Upcoming events

    • 30 Jun 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03 Jul 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 20
    Summer Sampler
    Campers must have completed grades K-5



    The short holiday week gives us an opportunity to kick off the summer with a sampler of what's to come.  Themes are: Monday-Bug Hunters, Tuesday-Fishing, Wednesday-Dino Dig, and Thursday-Camp Yucky!
    • 07 Jul 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Jul 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 23
    Fishing Camp
    Campers must have completed grades K-2



    Every summer needs a good fish story!  Whether you're just learning the ropes or polishing your skills, this fishing camp has something for everyone.  Learn about fishing techniques, fish, and insect identification, how to make lures, select bait, make fish prints and more!  Fishing camp is stuffed to the gills with great experiences.
    • 07 Jul 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Jul 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 4
    Curator Mini Camp
    Campers must have completed grades 3-6



    Do you want to work with animals?  Find out what it takes to care for Tanglewood's exhibits and our 40+ species of resident animals.  In our hands-on program, campers will feed, care for, and handle amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and arthropods.  Campers will learn about the habitats, diets, and behaviors of our animals.  Where did our exotic species come from?  How can we protect and preserve our native species, indoors and out?  We will also hike, observe animals in the wild, and create projects that will enrich our animals' lives.
    • 14 Jul 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 18 Jul 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 24
    Dinosaur Dig Camp
    Campers must have completed grades K-2



    Take a trip back in time and discover what this land might have looked like millions of years ago.  Hunt for Devonian era fossils, learn amazing dinosaur facts, and meet some dinosaur descendants - living birds and reptiles.  We will explore the ecology and geologic features of present day Tanglewood.
    • 21 Jul 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 25 Jul 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 11
    Bug Hunters Mini Camp
    Campers must have completed grades K-2



    Are you fascinated by critters with 6 or 8 legs?  Spend a week learning about and catching some of the smallest, but most important animals on our planet!  Campers will capture, identify, and discover everything about all sorts of insects:  check out butterflies, dragonflies, cicadas, and spittlebugs while gaining a deeper appreciation for our hard-shelled companions.
    • 21 Jul 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 25 Jul 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 20
    Advanced Fishing Camp
    Campers must have completed grades 3-6



    For intermediate to experienced anglers - if you want to improve your technique and expand your fishing skill set, this is the camp for you.  Learn more about fish and insect identification, freshwater ecology, how to make lures and tie flies, and protecting the water quality of our area.  Get access to more ponds for more fishing diversity.  We'll also tackle fish-related crafts and activities.
    • 28 Jul 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 01 Aug 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 2
    Advanced Fishing Mini Camp
    Campers must have completed grades 3-6



    For intermediate to experienced anglers - if you want to improve your technique and expand your fishing skill set, this is the camp for you.  Learn more about fish and insect identification, freshwater ecology, how to make lures and tie flies, and protecting the water quality of our area.  Get access to more ponds for more fishing diversity.  We'll also tackle fish-related crafts and activities.
    • 28 Jul 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 01 Aug 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 21
    Woodland Fairy and Sprite Camp
    Campers must have completed grades K-2



    Explore the forest, meadows, and ponds in search of birds, mammals, insects, fish, and, of course, fairies.  Build fairy houses with natural materials, and make are projects with no shortage of glitters.  Fairy and sprite camp brings together the best of imaginative and outdoor play.  We will finish on Friday with a fairy and sprite tea party where campers and their guests enjoy tea, lemonade, and goodies while celebrating our week of outdoor fun and exploration.
    • 04 Aug 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 08 Aug 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 12
    Little Yucky Mini Camp
    Campers must have completed grades K-2



    Explore the muddy, slimy, oozy, gooey side of science.  Investigate slimy slugs and creepy crawly insects.  Make your own slime and learn about what lives in the "muck" at the bottom of the pond.  Even our snacks will be "yucky".  Be prepared to get your hands dirty during this week of hands-on nature exploration.
    • 04 Aug 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 08 Aug 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 22
    Big Yucky Camp
    Campers must have completed grades 3-5



    Explore the slimy side of science!  We will identify scat and investigate mud and musk.  We'll also discover some animals' self-defense strategies that are super-effective (and super gross).  Even our snacks will be "yucky".  Be prepared to get your hands dirty during this week of hands-on nature exploration.
    • 11 Aug 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 15 Aug 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 0
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    Wilderness Survival Mini Camp
    Campers must have completed grades 3-6



    Could you survive in the wild?  Learn and practice basic skills including using a map and compass, tying knots, constructing shelter, making fire, and practicing personal safety in the wilderness.  Campers will also learn how to identify edible plants, find safe drinking water, and track and identify wildlife.
    • 18 Aug 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Aug 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 15
    Fishing Camp
    Campers must have completed grades K-2



    Every summer needs a good fish story!  Whether you're just learning the ropes or polishing your skills, this fishing camp has something for everyone.  Learn about fishing techniques, fish, and insect identification, how to make lures, select bait, make fish prints and more!  Fishing camp is stuffed to the gills with great experiences.
    • 25 Aug 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 29 Aug 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 7
    Raptor Mini Camp
    Campers must have completed grades 3-6



    Spend a week with our hawks, owls, and falcon, learning all about the lives of these fascinating carnivores.  We will spend time bird-watching on our 250+ acre property, including a hike to the bluffs to search for Red-Tails ad Turkey Vultures.  We will dissect owl pellets and delve into bird anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Every day you will help feed and care for our resident raptors.
    • 25 Aug 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 29 Aug 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood
    • 22
    Junior Curator Camp
    Campers must have completed grades K-2



    Get up close and personal with Tanglewood's animals!  Each day will feature a different animal group and include a live animal program.  Campers will learn about animal behavior, habitats, and favorite foods.  Junior curators will also make animal-related arts and crafts projects, hike, and observe animals in their natural environment. 

 
443 Coleman Ave. Elmira, NY 14903 | 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday-Friday, and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm | (607) 732-6060

 

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