Very often the pioneer work has been done by women's clubs or philanthropic organizations which have assumed the task of demonstrating to school authorities the practicability and value of such feeding. The expensive machinery of education is wasted when it operates on a mind listless from hunger or befogged by indigestible food. Whether the cause be poverty, ignorance, or carelessness, the child is the sufferer, and the painstaking work of the school lunch supervisors to secure wholesome and adequate noon meals for the school children at a minimum cost not only brings immediate benefit to the children, but exerts a widespread influence upon homes and parents, as the children carry to them reports of these concrete lessons in the science of proper selection, preparation, and hygiene of food. The school luncheon must be simple, easily served and economical.
Located in the Capital District, the center provides a variety of easily accessible programs and services for individuals, families and organized groups. There is a brand new visitor center with interactive displays and exhibits, built in June See Governor Cuomo's press release leaves DEC website for more information about the eco-friendly features of the building.
Before you head out on the trails, stop in our new visitor center to learn about the habitats and wildlife of Five Rivers, our history, and the green features of the new building. Services that we offer include: Public programs, guided walks and demonstrations on a variety of environmental and natural history topics Teacher workshops, school site consultations and professional advice Workshops providing in-depth coverage of environmental topics and outdoor skills Guided lessons for schools and youth groups Self-guided opportunities Teacher Resources Loan Library offering posters, books, videos, curriculum guides and biological specimens Access to programs and facilities for people with disabilities Naturalist Intern Program - a training internship available to those seeking professional experience in environmental education The interpretive programs and guided school lessons promote awareness, knowledge and appreciation of New York State's environment year-round.
With over 10 miles of trails for exploration, Five Rivers fosters discovery, spiritual refreshment and physical fitness through wholesome outdoor recreation. Enjoy hiking or snowshoeing the trails, observing wildlife, and picnicking. Dogs and other pets are not permitted.
The Friends of Five Rivers leaves DEC website is a volunteer organization that supports environmental programs at the center.
Featured Activities Visitor Center Enjoy stimulating exhibits, including a live owl and an observation bee hive; scan the busy bird-feeding area from the viewing lounge; and chat with our friendly staff. A classroom, restroom facilities and a modest book shop are also available. An accessible bathroom facility is also located next door to the Visitor Center in the comfort station for the Guided School Program building and is open every day from sunrise to sunset.
Education Programs Five Rivers offers a wide variety of regularly scheduled public programs and events. Programs are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Dress for the weather!
We also offer Guided Lessons and Special Programs throughout the year. A fee is charged for these lessons to cover the cost of running the program.
We welcome people with disabilities to all of our programs.
If you call ahead to let us know your specific needs, we will be happy to learn how we can best serve you. Hiking General information on hiking includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations Five Rivers has over 10 miles of trails for your enjoyment.
See Exploring Five Rivers Nature Trails for more information about the trails, including distances and terrain. Brochures for interpretive trails are available at the Visitor Center and at trailhead kiosks.
Braille, large print and audio format brochures are available upon request at the Visitor Center. Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing General information on cross-country skiing and snowshoeing includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations.Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
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