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 2018 Nature Programs

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* Sugaring at Sprague'sSugaring at Sprague's

*****************************Program Start Time: 10 am Program Length : 1 1/2 hrs Program Location: Sprague's Maple Farms Details found on Calendar of Events below the Calendar

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* Discovering SnowflakesDiscovering Snowflakes

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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!

June

Nature Journaling

Saturday, June 2nd   Start Time: 10 am  Program Length: 1 1/2 hrs.

Pfeiffer Nature Center is where Science, Art, and Nature come together. Pfeiffer Nature Center is honored to have local wildlife artist Jennifer Miller, 2015/2016 Federal Duck Stamp Artist and Pfeiffer Nature Center volunteer with us to explore all three at once with nature drawing/journaling! Nature drawing is the act of going outdoors and recording one’s personal observations about nature (anything from a sweeping landscape to a tiny mushroom) though the use of drawings and notes. The end result is personal enjoyment, learning, and growth as an observer of the natural world. The goal is not making “perfect art”! Because of this, anyone can do and enjoy nature journaling, regardless of artistic skill. It has been proven that drawing observed objects (regardless of skill) generates greater memory responses in the brain. Jennifer will speak about the ideas behind nature journaling, demonstrate how to observe natural objects, and encourage the group to do some nature journaling on the spot! If you wish to participate, please bring a sketchbook, journal, or even a lined or unlined notepad, along with your favorite drawing tool (pencil, pen, etc). If you have it, a travel paint kit (such as watercolors) is welcome but not required. Supplies will not be provided; please bring your own. No special supplies are needed beyond paper and pencil; after all, the end result is not “fine art”!  This is an outdoor event, so please dress appropriately. This event will be held at: Pfeiffer Nature Center, Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.   Fee: $10 for non-members, $5 for members.  Children under 14 are free.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Please register by 4 pm, Thursday, May 31st, 2018.  To register, click on “Register for our Programs” 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.

 

Woods Walk 2018

Saturday, June 16th Start Time: 10 am

Join us for our 10th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center at our Lillibridge Property, located at 1974 Lillibridge Road in Portville, NY.  Individuals and teams will sign up to walk ($20 per person), along with asking family, friends and colleagues to sponsor their walk with pledges.  Any individual that raises pledge dollars totaling more than $150 will receive a Woods Walk T-Shirt.  Any team that raises pledge dollars totaling more than $500 will also receive Woods Walk T-Shirts. (Shirts are guaranteed up until May 18 based on pledges)  This event will offer a selection of walks appropriate for the age and health of participants. Free parking will be provided, and participants will have access to water stops, guides, nutritious snacks and prizes based on the funds raised.  All monies raised from this event support the mission of Pfeiffer Nature Center.  Register online at PNCWoodsWalk.dojiggy.com or look for details on our website or contact the office at 716-933-0187.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where Science, Art & Nature come together.

 

Pfeiffer Nature Center Field Trip to Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge

Thursday, June 21st Departure Time: 7:30 am Return Time: 5:30 pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is sponsoring a field trip to Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge to examine this unique area with nature guide, Tim Baird.  This field trip will involve a full day excursion via carpooling to lesser-known areas for viewing the falls and gorge.  During the visit, we will explore the natural history of this region.  Discussion will include the geology of the gorge and the influence of the Wisconsin Ice Sheet on the formation of the falls and gorge.  The spectacular waterfalls of the Niagara River are not the only phenomenon worthy of examination in this region.  Our visit will start above the falls at Goat Island and continue down river to the Niagara Escarpment.  Along the way, we will plan on stops that will include Whirlpool State Park and Artpark in Lewiston, NY.  We will make adjustments as we travel to accommodate for varying times and participants’ interests.  Walking will be fairly easy, but be sure to wear proper footwear such as sneakers or day hikers.  Please bring your own lunch.  The Nature Center will provide coolers with ice and water if refrigeration is needed.  In the event of bad weather, a rain date has been set for Thursday, June 28th.  Space in our car pool is limited so reserve your seat today!  Details on carpool locations will be shared following registration.  The reservation deadline is 4 pm Monday, June 18th.  The fee is $20 per person which includes carpooling fees.  Please register by 4 pm, Monday, June 18th.   To sign up, click on “Register for our Programs” 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.

July

Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House  

Sunday, July 15th   Start Time: 10 am Program Length: 3 hrs. 

Join us for our annual Chestnut Cabin open house.  The American Chestnut cabin, which is listed on the state and national register of historic places, is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!  Our fun “Witty Woods Walk Scavenger Hunt” nature walk will be available as well!  This event will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770. This activity is free and open to the public.  Donations are gratefully accepted.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.    For more information visit our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenterorg 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.

 

Wild About Nature

Saturday, July 21st   Start Time: 10 am  Program Length: 2 hrs.

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts.  Location:  Eshelman Property, 1420 Yubadam Road, Portville, NY.  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, July 19th.  To sign up, click on “Register for our Programs” 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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