Planetarium Day - Sunday, March 10

Celebrate Planetarium Day!
Star talks with astronomy writer Scott Levine
 Sunday, March 10th

In celebration of International Planetarium Day, join us at Black Rock Forest for star talks indoors, under the dome of a Starlab portable planetarium! 

Astronomy writer Scott Levine will lead 45-minute tours inside the planetarium where you'll visit our solar system's planets and some far-off star clusters. Come in and learn to identify the constellations you can see with just your naked eye in the Northern sky this winter, and track how they move across the sky in different seasons. Get to know more about objects like the famed Orion Nebula, pictured above. Join Black Rock Forest staff for a cup of hot chocolate after your star chat. 

Please note: Space in the Starlab dome is limited, and RSVPs are required
Date:   Sunday, March 10th
Session 1:   2 PM (RSVP)

Session 2:   3:15 PM (RSVP)

Cost: $5/person. Free for Friends of the Forest.

Arrival Details & Directions: Will be emailed to registered participants.



Natural Design Workshop

A Two-Day Course Developed by Larry Weaner

Sponsored by New Directions in the American Landscape(NDAL)


Date/Time:   Tuesday, March 19 & Wednesday, March 20 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

                               (Registration & Continental Breakfast -- 8:30 am - 9:00 am)    

Organizer:  Larry Weaner, New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL)

Location: Black Rock Forest -  Lodge at 239 Reservoir Road, Cornwall, NY 12518

Description:  New Directions in the American Landscape will hold an intensive two-day natural design workshop on March 19th & 20th at Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, NY. This program will provide concrete, real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development. Topics covered will include plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential appeal these landscapes can provide.

Registration is Required.  Fee.

Parking is limited; carpooling is advised.

This event is organized and run by the New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL).   Program details and registration information or please visit 

(please direct all question for this event to NDAL, not to Black Rock Forest)

Lodging is available for this event in the Black Rock Forest - Lodge (Consortium members $30/each/night, Non-Consortium members $40/each/night)  10 rooms with bunkbeds - #/room varies by room (No private room, unless pay for entire room)