Pets & Animals 01.17.19

Wildlife Tracking Workshops in Rensselaer County

Join local tracking experts Dan Yacobellis and Josh Wood for a series of three workshops to learn animal tracks or to enhance your skills. Attend one or all; each workshop will add a new layer to the tracking experience. The second two workshops will also include GPS mapping and documenting of all observed wildlife signs, using citizen science to contribute to an online, active map of animal activity on the Rensselaer Plateau. These workshops are jointly sponsored by the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Rensselaer Land Trust, and Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Fee $20 per workshop.

Registration:

www.renstrust.org. Questions? Annie at  annie@nullrensselaerplateau.org.
February 16, 9:30-4:00–Bringing Tracking Home with Dan Yacobellis at Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, Grafton.
March 10 – 9:30-4:00– Animal Tracking in Late Winter with Dan Yacobellis at Poestenkill Community Forest, Poestenkill.

Dan Yacobellis runs Tamakoce Wilderness Programs in Grafton, immersing children and adults in wilderness living experiences. Josh Wood is the Program Director of Flying Deer Nature Center in East Chatham. He’s an avid tracker, naturalist and wilderness skills mentor.

 

 

The Dog in the Dentist Chair Book Signing and Meet a Therapy Animal!
Saturday, January 26, 2-4 pm, Dog’s Retreat, 898 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY
Peggy Frezon, contributing editor of All Creatures magazine, will be signing her new book, The Dog in the Dentist Chair, and other animals who help, comfort, and love kids. Meet her special guests: Bacon Bits the pig, Murfy the airport dog, Reggie the therapy dog, and some friendly therapy rats. There will be refreshments, and drawings for toys and treats for your dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, bird, and rodents! Adults and kids of all ages. Due to the various therapy animals in attendance, please no pets.

 

Pine Bush Pups:

Dress Like an Animal
When: 1/23/2019, 10:00–11:00am
Where: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Rd., Albany NY, 12205
Suitable for ages under 6 with caregivers

Whether it’s fur, feathers, or scaly skin, the way an animal looks helps it survive.  Come join us as we explore the different ways animals are adapted to their environment.  We’ll sing, listen to a story, go for a hike and make our own animal costumes as we “dress like an animal!”

Reservations are required for all public programs.

Fee: Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www. AlbanyPineBush.org/events

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to check in.

Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

 

CSI: Critter Scene Investigation
When: 1/19/2019, 11:00am
Where: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Rd., Albany NY, 12205
Suitable for ages 6-10, tweens, teens and adults.

How are your detective skills? Do you have what it takes to be on a team of nature investigators, solving Pine Bush mysteries, by examining evidence?  Join us for an indoor introduction followed by an approximately one-mile outdoor trek to look for clues and evidence of what lives in the Pine Bush.

Reservations are required for all public programs.

Fee: Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www. AlbanyPineBush.org/events

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to check in.
Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

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