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Saturday August 25, 2012
 
9:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Through his 'field mark' system, Jamestown, New York's Roger Tory Peterson launched our national preoccupation with birds and bird conservation. Join us on a commemorative field study of birds, the "environmental litmus paper," as we celebrate the date of the late Dr. Peterson's birth (1908). For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page.


10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Join us as we grab nets and scoop in the pond to search for aquatic animals. Ages: For children ages 6-12
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
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Late summer is a great time to assess the "soft mast" crop. Wild fruits are important food sources for wildlife at this time of year, and the competition for it is keen. Join us on an outdoor survey of nature's bounty, and see who's eating what. For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page.


Tuesday August 28, 2012
 
6:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action. Assist with stewardship projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. A variety of projects ensures there is something for almost every age and ability. Refreshments provided. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

7:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Many of us know that animals most active at night are referred to as nocturnal. And creatures most active by day are known as diurnal. But animals most active at dawn and dusk are referred to as crepuscular. Join us on a twilight tour as we search for nighthawks, bats and other wildlife of the gloaming. For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page.


Thursday August 30, 2012
 
7:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The night offers a different world of insects that is rarely explored. Join us as we search for moths and other insects attracted by light and scent. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Saturday September 1, 2012
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an interactive introduction to pond ecology. Center naturalists will present an indoor overview of this fascinating ecosystem, then lead participants in dip netting for common aquatic creatures. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, August 29. For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page.


10:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Don't know a fern from a flower? Join this guided walk to learn about our local plants (and fungi, too!). 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
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

In one of nature's most extraordinary migrations, monarch butterflies flit their way each fall from the northeastern U.S. and Canada to a small forest in Mexico. Join us as we discuss the amazing life cycle of the monarch, then go afield to check milkweeds for monarch larvae and scan the skies for adults. Tips on what you can do to help butterflies of all shapes and sizes will be provided. For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page.


Tuesday September 4, 2012
 
6:30 PM
Thursday September 6, 2012
 
7:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us, 518-475-0291

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of fall migration. These outdoor surveys will begin at 7:30 AM. Beginners always welcome. Binoculars and bird guides are helpful but not necessary. For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page

56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054 Direction to Five Rivers


4:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different fun, outdoor activity each week. Children in grades K-5.

No registration required.

7:30 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of fall migration. These outdoor surveys will begin at 7:30 AM. Beginners always welcome. Binoculars and bird guides are helpful but not necessary. For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page.


Friday September 7, 2012
 
 
Saturday September 8, 2012
 
10:00 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come celebrate the 42nd birthday of Woodsy Owl's Give a Hoot and Lend a Hand campaigns. We will start indoors with interactive activities that will help inspire young children to be good stewards of the environment, then we will search along the center's trails for seasonal signs of squirrels, deer, woodpeckers and…yes…owls. Ways to "Lend a Hand, Care for the Land" right at home will be discussed. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, September 5. For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page.


2:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Small-scale "worm farming" is a great way to boost your plant production. Join center naturalists for a thorough indoor demonstration of our worm composting bin, and learn how you can turn household food waste, yard clippings and more into nutrient-rich compost. Successful tips to help you build and maintain a healthy and productive compost bin will be provided. A visit to the Wildlife Garden to discover the benefits of worm composting will spark your interest. Participants will be able to make a starter "worm farm," worms included, to take home! Sample compost and "worm tea" will also be provided. All materials will be free of charge. One worm farm per family please. Limited to 10 families. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, September 5. For directions please visit the Five Rivers web page.


Tuesday September 11, 2012
 
6:30 PM
LegendFive Rivers Reinstein Woods






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