Upcoming Public Programs

Click here to view our Public Programs Cancellation Policy.

 

NOTE: Although we are hopeful that our upcoming public programs will be able to run, we understand that we are currently in uncertain times throughout this COVID-19 situation and may need to cancel or modify our programs at any given time. Because of this, we are temporarily modifying our cancellation policy. We will do our best to give at least a 48-hour notice prior to a program if it needs to be canceled or modified, however, at any point before the program, regardless of if we cancel the program or if you are unable to make it because of safety concerns or because of the modifications that we did, we will offer a 100% program refund. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any concerns or questions regarding our programming. Thanks!

 

Flowers & Feathers

Saturday, May 9th – 11 am

Explore our trails while going on the hunt to see and learn about spring wildflowers and migratory birds! We will provide signage in the park (specific to the blooming flowers and birds), either a website link or handout/printout with all the great information for each flower and bird, and a customized Ney Trail map with each location identified by the signage. Because the blooming plants we will be identifying and locating on the map are time-sensitive, if you register for the program we will provide the materials by 11 am on May 9th by email. We recommend you use the materials the day-of as spring flowers bloom and are done quite fast.  All ages.
$3 per member or $5 per non-member; $9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+.
Reservations required online by May 8th.

 

Geocaching at Ney

Saturday, May 23rd

10 am or 2 pm

COVID19 Compliant: with just a few changes to the program, we can accommodate Physical Distancing and keep you and our staff safe!

Register to receive the latitude and longitude of a hidden bottle of Maple Syrup or a 2019 Trail Run T-shirt.

One item per registration. Item choices:

  • 12oz Maple Syrup $15 per member registration or $20 per non-member registration.
  • 16oz Maple Syrup $20 per member registration or $25 per non-member registration.
  • 2019 Ney Trail Run T-shirt (you choose the size) $5 per member registration or $10 per non-member registration.

Registration required by May 21st.

How this works: You will need your own GPS unit or Geocaching App on your smartphone. On Saturday, May 23rd at the beginning of your session time (10 am for the morning session or 2 pm for the afternoon session) you will be emailed the latitude and longitude and some helpful tips for searching for your cache.   Staff will be available via email or phone to assist with any questions during the session times.  Caches will be assembled with proper COVID19 precautions.

Reservations required online by May 21st.

 

 

Butterflies & Dragonflies

Saturday, June 13th 3-5pm

Butterfly and dragonfly interpretation including venturing out into the park and capturing both butterflies and dragonflies for identification to help with population census data collection in the park. Will release butterflies into the butterfly house to hopefully encourage breeding. All ages.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member; $9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+.

Reservations required online by June 11th.

 
 

Summer Solstice Hike

Saturday, June 20th 1-3pm

Join a naturalist on a hike to celebrate the Summer Solstice and to learn about nature and phenology on one of the longest days of the year. All ages.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member; $9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+.

Reservations required online by June 18th.

 

Geocaching For Smores

Saturday, June 27th 10am-12pm

Embark on a technology-based scavenger hunt while searching for a tasty treat. All equipment provided. Ages 5+.

$5 per member or $8 per non-member; $15 per member family of 3+ or $24 per non-member family of 3+.

Reservations required online by June 25th.

 

Family Pond Investigation

Sunday, July 12th 9:30-11:30am

Bring the whole family as we learn about the pond ecosystem and search for critters in Frog Pond. Based on the species that we discover we will be able to learn more about the health of the ecosystem. All Ages.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member; $9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+.

Reservations required online by July 10th.

 

Lifelong Learner Series: Pond Life

Thursday, July 16th 12-1:30pm

Discover a new topic each month as we explore local wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In July, learn about the pond ecosystem, and how to assess the water quality of a pond based on the macroinvertebrates found. Lunch included. Ages 18+.

$10 per member or $15 per non-member

Reservations required online by July 9th.

 

Foraging Hike

Saturday, August 22th 9-11am

Join a naturalist on a hike to forage for wild grapes, plums, and much more! Learn about foraging etiquette. Ages 12+.

$3 per member or $5 per non-member; $9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+.

Reservations required online by August 20th.

 

Lifelong Learner Series: Pollinators

Thursday, August 20th 12-1:30pm

Discover a new topic each month as we explore local wildlife, history, and conservation issues. In August, learn about the importance of pollinators and their role in the ecosystem. Lunch included. Ages 18+.

$10 per member or $15 per non-member

Reservations required online by August 13th.

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