Ney Calendar and Upcoming Programs

 

All Ages Programs

Candlelight Event

Saturday, February 11th from 6-9pm

Enjoy a beautiful winter night snowshoeing, hiking, or skiing by candlelight along our peaceful groomed trails. All ages.

Free event with no registration required, but if you are renting snowshoes or skis it is $3 for members, $5 for non-members (first come, first served). Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase for some great items! 

Maple Syrup

Saturday, March 18th from 10-11am

From the tree to the bottle, lets learn how maple syrup is made! See all the steps of this fun hobby and learn why maple syrup is so sweet – plus, a taste test is included!

$5 members, $8 non-members. Register here.

Geocaching for Bunny Baskets

Saturday, April 8th from 10am-12pm (morning session) and 1pm-3pm (afternoon session)
Sunday, April 9th from 10am-12pm (morning session) and 1pm-3pm (afternoon session)

Celebrate the spring with one of our favorite animals, the rabbit! We will have themed bunny baskets hidden throughout the park for your family to discover and enjoy! At the beginning of your session, we will send GPS coordinates where your basket is located. Staff will be available on site but this is designed to be an “on-your-own-adventure”.

Participants will need access to a GPS or smartphone with a Geocaching app. You will receive an email with instructions for finding your basket before the event, and an email with GPS location at the start of your morning or afternoon session (10am or 1pm).

Registration is per basket. If you would like multiple baskets, please register for each of them. There will be a morning and afternoon session on the 8th and 9th. The morning session is 10-12pm and the afternoon session is 1-3pm. 

**If your section is sold out and you would like to be added to the waiting list please email us.**

$12 per member, $15 per non-member. Register here.

Youth Programs

Youth Naturalist Series

Join us for a morning of exploration and hands-on learning for all students 5 years old and up!

Terrariums: Tuesday, February 7th from 9-10am

Create your own terrarium to take home and learn how these mini ecosystems work – materials are all included.

$20 per member, $25 per non-member. Register here. Registration closes two days before program.

Maple Syrup: Tuesday, March 14th from 9-10am

From the tree to the bottle, lets learn how maple syrup is made! See all the steps of this fun hobby and learn why maple syrup is so sweet – plus, a taste test is included!

$5 per member, $8 per non-member. Register here. Registration closes two days before program.

This is an optional drop off program. If you would like to wait in the education building and have some coffee, go for a walk, or run some errands, no problem! We will meet you for pick up at the education building at the end of the class. If you would like to stay, please remember that this program is geared towards youth and we hope you will encourage them to answer our questions, participate in the lesson, and have fun!

Scout Badge Programs

Complete Scout Badges at Ney! Interested in a badge we aren’t offering? Click here.

BSA – Environmental Science (Merit Badge): Saturday, February 25th from 2-4pm

The Environmental Science merit badge will teach you how to conserve humanity’s most precious resource — our own planet! To earn this Eagle-required badge, you’ll need to learn a plethora of environmental terms, conduct your own experiments, and create a timeline of historical environmental events.

$20 per scout. Register here. Registration closes two days before program.

Adult Programs

Lifelong Learner Series

Discover a new topic each month as we explore local wildlife, history, and conservation issues. Join us for lunch and conversation, please inform staff of any dietary restrictions. Ages 18+.

Maple Syrup: March 16th from 12-1:30pm

From the tree to the bottle, lets learn how maple syrup is made! See all the steps of this fun hobby and learn why maple syrup is so sweet – plus, a taste test is included!

$15/member; $18/non-member. Registration required at least 2 days in advance.

Snowshoeing Club

Interested in exploring Ney’s many miles of trails in the winter? Join a Ney naturalist and other snowshoeing enthusiasts for great conversation, new trails, and exciting adventures! Snowshoes available for rent if needed – visit our winter equipment rental page on our website for more information.

February 4th from 2:00-3:00pm
February 18th from 2:00-3:00pm
March 4th from 2:00-3:00pm
March 18th from 2:00-3:00pm

$FREE/member; $5/non-member.

Click here to view our Public Programs Cancellation Policy.

COVID19 Communications for Program Participants:

Please note due to COVID19 we are conducting our programs outside, weather permitting. Masks are not required at this time but social distancing is recommended for groups. This may change, please contact us for the most updated information or if you have questions or concerns. You can reach us by email or call us at 507-357-8580.