February programming on the Amboy 4-H Environmental Schooling Middle | Arts and Leisure

WILLIAMSTOWN – The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center will present several programs throughout February. The first of their Sunday nature programs, Plants in Winter, takes place on Sunday 6 February at 2pm. Participants can find out what happens to plants in winter on a guided nature hike after a short indoor presentation.

On Sunday February 13th at 2pm, the second Sunday nature program, The Subnivean World, will show participants what’s going on under the snow. After an indoor presentation, attendees will be guided on snowshoes through the center’s many trails to explore the subject first-hand.

On Tuesday, February 22, the center will offer two programs. This youth-friendly indoor program from 2pm to 3pm allows participants to learn to be a cook for birds. Participants learn what birds like to eat and prepare a bird seed treat to take home for their backyard or neighbor birds. Later in the evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., participants take part in a guided snowshoe hike in the nocturnal winter forest.

Participants can learn all about snow on Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00 am. During this youth-friendly program, participants will explore the science of snow with simple experiments and crafts, and go on a snowshoe hike through the woods with an environmental educator.

Snowshoes will be available for outdoor programs. Participants are reminded to dress warmly and in layers. Outdoor shoes should be worn that can be strapped into a snowshoe – sneakers and fashionable boots with heels do not fit into the straps and make walking difficult. If there is a lack of snow, the participants undertake a winter boot hike.

Fees for these programs range from $4 per person to $12 per family. Children under three years are free. Payment is by cash or check only at the door. Advance registration is requested. For more information and to register, visit http://thatscooperativeextension.org/events. If anyone needs assistance or more information, contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at 315-963-7286.

Although these programs are designed for families, individuals are invited and encouraged to participate. They request that all safety measures be followed in accordance with New York State’s implementation of the latest CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Bring a mask.

The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located at 748 State Route 183 in eastern Oswego County, between Routes 13 and 69 near Williamstown. For more information about the Amboy 4-H Environmental Educational Center and its programs, visit http://thatscooperativeextension.org/amboy-4-h-environmental-education-center or call the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4 -H- Office at 315-963-7286. The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located off 748 State Route 183 between County Routes 69 and 13 near Williamstown. Contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County office if you have special needs.

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