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February 2018 ^ Top
   
Thursday, February 15 Montezuma Raptor Van Tour
Raptors invade the Montezuma Wetlands Complex each winter and now is a great time to see them! Hop in the Audubon van for an excursion to our premier birding locations to encounter Short-eared Owls, Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Rough-legged Hawks and more! The tour will involve minimal walking. Binoculars and birding guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Saturday, February 24 Birds, Binocs & Beers!
Join us at Fleur de Lis Brew Works, a new brewery located at 3630 State Route 414 Seneca Falls, NY, for this exciting and tasty event! Audubon staff will lead a guided snowshoe hike around the brewery grounds and then we'll warm up inside the brewery with craft beers and local cheeses. Daena Ford from Braddock Bay Raptor Research will wrap up the event with a 'Live Bird of Prey' presentation featuring hawks, owls, and falcons. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: w/ snowshoe rental: $30/person. Fee: w/o snowshoe rental: $25/person. Montezuma Audubon Center, 315-365-3580
   
March 2018 ^ Top
   
Saturday, March 3 Owl Dissection & Discussion Workshop
Please join the Audubon staff for our first public owl dissection and discussion! Learn how we came to be in possession of these federally protected birds and about the management efforts that are occurring in the western U.S. If you've ever wanted to see an owl up close and personal, this is your chance! There will be an opportunity for each attendee to explore the internal and external anatomy of their own study owl if they wish, and to dissect a bird while learning all about unique owl adaptations along the way. All children must be accompanied by a parent. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by Feb. 28. Fee: $10/child; $15/adult, $40/family. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Saturday, March 3 Hot Cocoa and Snowshoe Night Hike
A white blanket of snow covering the rolling hills, the hoots from hunting owls, and twinkling stars overhead will set the scene for this guided hike through forests and grasslands. Join us for a 1-mile hike over level terrain to explore the nighttime sights and sounds of Montezuma. Then, warm up inside the Center with some hot cocoa. Fee: w/ snowshoe rental: $7/child, $10/adult. Fee: w/o rental: $5/child, $8/adult. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Friday, March 9 Home School Nature Series: Montezuma Van Tour
Spring migration is underway and our marshes, ponds, fields and lakes are teeming with waterfowl. Homeschoolers ages 5-12 will ride in the Audubon van and tour the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Students will improve their bird identification skills while viewing massive flocks of Snow Geese, Tundra Swans and other birds during their long journey. All students must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Fee: $8/student. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Saturday, March 10 Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series: Bird Banding with Dr. John Van Niel
Join Dr. Bruce Gilman, Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, as he walks us through the glacial history of the Finger Lakes Region. Learn about how glacial ice is formed, how drumlins, eskers and Finger Lakes formed, and the megafauna animals that used to call NY home about 10,000 years ago. Dr. Gilman will lead a 1-mile hike around our forest and grassland to showcase the area's glacial features. Fee: $5/child, $8/adult, $25/family. *Free for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Thursday, March 15 Montezuma's Bird Migration Van Tour
The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon's first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma's birding hot spots where thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald eagles, Northern harriers, and other raptors are a possibility too! Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Saturday, March 17 St. Patrick's Day Fairy Terrarium
Plant your very own terrarium, complete with miniature fairies to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, March 17th, 3:00- 4:00 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
Saturday, March 17 St. Patrick's Day Wine and Wings Van Tour
Wear your green and head out in the Audubon van to look for Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, and millions of migratory waterfowl! During the tour we'll stop at Izzy's White Barn Winery to celebrate St. Patrick's Day while tasting award winning wines and nibbling on cheese and crackers. You'll learn how vineyards and Important Birds Areas can exist side by side. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tastings. Must be 21+. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18 Cub Scouts Camp-In
Saturday 10:00 am - Sunday 12:00 pm Cub Scouts Camp-In Cub Scouts of all ages are invited to a Montezuma camp-in and complete various badge requirements such as nature exploring, hiking, and bird-watching. Afterwards, Cub Scouts will have access to the Center's grounds for other Cub Scout activities. On Sunday morning, Cub Scouts will enjoy a guided sunrise nature hike. This camp-in program is ideal for smaller packs that aren't ready to camp outside. Pre-paid registration is required. Please pack camping meals. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $30/scout. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Saturday, March 24 Camouflage Egg Hunt
Test your family's powers of observation as you scour our lawn for camouflaged eggs! The family team that finds the most eggs wins! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, March 24th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25 Girl Scouts Camp-In
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a Montezuma camp-in and complete various badge requirements such as nature exploring, hiking, bird-watching. Afterwards, Girl Scouts will have access to the Center's grounds for other Girl Scout activities. On Sunday morning, Girl Scouts will enjoy a guided sunrise nature hike. This camp-in program is ideal for smaller troops that aren't ready to camp outside. Pre-paid registration required. Please pack camping meals. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $30/Scout. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Wednesday, March 28 Derby Hill Hawk Watch Trip
Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us. Travel with other birders in our van to view hundreds of migrating birds of prey like hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures and more! This program is sponsored by the Onondaga Audubon Society. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Please pack a lunch and folding chair. Fee: $18/child, $25/adult. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Saturday, March 31 Boy Scout Bird Study Merit Badge
Boy Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Bird Study Merit Badge during our fun and interactive program. As always, please be prepared to go outside, and dress appropriately for the season. Pre-requisites/pre-registration is required. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $8/scout Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
April 2018 ^ Top
   
