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This virtual program is back by popular demand! As you’re hiking along the Overlook Trail at Baltimore Woods, you come across a large fence. What is that for? That fence protects a rare habitat in New York called a Rich Sloping Fen. Still have questions? Join us to learn about this amazing habitat and the volunteer driven effort to protect it. Hear from Don Faber-Langendoen, an ecologist with NatureServe, Randy Nonenmacher, a volunteer The Woods, and Gregory McGee, a professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. These special guests will walk us through the planning behind this project, the importance of this rare ecological area, and the ongoing research that has stemmed from it.

Sign up to watch Fen-tastic Fens: A Stewardship Story

How it Works:

  1. When you register, on the final payment screen, please be sure to enter the email address where you would like to receive the link to view the program.
  2. After completing your registration process, open your email to find an email from Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Scroll down to find the bright yellow box with the link to view the video directly from Vimeo.
  3. This program runs from August 6th through August 31st. You can sign up any time during that window and watch the video as many times as you like!
  4. If you have any technical difficulties, just contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you!

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Mammals play an active role in shaping the world around us. Together we will learn about mammals of the northeast, look for evidence of mammals, and test some research techniques for sampling mammals. Come along to find out just how important mammals really are. Come ready for a hike with rolling hills and dress for the weather. This program is designed for ages 8 and up.

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At Baltimore Woods Nature Center, the health and safety of our staff and visitors is of utmost importance. All in-person programming will follow best practices for keeping our participants safe, including physical distancing and wearing facial coverings.

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Do you love camping – but hate how noisy, crowded, and expensive campgrounds can be? Would you like to leave campgrounds behind, and camp out in the wilderness – but are unsure if you have what it takes?

There are over 600,000 acres in New York State and over 350 million acres in the U.S. where you can camp in the wilderness for free and you don’t need to be a survival expert or have lots of expensive gear to start enjoying camping in the wild. Join wilderness skills instructor, Jeff Devine, on August 6th to learn the ins and outs of wild camping. We will cover how to find places to wild camp, what to bring when there are no amenities, selecting a site, setting up your camp, and staying safe and comfortable for a night in the wild.

This program is for adults and teens ages 15 and up.
Cost: $20 members; $30 public

Register to Go Beyond the Campground at Baltimore Woods!

More details: Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Please dress for the weather. 

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