Only FIVE spaces left in summer camp!
Tanglewood News June 2, 2021
Only five spaces left in the whole summer camp season!
Kids who have completed grades 3-5 can sign up for :
and that’s it! That’s a wrap on camp registration.
- Every Friday, 5:30pm-6pm. Mindfulness and meditation with Ian. Free but donations welcome. Join Ian for a half-hour for meditation in nature, a perfect easy way to end the work week and ground yourself for the weekend. No experience needed; this program is designed for adults, not kids.
- Every Tuesday, 10am-11am. Drop-In Family Program. June 8th is Fields of Fun: Insect & Arachnid ID. Come up to Tanglewood for fun, hands-on, science exploration on Tuesdays! Each week a new theme: Geocaching, Insect ID, How Tos of Lean Tos, etc. This will be a recurring program, every Tuesday morning from 10am-11am, June through August 17th. These programs are all outdoors.
- Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30, starting on June 8th. Gentle outdoor yoga with Danyell. Ideal for those new to yoga and focusing on more accessible positions, this gentle and supportive class welcomes individuals and families. Individuals $5/the whole family for $10.
- Saturday June 5th, 10am-11am. First Saturday Program: invasive species hike. Free. Bridget will lead a hike around the Yellow Trail and talk about the current situation in our region – what plants and animals are causing us trouble? What should we do if we find them?
- Saturday July 3rd, 10am-11:30am. First Saturday Program: the great American outdoors hike & animal show. Free. Join Tyler for a hike around the BLUE trail, then meet a RED tailed hawk! Learn about native wildlife and about how beautiful our country’s natural wonders are. Wear red, white, and blue, just for fun!
- Saturday July 24th, starting at 8am. Run for the Hills Trail Race. A family friendly 5k and a more technical 10k. The race will offer wave start times every 10 minutes beginning at 8am and finishing at 8:40am; registration is limited to 25 people per wave. Sign up online! Not a runner but you’d like to help them not get lost in the woods? Volunteer here!
- Saturday August 7th, 11am-12pm. First Saturday Program: birds of a feather. Free. Meet up with Maggie and our amazing birds of prey for an outdoors presentation about birds, flight, and so much more. This is an all-ages program. BYO lawn chair or picnic blanket!
What we’re exploring this week:
- Did you watch this fun fun fun video about Tanglewood yet? See our trails and critters through new eyes thanks to the awesome team behind Queen City Gems! (And they visited P.O.E.T. and Turtle Leaf, too!)
- It’s Pride month! Check out Corning Pride for a calendar of events to celebrate in June (and yes it says Corning but there are Elmira events at the Steele Memorial too!)
- Interested in the intersection of natural disasters and politics? Check out “Hurricane Agnes 49 Years Later: Playing Politics with Natural Disasters,” a presentation on June 26th at the Chemung Valley History Museum.
- Check out this fantastic first year seminar at Elmira College! Alexa Yesukevich, instructor in sociology and coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, will teach the First-Year Seminar course called Sustainable Living and Environmental Justice. What a cool, engaging, and important grounding for freshman starting out their education at EC!
If you’re an online shopper, remember, you can always support Tanglewood (at no additional cost to you) by doing your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com. Look for us as Tanglewood Community Nature Center, Inc.
Reminder! Dogs are allowed at Personius Woods, but NOT on the trails by the nature center. We are preserving ground-nesting bird habitats and appreciate your cooperation. We encourage you to hike with your dogs along the streams, fields, and forests at Personius.