Saturday, December 15th 2018

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Family Fun: Featured Creature Care

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

Here at Five Rivers we have lots of wildlife, and in the center, we have some featured creatures. Every day we feed them and clean their enclosures to make sure they are happy and healthy. Join one of our dedicated naturalists to learn more about the animal care process. You will learn about how we feed them, maintain their enclosures, and the special considerations we make for these once wild animals.

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

Tuesday, December 18th 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, December 22nd 2018

10:00 AM

Five Rivers - Guided Hike: The Path Less Traveled

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

Get outside on Larch Lane, part of the North Loop Trail, and visit the beautiful Jay’s Home Run with a naturalist. This is a two-mile hike over some of the more remote trails. Please bring appropriate footwear. The Friends of Five Rivers rent snowshoes for $5 a pair in the event of deep snow

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: Fur, Fluff and Fun

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

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 and deer, what is the warmest pelt you’ve ever felt?  Come check out some of the furs we have at Five Rivers and check out who’s at the feeders too!

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