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Saturday May 18, 2013
9:00 AM
Contact  Region 1 Education Division
education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

This exciting workshop introduces middle school students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD also supports educators by providing opportunities to inspire students to discover more about the natural world, helping them understand the importance of migratory birds and their conservation. (www.flyingwild.org)

Participants receive a free Flying 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

Contact  Columbia Land Conservancy
518-392-5252 ext.208

A workshop for municipal board members and interested residents, focused on the value of woodland pools and the planning tools you can use to protect them in your community. The workshop will be followed by an optional field visit to observe woodland pools at the Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary. Please dress appropriately for being out in the woods. Both the workshop (2 hours) and the optional field visit (2 hours) will offer self-certification credits for municipal board members. Sponsored by Columbia Land Conservancy.

Location: Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Hillsdale, followed by field visit at Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary and Center, Craryville

9:30 AM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This workshop helps teachers incorporate the Great Lakes into their classroom through standards-based, hand-on lesson plans and in-depth instruction in local Great Lakes issues. Participants will receive Project WET and Project WILD Aquatic curriculum and activity guides. For educators of students in grades 6-12.  Please note: This workshop will take place at Helmer Nature Center in West Irondequoit, NY. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

10:00 AM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a family-friendly program to learn all about trees and the creatures that depend on them as we celebrate National Walk in the Woods Day. We will go outside for an easy walk and gather some interesting things that come from trees. Then we will head indoors for a craft project to learn more about these giants of the plant world.

10:30 AM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

In this session, we will create three different recycled crafts to use in our pots or garden bed. If you attended prior sessions, please bring your plant with you. For children ages 6 to 8. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

LegendFive Rivers General Reinstein Woods Workshops

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