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Saturday October 5, 2013
10:00 AM
Contact  Five Rivers

Join us for a hike through the meandering wilds of the Old Field Trail, visiting forest, shrub, prairie and pond habitats while enjoying the fall weather and colors. Trail distance is about 1 mile. Please bring drinking water and appropriate footwear.
Contact  Region 1 Education Division / 631-444-0347

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning curriculum that uses the forest as a "window" to help students in grades pre-K to 8 and educators gain awareness and knowledge of the natural world. Much of the curriculum focuses on practical, familiar examples of tress, plants and household products to paint a broader picture of the issues facing the environment today. All participants will receive the free Project Learning Tree curriculum guide upon completion.

Location: Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Nature Preserve, Oyster Bay, Nassau County

Registration Required: / 631-444-0347

10:30 AM

Autumn is a busy time for many animals. Discover the foods they gather in preparation for winter. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

1:00 PM
Contact  845-889-4745 ext 109

There are hands on activities for both young and old alike. Fish the waters around Norrie Point to find out who lives there. Researchers will demonstrate techniques for studying the Hudson. Canoe a tidal marsh. Most programs wheelchair accessible.

Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, Dutchess County

2:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers

Autumn is here, and the fireworks have begun! Red and gold leaves are drifting down from the branches, but do you know why? Join us for a short indoor program investigating why leaves change color, followed by a walk to observe the brilliant fall foliage. Please call Five Rivers at 475-0291 by Wednesday, October 2 to register.

LegendFive Rivers General Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons Workshops

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* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

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