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Saturday August 14, 2021
9:45 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

Hop on the free Nature Bus in Albany every Saturday to enjoy scenic outdoor walks or programs at Five Rivers and other natural areas in Albany County. Stay for the day or visit multiple locations along the bus route.

Route details, including the schedule and destinations, can be found on CDTA’s website

10:00 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

This event has been cancelled.

On this adventure, we will search for several different types of squirrels found in the area. Along the way, we will look high and low for squirrel nests, tunnels, food piles, and the furry rodents themselves. Learn about how some squirrels live underground while some live in the trees and others are even adapted for life in the air.

Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, August 11 to register.
Contact  716-683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Discover snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders as we explore the ponds and forests at Reinstein 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.


  • Pre-registration is required for ALL programs; call 716-683-5959 to register for an in-person program. For virtual programs, please register online at
  • You must pre-register by phone; 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 for popular programs is limited to 3 people per party.
  • All participants are required to wear a mask; social distancing of 6 feet or more will be practiced whenever possible. 
  • 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.
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 this event.

Visit our eventbrite site to register:

1:30 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Audio Orienteering with Soundscape

Drop in and experience Soundscape, an audio orienteering smartphone app. Designed for use by blind and low vision walkers, Soundscape can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Let the bells and trumpet sounds guide you along trails near the visitor center, and further afield. Representatives from Capital Region Nordic Alliance will be on hand to demonstrate and give visitors an opportunity to try this unique way of navigating Five Rivers’ trails.

This program will be repeated on Saturday, August 21 from 1:30-3:30 PM.

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods

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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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