Saturday, January 27th 2018

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - How to Do It: Winter Tree Identification

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How to Do It: WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION

To identify a tree, we often look to their leaves for clues to their identification. But what about when there are no leaves? If you look closely, you can find all the information you need to confidently name the tree. We will use the Winter Tree Finder as our guide. Bring one, borrow one, or buy one at the Visitor Center.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.

Saturday, February 3rd 2018

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Groundhog Day: The history, the celebration , the rodent

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GROUNDHOG DAY: THE HISTORY, THE CELEBRATION, THE RODENT

The history of Groundhog Day goes back thousands of years and was created from many cultures. Join us for this indoor presentation and outdoor walk to learn about this fascinating history, as well as how this unofficial holiday is celebrated throughout North America today. We will also delve into the natural history of this unassuming rodent.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers - Family Fun Groundhog Day for Kids

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Family Fun: GROUNDHOG DAY FOR KIDS

Join us indoors to learn more about the legendary groundhog through interactive games, activities and crafts. Then, if weather permits, we will venture outside for an easy stroll to look for signs of this amazing rodent and its relatives. This program is most suitable for children ages 6-10. Please call the Center at 518-475-0291 by February 1 to register.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.

Saturday, February 10th 2018

9:30 AM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Fur, Fluff and Fun!

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Family Fun: FUR, FLUFF AND FUN!

How do animals keep warm in the cold winter? Where is the bear? How about the hare? And the Blue Jay, does she go away? Beaver, coyote, rabbit or deer, what is the warmest pelt you’ve ever felt? Come check out some of the furs we have at Five Rivers and see who’s at the bird feeders too!

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers - Got a Question? Ask a Naturalist

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Got a Question?

Did you find, see or hear something cool outside and want to know more about it? Ask a Naturalist! A Five Rivers educator will be on hand in the Visitor Center’s Exhibit Hall to answer, or help find answers to questions you may have.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.

Saturday, February 17th 2018

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Citizen Science: The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Citizen Science: THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

This project is sponsored by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society for four days in February. If you would like to help scientists track the mid-winter distribution and abundance of birds, or just sip coffee and learn about common backyard birds, please join us. Bring binoculars if you have them, or we have a few to loan.

NOTE: We are unable to accommodate organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) at our public programs. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to schedule a separate program for your group.