Educational

Educational Events/Places in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County in the Chautauqua-Allegany Region of Western New York

Educational Events

2019 Heritage Day at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage!  Celebrate the rich heritage of the Seneca-Iroquois people, there will be artists and craftors demonstrating and selling their work, an Atlatl competition, Traditional Foods contest, Storytelling, Traditional Dancing, local groups fundraisers, and Robert Griffing displaying his Artwor

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join Adventure Bound onthefly on the banks of Cattaraugus Creek or the Allegheny River for an introduction and river SUP float. Throughout the course of the river you will be taught various techniques to safely maneuver through moving water.

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Flag Day Celebration with the IVHS

Cadiz Flag Day Celebration 2019
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

On Sunday, June 9th Ischua Valley Historical Society will hold its Annual Flag Day Celebration at the Howe-Prescott Pioneer House on Route 98 N. in Cadiz.  The event will begin with a community picnic at 1:00 PM.  Hot dogs and beverages will be provided and you are invited to come and bring a dish to pass if possible.

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Roger Tory Peterson President to speak at Nannen Arboretum

Flyer for RTP President talk at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us on Wednesday June 12, 2019, 6:00 at the Nannen Arboretum to hear Twan Leenders, President of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI), speak about the institute and their activities. Roger Tory Peterson, born in Jamestown NY in 1908, was respected worldwide as an ornithologist, artist, writer, and wildlife photographer.

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A Look at Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County

Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We are very fortunate to live in a part of New York State that is filled with beautiful hills and valleys.  Have you ever given much thought to the glaciers which helped to create our natural scenery?   Whether you have or have not, here is an opportunity to learn more! 

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Seneca Nation of Indians President's Day- At the Cultural Center

Outside view of Cultural Center
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate current and past Seneca Nation Presidents at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center all day on Seneca Nation of Indians President's

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Cattaraugus County Museum Day

Cattaraugus County Museum Day 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Dive into the many museums scattered throughout Cattaraugus County on June 15th, 2019 – “Cattaraugus County Museum Day” to uncover exhibits that display our towns and villages Historic paths through time.  Learn local history and the ongoing stories of your community, the landscapes surrounding you, and the United States as a whole.  Feel the connection as you find your own

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Ellicottville Paddle Festival with Adventure Bound on the Fly

2019 Ellicottville Paddlefest
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come join the fun in the sun for this two day event. Saturday afternoon join Adventure Bound onthefly at Spruce Lake run for SUP and kayak paddling, music, food and fun. On Sunday morning come to our demo/paddle center 1 mile from the village of Ellicottville where we will have SUP's and Kayak's on hand for demo along with paddle clinics, seminars, SUP yoga and kids events.

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"Sarah Johnson, Runaway Slave" Presentation at Leon Historical Society

Sarah Johnson presentation at the Leon Historical Society
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join the Leon Historical Society as they present the life of Sarah Johnson, a Runaway Slave who found her home in Olean NY.  The presentation will be given by Della Moore, Director of the African American C

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Traditional Pottery Workshop

Pottery Flyer
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:30pm - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 8:00pm

Join in for a traditional pottery workshop on June 25th, 26th, and 27th from 5:30pm - 8pm with world renowned Traditional Pottery Artist Pete Jones. The event will be held at the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center Field Trip - A Look at Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County

Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County Field Trip
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is sponsoring a field trip to the western part of Cattaraugus County to examine unique glacier areas with nature guide, Tim Baird.  This field trip will involve a full day excursion via carpooling to visit some of the county’s land forms which were created by glaciers during the Wisconsin Glacial Episode.

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Juneteenth Celebration with the African American Center for Cultural Development

Juneteenth Celebration 2019 in Olean
Sat, 06/29/2019 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the African American Center for Cultural Development in a Juneteenth Celebration!  Lots of different happenings to commemorate African American freedom and emphasize education and achievement. As always, there will be delicous food to enjoy!  This will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church as the AACCD is still raising funds for their new home!

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Aviary 2
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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Tall Ships Field Trip with the IVHS

Tall Ships Field Trip with the IVHS
Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:00am - 7:00pm

The Ischua Valley Historical Society is offering a Unique Field Trip! 

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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Rocket Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2019
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 3:00pm

Calling all campers entering 5th grade or older!  Join in Rocket Camp with the Challenger Learning Center!  Focus of camp is to introduce campers to the world of aerodynamic principles through the design, build and launch of their own rockets.  Fun, hands-on activities will be used to enhance instruction.

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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand 50th anniversary of Moon Landing
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join in "The Next Giant Leap" celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center!  This is a FREE community engagement evening filled with activities related to the moon! 

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Native Plant and Green House tour at Southern Tier Consulting

Hummingbird at Bee Balm native Plant
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The conversation surrounding the power of native plants is really taking root!  Join us as Southern Tier Consulting hosts a guided tour of their green houses as they share information about a wide selection of native wetland and field plants that help promote healthy pollination, cleaner rivers and wetland waters and healthier wild life

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Gooseneck Hill Geese and Ducks
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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Cultural Center Anniversary of Opening Celebration

Outside view of Cultural Center
Sun, 08/04/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center opening on August 4th from 10am-5pm.

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Moon Camp at Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center 2019
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Moon Mania camp will introduce your child to the Moon!  In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite.  In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk and jump on the moon, will make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut portrait ta

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CSI Spies Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

CSI Spy Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation and undercover spies.  By the end of the week, campers will have learned how to handle a criminal investigation from start to finish.  The science of forensics, everything from observation to spatter patterns, and fluency in secret messages, breaking codes and working undercov

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Randolph Veterans Appreciation Day 2019

Randolph's Veteran Parade 2019
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 4th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day!  All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:00 a.m. in the R&M Restaurant parking lot.

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Camp at the Dresser Rand Challenger Center 2019
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader (completed grade) to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons, creating their own alien, building a miniature Mars colony, and learning with Sparki the Coding Rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

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The Science of Color and Light Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand Challenger Center' Color Camp 2019
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:00pm

The Science of Color and Light camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and light that is all around them.  Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color.  The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.  Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors,

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Brushes & Brews with Tri-County Arts Council and Four Mile Brewing

Brushes & Brews at Four Mile Brewing
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019!  This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean.  Scene you will be painting is called "Harvest Time".  She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece.  Bring a group of frien

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Amish Folk Art Classes with Leon Historical Society

Amish Folk Art Class with Leon Historical Society
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Learn by doing!  Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting.  Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors.  In September's class, you will learn how to make and quilt the Ohio Star in a Mug-Rug set.

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Amish Folk Art Classes with Leon Historical Society

Amish Folk Art Class with Leon Historical Society
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Learn by doing!  Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting.  Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors.  In October's class, you will learn how to make and quilt a 9 Patch Tote Bag, or Dresden Wreath.

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Rock City Park's 2019 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 5:00pm

October 5 & 6,  Show Hours:  10am - 5pm.

Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Building made of Extinct Wood

The cabin at Pfeiffer Nature Center is made entirely of American Chestnut, which is now extinct.

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