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Week of 1 October, 2017
Sunday - 10/1
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 10/2
7:00 PMFive Rivers - HMBC Speaker Series: Birding Eastern Gondwana, Part 2
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

HMBC Speaker Series: Birding Eastern Gondwana, Part 2: East Coast Australia

On Monday, October 2, 7:00 to 9:00 PM join members of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club for their monthly speaker series. Details for this month’s program, presented by Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen, are at https://hmbc.net/content/hmbc-program-0.



Tuesday - 10/3
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 10/4
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



Thursday - 10/5
1:00 PMFive Rivers: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)
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: Thursdays, June 1 through October 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, data collected at Five Rivers has been contributed to this continent-wide citizen science project conducted through the University of Minnesota. The goal of the MLMP is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary, with a focus on their distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. Volunteers in the United States, Canada and Mexico aid in conserving monarchs and advance understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Meet at the Nature’s Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk, at the south end of our parking lot. Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project.



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 - 10/6
9:00 AMFive Rivers - Bird Seed Orders Due
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

Feathered Friends: Birdseed Orders Due

The is the last day to order birdseed through the Friends of Five Rivers’ Annual Birdseed Sale is Friday, October 6th. This benefit sale not only helps the birds, but also generates supplemental funding for Five Rivers’ programming. Orders will be available for pickup at Five Rivers on Saturday, October 21.

For more information or an order form, visit www.friendsoffiverivers.org/node/73, or call the Friends at 518-475-0295.



6:30 PMFive Rivers - Nightlife
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

Nightlife

This program will explore the nighttime world through the ears and eyes of the animals that dwell in this mysterious realm. Join us on Friday, October 6, 6:30 PM for this mile-long walk as we learn about nocturnal animals through games, stories and our own nocturnal senses. This program is suitable for ages six years and up.



Saturday - 10/7
10:00 AMFive Rivers - Naturalists as Reading Partners
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

Naturalists as Reading Partners

Join us on Saturday, October 7 at 10 am as we discover fall, both in the pages of a book and outdoors. We’ll read A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston, then go outdoors on a discovery walk to explore some of the themes in the book: plants and trees and their seeds. We’ll end by completing a craft in the visitor center. All are welcome, but the program is most appropriate for children ages 3-7. Adults must accompany children.



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 - A Place Where Conservation Began
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

A Place Where Conservation Began

Join us for an historical tour of Five Rivers. On this walk back in time, Center naturalists will lead an exploration of the many landforms and structures associated with the former Game Farm’s duck and goose propagation program. In the 1930s, the mallard was quite uncommon in the Eastern Flyway. Now, due mostly to the Game Farm program (1933-1970), it is our most common duck species.

Walking distance is about one mile. Please bring drinking water and appropriate footwear.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, 2:00 PM



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