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Wednesday August 18, 2021
9:00 AM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Each summer, the Friends of Five Rivers offer outdoor programs to help parents and children grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world through shared activities. Parents or caregivers and children must participate together. Registration is required.


Summer Family Fun is a four-morning program for children ages 2–8, which will be offered July 12–16, August 9–13, and August 16–20. Go to  for complete information, including fees and a registration form.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a roving program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.  

10:00 AM
Contact  518-623-2037 or

Join DEC Summer Staff to learn fishing basics. You will then have a chance to practice your skills in a scenic location!

The I FISH NY Program's primary goal is to increase fishing participation and awareness of the outstanding fishing opportunities that New York has to offer. Free Fishing Clinics are family fishing programs where participants can fish for free; no fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. To learn more, visit the I Fish NY Website.

Please register only if you plan on attending. While spaces are limited at each event, there are many events to choose from throughout the summer!

This program is open to families. All children under 18 years old must be supervised by an adult. Children ages 12 and up may be dropped off with permission from a parent/guardian.

Permission can be given during registration or at the event.

Please register all members of your group that will be attending the event.

Please visit our eventbrite site to register:

3:00 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Great Lakes Summer Teacher Workshop Hamlin Beach State Park - Registration Required

Date: August 18, 2021, Shelter 5

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Join New York Sea Grant and the Department of Environmental Conservation this summer to:
• learn about new resources you can use to teach your students about the Great Lakes!
• learn from experts on the ecosystems and issues facing the Great Lakes!
• get free educational tools and materials!

Workshops will follow current CDC guidance, including required masks for non-vaccinated individuals.

Registration for all of the workshops is available at:

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Workshops

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* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

This calendar provides a listing of all DEC-sponsored events that are open to the public. You can click on any event in the calendar to view additional details about the event. Note that the events at environmental education centers will only display in the region in which they are located, even though they serve residents from adjacent areas. We welcome people with disabilities to all of our programs. Please call the contact number ahead of time to let us know your specific needs and we will be happy to learn how we can best serve you.

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