Saturday, October 20th 2018

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Explore the Fungus Among Us

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

Mushrooms are not just a tasty addition to your dinner, they are some of our most important decomposers and can rival wildflowers in their beauty and diversity. Come out for a walk on our Vlomankill and Big Pine trails where we will talk about these important decomposers and explore their diversity here at Five Rivers.

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 - Fascinating Flight

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

Flight is mastered by birds, bats and insects. Join us to learn what adaptations make these creatures so different, yet tremendously successful in the skies! Appropriate for all ages.

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

Wednesday, October 24th 2018

6:00 PM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Nature's Night Shift

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

Enjoy a night out with the family to study who is active as the day shifts to night. We will start with a short indoor discussion about the different ways creatures have adapted to life in the dark. Then we will head out for a walk on the trails, looking and listening for common creatures of the night.

Space is limited; please call 518-475-0291 to register by the Monday prior (October 1, 8, 15, and 22).

Time & Dates: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24

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

Thursday, October 25th 2018

1:30 PM

Five Rivers - Talk n' Trek Guided Walks for Adults

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

Guided Walk: Talk n' Trek Bee Curious!

Guided Walk for Adults

Come Wonder as We Wander Five Rivers

Bee Curious!

Are honeybees native? How do they make honey? What does the inside of a hive look like? Join us in exploring these and other curious questions about honeybees (Apis mellifera) during Friends’ Fall 2018 session of Talk n’ Trek held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Registration and Fees

Bee Curious! Is open to a maximum of 10 adults at a fee of $50.00 for all five weeks. To receive a Registration Form contact Nancy weekdays at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or call (518) 475-0297.

Registration deadline is September 19,2018

September 27th (Thursday)

Talk: From Nectar to Honey 
Trek: Honey Tour- stop at three outdoor hives and taste local honey

October 4th (Thursday)

Talk: Which came first, the flower or the bee?
Trek: Identify fall flowers

October 9th (Tuesday)

Talk: Make-up of a honeybee colony
Trek: Look for natural hive locations

October 18th (Thursday)

Talk: Life cycle of a honeybee
Trek: Look for insects in various stages of life

October 25th (Thursday)

Talk: Wax production and cell creation
Trek: Look for animal nests

4:30 PM

Five Rivers - Family Fun Outdoors After School

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

Family Fun: OUTDOORS AFTER SCHOOL

 Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Saturday, October 27th 2018

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Not So Scary Critters of Halloween

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

This program, designed for people of all ages, will explore fun facts about bats, spiders, crows, and owls. Each session is broken into three half-hour presentations, which may include live animals. Stop at the skulls and bones table or the craft and games room anytime during the event to learn about your favorite carnivore, or create a craft to take home and learn more about these amazing creatures through interactive games. Families and individuals will discover that bats, spiders, crows, and owls aren’t so scary after all.

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 - Family Fun: Not So Scary Critters of Halloween

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

This program, designed for people of all ages, will explore fun facts about bats, spiders, crows, and owls. Each session is broken into three half-hour presentations, which may include live animals. Stop at the skulls and bones table or the craft and games room anytime during the event to learn about your favorite carnivore, or create a craft to take home and learn more about these amazing creatures through interactive games. Families and individuals will discover that bats, spiders, crows, and owls aren’t so scary after all.

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

Saturday, November 3rd 2018

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Conservationist for Kids: Adventure Club

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

Join our naturalist crew as they take you on an adventure here at Five Rivers. Each month’s adventure will focus on a different aspect of New York’s natural world. Like any good adventurer, you will want to do your research first, so pick up a copy of the Conservationist for Kids at the visitor center during your next visit to Five Rivers. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Space is limited. Please call to register for this program by Wednesday, October 31 and include the child’s grade, as the program is most appropriate for grades 2-8.

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 - Family Fun : Acorns, Oaks and Lots of Jokes

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

Laugh and learn how these mighty giants provide food and shelter for many forest inhabitants.

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

Monday, November 5th 2018

7:00 PM

Five Rivers - HMBC Speaker Series: Arizona and More

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

Join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series.

Details for this month’s program, presented by Jeff Schoonmaker, are available on the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club website.

Tuesday, November 6th 2018

4:00 PM

Five Rivers - Golden Hour

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

Golden hour starts about an hour before sunset every day. The setting sun casts magnificent shadows and bathes the landscape in a bright golden hue. Clouds are set ablaze with reds, oranges, purples and pinks as the sun goes down. Every other week a naturalist will be stationed at a different location on the property that provides a great view as the sun sets. Bring cameras, sketch pads or any other art supplies you would want to capture this experience. While artistic expression is encouraged, it is not necessary. All are welcome to come and enjoy the scenery.

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

Saturday, November 10th 2018

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Seeds Please

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

Whether carried by the wind or hitching a ride on animal fur, plants have developed varied and ingenious ways to spread their seeds around and ensure their survival. We’ll head outdoors to take a closer look at seeds and how they are dispersed. Adults must accompany children

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 - Trash to Treasure

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

America Recycles Day and New York Recycles Day occur annually on November 15. We’ll mark the occasion by taking everyday trash—cereal boxes, milk cartons and the like—and “upcycling” it into something new and useful.

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

Saturday, November 17th 2018

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Corvids

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

Crows, ravens and jays come from a fascinating group of birds known as the corvids. Learn about this fascinating and arguably most intelligent group of birds. Discover the species around the world that top the charts in avian brain power and about the abilities of some of the corvids right here at home. This program will feature live New York State corvid members.

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 - Family Fun: Crows for Kids

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

Crows are not always thought of in positive ways. Come learn about these fascinating creatures, then decide if your opinions have changed. We will begin with a brief presentation about crows, a crow craft, and an introduction to a live crow! Next, if weather permits, we will go for a short walk to look and listen for these birds in the wild. Please call to preregister for this event by Monday November 12, as space is limited.

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