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Week of 15 October, 2017
Sunday - 10/15
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 10/16
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 10/17
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 10/18
1:30 PMFive Rivers - Talk 'n' Trek: Hunting for Nature
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

Talk ‘n’ Trek Hunting for Nature (and perhaps a geocache or two!)

Each week a vessel containing natural materials such as furs, skulls, or feathers will be hidden for us to find using hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units. Once found, we’ll investigate the item(s) using reference materials to determine who/what it belongs to and how it fits into Five Rivers’ ecosystem. GPS units will be provided. No previous experience is needed. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring along water and a snack. Please meet at Five Rivers’ Guided School Program Building.

Time & Dates: Series of five Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, September 20, 27 and October 4, 11, 18, (rain date October 25)

Fee: $50 (Proceeds support the Guided School Program Scholarship Fund)

Registration: Contact Nancy Conway at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or 518-475-0297



4:00 PMReinstein Woods - Teachers in Nature: Prof. Dev. Series - Aquatic WILD
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Sign up for one or more workshops to learn how to connect your students to nature! CTLE credit hours may be available for select programs. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



Thursday - 10/19
4:30 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Outdoors After School
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

Family Fun: Outdoors After School

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? It's time to get your wiggles out!  Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore outdoors. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Date/Time: Thursdays, September 14 through October 26, 4:30 to 5:30 PM



 Reinstein Woods - After School Escape
Contact  716-683-5959
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 - 10/20
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 10/21
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Bird Seed Order Pick Up
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

Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Feathered Friends: BIRDSEED ORDER PICKUP

If you ordered birdseed from the Friends of Five Rivers, your order will be ready on this date. Please plan to pick it up then. If you have any questions, please call the Friends of Five Rivers at 518-475-0295.

Also on this date, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, please join us for an open house on bird feeding basics. If you enjoy observing birds, why not bring the birds to you? Join us at Five Rivers’ bird observation area inside the visitor center to learn how to attract birds to your home. We’ll discuss bird feeders, water features, and seed and other food sources. A demonstration of aids for seeing and hearing birds, suggestions for recording observations, and a preview of Project FeederWatch will add to your enjoyment of bird feeding. This is an open house event; come for a few minutes or a few hours!





 Five Rivers - Open House: Bird Feeding Basics
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: Bird Feeding Basics

If you enjoy observing birds, why not bring the birds to you? Join us on Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Five Rivers’ bird observation area inside the visitor center to learn how to attract birds to your home. We’ll discuss bird feeders, water features, and seed and other food sources. A demonstration of aids for seeing and hearing birds, suggestions for recording observations, and a preview of Project FeederWatch will add to your enjoyment of bird feeding. This is an open house event; come for a few minutes or a few hours!



 Family Fall Fishing Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park
Contact  Robert McCormack, NYSDEC
email: robert.mccormack@dec.ny.gov
Location  Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead, NY - Map

Location of Event: Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue / Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead 

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of the DEC in cooperation with the Hempstead Lake State Park. Attendees will learn fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety and techniques and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about fishing on Long Island, I FISH NY will conduct basic fishing instruction, ecology and stewardship of local aquatic habitats, fish identification, regulations and casting safety and techniques. The I FISH NY program of the DEC will provide instruction, rods and bait free of charge.



11:00 AMReinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Nature Guide's Choice
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.



2:30 PMReinstein Woods - Birding 101: Class #10
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Learn which birds will be in the area for the winter season. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up



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