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Saturday August 26, 2017
 
10:00 AM
Contact  Brittany Dileo
718-482-6404

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 73rd Birthday Bash

Held at Gantry Plaza State Park and at Pier 51 along Hudson River Park.

Only WHO can prevent wildfires? That’s right, YOU! Join us for a celebration of all things outdoors as we wish Smokey Bear a happy 73rd birthday!

On August 26, 2017, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be celebrating at Gantry Plaza State Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

And on Pier 51 along the Hudson River Park from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

This fun-filled, free event will feature hands-on activities for visitors of all ages including a meet and greet with Smokey Bear and a DEC forest ranger, crafts and a Smokey Bear poster contest, scavenger hunts, party favors, and more!


10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn how monarch butterflies are tagged and recorded for research, then release them for their journey down south. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


2:00 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: Saturday, August 26, 2:00 PM

I Bird NY – Roger Tory Peterson:  The Man Behind the Field Guides

In honor of Roger Tory Peterson’s birthday on August 28, we’ll take a look at the life of the man who introduced so many people to birds. With the publication of his Peterson Field Guide to the Birds, he introduced a system of identifying birds that made sense to the layman. After a brief indoor presentation on the life of the man who did so much to popularize birding and bird conservation, we will head afield—with Peterson field guides—to identify some of Five Rivers’ resident birds using the Peterson system. A limited number of binoculars will be available for loan.


2:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov; (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Why do birds migrate? Learn which species to look for as they prepare for their long journey south. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


 
Contact  Brittany Dileo
718-482-6404

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 73rd Birthday Bash

Held at Gantry Plaza State Park and at Pier 51 along Hudson River Park.

Only WHO can prevent wildfires? That’s right, YOU! Join us for a celebration of all things outdoors as we wish Smokey Bear a happy 73rd birthday!

On August 26, 2017, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be celebrating at Gantry Plaza State Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

And on Pier 51 along the Hudson River Park from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

This fun-filled, free event will feature hands-on activities for visitors of all ages including a meet and greet with Smokey Bear and a DEC forest ranger, crafts and a Smokey Bear poster contest, scavenger hunts, party favors, and more!


LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods






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