Lots of Outdoor Activities for School Vacation

Looking for something to do during Winter Vacation? Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park offers “naturally” fun programs with a full week of outdoor programs scheduled.

Our snowshoe and cross country ski rentals will be open all week from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  We have lots of sizes from little kids through adult, so you can get out with the whole family!

Animal Tracking Hike

Monday, February 19, from 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Participants will meet at the Saratoga Springs Public Library to learn about animal footprints and get snowshoes. We will walk to Congress Park and look for animal tracks. Registration is limited to 20 families, so register early! Preregistration is required by calling the Library at (518) 584-7860 option 3.

Skull Science

Tuesday, February 20 from 1:00-2:00 pm

Participants will meet at the Park Office at 80 Scout Road and use animal skulls and furs to discover how different animals have adapted to survive in their habitats. We will be examining animal artifacts during this interactive lesson. This program is best for children ages 8 and up. Preregistration required by February 20th.

Marshmallow Glaciers

Wednesday, February 21 from 2:00pm- 3:00 pm

Participants will meet at the  Preserve & Park office a t 80 Scout Road to learn the natural history of the Saratoga Sandplains ecosystem, going all the way back to the last ice age! This program will wrap up with a tasty marshmallow model of a real-life glacier. This program is best for children ages 8 and up. Preregistration is required by February 20.

Owl Prowls

Wednesday, February 21 at 6:00 pm

at the Park Office at 80 Scout Road

Starting with an indoor presentation, participants will learn about which owls are found in our area. Then we will head outdoors to listen and look for wild owls!  Group size is limited and is for ages 5 and up. Preregistration is required by February 19th by calling the Library at (518) 584-7860 option 3. This program will be offered again at the same time on March 2 and 7 and at 7:00 pm on March and 16.

Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, February 22, from 1:00pm-2:00pm

At Camp Saratoga North

Children will learn to use their senses to explore the outdoors during winter by working to complete a nature scavenger hunt. The program is designed for children ages 5 and up. Snowshoes will be available for rental 30 minutes before the program; free for members, $3 for non-members. If there is no snow, the program will take place without snowshoes. Preregistration required by February 21.

Natural Picture Frame Making

Friday, February 23, from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Join us at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park for a great nature craft that can be done during any season! We will use twigs, pine cones, and other materials found in nature to create our picture frames. This program is for children ages 5 and up. Preregistration required by February 22.

Preregistration is required at least one business day in advance of the program.  For more information, please call the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at info@wiltonpreserve.org.  For up-to-date trail conditions or program information, please visit the Preserve & Park’s website at www.wiltonpreserve.org The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a non-profit organization that conserves ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreation.

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