October Events at Dyken Pond EEC
Grafton –The Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is offering the following outdoor events in October.
Family Field Trip Series: Tree Day: Wednesday, October 14: 10am-12pm
Get to know the trees of the Rensselaer Plateau. Make a tree identification booklet, learn how to age trees, why they grow in so many different shapes and hike to the oldest/largest tree at Dyken Pond EEC. Preregistration required. $5 suggested donation per youth.
Aquatic Mammal Walk: Saturday, October 17: 1pm-3pm
Hike to Newcomb Pond, one of Dyken Pond’s prettiest and most secluded wetlands. Learn about the otters and beavers who live in this special area. Preregistration required. 2.5 mile round trip. Free, donations welcome.
Family Field Trip Series: Fall Birding: Wednesday, October 28: 10am-12pm
Learn how to set up and monitor a bird feeding area at home. Leave with the confidence and curriculum to engage youth in the observation and study of birds. Learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify common birds and how to design experiments leading to hours of home engagement. Preregistration required. $5 suggested donation per youth.
Tuesday Treks: Every Tuesday: 1pm-3pm We will hike about 2-3 miles at the Dyken Pond EEC every Tuesday afternoon in October. Please call or check the website for updated conditions and possible cancellations. For adults and older teens. Leader: Leonard Tremblay. Free.
Preregister for all events at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 658-2055. Your registration is not complete until you receive confirmation via phone or email. Please visit our website www.dykenpond.org to learn more about our procedures as a result of COVID-19, for more information about the Center and a complete schedule of our fall events. Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for hiking, fishing, boating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.