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Wonder Walk

Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 10:30 am

10:30 am

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Suitable for ages 6-10, tweens, teens and adults

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.” – Rachel Carson. Join us for this 0.9-mile hike in the Pine Bush. We will use our senses to explore the big and the small, the living and non-living, and the seasonal surprises around us. We will use Rachel Carson as inspiration, taking in everything around us, searching for a sense of wonder. Masks must be worn by program participants over the age of 2 years old who are unvaccinated for COVID-19.

This program will meet at the wooden and metal kiosk at trailhead #1 (not inside the Discovery Center).

Public Program Guidlines:

  • Reservations required – Reservations are required for all public programs. Please call us at (518) 456-0655, stop in to the Discovery Center or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events to make a reservation.
  • Mask required for unvaccinated program participants – Masks must be worn by program participants over the age of 2 years old who are unvaccinated for COVID-19.
  • No waitlist - In the event that a program is full, spaces will not open up unless someone cancels their reservation.
  • Reserve a spot for everyone – Reservations are required for all attendees (regardless of age).
  • Accompany minors - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear required – Program participants must wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and the program they are attending. If you have questions about how to be prepared or what the trail conditions are please contact us.
  • No pets - Pets are not permitted in programs.
  • Fees - Public programs are free unless otherwise stated. Some programs may have a materials or special program fee.
  • Age guidelines - Age guidelines are listed for each public program. We encourage you to pick programs appropriate for the ages of the members of your group.
  • Programs begin promptly - Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to check in. If you are late you may not be able to join the program. Please notify us if you need to cancel your reservation.
  • Give others the chance to participate - If you make a reservation for a program and then decide you will not be able to attend please call us or cancel your reservation online to open up those spaces to others.
  • Not suitable for groups - Public programs are not intended for groups of 8 or more. Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.
  • No smoking or vaping – Smoking, vaping or use of tobacco products are not permitted in programs.
  • All guests are welcome and encouraged to actively participate in our in-person and virtual programs through interactive questions and conversation.  The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC) requests that guests respect that such interactions will be respectful and that the content of such interactions will be pertinent to our in-person and virtual programs.
     

Trailhead #1 Karner Barrens
From NYS I-90: Take I-90 (East or West) to I-87 (Northway) North. From I-87: Take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Ave). Follow Rt 5 for 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. The trailhead is at the rear of the building.

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