Office of Public Affairs
(315) 312-2265
May 20, 2002
CONTACT: Diann Jackson, 312-7961
OSWEGO -- The summer season at SUNY Oswego's Rice Creek Field Station will feature nature hikes, drawing activities and an educational environmental workshop.
A series of naturalist-led Rice Creek Rambles -- hikes introducing participants to the birds, buds, blooms and creatures of the station -- will begin at 11 a.m. every other Saturday: June 1, 15 and 29, July 13 and 27, and Aug. 10 and 24. Attendees are asked to call to check on trail conditions on the morning of the hike. An adult must accompany children for this admission-free program.
From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8, artist and art teacher Mary Lee Miles will host a beginning drawing class, "Wildflower Drawing." Miles invites adults to bring colored pencils and pictures of their favorite wildflowers. Program size is limited, and pre-registration is required by May 28. The fee is $10.
The Aquatic Wild Workshop will introduce teachers and youth leaders to educational children's activities about the environment. The workshop will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Because parts of the workshop will be held outside, participants should dress appropriately, organizers said. Participating teachers are asked to check with their districts about receiving in-service credit. This admission-free program is limited in size, and pre-registration is required by Aug. 1.
For additional information on any of these programs, or to make reservations, call 312-7961.
Rice Creek Field Station includes the 26-acre Rice Pond surrounded by 400 acres of land ranging from open fields to forests. The research building, which features exhibits and an indoor viewing gallery, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the summer. Trails are open every day for hiking and biking from dawn to dusk.
The field station accommodates the general public and serves as a center for college courses and research. It is located on Thompson Road, a quarter-mile south of State Route 104, just west of the main SUNY Oswego entrance.
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