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!

Butterflies & Dragonflies

Sunday, June 21st, 3-5 pm

or

Saturday, July 11th, 10 am to 12 pm

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. The instructor will wear a mask; participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

$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 20th or July 10th.

 

 

Geocaching For Smores

Saturday, June 27th, 10 am-12 pm

Embark on a technology-based scavenger hunt while searching for a tasty treat.  You will receive three coordinates to pick up the three ingredients for your s’mores.  You can take your s’more makings home for a back yard campfire or make them at the Ney campfire.  The instructor will wear a mask; participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

$5 per member or $8 per non-member

Reservations required online by June 25th.

 

Family Pond Investigation

Sunday, July 12th, 1:30-3:30 pm

Saturday, July 25th, 9:30-11:30 am

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.  The instructor will wear a mask; participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

$9 per member family or $15 per non-member family.

Reservations required online by July 10th for July 12th and July 23rd for July 25th.

Foraging Hike

Saturday, August 22th 9-11 am

Join a naturalist on a hike to forage for wild grapes, plums, and much more! Learn about foraging etiquette. Ages 12+.  The instructor will wear a mask; participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

$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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