Basics of Backpacking
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Basics of Backpacking

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Come with questions to the Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper, NY as Olivia, outdoor guide and gear expert, goes over the essential things to know when starting out as a backpacker. She’ll show off camping equipment and talk about the kinds of things to look for when investing in your own gear from backpack to tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, and water filtration system. On a short hike to a campsite, learn the basics of setting up camp, Leave No Trace principles, and bear bag hangs. A great opportunity to meet others, ask questions, and practice camping skills in a controlled environment. Feel free to bring your own gear to try out, whether it’s a new backpack you want help sizing or a new pair of boots to break in.

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Nature Journaling
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

Nature Journaling

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Get in touch with your creative side and try nature journaling. Join Catskill Interpretive Center staff Olivia and Kelli for an introduction to the basic practice of nature journaling and learn how sketching and writing about what you observe can enhance your experience in the outdoors. Take part in a short guided journaling activity before striking out on your own on the Catskill Interpretive Center’s property and trails to try out what you’ve learned.

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FREE Teacher Training (non-formal educators welcome!)
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

FREE Teacher Training (non-formal educators welcome!)

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The Catskill Interpretive Center is so pleased to present a FREE early childhood education training in partnership with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The session will cover both the Getting Little Feet Wet and Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood programs. Formal and non-formal educators (homeschooling parents, librarians, youth leaders, etc.) are welcome, and eligible participants will receive credit for 5 CTLE hours upon completion of the session. The training is free, but participants must pre-register by October 5 - please contact Kpalm@catskillcenter.org to register or for more information.

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Educator Resource Fair
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Educator Resource Fair

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Save the date! Calling all teachers, homeschooling parents, librarians - anyone interested in helping kids better connect with Catskills/Hudson Valley nature, history and culture - join us for this exciting new event to find out about local resources for curriculum materials, field trips, presenters/performers, grant funding and more! There will be educator trainings in the morning followed by this public resource fair in the afternoon - which will include a special performance by Arm of the Sea Theater!

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Arm of the Sea Theater: City That Drinks the Mountain Sky Part Two
Oct
13
2:30 PM14:30

Arm of the Sea Theater: City That Drinks the Mountain Sky Part Two

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Through a 55-minute shimmering tapestry of poetry, puppetry, and music on the beautiful grounds of the Catskill Interpretive Center, City that Drinks the Mountain Sky, Part II brings alive the landscape of the Catskill Mountains to portray the ongoing partnership to protect our flowing treasure, water.

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The Halloween Journey
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Halloween Journey

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You are invited on a magical, mysterious journey in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Embark on an immersive theater adventure In the forest by candlelight. Encounter legendary characters of Catskill history, folklore and fantasy. Discover hidden secrets and treasures. This is an evening of enchantment for young and old, a truly unforgettable celebration not to be missed! Before and after your tour, relax by a communal bonfire with live folk music, hot apple cider and seasonal treats. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.halloweenjourney.com/

Rain dates: October 28 & 29

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Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life

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Join local artist Susan Togut to help create a public art installation at the Catskill Interpretive Center. This public art project seeks to engage community members of all ages in the creation and enjoyment of an outdoor environment with a focus on the cycles of life. This program is free and open to all ages. Stop by for a few minutes or a few hours.

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The Halloween Journey
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Halloween Journey

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You are invited on a magical, mysterious journey in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Embark on an immersive theater adventure In the forest by candlelight. Encounter legendary characters of Catskill history, folklore and fantasy. Discover hidden secrets and treasures. This is an evening of enchantment for young and old, a truly unforgettable celebration not to be missed! Before and after your tour, relax by a communal bonfire with live folk music, hot apple cider and seasonal treats. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.halloweenjourney.com/

Rain dates: October 28 & 29

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Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life
Sep
22
12:30 PM12:30

Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life

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Join local artist Susan Togut to help create a public art installation at the Catskill Interpretive Center. This public art project seeks to engage community members of all ages in the creation and enjoyment of an outdoor environment with a focus on the cycles of life. This program is free and open to all ages. Stop by for a few minutes or a few hours.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training Workshop
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training Workshop

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The Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training Workshop, sponsored by the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), will teach MaMA’s innovative approach to conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; it includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees. To preregister or for workshop information, call (845) 688-3369 or send an email to info@catskillcenter.org.