Thursday, April 5th Herb Garden Workshop
Sample delicious herbal dishes while you plant your own herb garden in this hands-on workshop! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Thursday, April 5th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Cost: $5.00 per person Program Type: Family
   
Saturday, April 14 Boy Scout Merit Badge - Plant Study
Boy Scouts are invited to complete the requirements for the Plant Study Merit Badge during a fun and interactive program. Scouts will need to complete a few requirements prior to the program. As always, please be prepared to go outside. Pre-requisites and pre-registration is required. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $8/scout. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
Friday, April 20 & Saturday, April 21 The Traveling Little Black Dress Fashion Show & Luncheon
The Traveling Little Black Dress goes Disco - A Fashion Show & Luncheon with Proceeds to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern Friday, April 20th and Saturday April 21st from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Seneca Falls Country Club, 2790 State Route 89. Price - $40.00, 2 or more for $35.00 or table of 8 for $260.00 Open seating unless purchasing a table. Tickets available by calling 730-4975 or at the Copy Shop at 105 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, Bee's Cookies & Cakes at 107 Fall Street, Seneca Falls Purchase online at houseofconcern.org/tickets Call (315) 568-2433 for more info.
   
Saturday, April 28 Girl Scouts Daisy's Outdoor Art Maker
From a blue sky to a bird's song, nature can give you lots of ideas for art! Daisies, get ready to explore the outdoors and use what you see and hear to make different kinds of art projects. Please be prepared to go outside. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, leader, or chaperone. Fee: $7/Scout. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 315-365-3580
   
May 2018 ^ Top
   
Wednesday, May 2 Composting's a Snap
Does the thought of composting your family's food scraps feel a bit daunting? Come learn how easy it can be in this step by step demonstration! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
Saturday, May 5 Mulch Day
It only comes once a year; a chance for your family to collect some earth nourishing mulch in your pick-up truck or container! We purchase our red and brown mulch from a local vendor, and dole it out to you on a first come, first served basis. Each homeowner gets two scoops! No registration required. (Seneca County residents only. Must bring proof of residency.) Location: Seneca Meadows Landfill, State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, May 5th, 7:00 - 11:00 am Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
Saturday, May 12 Right to Run 19K/5K
Calling all runners! Be a part of history - join us in Seneca Falls! Generations Bank is the organizing sponsor for the third annual Right to Run 19k/5k happening on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. The event features a 19k and a 5k (the 19k distance is a nod to the 19th amendment, a perfect distance to run in Seneca Falls - the birthplace of Women's Rights). This is a fundraising event for the transformation of the Seneca Knitting Mill - the future home of the National Women Hall of Fame. Calling all runners and volunteers! We want you to participate and help make our race event great! Runners sign up:
https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/SenecaFalls/RighttoRun19K5K
Follow us on Facebook ( Right to Run 19k) and learn more at our website (http://righttorun19k.org/) For more information, contact info@righttorun19k.org | 315.568.1162
   
Saturday, May 12 Catch a Frog
They're fast. They're slippery. And they can jump right out of your net. So, why is it so fun to try to catch frogs? We just told you! Come join the fun as we meet a variety of frogs, discover their secrets and try to search for their friends with our nets! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve, Black Brook Road, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, May 12th, 3:00- 4:00 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
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Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, July 23 Convention Days 2018
This three-day event commemorates the United States' first women's rights convention held here in Seneca Falls, NY. This event is free for everyone and includes family-friendly activities, ranger-led programs, living history programs, art displays, and much more. Check out www.nps.gov/wori for more information.
   
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Saturday, September 8 20th Annual AIDS Ride for Life
The 20th Annual “AIDS Ride for Life” is the Southern Tier AIDS Program's largest fundraiser, attracting 400+ riders from the USA, Canada and other countries. This popular, well supported Ride around Cayuga Lake offers 102, 90, 69, 42, 25 or 14 mile route choices - delivering a life-changing experience to participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels. Enjoy 8 Pit Stops with food, hydration, medical assistance, Safety & Gear support and your fans cheering you on. Whether you are a first time rider or a seasoned veteran, we want you with us at the 20th Anniversary AIDS Ride for Life. For more information contact Ride Coordinator Cindy Rotella at 607.272.4098 Ext 316 or crotella@stapinc.org Visit us at www.aidsrideforlife.org
   
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