may stop by to visit! This event is free for both members and nonmembers if you bring cookies to share.

Tuesday 14th Keep it Natural, “Not a Creature Was Stirring….” 10:30am

This time of year, many critters are nestled in their beds for the winter waiting out the winter. We’ll discuss the wintering habits of several animals found in Central New York while we enjoy warming refreshments. Members $5; nonmembers $8.

Friday 17th Project FeederWatch 10am-3pm

See description on December 10th.

Saturday 18th Project FeederWatch 10am-3pm

See description on December 10th.

Saturday 18th Frost Moon Snowshoe Hike 7pm-8:30pm

Spend a magical evening outdoors under the year’s last full moon. Take a moonlit walk with a Baltimore Woods naturalist. Along the way, enjoy the peaceful beauty of the season and pause to appreciate the solitude this time of year brings. Snowshoes included in the price of registration, children’s sizes available for ages 4 and up. Come for a moonlit hike if there’s no snow. Accommodates 12-25; registration required. Members $5, family $15; nonmembers $8, family $25.

Monday 20th Nature’s Little Explorers 10am-11am

Children and parents —join us for fun and discovery as we learn about the natural world around us. These guided explorations follow Growing Up Wild curriculum designed for children ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required, accommodates 5-20 preschoolers. Members $8/preschooler; nonmembers $12.

Night Tree Join Baltimore Woods as we read Night Tree by Eve Bunting. After, we will create festive treats for our wildlife friends and use them to decorate our own winter tree here at Baltimore Woods.

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th

Interpretive Center Closed for Christmas

While the Interpretive Center is closed, use of the trails and parking are free and open dawn to dusk. The Interpretive Center reopens Monday, December 27th. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday 29th Christmas Bird Count 9am-Noon

Please join us for our annual Christmas Bird Count, a tradition started in the United States by Audubon ornithologist Frank Chapman over a hundred years ago. Spend time counting birds at our feeder viewing area or join naturalists afield to look for birds in the woods. The data collected here at Baltimore Woods is be added to our bird archives and helps us to see bird population trends. Registration required. Donations appreciated.

Friday 31st

Interpretive Center Closed

It’s ben nother great year of “Nature in Your Hands” The Interpretive Center will be closed today, but please take advantage of our free parking and hiking trails that are open dawn to dusk.

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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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 Center will be closed Thursday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information

November Calendar of Events:

6 Bird Excursion: Montezuma’s Migrants 7:30am-Noon

Peak waterfowl migration at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge brings over 200,000 ducks and geese to Central New York. BWNC staff will be on hand to point out rare migrants before they move on to warmer waters. Accommodates 6-25 participants, registration required – donations appreciated.

9 Keep It Natural with John Weeks 10:30am (more…)

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sterling_nature_centerPhoto Contest Awards Reception
October 18th 2008
Sterling Nature Center

15730 Jensvold Rd.
Sterling, NY 13056
315-947-6143
Sterlingnature@yahoo.com
www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark/center/events.html
 

Saturday, October 18th, 1 – 3PM. An informal reception will be held to reveal and honor the 2008 Cayuga Naturally Photo Contest winners. There will also be a presentation of awards and prizes taking place at 2pm.

Posted: Thursday, September 25th, 2008 @ 9:47 am by Curt
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