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Week of 23 December, 2012
Sunday - 12/23
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Monday - 12/24
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Tuesday - 12/25
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Wednesday - 12/26
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Thursday - 12/27
10:00 AMCSI: Critter Sign Investigation
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Become a nature detective and search the woods for clues that animals have left behind. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFamily Fun: All about Beavers
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an indoor presentation featuring crafts and games designed to help us learn all about beavers. Then join us outdoors for a tour of the pond to look for signs of the real rodents. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Friday, December 21.



4:30 PMAfter-School Escape
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
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 - 12/28
9:00 AMEducator Workshop: Project Learning Tree
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
Contact  Region 1 Education Division
education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

An award-winning curriculum that uses the forest as a "window" to help students in grades pre-K to 8 and educators gain awareness and knowledge of the natural world.  Much of the curriculum focuses on practical, familiar examples of trees, plants and household products to paint a broader picture of the issues facing the environment today.  Participants receive a free PLT curriculum guide upon completion.  (www.plt.org)

Location:  DEC Region 1 Headquarters, Stony Brook, Suffolk County

Registration required:  education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us  / 631-444-0347



10:00 AMFamily Fun: Birding For Kids
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for an elementary approach to winter bird life. This program will cover concepts in bird anatomy, behavior, identification and conservation, which parent and child can build upon in your own yard or park. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Friday, December 21.



10:30 AMIntroduction to Geo-caching
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Geo-caching is a popular treasure hunting game played with GPS units. During this program, you will learn how to use a hand-held GPS unit to find hidden geo-caches containing clues for solving nature mysteries. Ages 8 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Saturday - 12/29
 Canada Goose Season Opens in South and West Central Goose Areas
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Duck, Coot, Merganser and Sea Duck Hunting Opens in Western Waterfowl Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Snow Goose Hunting Season Final Day in Lake Champlain Zone
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 Split season reopens January 16.


10:00 AMWinter Prey
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

It’s tough to be food. And surviving winter in the wild can be difficult when predators consider you a delicious snack. Prey species have many techniques to keep themselves from becoming lunch. Join us for an indoor/outdoor study of the survival strategies of local prey species.



10:30 AMWinter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Look for signs of who is out and about in the woods in winter. Snowshoe rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



2:00 PMFamily Fun: The Wily Fox
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Come learn all about the fascinating fox through games, crafts and an outdoor walk. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, December 26.



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