From peaceful walks to famous talks, from hands-on fun to genealogical research, there's so much to see and do along the Discovery Trail. These eight fascinating sites are an easy drive from downtown Ithaca, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Cayuga Lake and other Finger Lakes attractions.
The Discovery Trail Partnership is a group of educational organizations based in Ithaca, NY. The only organization of its kind, the Discovery Trail promotes awareness and understanding of the connections among art, history, literature, science, and the natural world.
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August 4-8, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm. The History Center in Tompkins County is offering a Field School to the public led by Brant Venables, Binghamton University Doctoral Program. Click more for details and registration. More
Come celebrate the twelfth year of outdoor Shakespeare at Cornell Plantations as the Ithaca Shakespeare Company presents two plays in rotating repertory: Hamlet and Love's Labourâ€™s Lost. For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, visit the Ithaca Shakespeare Company online at www.ithacashakespeare.org. More
Bold by Design: Art Quilts from the Collection of Jack Walsh on display July 5 to August 17; The Language of Prints till July 27; and Leo Villareal's ongoing Cosmos. More
Kids Discover the Trail! provides curriculum based field trips to the eight Discovery Trail sites. Our 10th year in Ithaca and 5th year in Tburg finished in June and we welcomed Groton this year with a 5th grade pilot to Cayuga Nature Center. We served 3,560 students this school year and over 26,600 students in the Groton, Ithaca and Trumansburg districts since the start of the program. More
Kids Discover the Trail! provides curriculum-based field trips to the eight Discovery Trail sites. Students receive a site-specific keepsake book to continue the learning experience at home and free family admission (where applicable) for a follow-up visit. The program is currently operating for all Ithaca City School District (ICSD) students in grades Pre-K through 5 and all Trumansburg Central School District (TCSD) students in grades Pre-K through 6.