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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Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during February, Christie Sobel will be painting four horses from the Stewart Park Merry-Go-Round at The History Center. The City of Ithaca now owns the Merry-Go-Round and this winter, Christie will repaint the horses to be ready for summer enjoyment at the park by old and young alike. Come and see how it is done and talk with Christie about her work. More
Now through June 2015, Quirks of Nature explores the wonderfully strange yet relatable world of wild plants and animals featuring comics by science communicator Rosemary Mosco. 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.