Nature Activities in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Nature Events

Allegany State Park GeoBash 2022

geobash logo 2022
Thu, 05/19/2022 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 7:30pm

The annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been

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Annual Raccoon Rally Cycling 2022

2019 Raccoon Rally at Allegany State Park
Sun, 06/12/2022 - 9:00am - 9:00pm
The annual Raccoon Rally: The longest standing Mountain Bike Race in the region in the demanding mountains of the Allegany National Forest rips in to another year this June. Get there!
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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Rocket Camp Poster
Mon, 07/18/2022 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/20/2022 - 3:00pm

Calling all campers entering 5th-8th graders! 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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Moon Vs. Mars Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/27/2022 - 3:00pm

Would you rather visit the Man on the Moon or a Martain? Would you like to take a space voyage that lats a few days or several months? There is so much to think about when planning the next NASA mission. Come join us as we explore all the challanges before aastronauts as they try to live in other extraterrestrial environments.

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Gooseneck Waterfowl Sanctuary Guided Tours

Bird Lovers Festival
Sun, 07/31/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will be open on July 31, 2022 for guided tours. Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. 

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 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 2022

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation and undercover spies. 

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 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 2022

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 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.

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2022 Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/21/2022 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will host their 9th annual summer festival on Sunday, August 22, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more.

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Wild Wing Fest at Gooseneck Waterfowl Sanctuary

Sun, 08/28/2022 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy food and music and guided tours where you can see 700 ducks, geese and swans from all over the world.

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary is home to two of the largest covered aviaries in the United States, with more than 78 different species and 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese, and swans.

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