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Week of 26 May, 2013
Sunday - 5/26
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 5/27
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 5/28
6:30 PMTrail Tuesdays
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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

Wednesday - 5/29
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 5/30
7:30 AMCitizen Science: The EARLY BIRDER
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be cancelled. For more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

10:30 AMStroller Strut
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Bring your stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of nature with your young child. For children ages 3 and under. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

4:00 PMFamily Fun: Outdoors After School
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for our weekly after-school outings for gradeschool children. A brief indoor introduction to the season will be followed by an outdoor exploration along Five Rivers’ trails, searching for signs of the season. Each week will feature a different nature theme, with a strong emphasis on direct interaction with the outdoors. These programs are free of charge, but space is limited. Registration for any date is required by the preceding Tuesday. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. In the event of inclement weather, outings will be cancelled. To register or for more information, call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.

4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5. No registration required.

Friday - 5/31
 Turkey Season Final Day - Upstate
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

8:00 AMUrban Forestry Your Urban Trees from the Soil Up Workshop
Contact  Division of Lands and Forests

Continuing education credits applied for include: ISA and CNLP. Workshop is located at the McCrobie Civic Center in Oswego, NY, registration is due by Friday, May 31st, 2013.

Saturday - 6/1
8:30 AMEducator Workshop: Great Lakes Institute
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

This workshop helps teachers incorporate study of the Great Lakes into their classroom through standards-based, hands-on lesson plans and in-depth instruction in local Great Lakes issues. Participants will receive Project WET and Project WILD Aquatic curriculum and activity guides. For educators of students in grades 6-12. Please note: This workshop will take place aboard the Spirit of Buffalo in Buffalo. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

9:00 AMTeacher Workshop: PROJECT WILD AQUATIC
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Project WILD is an award-winning interdisciplinary program for teachers and youth leaders. This interactive workshop will introduce instructional activities which integrate aquatic wildlife themes into the core disciplines. Participants will receive a free Project WILD Aquatic K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide full of instructions for hands-on activities which support New York State learning standards. Please call 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, May 29.

9:30 AMFree Fishing Clinic at Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery
Contact  Region 7 Fishereis Cortland

No fishing license is needed to participate in free 15-minute clinics sponsored throughout the morning and mid- afternoon by DEC and Onondaga County's Carpenter's Brook Hatchery.  Location is County Route 321, Elbridge, NY. 

10:30 AMAlien Invader Investigation
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Aliens are invading Reinstein Woods! Not creatures from outer space, but plants and insects that could harm our forests and ponds. Explore where these “aliens” are found and check out what we are doing to protect our ecosystems. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

2:00 PMWatchable Wildlife: YOUNG of the YEAR
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Early June is a great time to search for babes in the woods, as well as babes in the fields, ponds and brushlands. Join us on an outdoor search for fawns, kits, tadpoles and other young of the year as we compare and contrast the needs of the newborns of common creatures.

May - 2013
June - 2013
July - 2013
LegendFive Rivers Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons Workshops

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