Final Call for Weekend Programs at Helmer
Published on Nov 13, 2020 09:38

We have just a few spots left in our weekend programs!  Consider coming out and enjoying some time outside while learning some things too!  These programs are completely outside and limited to 10 attendees so are well within the new COVID guidelines.  But most of all, they are by turns, fun and informative.
All programs are $5 and pre-registration is required:  Email us at HelmerNatureCenter@gmail.com or call 585-336-3035.

SATURDAY PROGRAMS
Who: TEENS & ADULTS
What: Nature's Hidden Language
When: Saturday, 11/14 at 10:00 am
Where:  Helmer Nature Center (154 Pinegrove Ave, Irondequoit)
Why: Learn the art of "reading" nature.  A lost art, much can be gleaned from simple observation, if one knows how and where to look.  Specifically, our naturalist will discuss how to read a landscape before a hike and how to identify signs to aid in tracking.  The program will end with a trail walk, utilizing the skills learned.

Who: KIDS Kindergarten to Grade 3
What: Storybook Walk
When: Saturday, 11/14 at  2:30 pm
Where:  Helmer Nature Center (154 Pinegrove Ave, Irondequoit)
Why: Travel the trails with our naturalist to read a story as you go.  By the time the hike finishes, you will know how the story ends!


SUNDAY PROGRAM
Who: TEENS & ADULTS
What: Indigenous Peoples Hike
When: Sunday, 11/15 at 1:00 pm
Where:  Helmer Nature Center (154 Pinegrove Ave, Irondequoit)
Why: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month with an informative guided hike.  Learn about the resources that the Seneca Peoples may have utilized and some of the natural history of Helmer Nature Center property.  Along the way our naturalist educator will teach you how to identify some common plants and discuss how they are used now and how they may have been used in the past.



And Don't Forget Next Weekend!
Who: TEENS & ADULTS
What: Birds & Bins
When: Saturday, 11/21 at 9:30 am
Where:  Helmer Nature Center (154 Pinegrove Ave, Irondequoit)
Why: Come to the nature center for an introduction to birding.  Learn how to ID a bird and most effectively use your binoculars.  Then venture out on a bird walk, stopping at a few watching locations to use what you've learned.

Who: KIDS Kindergarten to Grade 4
What: Chickadee Kids
When: Saturday, 11/21 at 1:00 pm
Where:  Helmer Nature Center (154 Pinegrove Ave, Irondequoit)
Why: Beginning birding for kids!  Learn some tricks to ID a bird and how to see them before they fly away.  Then head out on the trails to listen, look and use the tricks you've learned!