Saturday, July 2nd 2022

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Jewels of the Sky

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

On this guided walk we will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails as well as other dragonflies and butterflies that may be in flight.

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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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: Life under a Log

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

Let's look under the logs to find out what creatures like the dark and damp. 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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.

Sunday, July 3rd 2022

2:00 PM

Free Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park (Nassau County)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

Learn how to fish for free with DEC from 2:00PM- 3:30PM at McDonalds Pond in Hempstead Lake State Park. This free fishing clinic event, co-sponsored by DEC and NYS Parks, offers participants the opportunity to practice basic fishing skills and learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology and more! Rods and reels will be available to borrow, and fishing bait will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend.

No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the recreational marine fishing registry is required for participants during the event; however, all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Address/Directions: Hempstead Lake State Park - 1000 Lake Drive, West Hempstead, NY 11552

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinics.

Tuesday, July 5th 2022

5:00 PM

Free Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Kissena Lake (Queens County)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

Learn how to fish for free from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Kissena Lake, Queens County. This free fishing clinic event, sponsored by DEC offers participants the opportunity to practice fishing and learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology and more!

No freshwater fishing license is required for participants during the event; however, all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Address/Directions: 160-2 Oak Ave, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 (north shore near comfort station)

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinics.

Wednesday, July 6th 2022

9:00 AM

Capitol District Early Childhood Experiences Workshop

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczIXrNFUHESuciVMIMp0Hkw5Mx9ssTe8pIBxrm9YWM9k0MBw/viewform

Cost: $15 for refreshments

CTLE credit available: 13 hours

BOTH days required.

Participants will engage in all early childhood curricula from Projects Learning Tree, WILD, and WET.

  • PLT's Early Childhood Experiences (2019)
  • Growing Up WILD
  • Getting Little Feet WET

Participants will also learn about outdoor classroom management skills, tips for working with this young age group, and how to build critical thinking skills into early childhood learning. 

Register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczIXrNFUHESuciVMIMp0Hkw5Mx9ssTe8pIBxrm9YWM9k0MBw/viewform

For more information, call 5 Rivers staff at 518-475-0291 or email 5rivers@dec.ny.gov

Thursday, July 7th 2022

 

Capitol District Early Childhood Experiences Workshop

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczIXrNFUHESuciVMIMp0Hkw5Mx9ssTe8pIBxrm9YWM9k0MBw/viewform

Cost: $15 for refreshments

CTLE credit available: 13 hours

BOTH days required.

Participants will engage in all early childhood curricula from Projects Learning Tree, WILD, and WET.

  • PLT's Early Childhood Experiences (2019)
  • Growing Up WILD
  • Getting Little Feet WET

Participants will also learn about outdoor classroom management skills, tips for working with this young age group, and how to build critical thinking skills into early childhood learning. 

Register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczIXrNFUHESuciVMIMp0Hkw5Mx9ssTe8pIBxrm9YWM9k0MBw/viewform

For more information, call 5 Rivers staff at 518-475-0291 or email 5rivers@dec.ny.gov

1:00 PM

Five Rivers: Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring

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

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. Join volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in conserving monarchs and advancing the understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. 

Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project. Space is limited.

Call 518-475-0291 by the Saturday prior to register.

5:00 PM

Free Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Kissena Lake (Queens County)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

Learn how to fish for free from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Kissena Lake, Queens County. This free fishing clinic event, sponsored by DEC offers participants the opportunity to practice fishing and learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology and more!

No freshwater fishing license is required for participants during the event; however, all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Address/Directions: 160-2 Oak Ave, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 (north shore near comfort station)

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinics.

Saturday, July 9th 2022

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Summer Wildflowers

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

Search for seasonal wildflowers and learn about their uses and folklore. For adults and children ages 10 and older.

