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Saturday February 1, 2020
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

Educator Workshop: PROJECT WET
Educators attending this exciting workshop will learn about, use, and go home with the National Science Teacher Association-endorsed Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Guide. Project WET explores water’s physical characteristics, how it connects all of Earth’s systems, and how this natural resource is managed within social constructs. WET does this through hands-on simulations and modeling. This interdisciplinary K–12 resource is provided free of charge by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund. Certified teachers will receive 4 CTLE hours. Participants must pre-register by calling the center by Wednesday, January 29.

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

Contact  Dennis Wischman

DEC and the city of Troy will co-host a free ice fishing clinic from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 1st, at the Tomhannock Reservoir angler parking lot at the corner of NYS Route 7 and Lake Shore Road in the town of Pittstown. 

DEC will supply the bait and tackle but experienced #anglers are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. A warming hut will be on site and DEC will provide ice fishing instruction and tips.

For more info, contact the DEC Region 4 Fisheries office at (607) 652-2652.

11:00 AM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided nature walk and use your senses to search through the woods. No registration required.

1:00 PM
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) helps teachers use water to teach English language arts, science, math and more! Participants receive a standards-based interdisciplinary curriculum guide that includes lessons covering water's physical and chemical properties, cultural connections to water, and water resource management. For educators of students in grades K-12. 4 CTLE hours provided.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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