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Week of 31 December, 2017
Sunday - 12/31
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 1/1
9:00 AMFive Rivers - I Bird NY: New Year's Bird Count
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 & I Bird NY: New Year's Bird Count

Join local bird experts on Monday, January 1, 2018, 9:00 AM for our 37th annual New Year’s Day survey. Seventy-one different species have been found at Five Rivers on Albany’s “First Morning,” and the birds found over the decades of this long-term study show interesting range changes for many species. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. Dress warmly. If severe weather is forecast, call the Center at 518-475-0291 on Saturday, December 30 to confirm if the event will be held.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods: First Day Hike
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Ring in the New Year with a walk to look for birds! Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Tuesday - 1/2
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 1/3
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 1/4
4:30 PMReinstein Woods: After School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.



Friday - 1/5
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 1/6
9:00 AMReinstein Woods: Christmas Bird Count for Kids
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

A great way to introduce kids to birding and escape the post-Christmas blahs! Teams of kids compete to see who can find the most birds on 90-minute hikes at Reinstein Woods and other nearby sites. Binocular instruction and refreshments provided.
For more information call 716-683-5959.
Register online at: http://reinsteinwoods.org/cbc4kids



11:45 AMFive Rivers - AMC Hudson Mohawk Chapter: Social meeting and outing
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

AMC Hudson Mohawk Chapter: SOCIAL, MEETING AND OUTING 

 The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) will be hosting their winter event at Five Rivers. Please arrive with a dish to share a little before 11:45 AM, to allow for setup. After lunch, we will discuss topics related to encouraging member diversity and young members. An AMC hike leader will lead a hike on snowshoes or not depending on snow cover. At least 6 inches of snow is required. The hike will start around 1:30 PM. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear, including winter-traction cleats, if needed. Snowshoe rentals are $5 per pair; free for Friends members. The public is welcome to attend any part of this event.



1:00 PMReinstein Woods: Woods Walk - Winter Weeds
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  reinsteinwoods@dec.ny.gov
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Explore the world of winter plants and see where the summer wildflowers will bloom. No registration required.



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