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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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, July 13th 2022

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Insect Exploration Walk at Dann Lake Park

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

Join us as we explore the pond and fields at Dann Lake Park to find the insects that call it home. Note: This program will be at Dann Lake Park, Amherst (parking lot is on Dann Rd, 0.2 miles west of Transit Rd). 

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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Leading Stewardship Action Projects with Students

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

NIAGARA RIVER/LAKE ERIE (NRLE) CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS

These free workshops are designed to help educators dive into NGSS-aligned watershed education. NRLE Classroom teachers must attend a minimum of 2 summer workshops, but spaces are available for educators not participating in the full program. 3 CTLE Hours.

Enjoy a day on the water while learning about the historical and current impacts on our local watershed as well as restoration efforts. Location: TBD

Register online at https://reinsteinwoods.org/explore/programs-services/educator-workshops/.  

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.
  • 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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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, July 14th 2022

10:30 AM

Reinstein Woods - Fairy Houses at Amherst State Park

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

Join a naturalist from Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in creating a house to attract nature’s fairies. Once you learn how, you can make one anywhere. For children ages 5–10 and their caregivers. Note: This program takes place at Amherst State Park. 

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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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

Five Rivers: Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring

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

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. Join volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in conserving monarchs and advancing the understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. 

Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project. Space is limited.

Call 518-475-0291 by the Saturday prior to register.

5:00 PM

Free Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Steeplechase Pier (Kings County)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

Learn how to fish for free from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Steeplechase Pier, Kings County. This free fishing clinic event, sponsored by DEC offers participants the opportunity to practice fishing and learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology and more!

No freshwater fishing license is required for participants during the event; however, all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Address/Directions: Steeplechase Park Pier, 1739 Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinics.

5:30 PM

Free Freshwater Fishing Event at Knapps Lake (Suffolk County)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

At this free fishing clinic you and your family can learn how to fish for free! This event held on Knapps Lake at Brookwood Hall Park in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County is co-sponsored by NYSDEC I Fish NY and the Town of Islip Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. In addition to learning how to fish, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology, and more! No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the recreational marine fishing registry is required, but all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect. Rods and bait will be provided free of charge

Registration for this event is required as space is limited. Please contact Mary Fromhan with the Town of Islip at 631-224-5430 for availability and additional details.

Address/Directions: Brookwood Hall Park, 50 Irish Lane, Islip, NY 11751

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinic events.

Saturday, July 16th 2022

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Life in the Layers

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

Learn what plants and animals can be found in the different layers of the forest, from the forest floor to the canopy. 

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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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

Free Learn-to-Fish Clinic Boogie Down to the Sound (Bronx County)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

Learn how to fish for free from 11:00AM-2:00PM at Long Island Sound/East River, Bronx County. This free fishing clinic event, NYSDEC will partner with SUNY Maritime for the Boogie Down in the Sound event. NYSDEC will offer a free fishing clinic from 11am-2pm on the east side of the Throgs Neck Bridge at SUNY Maritime Campus. This event offers participants the opportunity to practice fishing and learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology and more!

No freshwater fishing license is required for participants during the event; however, all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Address/Directions: SUNY Maritime College Campus, 6 Pennyfield Ave, Bronx 10465

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinics.

11:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Artisan Market

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

Support and shop local for Buffalo’s very own #716day ! Browse 20+ local artists, get some delicious BBQ, and enjoy the fresh air at Reinstein Woods. Artists and vendors will be selling their nature-inspired items. For more information, visit reinsteinwoods.org. 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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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: What's Flying Today?--CANCELED

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We usually think of birds, but how about the “butter” and other flies? Join a guided walk to look for fliers. 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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.

Sunday, July 17th 2022

2:00 PM

Free Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park (Nassau County)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

Learn how to fish for free with DEC from 2:00PM- 3:30PM at McDonalds Pond in Hempstead Lake State Park. This free fishing clinic event, co-sponsored by DEC and NYS Parks, offers participants the opportunity to practice basic fishing skills and learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology and more! Rods and reels will be available to borrow, and fishing bait will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend.

