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Saturday February 23, 2013
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us
9:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
Contact  Region 1 Education Division
education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

This early childhood education program builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities, Growing Up WILD provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong skills.
(www.projectwild.org/GrowingUpWILD.htm)
Participants receive a free Growing Up WILD curriculum guide upon completion.

Location: DEC Region 1 Headquarters, Stony Brook, Suffolk County

Registration Required: education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join staff and bird experts from the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club and the Audubon Society of the Capital Region as we search for resident species and winter specialties. A briefing on how to snowshoe will precede the outing. The program, geared for the birding/snowshoeing novice, is open to the public free of charge, but space is limited. Snowshoes provided. If there is insufficient snow, we will go on foot. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, February 20 to register. In the event of severe weather, this program may be cancelled

10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Can’t see the forest for the trees? Knowing how to use a map and compass is essential for safe traveling in the woods. Forest Ranger Karen Glesmann will show how to read and understand a map and how to use a compass for direction, distance, scale and detail. A briefing on how to walk and turn on snowshoes will precede an outdoor practicum. Bring a compass if you have one and dress for outdoor fun. If there is insufficient snow, we will go on foot. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Tuesday, February 19. In the event of severe weather, this program may be cancelled.


1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
Contact  Region 1 Education Division
education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

This Project Learning Tree early childhood education program focuses on exploring nature as a complete sensory experience. Early experiences with the natural world excite children’s imaginations and foster their inborn sense of wonder and curiosity. Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood provides the framework for influencing lifelong learning and positive values toward the natural world. (www.plt.org)
Participants receive a free PLT Early Childhood curriculum guide upon completion.

Location: DEC Region 1 Headquarters, Stony Brook, Suffolk County

Registration Required: education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Nature was an important element in much of Impressionist painting, becoming the artistic focal point rather than a mere backdrop. Painters braved the cold of winter to capture the feel and motion of the season. Join us for an interpretive discussion of Impressionists’ interpretations of winter and the opening of an accompanying exhibition as we celebrate Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s birthday. The program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, February 20.


5:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a guided walk in the woods as the almost-full moon illuminates the forest and ponds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

LegendFive Rivers Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons Workshops






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