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February Break Activities

February Break Activities

February 21 - 25

Each day during February break, the Cumming Nature Center will offer winter-themed explorations for walk-in visitors and families along with daily family-friendly ski lessons. Advanced registration is suggested for ski lessons and certain activities. Check out the week’s schedule below!

Interested in February Break Camps? Check out CNC's camp options for ages 6-8 during February Break: Break Week Camps


Monday: Ski & Snowshoe Day

Join us for a day of ski and snowshoe fun! We're offering family-friendly, 30-minute ski lessons throughout the day, with special pricing for the morning session. In the afternoon enjoy a Guided Snoeshoe Hike. Instructors will be available throughout the day to help with gear fitting and to offer ski and snowshoe tips and support. Capacity is limited, so be sure to register in advance (registration details below). 

Featured Activities:

Guided Snowshoe Hike at 1pm | please call CNC at 585.374.6160 to register

 

Ski Lesson Schedule: 

10:30am: Ski Lesson Special | $15 with free ski rental

Register for 10:30am

11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm: Ski Lesson | $15 per person or $25 per person with ski rental 

Register for 11:30am Register for 12:30pm Register for 1:30pm

 

Tuesday: How to Illustrate Animals 

Are you curious about how to draw animals? Join Maureen Dunphy of the Finger Lakes Guild of Natural Science Illustrators from 1 - 3 pm to practice sketching a variety of animals and birds inside and outside the nature center. Practice your skills of observation and expression. Pencils, clip board, and paper supplies will be available. Space is limited, so please register in advance! In addition to the illustration workshop, we'll be offering family-friendly, 30-minute ski lessons throughout the day, with special pricing for the morning session. Details below! 

Featured Activity:

How to Illustrate Animals, with Maureen Dunphy at 1pm | please call CNC at 585.374.6160 to register

 

Ski Lesson Schedule: 

10:30am: Ski Lesson Special | $15 with free ski rental

Register for 10:30am

11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm: Ski Lesson | $15 per person or $25 per person with ski rental 

Register for 11:30am Register for 12:30pm Register for 1:30pm

 

Wednesday: Science of Snow and Snowflakes

Discover the crystalline world of snow! Why does some snow fall as six pointed stars, and others as needle shapes? Learn about different types of snowflakes, make a take-home snowflake, and gaze at snowflakes under a microscope. We will also be looking at Climate Change information on snow data in our area over time. 

You can help us make an outdoor Quintzee you can crawl inside of, and learn more about the science of snow during a 1 pm walk. In addition to snow science activities, we'll be offering family-friendly, 30-minute ski lessons throughout the day, with special pricing for the morning session.  

Featured Activity:

Guided Snow Science Hike at 1pm | please call CNC at 585.374.6160 to register

 

Schedule of events: 

10:30am: Ski Lesson Special | $15 with free ski rental

Register for 10:30am

11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm: Ski Lesson | $15 per person or $25 per person with ski rental 

Register for 11:30am Register for 12:30pm Register for 1:30pm

 

Thursday: Tracking and Animal Signs

You'll find wildlife all around you, once you learn to read the signs! Test your track ID skills, learn about animal signs, and make-a-track to take home. You can also see some wildlife camera pictures from the animals that reside at CNC and join a naturalist-led tracking expedition at 1pm. In addition to tracking activities, we'll be offering family-friendly, 30-minute ski lessons throughout the day, with special pricing for the morning session. 

Featured Activity:

1:00pm: Tracking & Animal Signs Hike | please call CNC at 585.374.6160 to register

 

Ski Lesson Schedule: 

10:30am: Ski Lesson Special | $15 with free ski rental

Register for 10:30am

11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm: Ski Lesson | $15 per person or $25 per person with ski rental 

Register for 11:30am Register for 12:30pm Register for 1:30pm

 

Friday: Wild Wings & Forest School Games

Come for a presentation on hawks and owls and meet live birds of prey in person! A presentation led by Wild Wings will begin at 11am. In the afternoon, family-friendly outdoor Forest School games will begin at 1 pm with games like Musk Ox Maneuvers and Oh Deer (bonus: you can even go inside and meet our Musk Ox!). At 1:45 we will head out into the woods for games of stealth, camouflage, and adventure! The afternoon will end around 3 pm with the opportunity to purchase hot cocoa and have free popcorn. In addition to Forest School activities, we'll be offering family-friendly, 30-minute ski lessons throughout the day, with special pricing for the morning session. 

Featured Activities:

Wild Wings at 11am | free with admission, no registration required

Forest School Games at 1pm | please call CNC at 585.374.6160 to register

Ski Lesson Schedule: 

10:30am: Ski Lesson Special | $15 with free ski rental

Register for 10:30am

11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm: Ski Lesson | $15 per person or $25 per person with ski rental 

Register for 11:30am Register for 12:30pm Register for 1:30pm

 


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