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John Boyd Thacher State Park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Even as it safeguards six miles of limestone cliff-face, rock-strewn slopes, woodland and open fields, the park provides a marvelous panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The park has volleyball courts, playgrounds, ball fields and numerous picnic areas with nine reservable shelters. Interpretive programs are offered year-round, including guided tours of the famous Indian Ladder Trail. There are over 25 additional miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, winter cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Learn more, watch WMHT's documentary: 'The Great Ledge: Exploring Thacher'




The Rock - Ball.zip



A: Please stay on the trail! The slopes can be dangerous with loose rocks and slippery mud. Climbing up the steep banks destroys vegetation and creates erosion problems. Many of the mosses take decades to establish and minutes to destroy. The trail is narrow and the steep slopes are difficult to stabilize. Please stay on the trail to preserve this fragile environment.


A: Much of the rock in the park is limestone and contains fossils of shelled marine animals. They are easiest to find on rocks in streambeds, in the stone wall at the Overlook, and in bare rock exposed along the Cliff Top Trail. Enjoy hunting for fossils, but please remember that collecting is prohibited in state parks.


Field Trip BrochureIncredible Insects (April-September) Butterflies, bees, and all kinds of bugs are an important part ofnature. Discover what makes them special, and what you can do to supportbiodiversity in your backyard. Then, take to the fields and forest to seehow many insects you can find.Awesome Aquatics(April-September) Discover the different parts of a habitat, andwhat animals need to thrive. Then, borrow nets and see how many lake creaturesyou can catch! Dress for wading.Indian Ladder Trail Tour(June-October) Descend through the entrance of the IndianLadder Trail to view the amazing rock formations, and the forces that shapedthem. This one mile hike offers spectacular views of the valley and mountainsnorth and east.HibernationInvestigation (November-March) Explore mammal skulls and skins to learn aboutthe many adaptations that help them survive in their habitat. Then, take to thetrails to search for signs of wildlife. The hike will be lead on snowshoes,weather permitting.Snowshoeing(January-March)We'll strap on snowshoes and take aninvigorating walk on the trails or in your schoolyard. Learn to look forevidence of animal life while you take in the quiet beauty of winter. Warm,waterproof footwear, and snowpants recommended.AnimalSuperpowers (All Year) Meet some of our animal ambassadors anddiscover the adaptations that help them thrive in their habitat. Then, take ahike to search for some of the amazing plants and animals that call the parkhome.FunWith Fossils (All Year) 400 million years ago, New York was submergedunder a tropical sea! Explore the geological history of the park, and examinefossils of ancient sea creatures.The Connect-Kids-to-ParksGrant Program is designed to connect students in New York State with natureand history. Eachgrant can provide reimbursement for field trips to state and federal parks,forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries, and outdoor recreation areas fordistricts with at least one Title 1 school.Additionalprograms can be designed to meet your group's specific interests. To schedule afield trip or outreach program in your classroom, please call 518-872-0800 oremail ThacherEducation@parks.ny.gov.


James F. Holland Memorial Park offers 26 acres of diverse recreational amenities. A 3/4-mile walking trail runs along the park's perimeter. Holland Park features a splash that has a dedicated toddler area, as well as a larger, all ages space. The splash pad has a variety of sprays that come from trees, plants, and hand carved animals that are all native to the area. Explore the unique playground themed after the Bulow Plantation Sugar Mill complete with coquina rock structures featuring slides, bridges and ladders, a climbing wall, a zip line, an archeological digging area, sandpit, treehouse, metallophone, ADA accessible rocker, sail shades, and seating areas. This park is also the home to the Palm Coast Historical Society headquarters where you can learn more about the history of Palm Coast and the significance of the Bulow Plantation Sugar Mill. Play with your pups at the 1.5 acre Dog Park. A secure entry to the 1.5-acre Dog Park will open onto two separate play areas, one for large dogs and one for small. Wash-down stations are also available.


China has also suggested it is in the early planning stages of an asteroid-redirect mission. By slamming 23 Long March 5 rockets into the asteroid Bennu, which is set to swing within 4.6 million miles (7.4 million km) of Earth's orbit between the years 2175 and 2199, the country hopes to divert the space rock from a potentially catastrophic impact with our planet.


Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) is an Army RESET training tool designed to introduce Soldiers to activities that serve as alternatives to aberrant behaviors often associated with accidents involving recently re-deployed Soldiers. This tool presents coping outlets to help Soldiers realize their own new level of normal after deployment and "move on" with their lives.WAQ combines existing MWR Outdoor Recreation high adventure activities (e.g. rock climbing, mountain biking, paintball, scuba, ropes courses, skiing, zip lines, white water rafting, and others) with a leader-led after action debriefing (L-LAAD) tool developed by Army Medical Department (AMEDD) center and school.


The harmless comet, discovered last March(Opens in a new tab) in Jupiter's orbit, is a bright ball of ice, dust, and rock. Hundreds of years ago, comets were considered bad omens, much like the darkened silhouette of an overgrown Pennsylvania rodent. Legend holds that Pope Callixtus III excommunicated Halley's Comet in 1456 as an "instrument of the devil,"(Opens in a new tab) though a Catholic priest disputed that as myth in a 1908 article(Opens in a new tab) published in Popular Astronomy. 041b061a72


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