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Trailside Discovery 2015

Our environmental education summer day program returns for its sixth year!

Hiking to Doodletown

Hiking to Doodletown

Make Trailside Discovery day program your child’s up-close and personal introduction to local wildlife and ecology. They will get their hands dirty, and they will have fun! Through hands-on activities and exciting games, children will be immersed in the natural world in engaging and age appropriate ways. There are sessions for children who will be entering first through eighth grade this fall. Sessions are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A fee of $100 per session is due with registration. Maximum 15 children per session. If minimum enrollment is not met for any session, the session may be cancelled. Click here for more.

 Pollination Palooza

Insect Pollinators

Insect Pollinators

Saturday, May 30th 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Meet in front of History Museum. Learn about native pollinators. Build a Mason Bee house for your backyard! Perfect for families looking for a fun morning out! Registration required. For information & registration: contact Emma Congalton 845-786-2701 x293 or emma.congalton@parks.ny.gov. Parking at BMSP: $8/vehicle. Admission to Trailside: suggested donation $1/person.                                                                           

 Myth of the Woolly Bear

Woolly Bear
Pyrrharctia isabella

Click here to watch Science Friday video featuring Bear Mountain’s own Woolly Bear and Edwin McGowan, Director of Science and Trailside Museums and Zoo.