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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Upcoming programs and events in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.
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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Participatory Science is for Everyone

Monday, May 27, 2024  |  11:00 am

Learn about helping scientists answer questions with participatory science. Suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

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Certified Seed Collector Volunteer Training

Tuesday, May 28, 2024  |  6:30 pm

The APB Certified Seed Collector is an important and greatly appreciated volunteer position, essential to maintaining the integrity of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve as a globally rare ecosystem.

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Community Science: FrogWatch Volunteer Training

Wednesday, June 5, 2024  |  6:30 pm

The evening will provide an introduction to FrogWatch, a community science program of the Akron Zoo.

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Nature Night Out

Thursday, June 6, 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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Spittlebugs!

Saturday, June 15, 2024  |  11:00 am

Join us for a 0.9 mile walk and talk about this common and harmless insect here in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and throughout the United States. Suitable for ages 8+.

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Father's Day Hike

Sunday, June 16, 2024  |  11:00 am

Join us for a Father's Day hike in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve! We will meet at the Discovery Center and take a 0.9mile walk along the blue trail in the Karner Barrens region of the preserve. This program is suitable for all ages.

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Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission board meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2024  |  9:30 am

Quarterly meeting of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Board. Open to the public.

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Community Science: National Butterfly Count Volunteer Training

Wednesday, June 26, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Join us to learn what butterflies can be found in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and how you can participate in the 2024 National Butterfly Count.

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School's Out Hike

Thursday, June 27, 2024  |  10:00 am

The school year is over and what better way to celebrate the start of summer vacation than by getting outdoors for a hike. Kids, bring an adult for a 2.6-mile hike over rolling sand dunes. Suitable for ages 8+.

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Nature Journaling for Fun

Sunday, June 30, 2024  |  1:00 pm

Come spend part of your day with us as we draw inspiration from nature and pause to observe life in the Pine Bush. We will explore some simple journaling activities and share ways of incorporating drawing, scientific observation, and poetry into our journal entries and practice journaling along a 0.9- mile hike. This program is suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

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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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Community Science: Buckmoth Survey Volunteer Training

Wednesday, September 18, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Join us to learn about the Inland barrens buckmoth, a giant silk moth that feeds exclusively on scrub oaks as a caterpillar, and how you can help survey them.

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Community Science: Snowpack Monitoring Volunteer Training

Wednesday, October 9, 2024  |  7:00 pm

Volunteers who live within a half mile of the preserve are invited to learn how your efforts monitoring snowpack around the preserve can help us understand wildlife population dynamics.

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