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Friday 10-11:30 A.M. Fin, Feather and Fang: All Ages. Cabin. Have you ever “grokked” a tree or joined in a thumbless relay? Here’s your chance as we explore some of the annoying adaptations animals have evolved in order to survive. NOTE: This is also the Bug Olympics raindate. Will keep you posted. Irene Saturday 10-12:00 A.M. Gnome Homes: Intergenerational. Cabin. Build a home or village for a gnome out of dried woodland materials. Construction sites will be carefully selected and environmental impact considered. Our structures will be there for all to see who travel on the old railroad bed by the log Cabin. Led by Viv Monday 10-11:30 A.M. Smokey Returns to Eagles Mere: All ages. Cabin. After an informative and interactive program on fire prevention, there will be a visit from everyone’s favorite bear. Bring your camera. Tuesday 9:30 A.M. Wilderness Way to Haystacks: Drive ~6 mi to begin hike on Mead Rd. Hike on old roads & trails to Haystacks. Return via LT, woods rd, & new trail past numerous bedrock waterfalls. ~2.4 mi; elev change ~440'. Lunch optional – should be back to cars by ~1-1:30 Ruth Rode Wednesday 10-11:30 A.M. Botanical Illustration, Ferns: Teens and Adults. Cabin. Learn about the biology of ferns and sketch and water color their beautiful forms. Bring a light folding chair, a cup of coffee and enjoy the peace of a mid-August morning. Led by Viv Thursday 9:30 A.M. Ellenton to Masten on S&NY RR: Drive ~27 mi thru Ellenton to Masten and leave car(s) for return, then backtrack ~3½ mi to start hike. Walk RR grade to Masten. The beginning section of this hike is private land. ~5 mi; elev change ~460' all downhill. Wilson Ferguson Friday 10-11:30 A.M. Pond Poke: Intergenerational. Cabin. Using dip nets we will explore the edges of the pond and learn about some of the critters that live in this complex, hidden world. Microscopes will help us get a close- up view of some of the pond’s inhabitants. Irene Saturday 10-11:30 A.M. Maori Stick Chant: Ages 7 years and up. Cabin. Find the perfect pair of sticks in the woods. Decorate and use them to produce the rhythmic beat of a Maori chant. Led by Viv. Monday 10-11:15 A.M. Trails and Tales: Suggested Ages 4-7 but flexible. Cabin. Through stories, games, discovery walks, crafts and other activities children learn about the natural world. Irene Tuesday 9:30 A.M. Eagles Mere Ramble: Walk will use the Margaret Estey Trail, Crestmont Trail, Green Arrow, Red Arrow, and Laurel Path and return to Outlet Pond by noon. ~2½ mi. Gerry & Suzanne Ganse Tuesday 8-9:30 P.M. Full Moon Walk: Intergenerational. Meet at the parking area on Mineral Springs Rd. in the Park. We will walk through the meadow, around the old Forest Inn area, and to the beach. For those who wish to stay, hear a story of beaver and an echo. How far does your voice carry across the lake? Will the moon light up the fish? Prepare for lunacy! Led by Viv Wednesday 10-11:30 A.M. Letterbox Hunt – Pilot Program: Ages 7 years and up. Cabin. Create a nature print and passport book and follow the trail of clues to find the hidden letterbox. Then create your own set of clues. Help test this new activity and learn about the world of letterboxing. Led by Viv Thursday 9:30 A.M. Historic Eagles Mere Path Medley: Hike will use the Estey Trail, Crestmont Path, Green & Red Arrow Paths, Loyalsock Canyon Vista trail, a XC trail, Yellow Arrow and Laurel Paths. ~4½ -5 mi; elev change ~200'. Gerry & Suzanne Ganse Friday 10-11:30 A.M. Designed for Survival: All Ages. Cabin. It’s a hungry world out there and plants and animals have all kinds of ways to avoid being eaten. See if you can design a critter that won’t be found and eaten by a hungry predator. Irene Saturday 10-11:30 A.M. Wild Thing: Ages 5 years and up. Cabin. Create a beast with soulful eyes. Use dried materials to adorn your mask and learn about where the wild things shouldn’t be. Hide in the woods and surprise someone with your fierceness. Led by Viv Monday 10-11:15 A.M. Trails and Tales: Suggested Ages 4-7 but flexible. Cabin. Through stories, games, discovery walks, crafts and other activities children learn about the natural world. Irene Tuesday 9:30 A.M. Double Run, LT & Pioneer Road: Drive ~9 mi to Forksville and leave car(s) for return, then drive ~2½ mile to Double Run Nature Trail parking area. Hike Double Run Trail to LT, then continue up LT and hike Pioneer Rd to Forksville. ~3 mi; elev change ~400'. Ruth Rode

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Thursday 9:30 A.M. LT thru Split Rock to Ketchum Run: Drive ~5 mi and leave car(s) at Fern Rock Nature Trail trail head, then continue ~3 mi to High Knob Parking. Hike on LT thru “Split Rock” and on to Ketchum Run, then bushwhack up Ketchum Run to see waterfalls & take Ketchum Run and Fern Rock Nature trails to finish. ~4¾ mi; elev change ~500'. Jack Leo Friday 10-11:30 A.M. A Summer Farewell: Intergenerational. Cabin. Can it really be that time already? Come join in some fun activities and learn what some of our non-human friends will be doing in the months ahead. Irene

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