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Please join the Friends of Dyken Pond Outdoor Explorers at meetup.com to get notifications for last minute program additions

2019 Spring Programs

To pre-register for programs and for more information, please contact the Center at dykenpond@gmail.com 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.

June

Finding Fish:
Saturday, June 29: 9am-11am

Find out who lives in Dyken Pond and how best to catch them. Fishing poles and tackle provided. For beginners. Preregistration required. Cost $3.

Tuesday Treks with Len:
June 11 and June 25 ONLY 1pm-3pm

We will hike about 2-3 miles depending on conditions every Tuesday afternoon in June. Please call or check the website for updated conditions and possible cancellations. For adults and older teens. Leader: Leonard Tremblay.

Music Under the Trees Concert: Saturday, June 29 5pm - 8pm
Hill Hollow Band

The Hill Hollow Band is a large, genre bending, bluegrass/folk/country/americana band.One of the emerging bright lights in the Capital Region's roots music scene, The Hill Hollow Band performs with a rambling energy that must be seen to be appreciated. Armed with a multitude of instruments, eclectic arrangements, and musical influences that span a century, this band has a well-earned reputation as local live performance favorites. Get ready to enjoy richly textured arrangements including accordion, mandolin, fiddle, guitars, pedal steel, bass, and full harmony vocals. Stir in some spicy sax by Josh Greenberg, and all of a sudden, you've got a music festival on your hands!

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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 a Natural Resources Educator for both Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H and 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.