We’re closed next week!
Tanglewood news Jan. 17, 2020
Reminder: we are CLOSED January 20th-24th for the annual building cleaning! We reopen Saturday January 25th from 1-3pm for the Annual Meeting in a squeaky clean nature center!
Annual Meeting. Saturday January 25th from 1pm-3pm. Suggested donation of $10 per person. Celebrate our 2019 accomplishments, toast the Morse-Lynn-Brooks Volunteer of the Year, and look forward to 2020! Dr. John Juriga will speak about Rachel Carson and introduce the short film, “A Sense of Wonder.”
Homeschool Drop-in Program: Mad Science. Tuesday February 25th, 10am-11am. This week, we’ll be trying out experiments and talking about the science behind their reactions! Elephant toothpaste, gak bubbles, and ice volcanoes ahoy! $5 for the family if you’re a member of Tanglewood; if you’re not yet a member, $10 for the family. Cash is preferred.
- 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
Cabin Fever: Cocoa & Snowshoes. Saturday February 22nd, 10am-12pm. Free. Join Jamie for a cozy critter show and a chance to break out of the house and go on a hike! This free family program includes: an animal show, hot cocoa, and a hike outside. If there’s snow, we’ll put on snowshoes; if not, your regular hiking boots/winter boots will be just fine. We have snowshoes for children and for adults. Dress for the weather!
Win for Wildlife! A fundraising raffle for Tanglewood. Saturday February 29th, 7pm-9pm. Win big – for you and for mother nature! Buy as many raffle tickets as you like for our 1st annual Win for Wildlife. Each $20 raffle ticket enters you for three drawings for cash prizes: $2,000, $1,000, and $500. Need not be present to win – but if you are, take in the drama of the drawing, and nibble on delicious desserts. This event will be livestreamed so you can enjoy the drawing from the comfort of your couch! If you buy online, your ticket will be automatically entered into the drawing and your matching ticket stubs will be mailed to you. (You can also purchase from our Board of Directors or by calling the office.)
Winter Wiggles! Wednesdays at 10am: storytime and animal friends with Ian.
What we’re reading and watching this week:
- Birds, murder, and the Audubon Society.
- Microsoft pledges to go carbon negative (not just neutral, but to remove all the carbon it has ever emitted) by 2030.
- Know any young adults (18-25, veterans up to age 28) looking for a ten-month kick-start to an environmental career? The Excelsior program (NYParks/Americorps collaboration) is accepting applications now.
What nature and science news have you been reading or checking out? Send recommendations and we’ll share!
We have new t-shirt styles, including kids’ tees, in our Vintage Tanglewood shirt! Online only.
At the nature center, we have other Tanglewood swag like hats and waterbottles, plus the local wildflower honey, stuffed Audubon birds and other cuddlies. Stop by the Nuthatch Gift Shop today to explore!
And if you’re a member, remember that you get a 20% discount!
We’re hiring summer camp staff!