|But first, some sunny news: Catie from Delaware River Solar will be at Haunted Happenings, helping you save money on your bill, raise money for Tanglewood, and saving the planet in the meantime. Bring your NYSEG bill to Haunted Happenings, get a $50 gift card, and learn more – and DRS will donate $50 to Tanglewood!
Haunted Happenings. Saturday October 19, 11am-2pm. New this year: make and launch rockets! All your favorites return: hayrides, pumpkins, bake sale, face-painting, and slime! Free admission; tickets for food and some activities available at the door.
Homeschool Drop-in Program: Fall Foliage and Winter Plant Dormancy. Tuesday October 29, 10am-11am. Each program will dive into a different topic, and the curriculum is designed to enrich and expand on STEM standards. This week, we’ll meet the amphibians who depend upon our wetlands as well as some of their food sources (by taking dip nets to the pond) and their predators. Rubber boots or old sneakers recommended. We’ll end the program by taking a water sample back to the nature center to check out under our microscope! $5 for a family if you’re a member of Tanglewood; if you’re not yet a member, $10 for the family. Cash is preferred.
- 10/29 – Fall Foliage and Winter Plant Dormancy
- 11/26 – Skeletal Systems – mammals, reptiles, and birds
- 12/17 – Natural Art for the Holidays – a Make & Take! (not the last Tuesday – adjusted for the holidays!)
- 1/28 – Mad Science Experiments
- 2/25 – Benefits of Play and the Science of Exercise – for humans and pets!
- 3/31 – Climate Change Doesn’t Have to be Scary – easy changes and choices to make at home and school
Wild Turkeys & Wild Turkey Trivia. Friday November 15th at 7pm. 21+. Bring your friends and wits; we’re providing whiskey tastes, beer, snacks, and – of course – the questions. Topics include: actual wild fowl facts; whisk(e)ys and distilling; Thanksgiving trivia. Cash prize for the winning team! $5 per person, max 6 people on a team, max of 10 teams. Pre-registration is required. This event sells out so team leaders should register their squads soon!
Hike, Learn, and Play! Bring your little ones (infants through preschoolers) up to Tanglewood for playtime outside in the sunshine! This free family program will keep your kids learning and growing all spring and summer long – Fridays at 10am, April through October.
Winter Wiggles returns in November! Wednesdays at 10am: storytime and animal friends with Ian. Kick off the season Wednesday November 6th with our ferret, Hector!
Want to join our team? We’re hiring! Educator & Co-Camp Director.
What we’re reading and watching this week:
Want more birdsong in your life? We have feeders, houses, and even some sweet stuffed Audubon birds to cuddle with when it’s rainy outside. Stop by the Nuthatch Gift Shop today to explore!
And if you’re a member, remember that you get a 20% discount!
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.