Office of Public Affairs
(315) 312-2265
Aug. 28, 2002
CONTACT: Diann Jackson, 312-7961
OSWEGO -- Nature hikes, story hours, a discussion of healthier living and a seminar on digital photography are among the activities charted for the fall season at SUNY Oswego's Rice Creek Field Station.
A series of Saturday-morning "Nature's Story Hour" sessions will share tales of animals, their wild ways and how humans relate to them. The programs -- at 1 p.m. Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 -- are designed for elementary school-aged children, but all are welcome to these admission-free sessions. An adult must accompany any children under age 7.
Rice Creek Rambles, a series of naturalist-led walks, will introduce attendees to the diverse habitats and creatures of the station on several Saturdays throughout the season. These admission-free nature hikes will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 and 28, Oct. 12 and 26, Nov. 9 and 23, and Dec. 14. Those planning to attend should call on the morning of the walk to check on trail conditions.
Jean Troy-Smith of SUNY Oswego's English department will discuss "tuning in" to the earth at a session titled "Called to Healing" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21. Troy-Smith, author of "Called to Healing: Reflections on the Power of Earth's Stories in Women's Lives," will discuss living healthier and being open to creativity in relationships, work and art.
The "Called to Healing" program is best suited for adults, and those attending should bring a notebook for writing experiences during the program. There is no admission fee, but pre-registration is required before Sept. 10.
SUNY Oswego Chemistry Professor Joseph LeFevre will offer his take on the digital photography revolution when he leads "How to Set up a Digital Darkroom" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 16. During this seminar, LeFevre will discuss the necessary computer hardware and software required; the latest in digital cameras, film scanners and printers; and the process of producing a digital print from a slide. There is a $5 program fee, and pre-registration is required before Nov. 1.
Program size is limited for all of the above activities. More information and reservations are available by calling 312-7961.
Rice Creek Field Station includes the 26-acre Rice Pond surrounded by 400 acres of land ranging from open fields to mature forests. Trails are open every day from dawn until dusk. The research station building is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The field station accommodates the public -- individuals, families and groups -- while also serving as the center for college courses and research. It is located south of Route 104 on Thompson Road, which is just west of the main SUNY Oswego entrance.
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