Woof!Cornwall, NY – On Sunday, October 4 at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents “Tracking Coyotes! at the Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Seldom seen and often misunderstood, coyotes are fascinating animals! Join Environmental Educator, Carl Heitmuller. See what a coyote footprint looks like and learn how they communicate with each other. Compare coyote, dog and fox tracks and make a plaster coyote track to take home. After the presentation, weather permitting; join in a 1-mile guided hike to search for signs of coyotes. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the world of coyotes! This program is recommended for adults with or without children and children ages 5 and up. Cost: $5 per person. Members: $3 per person. For information and registration, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204.

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Museum Calendar Listing for October 2009 Throughout the Month - Meet the Animals – Saturdays and Sundays 2:30 p.m. at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Experience the Living Hudson Exhibit and then “Meet the Animal” of the week! Museum admission: $3. Museum members are free. More information at www.hhnaturemuseum.org. Throughout the Month, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. –The Sturgeon Swims through Time: A Quadricentennial Exhibit. Come view 400 years of fascinating Hudson River history through the perspective of an iconic river dweller, the Atlantic Sturgeon. Cost: $3 for adults and children 3 and up. Members are free. Exhibit sponsored by: Hudson River Improvement Fund and Orange and Rockland Utilities. For information call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Visit www.hhnaturemuseum.org Throughout the month, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. –Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Discovery Quests. Each Quest is an adventure and a search on trails that range from casual to challenging. Come to the Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. The Museum’s Quest Ranger will set you up and send you on your way. Join the Quest Ranger for “Meet Nature” at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $3, Museum members, free. Stop by the nature gift shop! To celebrate the Museum's 50th Anniversary, admission is free for all. Quest Guidebooks - $5 each and may be shared. More information at www.hhnaturemuseum.org. Sunday, October 4, 10 a.m. -Weekend Nature Program: Coyotes– Learn about Coyotes at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Make a plaster track, then hike in search of coyote signs. For information call 534-5506 ext. 204. Cost: $5. Members: $3. Suggested for adults with or without children and for children 5 and older. More information at www.hhnaturemuseum.org. Tuesday, October 6, 7:30p.m. – Speaker Series: Cooling Mother Earth: New York’s Footprint in Nature, Then and Now: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Evening Speakers Series presented at Painter’s Tavern, 266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Join Dr. Robert Spiegelman, a sociologist, multimedia artist and writer who will explore the early major development dreams in NY State such as finding a Northwest Passage to the Orient and creating an east-west water route to the Great Lakes and how they impacted New Yorker's views of nature, development and civilization. Limited Seating. Reservations needed. Cost: $7. Members: $5. For registration and information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnaturemuseum.org This program is funded, in part, by the New York Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Tuesday, October 13, 10 a.m. - Nature Strollers! at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall.Nature Strollers is a popular hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. The trails are stroller and toddler friendly. Meet at the Visitors Center. Cost: $5 per family. Members: Free. (Rain date is Tuesday, Oct. 20.) Registration is requested. For more information and registration call 845-534-5506 ext. 204. Visit www.hhnaturemuseum.org. Tuesday, October 13, 7:30p.m. – Speaker Series: Andrew Jackson Downing and the Creation of Downing Park - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Evening Speakers Series presented at Painter’s Tavern, 266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Join Karen Eberle-McCarthy, professor at Mount Saint Mary College and President of the Downing Park Planning committee to learn about the creation and evolution of Downing Park. Limited Seating. Reservations needed. Cost: $7. Members: $5. For registration and information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnaturemuseum.org This program is funded, in part, by the New York Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Saturday, October 17, 10a.m. – Quadricentennial Weekend Nature Program: The Sturgeon: - Learn about this fascinating ancient fish and its remarkable natural history at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. For information call 534-5506 ext. 204. Cost: $5. Members: $3. Suggested for adults with or without children and for children 5 and older. More information at www.hhnaturemuseum.org . Tuesday, October 20, 7:30p.m. – Speaker Series: Only a Pond: The Story of Earth in a Drop of Hudson Valley Water - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Evening Speakers Series presented at Painter’s Tavern, 266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Join Matthew C. Ally, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York/BMCC, a lifelong pond watcher, for a philosophical, ecological, and ethical journey to a seemingly ordinary pond in the Hudson Highlands. Limited Seating. Reservations needed. Cost: $7. Members: $5. For registration and information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnaturemuseum.org This program is funded, in part, by the New York Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Project 350: A Day of Action- Join People Around the World – Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and make a "committment to take an action" to mitigate Climate Change at the Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Enjoy music, live animals, information about climate change, crafts for kids and be a part of a special photo for the media as part of this international event sponsored by www.350.org. More information at www.hhnaturemuseum.org Sunday, October 25, 10a.m. – Quadricentennial Weekend Nature Program: Ceremonies, Games and Music: - Learn about Native Americans and how they socialized at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. For information call 534-5506 ext. 204. Cost: $5. Members: $3. Suggested for adults with or without children and for children 5 and older. More information at www.hhnaturemuseum.org . Tuesday, October 27, 7:30p.m. – Speaker Series: Slavery and Emancipation in New York and the Hudson Valley: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Evening Speakers Series presented at Painter’s Tavern, 266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Join Glenn Reynolds, Assistant Professor of History at Mount Saint Mary College, to explore the dynamics of slavery in the Hudson River Valley and the greater New York area. Limited Seating. Reservations needed. Cost: $7. Members: $5. For registration and information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnaturemuseum.org This program is funded, in part, by the New York Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Saturday, October 31, 10 a.m. -Weekend Nature Program: Spook-tacular Spiders– Learn amazing facts about spiders and their kin at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Meet a few large live arachnids and take home a fun spider craft. For information call 534-5506 ext. 204. Cost: $5. Members: $3. Suggested for adults with or without children and for children 5 and older. More information at www.hhnaturemuseum.org.