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Sunday, 13 March 2016 19:28

Local Resources

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 Check out these other local resources dedicated to family fun, lifelong learning, health & wellness, and community enhancement!

(* designates 2013 OWL supporter)


*Hanford Mills Museum


*Boys & Girls Club

*Maple Shade Farm

*Community Music Network

*The Arc Otsego

*Science Discovery Center @ SUCO

*Carriage House Art Studio

*Oneonta Tae-kwondo

*Community Arts Network of Oneonta

*SUNY Oneonta

*Opportunities for Otsego


*Pop Shop Oneonta

*Girl Scouts

James L. Popp Butterfly Conservancy

Four County Library System

DCMO BOCES Board of Cooperative Education Services

STEM Leadership Council

Baseball Hall of Fame

SUNY Delhi

Hartwick College

Oneonta Theater

Safe Kids

Oneonta Parks & Rec

Otsego County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Catholic Charities (Childcare Resource & Referral)

Girls on the Run


Franklin Stage Company

West Kortright Center


*Oneonta Stallions

Main View Gallery

Artisan's Guild

Watershed Post

Daily Star

O-Town Scene

Boy Scouts

Hometown Oneonta

City of Oneonta

Chamber of Commerce

Main St Oneonta

Foothills Performing Arts Center
Roxbury Arts Group

*OCCA Otsego County Conservation Association

Pie in the Sky

Taste of the Catskills

Oneonta Bluegrass Festival

*City of the Hills Festival

*First Night Oneonta

Catskill Puppet Theater

Colorscape Festival

Farmer's Markets

La Leche League

CADE Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship

Pure Catskills

Watershed Agricultural Council

Cardio Club

Fly Creek Cider Mill

Monkey Barrell Toys

Howe Caverns (Cobleskill)

Animal Adventure Park (Harpursville)

Discovery Center of the Southern Tier (Binghamton)

MOST (Syracuse)

Wonder Works (Syracuse)

Corning Museum of Glass (Corning)


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Friday, 26 February 2016 02:13

Dr. Seuss's Birthday

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Celebrate Dr. Suess's Birthday all of March @ OWL 


Friday, 26 February 2016 02:06

Cubelets Day!

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Inspire a love of learning through play! Cubelets are robot blocks that make it fast and easy to engage children as young as four in learning by building rebots. There's no wrong way to build with Cubelets, so it is remarkably easy to transform these blocks into brilliant bundles of robotic curiosity.

February 27, 10am - 2pm @ OWL

Saturday, 13 February 2016 18:19

Free Open House

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Free Open House at The Owl Nest, Oneonta!  March 4 from 5 to 8 pm.

All are welcome! Sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta.

(Seeking sponsors for future open houses at $100)

Friday, 31 July 2015 15:00

West Kortright, Dan Zanes Concert!

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Dan Zanes Concert At The West Kortright Center!

July 18th, 2015 

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Saturday, 18 July 2015 14:12

Pluto Party!

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Partying Our Way To Pluto One Planet At A Time!

July 2015


Stop #1 : Mercury




Stop #2 : Venus



Stop #3 : Earth




Stop #4 : Mars



Stop #5 : Jupiter




Stop #6 : Saturn




Stop #7 : Uranus




Stop #8 : Neptune




And Last But Not Least Stop #9 : Pluto




Monday, 06 July 2015 13:08

Safety First!

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Safety Rules While In The Nest!









Friday, 26 June 2015 17:56

Dig Dirt Day At Pine Lake

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Dig Dirt Day At Pine Lake

June 12, 2015





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The little archeologists are hard at work digging and finding cool rocks, charcoal and worms!













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Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:12

Whoo Whoo Doesn't Dig Ice-cream!?

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Whoo Whoo Doesn't Dig Ice-cream!?

Ice-cream Social 2015


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Above: Winnie (age 7) takes a break from the activities and enjoys an icepop! 



Above: Lindsay (age 17) and Annie (age 17) volunteer, along with many other Oneonta High School students, to serve the icecream and condiments at the icecream social!



 Above: Zach (age 5) and Natalie (age 8) build their own shaker screens out of heavy duty paper plates, screening and tape.

Archeologists would use these shaker screens to sift dirt and recover artifcats that go unnoticed during excavation.



Above: Liam (age 4) excavates a flower while digging at the table top archeology station.




Above: Luke (age 9) is determining the best way to "build a box."  

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Below: Scott Andrew and Derek Leventritt, both local to Oneonta, participate in the Tae Kwon Do demonstration!








Hanford Mills Museum




Job Corps



Above: Lisa Zuend-Misner and Sara Horne, both locals, present the YMCA station and povide coloring as well as information on the YMCA!


Below: The Oneonta Job Corps Academy volunteers and the little archeologists take a break from digging to Zumba!




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Tuesday, 09 June 2015 16:51

Making Gummies At Hanford Mills

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Making Blue Nano Worms At Hanford Mills

May 30th, 2015

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Above: A brother and sister join forces and pour the blue concentrate into the pot to create some nano worms together!


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Nora Cooper (3 years old) and her brother Will Cooper (6 years old) make a very long nano worm together!


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               Below left: a young man comes and represents the boyscouts!                             Below right: a young man makes the longest worm of the day!

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