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 2019 Nature Programs

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* Forest Bathing at LillibridgeForest Bathing at Lillibridge

**********************************Program Start Time: 2 pm Program Length: 1 hr. Program Location: The Lillibridge Property 1974 Lillibridge Rd., Portville Details found on "Calendar of Events" below the calendar

* Holiday Nature Crafts for KidsHoliday Nature Crafts for Kids

*****************************Program Start Time: 10:30 am Program Length: 1.5 hrs. Program Location: The Portville Free Library, 2 N. Main street, Portville NY Details found on "Calendar of Events" below the calendar.

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All trails open dawn to dusk for your outdoor activities. Exciting and interesting events are being planned! See the ones that have been already scheduled for you below! Watch as our calendar fills and grows where science, art and nature come together!

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November

The Amazing Life of Spiders

Saturday, November 16th Program Start Time: 10:30 am Program Length: 1 hr. 

Join wildlife enthusiast, Barb Busack as she takes us along on a journey to learn about the fascinating life of spiders.  Barb will share with us the adaptations that spiders have developed to be successful in the world.  The goal of the program is to provide us humans an opportunity to develop an understanding of and an appreciation for these much maligned animals.  This event is will be held at The Portville Free Library, 2 North Main Street, Portville, New York 14770. Fee:  Free for members, $5 for non-members and free for children 13 and under.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Register by 4 PM, Thursday, November 14th, 2019. To register, click on “register for our programs on line” above or contact the office at 716-933-0187. Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

December


Pfeiffer’s Annual Holiday Nature Crafts for Kids

Saturday, December 7th Program Start Time: 10:30 am   Program length: 1 1/2 hrs.

Come have a great time with us at Pfeiffer Nature Center’s nature craft table at the Portville Library.  All ages will enjoy creating these fun crafts using items which come directly from nature herself.  Santa Claus will be visiting and there will be lots of other library craft activities going on too!  Location:  Portville Free Library 2 N. Main Street, Portville. This activity is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information contact Pfeiffer Nature Center Administration Office 716-933-0187 or visit our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.



Forest Bathing-Moving Meditation at Lillibridge

Saturday, December 7th   Program Start Time: 2 pm Program Length: 1 hour

Forest bathing, also known in Japanese culture as “taking in the forest atmosphere” or shinrin-yoku, is a moving meditation surrounded by nature. Join us for the second seasonal offering on Saturday December 7th from 2-3pm at the Lillibridge location of Pfeiffer Nature Center. We will meet in the parking lot and wander through the woods, taking in the wonders of this beautiful location through all five physical senses as well as our sixth, intuitive sense. Led by Jessie Lampack Slattery, local registered yoga teacher, this session of our forest bathing series will focus on slowing down amidst a busy season and reflecting on 2019. This program is open to all ages as long as your child can remain quiet in order to allow all participants to reap the healing benefits of such an experience. Plan to leave your phones off and cameras at home as we unplug for an hour and reset our internal systems. We will breathe and gently stretch along the way, soaking in the healing qualities of our planet. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” -Thich Nhat Hanh. Studies show that forest bathing can reduce blood pressure, lower cortisol levels (decrease stress), improve concentration and memory, and actually boost the immune system! This is a slower and more mindful pace than an average hike so dress appropriately for cold temperatures. Prepare to turn inward and find yourself expanding and connecting with even the trees themselves. Cost is $5 per person. Pre-registration is not required. In the event of freezing rain or extreme temperatures, this program will be moved to the following Saturday, December 14th from 2-3pm. If the weather appears questionable, look for a change of date notice on the top of our website home page. Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way Funding. Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

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