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For Release: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Reinstein Woods Offers Nature Tech Adventures for Kids

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, is offering children a unique opportunity to explore a new side of nature through five Nature Tech Adventures beginning Monday, April 10.

The week-long series at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the town of Cheektowaga is open to children ages 8 and older to discover how technology and nature intersect to provide exciting outdoor adventures. Children and their parents can sign up for one or more of these engaging spring break programs. The events are free of charge, but registration is required for each session.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center is located at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew, about three miles from the Walden Galleria mall. To register, call Reinstein Woods at (716) 683-5959. A schedule of the Nature Tech Adventures is below.

Nature Tech Adventure Schedule

Nature Tech Adventure: Birding
Monday, April 10, 1:30 PM
Incorporate technology with birding and learn about eBird and the Merlin bird ID app.

Nature Tech Adventure: Orienteering
Tuesday, April 11, 1:30 PM
Learn how to read a map and use a compass to navigate the wilderness like the pioneers of old.

Nature Tech Adventure: Wild Wind
Wednesday, April 12, 1:30 PM
Harness the power of wind through hands-on engineering challenges including designing and testing wind turbine blades and sail-powered cars.

Nature Tech Adventure: Geo-Caching
Thursday, April 13, 1:30 PM
Learn how to use a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS), then search for hidden clues to solve nature mysteries.

Nature Tech Adventure: Nature Apps
Friday, April 14, 1:30 PM
Explore how to use a smartphone to enhance your nature experience.

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    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center
    93 Honorine Drive
    Depew NY 14043
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