No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the recreational marine fishing registry is required for participants during the event; however, all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Address/Directions: Hempstead Lake State Park - 1000 Lake Drive, West Hempstead, NY 11552

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinics.

Wednesday, July 20th 2022

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Day in the Life of the River/Lake Erie Watershed Field Study

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

NIAGARA RIVER/LAKE ERIE (NRLE) CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS

These free workshops are designed to help educators dive into NGSS-aligned watershed education. NRLE Classroom teachers must attend a minimum of 2 summer workshops, but spaces are available for educators not participating in the full program. 3 CTLE Hours.

Enjoy a day on the water while learning about the historical and current impacts on our local watershed as well as restoration efforts. Location: Burchfield Nature and Art Center, West Seneca, NY (or other nearby location)

Register online at https://reinsteinwoods.org/explore/programs-services/educator-workshops/.  

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.
  • 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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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, July 21st 2022

1:00 PM

Five Rivers: Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring

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

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. Join volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in conserving monarchs and advancing the understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. 

Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project. Space is limited.

Call 518-475-0291 by the Saturday prior to register.

5:00 PM

Free Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Steeplechase Pier (Kings County)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

Learn how to fish for free from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Steeplechase Pier, Kings County. This free fishing clinic event, sponsored by DEC offers participants the opportunity to practice fishing and learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology and more!

No freshwater fishing license is required for participants during the event; however, all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Address/Directions: Steeplechase Park Pier, 1739 Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinics.

Saturday, July 23rd 2022

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Family Summer Nature Walk

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

Join a naturalist to search for summer wildlife in the woods.

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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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, July 27th 2022

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Day in the Life of the River/Lake Erie Watershed Field Study

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

NIAGARA RIVER/LAKE ERIE (NRLE) CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS

These free workshops are designed to help educators dive into NGSS-aligned watershed education. NRLE Classroom teachers must attend a minimum of 2 summer workshops, but spaces are available for educators not participating in the full program. 3 CTLE Hours.

Enjoy a day on the water while learning about the historical and current impacts on our local watershed as well as restoration efforts. Location: Burchfield Nature and Art Center, West Seneca, NY (or other nearby location)

Register online at https://reinsteinwoods.org/explore/programs-services/educator-workshops/.  

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.
  • 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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.

5:00 PM

Free Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Van Cortlandt Lake (Bronx County)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html

Learn how to fish for free with DEC from 5pm-7pm at Van Cortlandt Lake east of golf house. This free fishing clinic event, sponsored by DEC, offers participants the opportunity to practice basic fishing skills and learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics, aquatic ecology and more! Rods and reels will be available to borrow, and fishing bait will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend.

No freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the recreational marine fishing registry is required for participants during the event; however, all other statewide fishing regulations remain in effect.

Address/Directions: Van Cortlandt Park, 115 Van Cortlandt Park S, Bronx, NY 10471

Visit the Free Fishing Clinics page for additional information on this and other upcoming clinics.

8:00 PM

Reinstein Woods - Going Batty!

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

Bats are amazing animals but are often misunderstood. Separate fact from fiction and learn about the only true flying mammals. 

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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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, July 28th 2022

1:00 PM

Five Rivers: Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring

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

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. Join volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in conserving monarchs and advancing the understanding of butterfly ecology and migration in general. Wear long pants and bring a sun hat and water. We will meet at the visitor center. 

Go to www.mlmp.org to learn about the project. Space is limited.

Call 518-475-0291 by the Saturday prior to register.

Saturday, July 30th 2022

10:00 AM

Reinstein Woods - Summer Birds

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

Join us to search for the birds that call Reinstein Woods home for the summer. 

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. 
  • Registration is limited to two programs/month. If you want to sign up for additional programs, you will be added to the waitlist. No limit for virtual programs.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols are subject to change with current COVID guidelines.
  • If you or a family member feels ill, is waiting for COVID test results or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.
  • 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.