Events & Highlights

Click the highlighted dates on the calendar to the left to see upcoming events.
  • Ornamental Grass Arrangements

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve


    Harvest an armful of ornamental grasses from our wetlands preserve, then make them into a festive fall bouquet that will make your home look like it belongs in Better Homes and Gardens!
    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve, Black Brook Road
    Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 10:00 – 11:00 am
    Cost: $5 per person
    Program Type: Adult

  • Nature Stroll for Seniors

    Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve


    Our guided nature walks are especially designed for seniors, and will explore the wildlife and scenic beauty along our trails. Our Audubon educator, Mary Jo Doyle, has a fun theme planned for each week!
    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve, Black Brook Road
    Date: Every Wednesday, September 26th – October 17th, 9:00 – 10:00 am
    Cost: FREE
    Program Type: Adult

  • Owl Show

    Thursday, September 27th, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center


    Come meet Herbie the Great Horned Owl, Orin the Screech Owl, Mystical the Barred Owl and their much misunderstood friend, Vinnie the Turkey Vulture! These friends are a hoot!
    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls
    Date: Thursday, September 27th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Cost: $3 per person OR $10 per family
    Program Type: Family

  • Migration Run

    Saturday, October 6th, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve


    Whether you’re a 5Ker or a 10Ker, you will love this trail run through habitat that is home, or a home away from home, to over 200 species of birds! Race proceeds benefit Wounded Warriors in Action. Online registration only. https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/SenecaFalls/MigrationRun5K10K
    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve, Black Brook Road
    Date: Saturday, October 6th, 3:00 pm

  • Hibernation Hullabaloo

    Thursday, October 18th, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center


    Meet our touchable turtles, and their reptilian friends, and find out the crazy things they do to survive the winter!
    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls
    Date: Thursday, October 18th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Cost: FREE
    Program Type: Family

  • Freaky Falcon Fun

    Saturday, October 20th, 2018 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center


    Meet our freakishly talented falcons in this live animal show, and learn about the ancient art of falconry!
    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls
    Date: October 20th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Cost: FREE
    Program Type: Family

  • Easy Thanksgiving Crafting

    Thursday, November 1st, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Location: Old North Seneca Ambulance Bldg

    Why buy your Thanksgiving centerpiece, when you can make these adorable corn husk pilgrims! It’s easy with a little help from crafter extraordinaire, Becky Odell!
    Location: Due to building repairs at Ed Center, class will be held at old North Seneca Ambulance Bldg on Route 414 at landfill entrance
    Date: November 1st, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Cost: $8 per person
    Program Type: Adult

  • Upcycled Bird Feeder Craft

    Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Location: Old North Seneca Ambulance Bldg

    Make your world a better place with great looking bird feeders made from recycled materials!
    Location: Due to building repairs at Ed Center, class will be held at old North Seneca Ambulance bldg on Route 414 at landfill entrance
    Date: November 3rd, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
    Cost: $3 per person OR $10 per family
    Program Type: Family (Children under 12 will need parental assistance.)

  • Nature Story Time with Martha the Reading Dog

    Thursday, November 8th, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Location: Seneca Falls Library

    Your pre-schooler will love our nature story and snack time with Ms. Tara and Martha the Reading Dog!
    Location: Due to building repairs at Ed Center, class will be held at Seneca Falls Libarary
    Date: November 8th, 10:00 – 11:00 am
    Cost: FREE
    Program Type: Pre-schoolers

  • Easy Christmas Crafting

    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center

    Nature gift wrapping brings rustic charm to your Christmas presents. Come learn these easy tips and techniques, and bring a boxed present to work on! We will also make cheery, nature inspired ornaments!
    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls
    Date: December 6th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Cost: $8 per person
    Program Type: Adult

  • Winter Solstice Lantern Hike

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve


    Celebrate the longest night of the year with a lantern walk in nature! On our short, peaceful trek, we will learn about the solstice and identify the calls of native and migrating owls.
    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve, Black Brook Road
    Date: December 21st, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
    Cost: FREE
    Program Type: Adult

  • Butterfly Garden Workshop

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Make your backyard magical by planting flowers that attract various species of butterflies. We'll get you started with planters in this hands-on workshop! Cost is FREE.

  • Color Easter Eggs with Nature

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls 13148

    We dye our Easter eggs with ingredients straight from nature! Come try your hand at these colorful creations, and construct a nest to hold them! Cost: FREE

  • Camouflage Egg Hunt

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Test your family's powers of observation as you scour our lawn for camouflaged eggs! The family team that finds the most eggs wins! Cost: FREE

  • Mulch Day

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 (7:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Landfill, State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    It only comes once a year; a chance for your family to collect some earth nourishing mulch in your pick-up truck or container! We purchase our red and brown mulch from a local vendor, and dole it out to you on a first come, first served basis. Each homeowner gets two scoops! No registration required. Seneca County Residents only. Must bring proof of residency. Cost: FREE

  • Flower Arranging

    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Landfill, State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Let the professionals show you tips and tricks for artfully arranged flowers in this hands-on workshop! Cost: $8.00 per person

  • Bird Banding Demo

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 (8:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve, 1712 Blackbook Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Observe wild birds up close, perhaps even listen to its heartbeat. Bird banding is a scientific tool used to gather data regarding avian population demographics, behavior, movement, and physiology. Fine mesh nets are strategically placed to safely capture the birds. Once captured, a numbered ring is placed on each bird’s right leg.

