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2018 Winter Programs

To pre-register for programs and for more information, please contact the Center at dykenpond@dykenpond.org or 518 658-2055.

Please note that our weather conditions at 1700 ft. elevation may differ from where you live. Please check the outgoing message at 518 658-2055 for updated conditions and possible program cancellations.

February

Wildlife Tracking with Alcott Smith Full Day: Saturday, February 10 9am - 4pm
All Day Field Experience with expert tracker, Alcott Smith. Alcott is a retired veterinarian, naturalist and someone you want to be in the woods with. We will be visiting a 900 acre property in Grafton with amazing views and rock outcrops. Participants need to be in good physical condition to be outdoors for the entire day no matter the weather. This program is for beginner and advanced trackers. $35; $40 not-yet-members.

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Wildlife Tracking with Alcott Smith Morning Session: Sunday, February 11 9am - 12noon
Two half day sessions. Attend one or both. Alcott is a retired veterinarian, naturalist and someone you want to be in the woods with. Participants need to be in good physical condition to be outdoors for the half day no matter the weather. This program is for beginner and advanced trackers. Pre-registration is required and space very limited. More details will be provided upon registration. $25; $30 not-yet-members

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Wildlife Tracking with Alcott Smith Afternoon Session: Sunday, February 11 1pm - 4pm
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Instructor Bio's for Various Programs

Lisa Hoyt: Lisa is the Director at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center and has taught environmental education programs for over 25 years. She received a BS degree in Natural Resources Management from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Lisa shares her love of the outdoors with youth, their families and adults in a variety of outdoor education programs for the public, outreach programs and a summer nature camp for youth. Her biggest passion is to connect children to nature "in their own backyards" so they can become knowledgeable adults who care for the land and the environment.

Josh Pulito: Josh is an Environmental Educator at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. He has a background in Childhood Education and received his MS in Education from the Russell Sage College. Josh has over 10 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in outdoor settings with an extensive background in working with at risk youth. He enjoys working with people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of outdoor experience and sharing his love for nature with others.

Alcott Smith: Alcott Smith is a tracker, naturalist, retired veterinarian and simply someone you want to be in the woods with. Alcott has spent a lifetime exploring the forest and has many amusing stories to tell of his adventures. Alcott brings you the forest from the perspective of its inhabitants. He revels in sharing his passion with others and excels in his ability to bring to life the relationship between our wild fauna and its habitat.