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Thursday August 19, 2021
 
9:00 AM
https://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

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 www.friendsoffiverivers.org/  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.  


12:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

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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.

12:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

Join DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program educators as they do some electrofishing for eels at a recent dam removal site to collect valuable data about the eel population in the Hudson. 

Learn more about the electrofishing process >>


1:00 PM
https://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

Take part in ongoing research on monarch butterflies. For more than 15 years, we have collected data at Five Rivers and contributed to the University of Minnesota’s continent-wide citizen science project. 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 (Canada, Mexico, and United States). Go to monarchjointventure.org/mlmp to learn more about the project.

For this program, meet at the pavilion near the main parking lot.

Please call 518-475-0291 by the Monday  before the program to register


 
https://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

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. You can join volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in conserving monarchs and advancing 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 and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by the Saturday prior to register. 

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.  


 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/165791407563
Contact  DEC Summer Youth Program
518-623-2037 or packfore@dec.ny.gov

Come lend a hand to help maintain the habitats at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center by participating in a family friendly community service project. We'll enjoy a late summer afternoon on the trails while learning about invasive and native plants.  Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Potential projects include removing invasive plants from the trails at Five Rivers.

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.  

To register for this program, please visit our eventbrite site.  


5:30 PM
Contact  Francis McParland
fwfish1@dec.ny.gov

DEC will be holding a saltwater fishing and crabbing clinic at Corey Beach in Blue Point.

This event is arranged by the I FISH NY program of DEC in cooperation with the Town of Brookhaven. Attendees will learn fish identification, local aquatic ecology, casting safety and techniques, and fishing regulations. Following an educational introduction about fishing and crabbing on Long Island, I FISH NY will conduct basic fishing and crabbing instruction. The I FISH NY program of the DEC will provide instruction, fishing rods, and fishing bait free of charge. If you have crab traps or crab nets at home please bring them, along with a bucket and some raw chicken parts for crab bait. The I FISH NY Program has a limited amount of crabbing equipment.

No pre-registration required

Metered on-street pay parking and a metered municipal parking lot


6:15 PM
https://www.facebook.com/watch/NYSDEC/
Location  Online

Join DEC’s Region 1 I Fish NY team for a virtual saltwater clinic, live at Corey Beach in Suffolk County. Learn all about the I Fish NY program, as well as Snapper fishing basics, how to crab, crab identification tips, and more. 

Find more information about Saltwater Fishing in New York >>


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