Office of Public Affairs
Aug. 15, 2003
CONTACT: Diann Jackson, 312-7961
RICE CREEK FIELD STATION ANNOUNCES AUTUMN ACTIVITIES
OSWEGO -- Nature hikes, hands-on activities and an
educational environmental workshop are among autumn's highlighted
activities at SUNY Oswego's Rice Creek Field Station.
A series of naturalist-led Rice Creek Rambles --
walks introducing participants to the birds, buds, blooms and creatures
of the station -- will start at 1 p.m. on several Saturdays: Sept. 13,
20 and 27; Oct. 4, 11 and 18; and Nov. 1 and 8. Attendees are asked to
call on the morning of the hike to check on trail conditions. An adult
must accompany children for this admission-free program.
A hands-on workshop on making handmade paper will
take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Participants are
encouraged to bring a rolling pin (if they have one) and at least two
dishtowels to help them produce unique and personalized paper.
Attendees should dress for outdoor activities, and adults must
accompany any children under 10. Program size is limited, and
pre-registration is required before Aug. 27. Participation fee is $8.
The Project Wild Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Nov. 15, will introduce teachers and youth leaders to a
selection of educational children's activities concerning the
environment. Because parts of the workshop will be held outside,
participants are encouraged to dress appropriately.
Participants will receive a Project Wild activity
guide and other environmental education materials from the New York
State Department of Environmental Conservation. Teachers attending the
workshop are encouraged to check with their districts about receiving
in-service credit. Space is limited for this admission-free program,
with pre-registration required before Nov. 3.
For additional information on any of these programs,
or to make reservations, call 312-7961.
Rice Creek Field Station includes the 26-acre Rice
Pond surrounded by 400 acres of land ranging from open fields to
forests. The research building, which features exhibits and an indoor
viewing gallery, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trails are open every day for hiking
and biking from dawn to dusk.
The field station accommodates the general public
and serves as a center for college courses and research. It is located
on Thompson Road, a quarter-mile south of State Route 104, just west of
the main SUNY Oswego entrance.
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