To further support our members we offer a variety of events throughout the year for professional development and networking. We are also pleased to offer our members special admission and discounted fees to our events.
Usually held in February in the Eastern or Metro Region, Winter Weekend is an opportunity for learning, networking, and celebrating the outdoors in the season of snow. Activities include outdoor environmental education including animal tracking and winter tree identification, a trade blanket, broomball on the ice (weather permitting), and indoor crafting. Check the calendar for this year's specific location.
Every March at the Fresh Air Fund's Sharpe Reservation (Fishkill, NY), the Maple Celebration provides an opportunity to learn more about the NYS tree, the Sugar Maple, through tapping demonstrations, syrup samplings, and other tree-rific activities. Waffles sold at this event support the Brother Yusuf Scholarship Fund that sends deserving applicants from throughout the state to DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) summer camps. The scholarship is explained under "Resources".