Saturday, November 25th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Wild Turkeys

Watchable Wildlife: Wild Turkeys

The wild turkey was absent from New York State for about 100 years. During this indoor presentation on Saturday, November 25th @ 10:00 am come and learn about these remarkable animals and their amazing comeback. Then join us for an outdoor walk to learn more about the part that Five Rivers played in the recovery of this species.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Talkin' Turkey

Family Fun: Talkin’ Turkey

Come learn about wild turkeys at this family-friendly program on Saturday, November 25th at 2:00 pm. You’ll learn the natural history of these fascinating animals through an indoor presentation, games, crafts and a short outdoor walk. This program is best suited for children 5-10 years old. Adults must accompany children. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the Center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, November 22.

Saturday, December 2nd 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Let's Make a Green Holiday

Family Fun: Let's Make A Green Holiday

On Saturday, December 2, 10:00 AM turn trash into treasure or at least use eco-friendly materials to wrap all those packages for under the tree or for any other special day. Come ready to get a little messy as we explore various wrapping materials that are eco-friendly, kid-friendly and fun. Adults must accompany children. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the Center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, November 29.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - Naturalists as Reading Partners

Date/Time: Saturday, December 2, 2:00 PM


Join us as we discover the coming of winter, both in the pages of books and outdoors. A naturalist will read a story, and then we’ll go walk outdoors to explore some of the themes in the book. We’ll end by completing a craft in the visitor center. All are welcome, but the program is most appropriate for children ages 3-7. Adults must accompany children.

4:00 PM

Five Rivers - Citizen Science: Owl Prowl

Citizen Science: Owl Prowl

Join in on Saturday, December 2, 4:00 PM as we survey owls at Five Rivers. Field parties will visit likely owl roosts, then gather to compare findings. Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 to register by Monday, November 27.

Monday, December 4th 2017

7:00 PM

Five Rivers - HMBC Speaker Series: Birds & Avian Research at Albany Pine Bush

HMBC Speaker Series: Birds and Avian Research at the Albany Pine Bush

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series on Monday, December 4, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Details for this month’s program, presented by Amanda Dillon, are at

Saturday, December 9th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Sleepytime

Sleepy Time

Some animals stay active during the winter. Others settle in for a long-term snooze. On Saturday, December 9th @ 10 Am come and take a short walk with us as we look for signs of animals preparing for the cold months ahead and talk about their survival tactics.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Join Five Rivers staff on December 9 at 2:00 pm as we play games and discover how and where animals spend the winter. Many people think of hibernation, but there are other ways animals survive the coldest months. We’ll explore some of the creative adaptations of our regional wildlife as they prepare to survive this challenging season.

Saturday, December 16th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Watchable Wildlife: Winter Birds

Date/Time: Saturday, December 16, 10:00 AM

Watchable Wildlife: WINTER BIRDS

Bring your binoculars on this winter stroll to look for birds and other wildlife. Fight those winter blues by getting outdoors in the brief daylight and enjoying the view. This mile-long amble will take place on relatively flat terrain. All are welcome, from beginning birders to experts. If you don’t have binoculars, we have a few to loan.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: The Ways of Winter Wildlife

Family Fun: The Ways of Winter Wildlife

Please join us on Saturday, December 16, 2:00 PM for this family-friendly event, which will incorporate our displays and a live animal presentation to demonstrate the ways animals in our area survive the winter. If weather permits, we will also venture outside for a half-mile walk on relatively flat trails to see some winter wildlife behaviors in action. This event is most suitable for children ages 8 to 12. Adults must accompany children.