Wednesday, June 19th 2019

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - National Pollinator Week:Monarch Larva Monitoring Introduction

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

National Pollinator Week
MONARCH LARVA MONITORING INTRODUCTION
Monarch butterfly populations are declining at an alarming rate. These migrating pollinators face many perils on their trip to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Pesticides and other factors are also contributing to their decrease. Come join DEC staff to learn more about this population struggle through an indoor presentation. Then join us outdoors to count these insects in support of the Citizen Science Monarch Larva Monitoring Program (MLMP).

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Friday, June 21st 2019

7:00 PM

Five Rivers - National Pollinator Week: Flowers of the Solstice

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

National Pollinator Week
FLOWERS OF THE SOLSTICE
What should you do if you find a five-leaf clover?  When is it dangerous to dream of daisies?
Why did Native Americans call plantain, “white man’s foot”?  Does any culture value dandelions?
The valued cultivated plants our ancestors brought with them to the Americas are now a familiar part of our wild landscape. On this exploratory stroll, we will search out some of these flora pioneers and, hopefully, find answers to our questions.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Microworlds

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Family Fun: MICROWORLDS

Nature has a story under your eyes every moment, if you just take a look. After some activities to hone your observations skills, we’ll take a walk to explore the microworlds at Five Rivers, armed with hand lenses and our curiosity.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Wednesday, June 26th 2019

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Saturday, June 29th 2019

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Guided Walk: The Wild Turkey Trail

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Guided Walk: THE WILD TURKEY TRAIL


This two-mile walk on Wild Turkey Trail features some of the best grassland habitat Five Rivers has. We will walk along Five Rivers’ WHIP (wildlife habitat improvement program) parcel and discuss the management of this grassland. We will observe the species that benefit from all the hard work our staff and volunteers put into maintaining the meadow. This walk then circles through a beautiful hemlock forest before bringing you back to the meadow. If you have them, bring binoculars to observe our grassland species. 

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - Turtle Talk and Walk

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

TURTLE TALK AND WALK


We will begin indoors with a half-hour presentation featuring live turtles. We will then venture outside to walk along the shores of Five Rivers’ ponds to identify species of basking turtles. Along the way, we will also listen for and learn how to identify frogs by their calls. Bring binoculars if you have them.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Wednesday, July 10th 2019

9:00 AM

Five Rivers - L.E.I. : Wonderful Wetlands and Watershed Adventures

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Living Environment Institute: WONDERFUL WETLANDS AND WATERSHED ADVENTURES

Hosted by Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
in coordination with the National Estuarine Research Reserve and Cornell University
What: Wonders of Wetlands (WOW)
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY
Date: July 10–11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a light dinner provided on Thursday during our wrap up
Cost: $50.00 for resources and refreshments

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join us for the either or both Living Environment Institutes (LEI), as we explore wetlands and watersheds. Wetlands and watersheds are relevant and exciting topics for students and teachers alike. LEI participants will explore the wide variety of wetlands as well as the Hudson River watershed, from New York’s mountains to the river itself. We will look at the wetlands and watershed through the multidisciplinary eyes of artists, scientists, resource managers, and ourselves.

LEI participants will bring home an understanding of the essential role of wetlands and watersheds,  gain valuable knowledge, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers. We'll do this with the guidance of experts who will share techniques for engaging students across disciplines and grade levels.

Teachers and youth educators of all ages and grades are welcome. NYS-Certified teachers and administrators will receive NYS Department of Education’s CTLE hours, and this program fulfills the requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

Thursday, July 11th 2019

9:00 AM

Five Rivers - L.E.I. : Wonderful Wetlands and Watershed Adventures

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Living Environment Institute: WONDERFUL WETLANDS AND WATERSHED ADVENTURES

Hosted by Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
in coordination with the National Estuarine Research Reserve and Cornell University
What: Wonders of Wetlands (WOW)
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY
Date: July 10–11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a light dinner provided on Thursday during our wrap up
Cost: $50.00 for resources and refreshments

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join us for the either or both Living Environment Institutes (LEI), as we explore wetlands and watersheds. Wetlands and watersheds are relevant and exciting topics for students and teachers alike. LEI participants will explore the wide variety of wetlands as well as the Hudson River watershed, from New York’s mountains to the river itself. We will look at the wetlands and watershed through the multidisciplinary eyes of artists, scientists, resource managers, and ourselves.

LEI participants will bring home an understanding of the essential role of wetlands and watersheds,  gain valuable knowledge, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers. We'll do this with the guidance of experts who will share techniques for engaging students across disciplines and grade levels.

Teachers and youth educators of all ages and grades are welcome. NYS-Certified teachers and administrators will receive NYS Department of Education’s CTLE hours, and this program fulfills the requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program.

Wednesday, July 17th 2019

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Monarch Larva Monitoring

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.