Albany Pine Bush Preserve

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Make reservations online or you can call 518.456.0655. If you don't have an account, you will need to create one during the reservation process.

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Karner Blue Butterfly Walk

Monday, July 15, 2024  |  3:00 pm

Come learn about the natural history of the Karner blue and our efforts to rescue this species from the brink of extinction. Suitable for ages 6-10, tweens, teens and adults.

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Pine Bush Pups: Discover Sand

Tuesday, July 16, 2024  |  10:00 am

Come and explore the sandy environment of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and discover what creatures live here in the sand. Suitable for ages under 6 with a caregiver.

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Pine Bush Pups: Discover Sand

Wednesday, July 17, 2024  |  10:00 am

Come and explore the sandy environment of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and discover what creatures live here in the sand. Suitable for ages under 6 with a caregiver.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, July 17, 2024  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15pm. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis. Suitable for all ages.

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Nature Night Out

Wednesday, July 17, 2024  |  4:00 pm

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve presents "Nature Night Out", a series of evening events that invite everyone to drop everything and get into nature. The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will extend operations until 7:30pm on each of these days, capitalizing on those longer sunlit hours.

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Karner Blue Butterfly Walk

Thursday, July 18, 2024  |  3:00 pm

Come learn about the natural history of the Karner blue and our efforts to rescue this species from the brink of extinction. Suitable for ages 6-10, tweens, teens and adults.

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Community Outreach Volunteer Interview

Friday, July 19, 2024  |  10:00 am

We are looking to form an outgoing team of outreach volunteers!

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Turtle Time

Friday, July 19, 2024  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15pm. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis. Suitable for all ages.

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Community Outreach Volunteer Interview

Friday, July 19, 2024  |  2:00 pm

We are looking to form an outgoing team of outreach volunteers!

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Discover the Pine Bush for Families

Saturday, July 20, 2024  |  11:00 am

Our experts will guide you along this 0.9-mile hike over rolling sand dunes where you will discover Pine Bush natural history and seasonal surprises and transformations. Suitable for families.

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Community Outreach Volunteer Interview

Saturday, July 20, 2024  |  11:00 am

We are looking to form an outgoing team of outreach volunteers!

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Community Outreach Volunteer Interview

Saturday, July 20, 2024  |  2:00 pm

We are looking to form an outgoing team of outreach volunteers!

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Discover the Pine Bush at Karner Barrens

Monday, July 22, 2024  |  2:00 pm

Our experts will guide you along this 0.9-mile hike over rolling sand dunes where you will discover Pine Bush natural history and seasonal surprises and transformations. Suitable for ages 6+.

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Community Outreach Volunteer Interview

Monday, July 22, 2024  |  2:00 pm

We are looking to form an outgoing team of outreach volunteers!

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Pine Bush Pups: Slither Like a Snake

Tuesday, July 23, 2024  |  10:00 am

Come learn what kinds of snakes live in the Albany Pine Bush, what they eat and how they survive in this environment. Then enjoy a short walk to observe snake habitat and construct a coiled snake. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Volunteer Docent Interview

Tuesday, July 23, 2024  |  2:00 pm

Sign up to meet with us and learn more about becoming a Volunteer Docent at the Discovery Center.

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Pine Bush Pups: Slither Like a Snake

Wednesday, July 24, 2024  |  10:00 am

Come learn what kinds of snakes live in the Albany Pine Bush, what they eat and how they survive in this environment. Then enjoy a short walk to observe snake habitat and construct a coiled snake. Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers.

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Turtle Time

Wednesday, July 24, 2024  |  2:00 pm

It's Turtle Time! Join us for a brief introduction to one of our Discovery Center turtle ambassadors on select Wednesdays and Fridays this summer from 2:00-2:15pm. A maximum of 30 individuals will be allowed in the classroom for each program. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis. Suitable for all ages.

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Discover the Pine Bush at Karner Barrens

Wednesday, July 24, 2024  |  3:00 pm

Our experts will guide you along this 0.9-mile hike over rolling sand dunes where you will discover Pine Bush natural history and seasonal surprises and transformations. Suitable for ages 6+.

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Moth Mania!

Thursday, July 25, 2024  |  8:30 pm

Celebrate National Moth Week by joining Albany Pine Bush Preserve staff and Dr. Timothy McCabe, New York State Entomologist to spend an evening attracting, observing, and identifying moths in the preserve. Suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

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