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Weekend Wild Walks

Explore ecology topics through walks, talks, and family-friendly activities alongside one of our expert educators!

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • Saturdays | 10:30am

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Explore the wonders of nature with one of our expert naturalists by getting outside for our themed Weekend Wild Walk programs. Join us on the trails for topics such as Glaciers, Pond Exploration, Turtles, and more! Programs take place on Saturdays at 10:30am and last 1 – 1.5 hours, unless otherwise marked.

Wild Walk fee includes admission. Members must sign in to receive admission discount if purchasing tickets online.


july PROGRAMS

july 6 | creek walking

July 6 | 10:30am
$4 for members
or $7 for non-members (includes $3 admission)

Wear hiking boots or sneakers and plan to get wet and muddy! We will walk in some of Cumming Nature Center’s creeks looking at where they move fastest, where the water comes from, who lives in them, what grows around them, and even more, with CNC Naturalist Lann.

This program is for all ages.

Tickets available online and at the door. Members must sign in to receive admission discount if purchasing tickets online.

july 27 | pond exploration

July 27 | 10:30am
$4 for members
or $7 for non-members (includes $3 admission)

From insect nymphs to freshwater fairy shrimp, and from swallows to salamanders, discover the delicate webs of life. With CNC naturalist Angie, explore below, within, and over the pond and stream with care and respect of those who call the pond and stream home.

This program is for all ages.

Tickets available online and at the door. Members must sign in to receive admission discount if purchasing tickets online.


august PROGRAMS

august 3 | terrific turtles

Aug 3 | 10:30am
$4 for members
or $7 for non-members (includes $3 admission)

These humble shelled reptiles steal our hearts! Visit with live specimens, learn about the turtles of NY state, and explore the special habitats turtles depend on for reproduction and survival with CNC Naturalist Maureen.

This program is for all ages.

Tickets available online and at the door. Members must sign in to receive admission discount if purchasing tickets online.

august 17 | glorious glaciers

Aug 17 | 10:30am
$4 for members
or $7 for non-members (includes $3 admission)

Glaciers once covered the whole Finger Lakes region! What is a glacier and how do we know they were here? Explore how glaciers work using an ice cold model glacier and walk the Cumming Nature Center trails in search of signs of glaciation with CNC Naturalist Lann.

This program is for all ages.

Tickets available online and at the door. Members must sign in to receive admission discount if purchasing tickets online.

august 31 | tree id

Aug 31 | 10:30am
$4 for members
or $7 for non-members (includes $3 admission)

We love trees! But how do we learn to recognize all the varieties that surround us? Practice your tree identification and make some keepsakes to take home to help you remember their names with CNC Naturalist Maureen.

This program is for all ages.

Tickets available online and at the door. Members must sign in to receive admission discount if purchasing tickets online.

About The Event

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • Saturdays

  • 10:30am