Typically Kids to Parks Day, the third Saturday in May, this year due to social distancing more and more organizations are celebrating Parks to Kids Day, May 16, and sharing virtual ways to connect with the outdoors! Kids to Parks Day, organized by the National Park Trust, goal is to foster future outdoor enthusiasts and … Continue reading Parks to Kids Day
For this installation of Nature Journaling, we want you to get closer! This exercise is called “Zoom in/Zoom out,” and is a helpful tactic for focusing in on details and more fully understanding what it is you’re drawing. Sometimes the best way to figure out how to draw something is to break it up into … Continue reading Nature Journaling: Zoom In – Zoom Out
The other week CLC celebrated Earth Week by putting together a variety of fun activities to get you and your family outside, exploring nature, and helping our environment! We believe everyday should be Earth Day and we know there was a lot of activities to do, and you can still do them! Read on for … Continue reading Want to Continue Celebrating the Earth?
Our Education Activities are moving to a more convenient location! Instead of searching throughout our blog posts, we will be adding each activity as a printable PDF to our Education Activities page. A new activity will be added to the page every Tuesday and Thursday.
April is Citizen Science Month, so for the next four weeks we will be highlighting ways that you can help contribute to scientific data from your own home, backyard, or nearby public space. Citizen science, also called community or crowd-sourced science, is a collaboration between scientists and people who are curious and motivated to make … Continue reading Management Monday: Birds!
This week’s featured hike is at Conservation Education Manager Heidi Bock’s favorite Public Conservation Area: Harris! Harris at a Glance This site is full of fascinating nooks and crannies! While Harris is relatively small, at 76 acres in size and just under two miles of trails, you can explore a hemlock forest, woodland pools, a … Continue reading This Week’s Featured Hike: Harris Conservation Area
Now is a great time to start seeds for your garden! Today’s activity is starting a seed and a seed journal to track your seed’s progress. Click here to download a PDF of the activity!
American Woodcocks have already arrived here in Columbia County and have been detected at various locations including an eBird observation at our Drowned Lands Swamp Conservation Area in Ancram on March 21 and at a large wetland in Canaan on March 13. Perhaps you’ll hear one on your next early morning or evening walk, … Continue reading Wild Wednesday: Woodcocks!
Wondering what to do today? Why not go on a scavenger hunt using all of your senses while making art! Click here to download a attached PDF, print it out, and head outside! Remember to stay at least six feet apart from everyone.