Tuesday, July 25th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

7:00 PM

Five Rivers: Summer Evenings Together - Bird Watching

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Evenings Together 1 (Birds and Bird Watching) takes place over four evenings: July 18, 20, 25 and 27. Learn about birds and observing birds through hands-on activities.

Also see Summer Evenings Together 2 (Family Game Night), offered as two different one-evening sessions: July 11 and August 18. Play large-group nature games with other participating families and learn about the lives of animals.

Details for both programs, including fees and a registration form, can be found at http://www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/178.

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

Thursday, July 27th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

7:00 PM

Five Rivers: Summer Evenings Together - Bird Watching

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Evenings Together 1 (Birds and Bird Watching) takes place over four evenings: July 18, 20, 25 and 27. Learn about birds and observing birds through hands-on activities.

Also see Summer Evenings Together 2 (Family Game Night), offered as two different one-evening sessions: July 11 and August 18. Play large-group nature games with other participating families and learn about the lives of animals.

Details for both programs, including fees and a registration form, can be found at http://www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/178.

Friday, July 28th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

Tuesday, August 1st 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

Thursday, August 3rd 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

Friday, August 4th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required. 

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

Tuesday, August 8th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

Wednesday, August 9th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

Thursday, August 10th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

Friday, August 11th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Summer Family Fun

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

Saturday, August 12th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Going Green at Five Rivers

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

Date/Time: Saturday, August 12, 10:00 AM

Going Green at Five Rivers

Our new visitor center showcases a number of green building practices, both indoors and out. Learn about these elements and how they make our facility energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

Thursday, August 17th 2017

1:00 PM

Five Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.

Friday, August 18th 2017

7:00 PM

Five Rivers: Summer Evenings Together - Family Game Night

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

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Evenings Together 2 (Family Game Night), offered as two different one-evening sessions: July 11 and August 18. Play large-group nature games with other participating families and learn about the lives of animals.

Also see Summer Evenings Together 1 (Birds and Bird Watching) takes place over four evenings: July 18, 20, 25 and 27. Learn about birds and observing birds through hands-on activities. 

Details for both programs, including fees and a registration form, can be found at http://www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/178

Saturday, August 19th 2017

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Turtles for Kids

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

Date/Time: Saturday, August 19, 10:00 AM

Family Fun: Turtles for Kids

Join us for this program geared for children 4-9 years old. We’ll play games, make crafts, and meet some real turtles while learning all about these hard-bodied reptiles. Then we’ll head outside for a walk on Five Rivers’ trails to search for wild turtles sunning in the ponds. Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 to register by Monday, August 14.

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

9:00 AM

Five Rivers: Living Environment Teacher Institute - Wild about Wetlands

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

Five Rivers Living Environment Teacher Institute: Wild about Wetlands

Dates: Tues., August 22 – Thurs., August 24, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with an evening program on Wednesday (light dinner provided)

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Cost: $50.00 for resources, refreshments and transportation

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

Join in this summer’s Living Environment Institute (LEI), Wild about Wetlands, as we explore these varied and sometimes highly specialized habitats. Wetlands are accessible to teachers and educators throughout New York State. They include river shores, vernal pools, swamps, streams, salt marshes and more. We’ll view wetlands across disciplines, seeking to use them as a catalyst for student interest and learning. Chris Bowser, recipient of U.S. EPA’s Environmental Quality Award, will join staff from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center to lead investigations of a variety of wetland habitats. During a field experience, LEI participants will learn first-hand why his programs in the Hudson River watershed engage thousands of New York students and hundreds of educators annually. Bring home valuable ideas, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers.

Visit www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017

9:00 AM

Five Rivers: Living Environment Teacher Institute - Wild about Wetlands

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

Five Rivers Living Environment Teacher Institute: Wild about Wetlands

Dates: Tues., August 22 – Thurs., August 24, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with an evening program on Wednesday (light dinner provided)

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Cost: $50.00 for resources, refreshments and transportation

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

Join in this summer’s Living Environment Institute (LEI), Wild about Wetlands, as we explore these varied and sometimes highly specialized habitats. Wetlands are accessible to teachers and educators throughout New York State. They include river shores, vernal pools, swamps, streams, salt marshes and more. We’ll view wetlands across disciplines, seeking to use them as a catalyst for student interest and learning. Chris Bowser, recipient of U.S. EPA’s Environmental Quality Award, will join staff from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center to lead investigations of a variety of wetland habitats. During a field experience, LEI participants will learn first-hand why his programs in the Hudson River watershed engage thousands of New York students and hundreds of educators annually. Bring home valuable ideas, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers.

Visit www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.

Thursday, August 24th 2017

9:00 AM

Five Rivers: Living Environment Teacher Institute - Wild about Wetlands

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

Five Rivers Living Environment Teacher Institute: Wild about Wetlands

Dates: Tues., August 22 – Thurs., August 24, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with an evening program on Wednesday (light dinner provided)

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Cost: $50.00 for resources, refreshments and transportation

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

Join in this summer’s Living Environment Institute (LEI), Wild about Wetlands, as we explore these varied and sometimes highly specialized habitats. Wetlands are accessible to teachers and educators throughout New York State. They include river shores, vernal pools, swamps, streams, salt marshes and more. We’ll view wetlands across disciplines, seeking to use them as a catalyst for student interest and learning. Chris Bowser, recipient of U.S. EPA’s Environmental Quality Award, will join staff from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center to lead investigations of a variety of wetland habitats. During a field experience, LEI participants will learn first-hand why his programs in the Hudson River watershed engage thousands of New York students and hundreds of educators annually. Bring home valuable ideas, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers.

Visit www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.

1:00 PM

Five Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

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. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.