Adult Programs and Adventures


Hoots & Hard Cider

Date & Time: Saturday, October 15 from 5pm – 6:30pm 
Location: Wildlife Education Center
Admission: Members: $7. Not-yet-members: $10 
Prepaid registration is not required
Enjoy an enlightening and entertaining live owl presentation while sipping on a hard cider from some of our local hard cider crafters- The Brooklyn Cider House, whose orchard is located New Paltz! Learn about owls’ behavior, habitat, lifestyle, and how to to be more owl-friendly. 
This event is kindly co-sponsored by the 


Fall Foliage Hike to Storm King Mountain

Date & Time: Monday, October 10 from 1pm - 4pm
Location: Offsite @ Strom King Mountain
Admission: Members: $5. Not-yet-members: $7
Prepaid registration is required: see below

Listed as one of the Top 10 Fall Foliage hikes by the NY/NJ Trail Conference, join us for unsurpassed views of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. Approximately a 4 mile loop with some moderate to strenuous sections.

Super Moon Hike

Date & Time: Monday, November 14 from 5pm – 6:30pm
Location: Outdoor Discovery Center
Admission: Members: $5. Not-yet-members: $7
Prepaid registration is required: see below

The year’s closest full moon arrives on November 14, but it will not blind us, explode, or bring about the apocalypse. Also called the perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit – this super moon coincides with the Full Beaver Moon. We’ll hike the fields and watch the moon rise at 5:30.


Holiday Soap Making Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, November 19 from 1pm – 4pm 
Location: Outdoor Discovery Center
Admission: Members: $60. Not-yet-members: $75
Prepaid registration is required by November 14: see below

Learn to make cold processed soap in this hands-on workshop with our Education Manager and soap maker, Megan Hoffman. Learn the history of soap making, the proper use of safety equipment, properties of essential oils, natural additives, molding, and curing. You’ll create a batch of holiday scented soap that will be ready for gift giving during the holiday season! Each
participant will be mailed 2 finished bars of soap once the 24 hour hardening process is complete.

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