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Family Day!
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Family Day!

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It's back! Bring the whole family for this full day of kid-centered fun in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Featured performances will include an interactive concert by the legendary Story Laurie, and an amazing hands-on science show by Steve "the Dirtmeister" Tomecek. Plus as always enjoy a wide range of engaging activities, displays, guided walks, and art creation stations from the Catskill Center and many of your other favorite local organizations working to preserve and share the nature, history and culture of the Catskills.

The Yum Yum Noodle Bar food truck will be on hand with delicious lunch offerings - enjoy your picnic under our beautiful new pavilion!

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Nature Club
Aug
30
11:00 AM11:00

Nature Club

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FREE weekly outdoor adventures for kids of all ages. Explore the 62-acres of forest, wetlands, meadows and gardens at the Catskill Interpretive Center while you participate in different hands-on activities each week. Make a nature journal, track wildlife, identify stream “monsters” and more! Led by Catskill Center staff with special guest appearances by local experts.

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Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life
Aug
27
12:30 PM12:30

Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life

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Join local artist Susan Togut every Monday from 12:30-3:30 pm to help create a public art installation at the Catskill Interpretive Center. This public art project seeks to engage community members of all ages in the creation and enjoyment of an outdoor environment with a focus on the cycles of life. This program is free and open to all ages. Stop by for a few minutes, a few hours or every Monday.

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Nature Club
Aug
23
11:00 AM11:00

Nature Club

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FREE weekly outdoor adventures for kids of all ages. Explore the 62-acres of forest, wetlands, meadows and gardens at the Catskill Interpretive Center while you participate in different hands-on activities each week. Make a nature journal, track wildlife, identify stream “monsters” and more! Led by Catskill Center staff with special guest appearances by local experts.

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Nature Club
Aug
16
11:00 AM11:00

Nature Club

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FREE weekly outdoor adventures for kids of all ages. Explore the 62-acres of forest, wetlands, meadows and gardens at the Catskill Interpretive Center while you participate in different hands-on activities each week. Make a nature journal, track wildlife, identify stream “monsters” and more! Led by Catskill Center staff with special guest appearances by local experts.

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Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life
Aug
13
12:30 PM12:30

Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life

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Join local artist Susan Togut every Monday from 12:30-3:30 pm to help create a public art installation at the Catskill Interpretive Center. This public art project seeks to engage community members of all ages in the creation and enjoyment of an outdoor environment with a focus on the cycles of life. This program is free and open to all ages. Stop by for a few minutes, a few hours or every Monday.

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Hope on the Hudson - Film Screening with Jon Bowermaster
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Hope on the Hudson - Film Screening with Jon Bowermaster

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Jon Bowermaster of Oceans 8 Films will join us for this special screening event at the Catskill Interpretive Center to present Hope on the Hudson, three brand-new short films on the Hudson River: City on the Water, Restoring the Clearwater, and Seeds of Hope. Click the link below to read more.

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Nature Club
Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Nature Club

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FREE weekly outdoor adventures for kids of all ages. Explore the 62-acres of forest, wetlands, meadows and gardens at the Catskill Interpretive Center while you participate in different hands-on activities each week. Make a nature journal, track wildlife, identify stream “monsters” and more! Led by Catskill Center staff with special guest appearances by local experts.

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Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life
Aug
6
12:30 PM12:30

Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life

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Join local artist Susan Togut every Monday from 12:30-3:30 pm to help create a public art installation at the Catskill Interpretive Center. This public art project seeks to engage community members of all ages in the creation and enjoyment of an outdoor environment with a focus on the cycles of life. This program is free and open to all ages. Stop by for a few minutes, a few hours or every Monday.

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Nature Club
Aug
2
11:00 AM11:00

Nature Club

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FREE weekly outdoor adventures for kids of all ages. Explore the 62-acres of forest, wetlands, meadows and gardens at the Catskill Interpretive Center while you participate in different hands-on activities each week. Make a nature journal, track wildlife, identify stream “monsters” and more! Led by Catskill Center staff with special guest appearances by local experts.

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Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life
Jul
30
12:30 PM12:30

Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life

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Join local artist Susan Togut every Monday from 12:30-3:30 pm to help create a public art installation at the Catskill Interpretive Center. This public art project seeks to engage community members of all ages in the creation and enjoyment of an outdoor environment with a focus on the cycles of life. This program is free and open to all ages. Stop by for a few minutes, a few hours or every Monday.

