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Nature Walk at Siegel-Kline Kill
Wednesday April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Parents, grandparents and children are invited to join the NCFL and the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) for a free intergenerational environmental education program at Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area in Ghent.
- Meet at the Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area in Ghent at 2:00pm.
- Rain date is Thursday, April 21 from 2:00-4:00pm.
- Pre-registration required at [email protected] to join.
Lead by Jenifer Rosete, CLC’s Conservation Education Coordinator, participants will explore the stream in search of macroinvertebrates such as crayfish, amphibians and minnows to learn what their presence or absence reveals about the overall environmental health of the stream.
“You’d be surprised what you can find below the surface when you stop and take a closer look,” says Ms. Rosete. “We’re excited to have participants of all ages join us and learn how they can take these observation skills with them whenever they’re out exploring.”
This is an ideal program for kids, families and caregivers during the school break, but adults without children are encouraged to attend as well. Waders, nets, magnifying tools and field guides will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own waterproof boots and nets if available. While the trail at Siegel-Kline Kill is relatively easy to walk, there will be some modest hills, rocky terrain and uneven ground.
The Columbia Land Conservancy works with our community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land. For additional information, call 518.392.5252 or visit clctrust.org.
This session is part of the Library’s “How to Be More Eco-Friendly “series developed by the Live & Learn committee, and is supported in part by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.