May Programs at Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center | arts and entertainment

AMBOY – The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center will embark on an outdoor forest safari at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 15. Environmental educators will discuss the variety of animals (beaver, waterfowl, amphibians, insects, etc.) that use the property, and how and why they determine suitable habitat before heading out and possibly spotting these animals. Participants will walk the Beaver Marsh Trail, looking for and listening for signs of animals living or visiting the nature center. Binoculars will be available to borrow, but people are encouraged to bring their own. They recommend boots or shoes that can get wet or muddy, as participants will get out even if it’s raining. People should dress according to the weather.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, environmental educators will celebrate Herpepalooza and discuss herpetology, or the study of amphibians. Then they will lead participants around the nature center in search of native frogs, toads, salamanders and newts. Now that it’s spring, these amphibians live, swim, and breed in the various vernal pools, wetlands, and waterways around the center. Participants will have the opportunity to be scientists for the day making new discoveries and having hands-on experiences.

Fees for each of these programs are $4 per person, up to $12 per family, and children under three are free. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://thatscooperativeextension.org/events.

The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located at 748 State Route 183 in Eastern Oswego County, between Routes 13 and 69 near Williamstown. More information about the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center and its programming, can be found at http://thatscooperativeextension.org/amboy-4-h-environmental-education-center, or by calling the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Office at 315-963-7286. Contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Oswego County if anyone has special needs.

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