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Contents

Volume 61, Number 4

February, 2007

Welcome Aboard Tug Urger

NYS Canal's floating classroom

by Erin Agans

page 2

In High Demand

New life, new uses for Stewart State Forest

by George Profous

page 4

Outdoor Discovery

Maple sap to syrup

by Richard Parissio

page 8

Growing with a Forest

by Bruce S. Kernan

page 10

students visit Rogers Environmental Education Center

How Cool Is That?

Our trip to Rogers Center

by Cassia Gravesande

page 14

Visions of New York State

A glimpse into New York's Past

by L.F. Tantillo

page 16

Get the Mercury Out!

DEC helps schools clean up

by Deborah night

page 22

Empire State Adventures

Frozen Fish

by By Brian Swain

page 26

Departments

ECO on Patrol

page 29

Letters & Reviews

page 30

The Back Page

page 32