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Join us for outdoor fun at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center [ http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html ], 56 Game Farm Road in Delmar. Our trails are open from sunrise to sunset every day. Upcoming public programs are described below. Call us at 518-475-0291 or email us at5Rivers@dec.ny.gov if you have any questions.

Please note that dogs and other pets are not permitted at Five Rivers. If you are looking for a natural area to walk with your pet, we are happy to recommend other nearby locations. Call us at 518-475-0291.

Upcoming Programs:

*Saturday, May 27, 10:00 AM “Interpretative Walk: SPRING WILDFLOWERS”
*Join us for a guided -mile saunter along Bird Watchers Path and Heron Pond Road. Well concentrate on looking at and learning a little about some of the more common wildflowers found blooming at Five Rivers as spring turns to summer.

*Thursdays through June 15, 4:30 to 5:30 PM “Family Fun: OUTDOORS after SCHOOL”*
Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as youd like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

*Saturday, June 3, 10:00 AM “Fit and Fun:” HIKE the WILD TURKEY TRAIL*
This 2-mile trail takes visitors along the edge of Five Rivers largest field and into the forest. Well look for deer, Bobolinks and Eastern Bluebirds along the way. Sturdy shoes recommended.

*Saturday, June 10, 10:00 AM “How to Do It:” INTRODUCTION to iNATURALIST.ORG*
Learn how you can help Five Rivers build a more complete species list by using iNaturalist.org, an international community of naturalists who share their photos and observations and help each other make identifications. Bring your camera or camera phone. Well take pictures of local species during our guided walk, upload them to the website, and help others identify their species correctly. If possible, please download the iNaturalist app on your phone or sign up to www.iNaturalist.org prior to the workshop. Meet in the Guided School Program classroom to begin. “Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 7 to register.”

*Saturday, June 10, 2:00 PM “How to Do It:” DIGITAL NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY for BEGINNERS*
Learn some tips for taking great wildlife photos. The program will start in the classroom of the Guided School Program building, then move outdoors. Dress for the weather and bring your own camera or camera phone as we head out on the trails to practice taking pictures. Together we will share photos and questions. “Space is limited. Please call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, June 7 to register.”

*Visitor Center Update:*
Staff have moved into the new visitor center and the old center has been removed. Please bear with us as we unpack boxes, install exhibits, and prepare to welcome one and all. During this period, the visitor center is closed to the public and programming is limited. Watch for announcements for our grand opening when the work is complete.

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