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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife, Watertown Headquarters Office

The public will have a special opportunity to visit restricted portions of three Wildlife Management Areas in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties starting Saturday, Aug. 16 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 29. Perch River WMA in Jefferson County and Upper and Lower Lakes and Wilson Hill WMAs in St. Lawrence County, including their wetland restricted areas, will be open to visitors.

9:00 AM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Explore new and exciting ways to reach your curriculum goals, while enjoying the most under-used “classroom” at your school—the schoolyard! Learn outdoor classroom management techniques, how to identify common species, and effective ways to incorporate the outdoors into your curriculum. Each participant will receive a Project WILD activity guide with more than 120 standards-based lesson plans. Activities presented in the workshop are correlated to Common Core math and ELA standards. Please note: Participants must attend both days. For educators of students in grades K-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

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

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Each summer, in partnership with DEC, the Friends of Five Rivers offers outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. “Summer Family Fun” is a four-day program for children ages 2-8. Three identical sessions are offered this summer: July 29-August 1, August 5-8, and August 12-15. Each day begins with the reading of a story from nature. Hands-on activities follow from the theme of the story. Each day includes exploration, discovery, games and crafts. Fridays are spent by the and in the stream.

A parent or caregiver must participate with the child(ren). Go to the Friends of Five Rivers web page for complete information, including a registration form.

Fee for one adult plus one child is $40 for members of the Friends of Five Rivers, $50 for non-members. $5 for each additional registered child.

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

Trail Tuesdays

Every Tuesday from April through August from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with! Refreshments provided. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

7:00 PM
Contact  Karen Stainbrook

Meeting location: Kent Town Hall, Kent Town Center, 25 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes, NY 10512

Public meeting with Lake Carmel watershed residents to talk about the lake's water quality and the development of a plan to limit the amount of nutrients entering the lake.

8:30 PM
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar

Moths are suckers for sugar—literally! Join us for a close look at these beautiful and fascinating insects as we begin our first moth census. After a brief indoor overview of the natural history and ecological importance of moths, we’ll venture afield to monitor the action at sugared “bait stations.” Flashlights are helpful but not necessary. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register for this program by Thursday, July 24.

LegendFive Rivers Meetings Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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