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Thursday August 10, 2017
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.

Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2-8, which will be offered July 25-28 and repeated August 1-4 and August 8-11. Go to www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/87 for complete information, including fees and a registration form.


 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959

Search for frogs, turtles and birds along the boardwalk and use instruments to recreate the sounds of the swamp. For children ages 3-12. Note: This program takes place at Great Baehre Swamp in Amherst. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


1:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Date/Time: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.


5:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  I FISH NY
phone: 631-444-0280 or 631-444-0283

The Town of Islip is co-sponsoring this free fishing clinic with DEC. This clinic is geared towards families, but it is open to all. The clinic will focus on fishing techniques, biology and stewardship. 

Pre-registration is required with the Town of Islip. Call 631-224-5430 to inquire.

Location: Knapp's Lake, Brookwood Hall Park, 40 Irish Lane, Islip, NY 11730

This event is free. I FISH NY will provide loner rods and free bait. 

No Freshwater Fishing License is needed during the hours of this event.


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