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Week of 17 February, 2013
Sunday - 2/17
9:00 AMCamp Santanoni Winter Weekends
http://www.aarch.org/
Contact  Adirondack Architectural Heritage
518-834-9328

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, view displays about the Great Camp and take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) staff.  The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the main lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available and the public is asked to bring their own cups. Also, the Adirondack Interpretive Center will provide snowshoes to lend to visitors at the Gate Lodge.

DEC's Camp Santanoni is located in the town of Newcomb, Essex County in the heart of the Adirondacks. Directions can be obtained from Adirondack Architectural Heritage (518-834-9328), Adirondack Interpretive Center (518-582-2000) or the town of Newcomb (518-582-3211).



1:00 PMCross-Country Ski Tour
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a leisurely, guided cross-country ski tour through the preserve. Ski rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Monday - 2/18
9:00 AMCamp Santanoni Winter Weekends
http://www.aarch.org/
Contact  Adirondack Architectural Heritage
518-834-9328

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit both the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Camp Santanoni, view displays about the Great Camp and take interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) staff.  The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the main lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available and the public is asked to bring their own cups. Also, the Adirondack Interpretive Center will provide snowshoes to lend to visitors at the Gate Lodge.

DEC's Camp Santanoni is located in the town of Newcomb, Essex County in the heart of the Adirondacks. Directions can be obtained from Adirondack Architectural Heritage (518-834-9328), Adirondack Interpretive Center (518-582-2000) or the town of Newcomb (518-582-3211).



Tuesday - 2/19
10:00 AMFamily Fun: Where The Wild Things Are
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Many birds and mammals stay right here during the winter months—awake, active and fighting for their very survival. After an indoor briefing, we’ll trek across the fields to investigate how wildlife is faring. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. Dress for outdoor fun. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Friday, February 15.



6:00 PMLife on Ice Snowshoe Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Could you survive the cold of a winter’s night outdoors? On this guided walk, explore how ice and snow have shaped the lives of animals. Snowshoe rental = $4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members = $2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



Wednesday - 2/20
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 bird life as we study birds at the feeder and beyond. This program will cover concepts in bird anatomy, behavior, identification and conservation, which parent and child can build upon at home. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Friday, February 15.



 Winter 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.



6:00 PMPublic Meeting - No Further Action Remedy Proposed for Pioneer Street Mill Site
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/37564.html
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation
derweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Meeting Location: Town Hall, 283 Mannys Corners Road, Amsterdam, NY

The public is invited to the public meeting to learn about the "no further action" remedy being proposed by DEC related to the Pioneer Street Mill Site (Amsterdam). Public comments also are welcome at the public meeting, and during a public comment period that runs through March 16, 2013.



Thursday - 2/21
10:00 AMCrunch! Munch! What’s for Lunch?
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Many animals are awake and active all winter, but what do they eat? Join us as we search for secret stashes of food in the forest. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.



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

Join us for a beginner’s outing and see how easy it is to stamp out cabin fever. We will start with an indoor presentation to learn about snowshoes and how to walk and turn in them, then head out on the trails to look for signs of wildlife. In the event of insufficient snow, the program will be conducted on foot. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Friday, February 15 to register and reserve snowshoes.



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 - 2/22
2:00 PMFamily Fun: Tunnels and Burrows
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Did you ever see a hole that led under the snow or into the ground? Did you ever wonder who made that hole and what life was like under all that dirt? Come to Five Rivers and explore the lives of the tunnelers. We will use indoor crafts, games and an outdoor walk to learn more about some amazing creatures. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 by Tuesday, February 19 to register.



Saturday - 2/23
 Canada Goose Season Opens in South Goose Hunting Area
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife
fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us

9:00 AMEducator Workshop: Growing Up WILD
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
Contact  Region 1 Education Division
education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

This early childhood education program builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities, Growing Up WILD provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong skills.
(www.projectwild.org/GrowingUpWILD.htm)
Participants receive a free Growing Up WILD curriculum guide upon completion.

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

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


 Watchable Wildlife: Birding by Snowshoe
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join staff and bird experts from the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club and the Audubon Society of the Capital Region as we search for resident species and winter specialties. A briefing on how to snowshoe will precede the outing. The program, geared for the birding/snowshoeing novice, is open to the public free of charge, but space is limited. Snowshoes provided. If there is insufficient snow, we will go on foot. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, February 20 to register. In the event of severe weather, this program may be cancelled


10:00 AMHow to Do It: Map and Compass Snowshoe Course
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Can’t see the forest for the trees? Knowing how to use a map and compass is essential for safe traveling in the woods. Forest Ranger Karen Glesmann will show how to read and understand a map and how to use a compass for direction, distance, scale and detail. A briefing on how to walk and turn on snowshoes will precede an outdoor practicum. Bring a compass if you have one and dress for outdoor fun. If there is insufficient snow, we will go on foot. Parent(s) and child(ren) must accompany each other. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Tuesday, February 19. In the event of severe weather, this program may be cancelled.



1:00 PMEducator Workshop: PLT's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/2035.html
Contact  Region 1 Education Division
education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us / 631-444-0347

This Project Learning Tree early childhood education program focuses on exploring nature as a complete sensory experience. Early experiences with the natural world excite children’s imaginations and foster their inborn sense of wonder and curiosity. Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood provides the framework for influencing lifelong learning and positive values toward the natural world. (www.plt.org)
Participants receive a free PLT Early Childhood curriculum guide upon completion.

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

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


2:00 PMStrokes of Genius: What is Your Impression?
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Nature was an important element in much of Impressionist painting, becoming the artistic focal point rather than a mere backdrop. Painters braved the cold of winter to capture the feel and motion of the season. Join us for an interpretive discussion of Impressionists’ interpretations of winter and the opening of an accompanying exhibition as we celebrate Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s birthday. The program is free, but space is limited. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, February 20.



5:00 PMMoonlight Walk
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Enjoy a guided walk in the woods as the almost-full moon illuminates the forest and ponds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.


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