Events & Programs

Pollinators
© Geoff Griffiths

Pollinator Fun at the Zoo!

You can help the bees & butterflies right in your own back yard. How? Come to our Pollinator Heroes workshops to learn what you can...

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EBFC Exploratory Hike
© Loretta Lepkpski

A path to a magical place

Have you sensed that Tug Hill’s been missing something? As beautiful as it is, as lucky as we are living here, we’ve been lacking something...

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venerable folks
© Janet Thompson

The hearts and souls of those that stood here before us

Resilient people. Salt of the earth. Resourceful and community minded. Made something out of nothing. Our grandparents were like them. Those are the words used...

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Venerable Folks Radio
North Country Public Radio

Venerable Folks of Tug Hill at TAUNY

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York hosts an opening reception on Saturday, February 11, 1-3 pm, for an expanded version of the traveling exhibit “Venerable...

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bluebirds
© Judy Tuthill

You and the birds make conservation and kids thrive

How do you get a group of energetic second graders to be quiet for 15 magical minutes? Put up a bird feeder and wait for...

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Benny and Stanley

Tales of Triumph, Friendship and Survival

The Hearts & Souls of Tug Hill

Loretta Lepkowski is a warm, energetic, person who can coax a story out of just about anyone. She’s also the artist behind the “Venerable Folks...

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Thompson Park Zoo Teens

Wildlife Sanctuary Provides Critical Habitat

Zoo Teens Lead the Way

All over the country, including right here in Tug Hill, monarch butterflies have had it rough. As many as 11 million may have died this...

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snowshoe event

Experience Extinction

An emerging problem for conservation

Because so many of us live in, or visit, Tug Hill you might think that folks would be outside every day—hanging out with neighbors and...

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Homeschool program

You’re shaping the future

With more kids than ever spending time behind computer screens and electronic devises, conservation faces an uphill battle. Research, like that from Cornell University, tells...

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