    The banding demonstration will be conducted by Braddock Bay Bird Observatory staff. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk to the nets or wait in the parking lot where all birds will be processed. The event is suitable for all ages and physical abilities.

    Birds anticipated being captured include, wrens, sparrows, Common Yellowthroats, Red-winged Blackbirds, bluebirds and swallows.

    Stop in anytime.

  • Gimme! Coffee

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center

    Partake in a cupping demonstration with Gimme! Coffee as we learn about various nuances in their Fair Trade and Relationship Coffees. Gimme! Coffee’s barista and educator will discuss the threats to global coffee agriculture and actions consumers can take to help. FREE.

  • Open House

    Sunday, July 28th, 2019 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows

    Join us July 28, Noon-4pm and see waste management technology first-hand on our guided bus tours. Complimentary BBQ, live falcons, photos with heavy equipment and games for the kids, too! - FREE

  • Stories Around the Bonfire with Fair Trade S’Mores

    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 (8:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center

    Bring a lawn chair and a funny joke or story to share. We will provide the essentials for s’mores, including Fair Trade chocolates. FREE.

  • Welcome Migrating Birds

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetland Preserve

    Our preserve is designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. Enjoy a walk in our preserve as we look for migrating birds. Share and receive help using various applications like eBird, Merlin and New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Pocket Ranger. FREE.

  • Natural Body Care Workshop

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center

    Create your own natural body care products in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to make af-fordable products to nourish your health-with minimal packaging and safe ingredients. 15 seats available. $5 materials fee.

  • Sunset Beginning Nature Photography Workshop

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center

    Practice capturing “The Golden Hour” in your nature photos. Share tips with others using various equipment, pose in our nature themed selfie cut-outs and submit your photos for possible inclusion in our crowd-sourced memory game. FREE.

  • Bluebird Box Building Workshop

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 NY-414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Build a bluebird box to provide habitat for our state’s official bird! Our boxes built with cedar will be long-lasting homes for bluebirds. 15 seats available. Please register at (315) 539-5624.

  • Kindred Kingdoms, Live Birds of Prey Presentation

    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 NY-414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Kindred Kingdoms is a non-profit organization that provides rehabilitation to birds of prey and black bears. Learn how humans help and care for wounded wildlife, including Bald Eagles. Live birds of prey will be available for viewing at the end of the program. Please arrive early and be quiet for the presenters and birds.

  • Trip to Costa Rica

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 NY-414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Immerse yourself in the culture of this biologically diverse country with Spanish vocabulary of the NeoTropics, coffee and chocolate tastings and more!

  • Snowshoe Excursion

    Monday, January 20th, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

    Put our snowshoes to use on this introductory snowshoe excursion in our preserve. We have a variety of sizes and gentle terrain to enjoy.

  • Brews and Snowshoes

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

    Snowshoe to our beer tasting! Local craft beer will be enjoyed after a moderate snowshoe.

  • Brews and Snowshoes

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

    One more chance to put our snowshoes to use at our preserve!

  • Upcycle! Fix it, Refresh, Re-create

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 (12:00 AM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 NY-414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Repairing and repurposing items can stretch your imagination and budget while reducing contributions to the waste stream. See examples, bring questions, ideas, and possible projects.

  • Welcoming Spring Kids Yoga

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 NY-414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Children will have active, fun in these classes with Karen Haas.

  • Camouflage Easter Egg Hunt

    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 NY-414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Our popular camouflage Easter egg hunt challenges the observation skills of children and adults as they explore part of the grounds beside our education center.

  • Pollinator Garden Workshop

    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

    Native pollinator researcher, Molly Jacobson of SUNY ESF, will lead this workshop in designing a pollinator-friendly garden.

  • Build Bat Boxes

    Saturday, May 9th, 2020 (12:00 AM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 NY-414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Build bat boxes in this hands-on workshop. Provide habitat for bats and they will be sure to eat insects around your home!

  • Flower Walk

    Saturday, May 30th, 2020 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

    Enjoy a walk at one of the loveliest times of year as the wildflowers are in abundant bloom.

  • Frogs and Polliwogs

    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

    Tales of tadpoles and pond exploration. Catch frogs and other pond life with our nets! Hold frogs if you choose and learn more about the creatures who thrive within the ponds

  • Natural Body Care/Fair Trade S’mores and Stories Around the Bonfire

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 NY-414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

    Make natural body care products in an easy hands-on workshop. Afterward, enjoy Fair Trade S’mores around a bonfire, in our fire pit surrounded by yellow coneflowers.

  • Nature Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

    Have fun identifying items in this scavenger hunt on a moderate group walk.

  • Bats with Jim D’Angelo

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a fascinating look into the lives of bats to discover the truths sur-rounding many common myths and the difficulties bats face. We will also discuss how you can help these beneficial creatures of the night. After the indoor presentation, we will take a short walk to watch bats feeding on insects over the fields. A special bat detector instrument will allow us to hear their echolocation calls as well.

  • Butterfly Walk in the Preserve

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 (12:00 AM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

    Immerse yourself in a wonderland of Monarch butterflies on a group walk, while learning more about this delightful species that thrives upon our preserve’s abundant milkweed and other flow-ers.

  • Butterfly Yoga in the Preserve

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

    Enjoy a meditative walk during the height of Monarch butterfly season. Yoga will be followed by silent meditation and independent journaling before a group closing.