Weekly Feature



2018-08-09 / Lifestyles

Friends of Reinstein Woods Events

The following events are scheduled at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register for a specific event, call 683-5959.

Community service day

Do you need service hours for school or college? Come out and help work on a project to earn hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Adults and children 13 and older can register for the event by calling the education center.

Senior stroll

Experience nature at your own pace during a leisurely guided walk through the woods at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. The walk is for adults only, and registration is required.

Educator Workshop: Project WILD

Project WILD is an award-winning program designed to help teachers of kindergarten through grade 12 use wildlife to teach a variety of subjects, including math and English. Participants receive a guide with more than 100 lesson plans. The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. Registration is required.

Stories in the woods

Children ages 3 to 7 can enjoy hearing a nature story followed by a guided walk in the woods at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Registration is required.

Woods Walk: Nature guide’s choice

A guided nature walk through the woods will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. No registration is required.

Birding 101: Class 8

Learn why birds migrate and which species to look for as they prepare for their journeys south, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. The class is for adults and children 8 and older, and registration is required.

Water education for teachers

Getting Little Feet WET (Water education for teachers) contains interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore all different aspects of water, from its properties to its sounds. Each activity is correlated to respective educational standards. The class for educators of students ages 3 to 6 will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, and registration is required.

BioBlitz

Join field teams led by amateur and professional biologists to try to count as many species as possible within 24 hours at Reinstein Woods beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Registration is required for some activities.

Full ‘Fruit’ Moon Walk

Enjoy a walk during the full moon as participants look for native fruits at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. Registration is required.

Introduction to geo-caching

Participants will learn how to use a global positioning system unit to find hidden geocaches in Glen Falls Park, Amherst, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Registration is required, and the program is for people 8 and older.

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