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. 12/21 2:00 PM Fire Up Winter

Join us around our fireplace in celebration of the first day of winter! Cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa, stories, and games.

Sat. 12/28 11:00 AM Care of Magical Creatures

Our creatures have been petrified! Help us find them all in this Harry Potter inspired scavenger hunt.

Wed. 1/1 1:00 PM First Day Hike Kick off the New Year in the outdoors! Join us for this annual event held across New York State. We will have two woodland hike options available – a short family-friendly half-mile hike and a longer two-mile trek. We will keep an eye out fo... more
Sat. 1/4 1:00 PM Winter Scavenger Hunt

Can you find all the things we're looking for out on the trails? Test your winter spotting skills on this short hike! Remember to wear your winter clothing.

Sat. 1/11 1:00 PM Friendly Crow (AKA Feeding The Birds) Every winter our Nature Center builds a bird feeding station to help the wintering bird population. Why do we call this experience “Friendly Crow?” A friendly scarecrow (you) learns to feed nearby birds! Our feathered friends may even lan... more
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 1:00 PM 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.

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