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2018 Summer Programs

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


Music Under the Trees with the Hill Hollow Band: Saturday, August 11 5pm - 8pm
Rescheduled to 2019

Fishing 101: Saturday, August 25 1 - 2:30 pm Junior Naturalist Program
Ever wonder what fish live in Dyken Pond? Learn how to tie a fisherman's know, bait a hook, safely cast and safely release fish. Poles and tackle provided. Pre-registration required. Cost: $3 per person.


Live Birds of Prey with Geoff Ford: Saturday, September 8 2pm - 4pm
Meet magnificent birds of prey up close and personal. Geoff Ford, a New York State licensed Master Falconer will give a talk in our outdoor amphitheater about these beautiful birds. This program is for all ages and is co-sponsored by the Friends of Dyken Pond; $3 suggested donation.


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.