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Wednesday August 23, 2017
9:00 AM
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

Five Rivers Living Environment Teacher Institute: Wild about Wetlands

Dates: Tues., August 22 – Thurs., August 24, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with an evening program on Wednesday (light dinner provided)

Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Cost: $50.00 for resources, refreshments and transportation

To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov

Join in this summer’s Living Environment Institute (LEI), Wild about Wetlands, as we explore these varied and sometimes highly specialized habitats. Wetlands are accessible to teachers and educators throughout New York State. They include river shores, vernal pools, swamps, streams, salt marshes and more. We’ll view wetlands across disciplines, seeking to use them as a catalyst for student interest and learning. Chris Bowser, recipient of U.S. EPA’s Environmental Quality Award, will join staff from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center to lead investigations of a variety of wetland habitats. During a field experience, LEI participants will learn first-hand why his programs in the Hudson River watershed engage thousands of New York students and hundreds of educators annually. Bring home valuable ideas, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers.

Visit www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.

10:30 AM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. Bring a lunch if you want to eat outdoors after the tour. For adults only. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

6:00 PM
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

NYSDEC will host a public availability session to provide information on two recently finalized habitat management plans: Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in the Town of Arkwright, and Kabob WMA located in the Town of Stockton, both in Chautauqua County.

Come join us to learn about the goals of the plans and future management at these WMAs. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions. An open house will begin at 6:00 and a formal presentation at 6:30. The Canadaway Creek plan can be viewed at Canadaway Creek WMA webpage and the Kabob plan at Kabob WMA webpage.

Meeting Location:
Stockton Fire Hall
28 Route 380
Stockton, NY 14784

For more information, contact Greg Ecker at 716-851-7010.

6:30 PM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Take a walk to look for birds by the ponds and in the woods. Parent or caregiver must accompany child. For children ages 8-12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

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