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Week of 4 August, 2013
Sunday - 8/4
 DEC Booth at the Cattaraugus County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Cattaraugus County Fair to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Cattaraugus County Fair - July 29 to August 4
Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Little Valley, NY



Monday - 8/5
9:00 AMLiving Environment Institute: Birds as Teaching Tools
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an educators’ colloquium on bringing birds and bird themes into your classroom. This program will feature presentations on the award-winning curriculum enhancement program, “Flying WILD;” Audubon New York’s acclaimed “Audubon Adventures” and “For the Birds” education initiatives; and cool citizen science opportunities. Presentations on species of conservation concern, the effects of climate change on birds, bird banding, basic birdwatching and a special session at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve on migratory bird patterns are also included. Space is limited; please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Friday, July 26. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.


Tuesday - 8/6
 Living Environment Institute: Birds as Teaching Tools
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an educators’ colloquium on bringing birds and bird themes into your classroom. This program will feature presentations on the award-winning curriculum enhancement program, “Flying WILD;” Audubon New York’s acclaimed “Audubon Adventures” and “For the Birds” education initiatives; and cool citizen science opportunities. Presentations on species of conservation concern, the effects of climate change on birds, bird banding, basic birdwatching and a special session at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve on migratory bird patterns are also included. Space is limited; please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Friday, July 26. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.


6:30 PMTrail Tuesdays
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
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 - 8/7
 Living Environment Institute: Birds as Teaching Tools
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an educators’ colloquium on bringing birds and bird themes into your classroom. This program will feature presentations on the award-winning curriculum enhancement program, “Flying WILD;” Audubon New York’s acclaimed “Audubon Adventures” and “For the Birds” education initiatives; and cool citizen science opportunities. Presentations on species of conservation concern, the effects of climate change on birds, bird banding, basic birdwatching and a special session at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve on migratory bird patterns are also included. Space is limited; please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Friday, July 26. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.


 DEC Booth at the Erie County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Erie County Fair to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Erie County Fair - August 7 to 18
Erie County Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY



8:30 PMNew Moon Nature Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Many creatures are waking up as we are going to sleep. Join us on the darkest night of the month as we search for nocturnal animals. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


Thursday - 8/8
 Living Environment Institute: Birds as Teaching Tools
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an educators’ colloquium on bringing birds and bird themes into your classroom. This program will feature presentations on the award-winning curriculum enhancement program, “Flying WILD;” Audubon New York’s acclaimed “Audubon Adventures” and “For the Birds” education initiatives; and cool citizen science opportunities. Presentations on species of conservation concern, the effects of climate change on birds, bird banding, basic birdwatching and a special session at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve on migratory bird patterns are also included. Space is limited; please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Friday, July 26. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.


 DEC Booth at the Erie County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Erie County Fair to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Erie County Fair - August 7 to 18
Erie County Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY



9:00 AMAlternative and Organic Land Care/Pest Management Workshop (Watertown)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/92163.html
Contact  Sandra Vanvranken
BGGL@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Homeowners, land care professionals and municipalities... Help Be Green in the Great Lakes.  Join us for a free full-day of training about Alternative and Organic Land Care/Pest Management.  Training includes:  pest detection, yard maintenance, selecting well-adapted plants and much more.  Learn how to protect soil, plant health and water resources in NY's 33-county Great Lakes Basin.  Registration required and seating is limited.  Lunch provided.  Location:  Italian American Civic Association, 192 Bellew Avenue, Watertown, NY . E-Mail to above address or phone 518-402-8651 to register.



Friday - 8/9
 DEC Booth at the Erie County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Erie County Fair to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Erie County Fair - August 7 to 18
Erie County Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY



 DEC Booth at Cattaraugus County Sportsmen Show
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Cattaraugus County Sportsmen Show to meet with DEC Wildlife staff, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!



9:00 AMAlternative and Organic Land Care/Pest Management Workshop (Syracuse)
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/92163.html
Contact  Sandra Vanvranken
BGGL@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Homeowners, land care professionals and municipalities... Help Be Green in the Great Lakes.  Join us for a free full-day of training about Alternative and Organic Land Care/Pest Management.  Training includes:  pest detection, yard maintenance, selecting well-adapted plants and much more.  Learn how to protect soil, plant health and water resources in NY's 33-county Great Lakes Basin.  Registration required and seating is limited.  Lunch provided.  Location:  Best Western Plus Carrier Circle, 6555 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY. E-Mail to above address or phone 518-402-8651 to register.



Saturday - 8/10
 DEC Booth at the Erie County Fair
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Erie County Fair to meet an Environmental Conservation Officer, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!

Erie County Fair - August 7 to 18
Erie County Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY



 DEC Booth at Cattaraugus County Sportsmen Show
Contact  region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stop by DEC's booth at the Cattaraugus County Sportsmen Show to meet with DEC Wildlife staff, get information about the environment and see what's new in the fish tanks!



10:00 AMFamily Fun: Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear!
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

What better way to commemorate Smokey Bear’s birthday than to try your hand at being a forest ranger? You’ll get to operate an Indian fire pump, see how modern forest ranger trucks are specially equipped for work, and learn fire prevention skills from a real DEC forest ranger. Plus, meet a special guest. Bring a camera. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register for this program by Wednesday, August 7. This program is free and open to the public.


1:00 PMSmokey Bear’s Birthday Bash
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/91957.html
Contact  Thomas V. Panzone
(718) 482-4953

The public is invited to join in a celebration of the 69th birthday of an environmental icon, Smokey Bear, at Mr. Loretto Unique Area in Staten Island, just east of the intersection of Page Avenue and Hylan Boulevard, across the street from the MIV/CYO building, along the road leading to the bluffs from the parking lot.



2:00 PMFamily Fun: Stream Exploration
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come prepared to get wet! We will walk along the Vlomankill Trail looking for signs of wildlife, then explore the stream to observe life under the water’s surface. We can estimate the water quality of the stream by the presence or absence of indicator species like mayflies and caddisflies. Wear shoes that can get wet—please, no bare feet or flip-flops. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register for this program by Wednesday, August 7. This program is free and open to the public.


8:30 PMInsects of the Night
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  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. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.


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