It has been a very busy 4 years for the Friends of the RMSP Nature Center, Inc. The Board of Directors has worked extremely hard to bring staff back in July, 2011 and:
- Worked with the NY Power Authority to secure the future of the Nature Center. Stay tuned for more information!
- Provided 54 on-site programs to 1,206 participants & 124 off-site programs to 9,195 participants!
- Received more than $317,000 through grant funding for programming and materials!
- Forged ahead to create another year full of fantastic programming, while reaching out to even more special interest groups & the community!
For daily trail conditions, call 315-705-5022 or check our Facebook page:
Jr Earth Keepers club members earn regular incentives while learning about nature!
Jr Earth Keepers Club
Our environmental educational kid’s club meets monthly, and provides regular incentives for learning and volunteering at the Nature Center. The goal is to get children outdoors and use fun, new technologies to help them discover an appreciation for the natural world. Kids can join the club at any time, but must pre-register for programs monthly by calling the Nature Center at (315) 705-5022, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants should meet at the trail head at the Nature Center, and dress for weather. Children should be 5 – 12-years-old and have an interest in nature, and love outdoor activity (younger children must be accompanied by an adult). For a full list of events, check out our calendar of events at www.massenanaturecenter.org, or friend us on Facebook: Jr Earth Keepers.
The “Earth Keepers” grant program is funded by the Alcoa Foundation. It provides opportunities for participants to learn investigative and scientific skills to help them make a difference in their local schools, community and environment. In addition to our Jr Earth Keepers Club, additional STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programing has been created for students at all grade levels. With the Earth Keeper grant, our off-site programming has expanded this year. We are busy booking and teaching new interactive presentations at local school districts this school year. Additional STEM programming is also available for community groups and organizations, both on and off-site. Programs range from geocaching, becoming citizen scientists, nature scavenger hunts with digital cameras to document findings and much more. Events can be tailored to specific group’s needs and abilities. Call the Nature Center to book an outing for your school or organization, or just to find out more information on our Earth Keeper programs (315) 705-5022. Check out our website’s calendar of events for community activities, or keep up with our activity on Facebook (Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, Inc.).