Weekly Feature

2018-04-05 / 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.

Worm Composting: Class No. 1

Learn the initial setup of red wiggler worm composting for indoors or outdoors at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12. The cost for the starter kit is $2 for Friends of Reinstein Woods members or $4 for nonmembers. Another session of the class will be held on Saturday, June 30, so call to register for both.

Nature Tech Adventure: Geocaching Egg Hunt

Participants will learn how to use a Global Positioning System unit and use the handheld GPS units to find hidden eggs in the preserve at this Nature Tech Adventure, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5. The program is for children ages 8 and older. Registration is required.

Nature Tech Adventure: Wind Power Challenge

Design a windmill with your children; then test your skills to see which design generates the most power to make electricity at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 6. A prize will be given to the winner, and information on wind power for homes will be available for adults. The program is for children ages 8 and older. Registration is required.

Woods Walk: Spring Things

Join a guided nature walk through the woods at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7. No registration is required.

Busy Beavers

Celebrate International Beaver Day by taking a guided walk to learn about these amazing rodents, which are also our official New York State mammal, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7. Registration is required.

Medicinal Herb Walk

Learn the medicinal values of the wild herbs that grow in Reinstein Woods at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10. The program is for adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration is required.

Educator Workshop: Earth Day in the Classroom

Celebrate Earth Day in the classroom with a hands-on workshop from Project Water Education for Teachers from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. The program is for formal and non-formal educators of students in grades K-12. Participants can take home a standards-based curriculum guide with 64 field-tested activities. Registration is required.

After-School Escape

Kids and their parents or caregivers are invited to an outdoor activity from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12. The program is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. No registration is required.

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