Winter WonderlandBack to all events
WhenFeb 11, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WhereReinstein Woods Nature Preserve, Depew NY
About this Event
Join us for Reinstein Woods’ annual winter open house! We will celebrate- with or without snow!
- Try snowshoes or cross-country skis for free
- Take the Wildlife Spotters Challenge!
- Go on a winter scavenger hunt
- Enjoy ice fishing demonstrations
- Make snow art, nature crafts and more!
The Niagara Frontier Search & Rescue Team will be on hand to talk about winter rescue and will also have a compass navigation course for you to try! NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will be making crafts with kids. Earth Spirit Educational Services will share maple sugaring techniques.
12:30 pm and 2:30 pm join an Erie County Park Ranger on a Winter Animal Signs hike!
1:00 pm NYSDEC Forest Rangers demonstrate flat ice rescue techniques (weather permitting)
2pm and 3 pm: SPCA Wildlife Department presents informative talks on wild animal rehabilitation
Enjoy exhibits and activities by:
- Girl Scouts of Western New York
- Boy Scout Troop 616 (Winter camping demonstration and dutch oven cooking!)
- NYSDEC Environmental Conservation Officers
- Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper (Catch and examine a snowflake!)
- Erie County Parks
Bring used alkaline batteries to be recycled by the The Coalition of Positively Charged People!
Snowshoe rentals will also be available if conditions allow. There will be costumed characters, door prizes, and fun for the whole family!
Refreshments will be for sale. No registration is required. There is no admission fee, but donations to Friends of Reinstein are always welcome.
Check back for periodic event updates or call Reinstein Woods 683-5959.