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Summer Open House with NYSOGA
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Open House with NYSOGA

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The expert guides of the NY State Outdoor Guides Association will be camping out (literally!) at the CIC to offer a full day of outdoor recreation demos, guided walks and activities. Come learn about everything there is to do outside in the Catskills - right now - and how to get started on a new summer adventure! More details coming soon - you won't want to miss this! 

Photo by Marie Ellenbogen

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Nature Club
Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

Nature Club

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FREE weekly outdoor adventures for kids of all ages. Explore the 62-acres of forest, wetlands, meadows and gardens at the Catskill Interpretive Center while you participate in different hands-on activities each week. Make a nature journal, track wildlife, identify stream “monsters” and more! Led by Catskill Center staff with special guest appearances by local experts.

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Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life
Jul
23
12:30 PM12:30

Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life

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Join local artist Susan Togut every Monday from 12:30-3:30 pm to help create a public art installation at the Catskill Interpretive Center. This public art project seeks to engage community members of all ages in the creation and enjoyment of an outdoor environment with a focus on the cycles of life. This program is free and open to all ages. Stop by for a few minutes, a few hours or every Monday.

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Artists' Picnic
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Artists' Picnic

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Bring your pencils and paints (or borrow ours!) and a picnic lunch, and join local artists on our beautiful 62-acres of forest, meadows and wetlands in the mountains to create art outdoors inspired by the landscape. This celebration of art and nature will also feature hands-on art stations and live music and dance performances.

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Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life
Jul
16
12:30 PM12:30

Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life

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Join local artist Susan Togut every Monday from 12:30-3:30 pm to help create a public art installation at the Catskill Interpretive Center. This public art project seeks to engage community members of all ages in the creation and enjoyment of an outdoor environment with a focus on the cycles of life. This program is free and open to all ages. Stop by for a few minutes, a few hours or every Monday.

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To Be Forever Wild Screening with Director David Becker
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

To Be Forever Wild Screening with Director David Becker

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The late Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey once called To Be Forever Wild "an important and breathtaking film about one of the most beautiful places on earth—its sights, its wonders, its people. The film reminds us that the Catskill Mountains are a national treasure.” On Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m., the Catskill Interpretive Center is pleased to welcome Director David Becker, his film crew and surprise guests for a very special screening of To Be Forever Wild. The event is free and open to the public.

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Stream Health
Jul
12
12:30 PM12:30

Stream Health

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Katie Palm from Catskill Center will lead this fascinating exploration of the Esopus Creek ecosystem. Come learn to identify macroinvertebrates and find out how to determine if the stream is healthy. All ages, free. Rain Date: July 12

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Nature Club
Jul
12
11:00 AM11:00

Nature Club

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FREE weekly outdoor adventures for kids of all ages. Explore the 62-acres of forest, wetlands, meadows and gardens at the Catskill Interpretive Center while you participate in different hands-on activities each week. Make a nature journal, track wildlife, identify stream “monsters” and more! Led by Catskill Center staff with special guest appearances by local experts.

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Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life
Jul
9
12:30 PM12:30

Community Art Installation: Wisdom Trees; Embracing the Cycles of Life

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Join local artist Susan Togut every Monday from 12:30-3:30 pm to help create a public art installation at the Catskill Interpretive Center. This public art project seeks to engage community members of all ages in the creation and enjoyment of an outdoor environment with a focus on the cycles of life. This program is free and open to all ages. Stop by for a few minutes, a few hours or every Monday.

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Water Wise with Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower
Jul
7
4:30 PM16:30

Water Wise with Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower

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Water Wise: The Essential Element of the Catskills
Join Marguerite, R.N., Herbalist and Wild Foods Forager for a short watery show and tell on what makes this element so important for us in the Catskills. By taking a walk into the woods for a wild edible extravaganza Marguerite connects the dots by how we can be water wise in the field, with plants and trees. Through the process of observation, questions and revelations come up that we may have never thought of before. While near specific trees, she will share some tree and plant investigations that she and her students have been executing since March, 2018 that are directly related to – being water wise. This outdoor walk and talk will happen rain or shine so dress for weather. This event is free but pre-registration is required - please call 845-688-3369 or email info@catskillcenter.org for more information or to register. 

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