Minna Anthony Common (MAC) Nature Center

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MAC Events Calendar

How do I schedule a program?

If you are interested in scheduling a program for your classroom or organization, please call the Nature Center at 315-482-2479.

Sat. 1/18 1:00 PM FREE Snowshoe Day Gear up and get outside – for free! Take a pair of snowshoes out on our trails and explore! We need a base of seven inches to take our snowshoes out on the trail, so do your best snow-day dance! Meet at the Nature Center to sign out your ‘... more
Sat. 1/25 1:00 PM Backyard Explorers: Winter Wonderland

Our Junior Naturalists are back! Join Cecelia and Levi for the next Backyard Explorer installment. The sibling duo will lead a short hike though our winter wonderland, then return to the Nature Center for story-time and cocoa.

Sat. 2/1 10:00 AM Super Science Saturday! It’s time for SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY at Jefferson Community College! Come find the Nature Center crew at this celebration of math and science. Designed for students in grades 5-8, all family members are welcome to attend! Admission is free. Con... more
Sat. 2/8 9:00 AM Indian River Lakes Conservancy Hike Join the Nature Center crew at this IRLC hike hosted at Redwood Hill Preserve. We’ll head out on snow-covered trails and learn about local wildlife (and the tracks they leave behind!). Meet at the Redwood Hill Preserve, and remember to dress in... more
Sat. 2/15 1:00 PM Meditation Hike

*Pre-register for this hike! (315) 482-2479.

Come join Barb Eldridge for a contemplation and tranquility out on our trails! All are welcome to attend, from the very beginner to the more advanced. Snowshoes will be provided if conditions allow.

Sat. 2/22 1:00 PM FREE Snowshoe Day Gear up and get outside – for free! Take a pair of snowshoes out on our trails and explore! We need a good snowy base to take our snowshoes out on the trail, so do your best snow-day tricks! Meet at the Nature Center to sign out your ‘sho... more
Sat. 2/29 1:00 PM Tree Texture Art

Take a family-friendly hike and learn how to identify trees. Record their bark textures in a creative way!

Sat. 3/7 1:00 PM FREE Snowshoe Day Gear up and get outside - for free! Take a pair of snowshoes out on our trails and explore! We need a base of seven inches to take our snowshoes out on the trail, so get creative to summon this snow-day! Meet at the Nature Center to sign out your ... more
Sat. 3/14 1:00 PM Story Hour with Heather

Join Heather White for a story and activity to chase away the winter and welcome the spring! We’ll be reading a book and then using it for inspiration! This program is ideal for kindergarten through third grade students.

Sat. 3/21 1:00 PM Searching for Spring

Join one of our naturalists on a slower-paced hike to find signs of spring out on our trails. Keep an eye out for early-season plants, small mammals out from hibernation, and migrating birds! Be prepared for mud and snow out on the trails.

Thu. 3/26 1:00 PM Little Hands, Wild!

Explore the spring! We’ll be outside investigating this muddy season. The snow might still be around, so be prepared for all kinds of conditions! Ages 0 – Pre-K with caregiver.

Sat. 3/28 1:00 PM All About Beavers!

Did you know that a beaver’s teeth never stop growing? Or that they can hold their breath for fifteen minutes? Come meet with our naturalists and learn about these fascinating engineers!

Fri. 4/17 4:00 PM Annual Board Meeting

Friends of the Nature Center Annual Board Meeting.  Open to the Public.

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