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Week of 14 October, 2018
Sunday - 10/14
8:00 AMFive Rivers - HMBC Guided Program: Fall Migration
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

Explore Five Rivers’ trails with members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club and watch for some of the many avian species found here this season.

Details for this guided walk are available on the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club website.



Monday - 10/15
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 10/16
5:00 PMFive Rivers - Golden Hour
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

Golden hour starts about an hour before sunset every day. The setting sun casts magnificent shadows and bathes the landscape in a bright golden hue. Clouds are set ablaze with reds, oranges, purples and pinks as the sun goes down. Every other week, a naturalist will be stationed at a different location on the property that provides a great view as the sun sets. Bring cameras, sketch pads or any other art supplies you would want to capture this experience. While artistic expression is encouraged, it is not necessary. All are welcome to come and enjoy the scenery.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



Wednesday - 10/17
6:00 PMFive Rivers - Family Fun: Nature's Night Shift
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

Enjoy a night out with the family to study who is active as the day shifts to night. We will start with a short indoor discussion about the different ways creatures have adapted to life in the dark. Then we will head out for a walk on the trails, looking and listening for common creatures of the night.

Space is limited; please call 518-475-0291 to register by the Monday prior (October 1, 8, 15, and 22).

Time & Dates: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



Thursday - 10/18
1:30 PMFive Rivers - Talk n' Trek Guided Walks for Adults
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

Guided Walk: Talk n' Trek Bee Curious!

Guided Walk for Adults

Come Wonder as We Wander Five Rivers

Bee Curious!

Are honeybees native? How do they make honey? What does the inside of a hive look like? Join us in exploring these and other curious questions about honeybees (Apis mellifera) during Friends’ Fall 2018 session of Talk n’ Trek held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Registration and Fees

Bee Curious! Is open to a maximum of 10 adults at a fee of $50.00 for all five weeks. To receive a Registration Form contact Nancy weekdays at gsp5rivers@outlook.com or call (518) 475-0297.

Registration deadline is September 19,2018

September 27th (Thursday)

Talk: From Nectar to Honey 
Trek: Honey Tour- stop at three outdoor hives and taste local honey

October 4th (Thursday)

Talk: Which came first, the flower or the bee?
Trek: Identify fall flowers

October 9th (Tuesday)

Talk: Make-up of a honeybee colony
Trek: Look for natural hive locations

October 18th (Thursday)

Talk: Life cycle of a honeybee
Trek: Look for insects in various stages of life

October 25th (Thursday)

Talk: Wax production and cell creation
Trek: Look for animal nests



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

 Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.



Friday - 10/19
No Scheduled Events
Saturday - 10/20
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Explore the Fungus Among Us
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

Mushrooms are not just a tasty addition to your dinner, they are some of our most important decomposers and can rival wildflowers in their beauty and diversity. Come out for a walk on our Vlomankill and Big Pine trails where we will talk about these important decomposers and explore their diversity here at Five Rivers.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - Fascinating Flight
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

Flight is mastered by birds, bats and insects. Join us to learn what adaptations make these creatures so different, yet tremendously successful in the skies! Appropriate for all ages.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.



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