Nature up North Events


By Craig Thornton

Campfire with Len Mackey
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm - Wachtmeister Field Station, Canton, New York
Want to roast some s'mores? Learn the Earth's oldest ways of making fire with hand or bow drill. Feel the deep peaceful power of songs from Native North America and Guinea W. Africa, and learn to how play traditional rhythms during this interactive performance by Len Mackey. Join our hearts and minds as one this day and let the joy of our shared humanity dance with the fireflies upon the winds of passion. For more information visit

Wildflower Walk
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm - Lampson Falls, Russel, New York
Have you ever seen a flower out in the woods or by the side of the road and wondered what it was? Well here is your chance to have those flower identification questions answered. Come along on a guided tour of the Lampson Falls trails and learn the names of some of our North Country flowers! We will walk the half mile trail to the waterfall and then explore the trails beyond, searching for hidden blooms along the way. For more information visit

Go Fish! Introductory Fishing Clinic at Eel Weir

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am - Eel Weir State Park, Ogdensburg, New York
Join the Nature Up North Team to learn about local fish and how to cast! No previous experience required! Fishing poles will be provided but feel free to bring your own gear. You may also want to bring sunscreen, water, and a camera (to post pictures of your catch on You should be prepared to get a little wet. Shorts and close-toed sandals or old sneakers are ideal for wading in the water. Participants over the age of 16 are required to have a fishing license. Please RSVP as we have a limited number of fishing poles. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information visit

Medicinal Plants Workshop
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm - Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, Massena, New York
There are many plants growing wild in the north country that have medicinal and healing properties. Some plants speed the repair of damaged tissue, some soothe the nerves and others improve circulation, fight infections and nourish the immune system. Using wild plants in medicine has a long history, both in traditional and present day medicine. Come spend a couple hours learning how to identify, prepare and use these valuable local resources. You will learn the medicinal properties of several wild plants and learn how to make herbal teas, poultices and maybe even tinctures! For more information visit

Evening Paddle on the Little River

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:00 to 7:30 - Little River Boat Launch on Park St., Canton, New York
Cool down during the dog days of summer with a relaxed evening paddle on the Little River in Canton. We will provide some basic canoe/kayak tips and spend an hour or two exploring the Little River and surrounding wetlands. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or borrow one from us for free! Boats are limited, so please RSVP to let us know you're coming. Life jackets are also provided. We will meet at 6:00 at the boat launch next to the Park St & Canton/Pyrites Rd bridge in Canton, just south of the St. Lawrence University athletic fields. Come join us for a nice evening on the water! For more information visit

Sunday, December 4, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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