Saturday, January 22nd 2022

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: I Bird NY: Who Gives a Hoot?

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Our local owls, that’s who! Learn which owls live in our area and what they are doing right now. You’ll be surprised to find out why February is a very important time for many of them. As a bonus, we’ll learn to recognize owl calls, so next time you hear one, you’ll know WHOOO is calling.

To register, call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, January 19.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Planning For a Fossil Fuel-Free Home

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Learn what to consider when planning climate-positive changes that remove fossil fuels from your home. Renewable and clean energy options, insulation, and more will be discussed. Presented by PUSH Buffalo. 

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

10:30 AM

Reinstein Woods - Stories in the Woods: Squirrels

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Enjoy hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods. For children ages 3–7.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

11:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers: Guided Walk: A Breath of Fresh Air

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Treat yourself!  Chase away those winter blues by immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. Bring out the “sense of wonder” and delight we find by going outdoors.

 To register, call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, January 19.

Tuesday, January 25th 2022

10:30 AM

Reinstein Woods - Winter Wildflowers

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Explore the world of winter plants and see what next summer’s wildflowers will look like. For adults only.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

Thursday, January 27th 2022

12:00 PM

Reinstein Woods - Virtual Program: Sustainability Lunch Talk

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Follow through with your New Year's resolution to improve your lifestyle by moving toward a fossil fuel-free lifestyle! Each session provides local resources to help you make improvements, and maybe even save money along the way.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead (716-683-5959) to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs. For virtual programs, please register online at www.reinsteinwoods.org/events.
  • Participants will be emailed a link for the presentation.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

Saturday, January 29th 2022

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: How to do it: Learn to Snowshoe

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Never tried snowshoeing before? Now is your chance! We'll go over the basics of how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk, and turn. We'll go outside to put our new skills to work on a short walk. Snowshoe rental fees are waived.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, January 28 to register.

The outdoor portion of this program will be conducted on foot if there is insufficient snow.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Birding 101

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

For beginner birders: learn birding skills while hiking through Reinstein Woods in search of our winter birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

Wednesday, February 9th 2022

4:30 PM

Reinstein Woods - Wild Wednesday

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Together, kids and their caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5. No registration required.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

Saturday, February 12th 2022

10:00 AM

Five Rivers: Cottontail Rabbits

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Five Rivers is famous for its rabbits. They are here, there, and everywhere. Where are they coming from and where do they go? Are they common everywhere? Learn for yourself some of how they survive, and how many important roles they play in the environment.

To register, call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, February 9.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Learn to Cross-Country Ski

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short, guided ski tour. $15/person, $10 for Friends members. 

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

2:00 PM

Five Rivers: How to do it: Learn to Snowshoe

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Never tried snowshoeing before? Now is your chance! We'll go over the basics of how to put snowshoes on (and take them off), walk, and turn. We'll go outside to put our new skills to work on a short walk. Snowshoe rental fees are waived.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, February 9, to register.

The outdoor portion of this program will be conducted on foot if there is insufficient snow.

4:00 PM

Five Rivers: Five Rivers After Dark: Howl Prowl

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Take a walk with a Five Rivers staff member to look/listen for our resident coyotes. Since we humans are usually indoors after dark, we miss the best time to observe them. Winter provides a light, frosty background where they become easier to see. There is a good chance we might hear an owl as well.

To register, call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, February 9.

Tuesday, February 15th 2022

10:30 AM

Reinstein Woods - Winter Tree ID

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Don’t know the difference between a spruce and a pine tree? Come learn how to identify local trees in winter. For adults only.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

Wednesday, February 16th 2022

6:30 PM

Reinstein Woods - Full Moon Walk

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Enjoy the silence of a starry night on this guided walk under the full moon.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

Saturday, February 19th 2022

9:00 AM

Five Rivers: Making a Great Backyard Bird Habitat

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

Drop in to see an informational display and talk with an educator about transforming your yard into a bird paradise. (There’s more to it than birdfeeders!) We’ll have tips for the rest of winter and some inspirations for spring. Make your yard a home to wildlife all year round.

9:30 AM

Five Rivers: Community Science: Great Backyard Bird Count

https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

This weekend, birders across North America will tally birds in their yard or local parks for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Join us as we count the birds at our feeding station. Complete information will be provided on how you, too, can help the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology track the mid-winter distribution and abundance of birds from your own yard.

Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, February 16, to register.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Subnivean Exploration

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Discover the hidden world under our feet and learn how animals use snow to survive the winter.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.

1:00 PM

Reinstein Woods - Woods Walk: Plants in Winter

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Join a guided nature walk to learn about our local plants during the winter season. No registration required.

We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to all our programs. If you call ahead to let us know your needs, we will be happy to learn how we can serve you.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is required for ALL programs unless otherwise indicated; call 716-683-5959 to register. 
  • If you call outside of normal business hours, you will receive a call confirming your registration or waitlist status. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY when leaving your name and phone number as our system does not have caller ID. Unless you receive a callback, you are not registered. 
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • In case of poor weather, programs may be cancelled.
  • We cannot accommodate organized youth/civic groups at these programs. Please call to make other arrangements.