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Week of 29 October, 2017
Sunday - 10/29
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Monday - 10/30
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Tuesday - 10/31
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Wednesday - 11/1
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Thursday - 11/2
4:30 PMReinstein 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 - 11/3
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Saturday - 11/4
 Annual Youth Waterfowl Program
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/111590.html
Contact  Region 1 Sportsmen's Education Program
631-444-0255 / danielle.stango@dec.ny.gov

DEC is holding its 20th Annual Youth Waterfowl Program for young hunters on Long Island ages 12 to 15, on Nov. 11 and 12.

The Youth Waterfowl Program is a special event to help junior hunters prepare for and participate in Youth Waterfowl Days. The program includes instruction in:

  • Hunting ethics and regulations;
  • Waterfowl identification;
  • Firearms safety review;
  • Retriever and decoy use;
  • Cold water survival and boating safety; and
  • Trap shooting.

Applications for the Youth Waterfowl Program are due by Oct. 25. Space is limited to 35 students.

All new applicants must attend the instructional day at Hubbard County Park in Flanders on Nov. 4, which qualifies them for the option of hunting at Hubbard County Park in Flanders or Southaven County Park in Yaphank on Nov. 11, and anywhere else hunting is allowed on Nov. 12.

Participants must be 12 to 15 years of age by Nov. 11, have completed a hunter education course by Nov. 4, possess a junior (small game) hunting license by Nov. 11, and be registered with the Harvest Information Program.



10:00 AMFive Rivers - Guided Walk: Old Field Trail
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: Old Field Trail

Join us on Saturday, November 4 @ 10:00 am for a hike through the meandering wilds of the Old Field Trail, visiting forest, shrub, prairie and pond habitats while enjoying the fall weather and colors. Trail distance is about one mile. Please bring drinking water and appropriate footwear.



10:30 AMReinstein Woods - Recycled Crafts: Books, Boxes, Bows and More
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Get a jump on making Christmas gifts for mom, dad and grandparents with these recycled crafts. For kids age 7 to 12. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.



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.



2:00 PMFive Rivers - What Galls You
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

What Galls You

Galls provide shelter for a variety of insects that overwinter in the Northeast. During this indoor and outdoor presentation, Center naturalists will explain how some insects trigger abnormal growth in certain plants, creating both shelter and food for insect larvae. We will take a casual stroll on Five Rivers’ gentle trails, stopping along the way to learn about these galling insects and the plants they inhabit.



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