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Saturday September 14, 2019
 
 
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

What’s the connection between Capital Region birds and the coffee in your cup? Explore this question with Brew the Roost, a series of interactive quilts that highlight the seasonal migration of birds and the importance of shade-grown coffee in maintaining biodiversity in coffee-growing regions. Quilts will be updated every two weeks as the fall migration progresses. 

This family-friendly art exhibit, created by local artist Katherine Lynn Bierman, will be on view in the visitor center through Thanksgiving.


11:00 AM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html
Contact  Melissa Cohen
718-482-4022

DEC's I FISH NY program will conduct a Free Fishing Clinic on:

  • September 14th, 2019 at Pier 5 in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Free Fishing Clinics are family and first time angler friendly! Participants can fish for free and loaner fishing rods and bait will be available for those who want to participate. No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology.

For a list of additional Free Fishing Clinics available throughout the state, please visit DEC’s Free Fishing Clinics webpage. To purchase a fishing license or join the free marine recreational fishing registry, please visit DEC’s Fishing License webpage.


1:00 PM
https://www.hrnerr.org/science-on-the-river-september-14-20...
Contact  Maija Niemisto
maija.niemisto@dec.ny.gov 845-889-4745 x107
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve will celebrate the beginning of National Estuaries Week during our “Science on the River” open house. Scientists from the Research Reserve and other regional research organizations will be on hand to answer questions about and demonstrate techniques for studying the Hudson River. Free and family friendly!

Each presentation will feature demonstrations and activities for young and old alike, including:

  • Enjoying a live birds of prey program with wildlife rehabilitator Annie Mardiney;
  • Catch live fish in the Hudson waters;
  • Learning how organisms living in a stream indicate its health;
  • Tie your own fly for fishing;
  • Canoe on the estuary and tributaries;
  • See local high school and college student research poster presentations; and
  • Collect and analyze samples of microplastics pollution from the Hudson River

Young visitors will also be able to explore the river in the wet classroom, through a variety of crafts and hands-on activities.


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

Citizen Science: WORLD WATER MONITORING

Tiny critters in our ponds and streams, called macroinvertebrates, need certain conditions to survive. Come help Five Rivers observe these invertebrates and collect data on water quality to determine the health of our waters. Close-toed shoes that can get wet and muddy are required. Please no flip-flops.

Space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, September 11 to register.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


8:30 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

Family Fun: FULL MOON WALK

See Five Rivers in a new light! Join us for a guided nature walk under the light of the moon to explore some nighttime creatures. Bring your headlamps, flashlights, your best listening ears and dress for the weather.

Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, September 11 to register.

This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.


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