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Wednesday July 31, 2013
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Cattaraugus County Fair to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Cattaraugus County Fair - July 29 to August 4
Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Little Valley, NY

Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Educator Workshop: Great Lakes Academy

July 29 through August 2

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

This inter-disciplinary, five-day training academy will help educators explore ways to infuse their existing curricula with activities and stewardship opportunities connecting their students to the Great Lakes. Topics covered in the academy include water sampling, local plants and animals, geology, history, aquatic invasive species, ecology and habitats, and restoration projects. During the academy, educators will participate in and receive: Science Afloat Program aboard the Spirit of Buffalo to explore the Buffalo River and Lake Erie, Project WET and Project WILD Aquatic curriculum and activity guides, field experiences with ideas and tips for connecting students to the outdoors, and 30 contact hours of professional development. After the academy, all participants will receive at least one free in-class lesson presented by a professional environmental educator, as well as ongoing support to involve students in a stewardship project. Educators who complete the academy and the follow-up activities will receive a $200 stipend. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to request an application form.  

6:30 PM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hands-on activities enable families to investigate nature together on a different topic each session. Please note: This program will take place at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library at 1030 Losson Road in Cheektowaga. For more information and to sign up, contact the library at 716-668-4991.

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