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Saturday September 23, 2017
 
 
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111021.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
wildlife@dec.ny.gov

National Hunting and Fishing Day is celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and target shooting.

There are many activities across the state you can participate in. Head out and enjoy one near you!

National Hunting and Fishing Day is a designated free fishing day in New York which means anyone can fish the freshwaters of New York and no fishing license is required.


10:00 AM
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

Watchable Wildlife: The Fruit Foragers

In the fall berries and other fruit hang on the bushes and trees that line the trails at Five Rivers. Would you like to know more about these colorful additions to the landscape? Join us on Saturday, September 23rd @ 10:00 am for this outdoor guided walk to discover more about nature’s edible decorations and the animals that eat them. This informative stroll will be about a mile long and on relatively flat terrain. Bring binoculars if you have them.


 
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

You will learn how to use a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) unit, then search for hidden clues to solve nature mysteries. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


1:00 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

Open House: Animals of the Front Room

Have you ever wanted to know more about the live and mounted animals in the visitor center at Five Rivers? Do you wonder what Argo the owl’s favorite food is, or which birds visit the feeders and what makes them special? Join us on Saturday, September 23, 1:00 to 3:00PM to ask questions about the critters in Five Rivers’ front room, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the live animals on display. Drop in during the afternoon; staff will be on hand to answer your questions.


2:00 PM
https://www.hrnerr.org/
Contact  Chris Bowser
845-889-4745;
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

There’s something for everyone at “Science on the River"

Celebrate National Estuaries Week and the 35th anniversary of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve with a “Science on the River” open house at the Norrie Point Environmental Center at the Mills Norrie State Park in Staatsburg.

There will be demonstrations and hands-on activities for young and old alike, as well as a free family fishing day. Scientists from the Research Reserve and other regional research organizations will be on hand to answer questions about their work and demonstrate techniques for studying the Hudson.

This program is free and most exhibit areas are wheelchair accessible.

The Norrie Point Environmental Center is located in the Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, Dutchess County.  Directions can be found on the DEC website.  For more information, please call 845-889-4745.


 
Contact  James Herrington
845-889-4745 x 109
Location  Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 - Map

“Science on the River” free open house at the Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg NY, on Saturday Sept. 23rd from 2-5 PM.

Join the NYSDEC Hudson River Research Reserve in celebrating the Reserve’s 35th anniversary. Enjoy expert science demos, go fishing with gear provided, check out live birds of prey, explore a tidal marsh by canoe, and have fun with children’s activities. Family friendly and free for all.

Contact James Herrington at james.herrington@dec.ny.gov if you have questions.


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