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The purpose of this Environmental Event Calendar is to make the public aware of all environmental events in the Rochester, NY area that either educate or provide a forum on many of the environmental issues in our area.  Most are free, some require registration, and all are to promote the understanding and movement towards a sustainable environment here. 
 

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March 2015

  • March 01, 2015 at 12pm - 2pm | SUNY Geneseo, Newton Lecture Hall 202 1 College Cir Geneseo, NY 14454 | Make reservatons
    • THE SOLUTIONS GRASSROOTS TOUR: "A SOLAR HOME COMPANION" GENESEO WITH JOSH FOX AND ZEPHYR TEACHOUT Conceived and directed by Oscar-Nominated and Emmy-Winning filmmaker and activist Josh Fox, The Solutions Grassroots Tour:  “A Solar Home Companion” combines classic storytelling and great music with roll-up-your sleeves organizing to look at the impacts of fossil fuel development and provide a vision for developing renewable energy like no other event on the planet.   Lightly parodying NPR/Garrison Keillor’s popular “A Prairie Home Companion” the show is like an old fashioned variety show, with music, stories, film sequences, and Americana but with a new twist:  this show teaches it’s audience how to go renewable and how to organize for a sustainable future.   With Zephyr Teachout and special musical guest Dustin Hamman of Run on Sentence.
  • March 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm, The Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216 | Make reservations
    • “Zephyr Teachout and Josh Fox in person presenting: “A SOLAR HOME COMPANION”  March 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm, The Buffalo History Museum, Lightly parodying NPR/Garrison Keillor’s popular “A Prairie Home Companion”, the show is like an old fashioned variety show, with music, stories, film sequences, and Americana, but with a new twist:  this show teaches its audience how to go renewable and how to organize for a sustainable future. Free and Open to the Public Seating is limited. Make your reservation here:” This program is being sponsored in Buffalo by: Sierra Club Niagara Group; UB School of Architecture and Planning, WNY Environmental Alliance; and others."
  • Sunday, March 1, 2015 Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm Place: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
    • Calling on all Rochester-area women to take action on Climate Change. Check our Rochester’s ‘Mothers Out Front’. "Public narrative is the art of sharing stories that communicate lived experience and values through emotions to inspire others to take action.  Attendees develop their stories about why they are involved, or why they want to be involved, with Mothers Out Front.  We will then develop the story of what we are called to do together to protect our children's future in the face of climate change. Sharing stories is an essential practice of organizing and movement building.  Stories are the fuel that inspire us and others to act. Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015 Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm Place: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 Who: mothers, grandmothers, caregivers, and their friends concerned about climate change Contact person: Neely Kelley. neely.kelley@mothersoutfront.org"
  • Tues, Mar 3: 7pm, King's Bend Park Lodge, 170 W. Jefferson Rd, Pittsford, NY
    • Our Daily Personal Care Routine: How it Affects Your Home, Family & the Environment Tues, Mar 3: 7pm, King's Bend Park Lodge, 170 W. Jefferson Rd, Pittsford, NY
  • Monday, March 3, 2014: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Carlson Auditorium, in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science building (76-1125) on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus, Rochester, Monroe County.
    • Is our DEC merely the lapdog of hunters and fishermen, or is their first priority our Wildlife? I know, this is very inconvenient… but it is really the DEC’s job to make fishing & hunting better? Or protect our Wildlife. Climate Change is going to seriously impact our Wildlife, but unless you speak up at these meetings about what our environmental protection agency is doing on that front, I suspect these meetings will not even mention Climate Change. What is the state of New York doing to protect and preserve our Wildlife, which play a vital role in our life support system, during Climate Change? Are we ready to install environmental corridors so that wildlife can relocate to cooler areas that they evolved with? What are we doing to reduce GHGs concentrations so that our fish, which evolved in frigid lake water can adapt to warmer lake and stream waters? These are questions that should have been asked and addressed decades ago. Will we have to continually restock our fish in our lakes because our fish cannot keep up with fishing and Climate Change? DEC Announces State of Lake Ontario Meetings Biologists to Update Status of Lake's Fisheries  Monday, March 3, 2014: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Carlson Auditorium, in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science building (76-1125) on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus, Rochester, Monroe County. The meeting is co-hosted by RIT and the Monroe County Fishery Advisory Board. (February 10, 2015) The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)   [more on Wildlife in our area]
  • Wednesday, March 4th, 6-8 PM | Tompkins County Public Library BorgWarner Room West, 101 E Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850
    • The Community Science Institute and Cayuga Lake Watershed Network are teaming up to present the 2015 "What's In Your Watershed?" Series  What: Post-Ban Stream Monitoring: What's In Your Watershed? Where: Tompkins County Public Library BorgWarner Room West When: Wednesday, March 4th, 6-8 PM Details: The possibility that water resources could become contaminated from hydrofracking is a major reason that many opposed the gas extraction method. While the recent announcement of a ban on fracking in New York comes as a relief to those concerned about water quality, it does not mean that New York’s water resources are immune to any impacts from the hydrofracking industry. Contamination from gas wells themselves may be off the table for now, but there are other steps of the hydrofracking process that are active and present in New York State that present risks to local water resources. Since hydrofracking is currently banned in New York, it presents an opportunity to refocus monitoring efforts on impacts from shale gas waste disposal and infrastructure development. The event, “Post-Ban Stream Monitoring: What’s In Your Watershed?” will highlight the ways in which the hydrofracking industry has the potential to, or is already, impacting waterways in New York.  The event will feature a presentation by Rachel Triechler, an attorney who has been providing legal services in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions since 2002, and previously practiced law in New York City for 20 years. She represents clients in real estate, water law, riparian rights, and mineral rights. Rachel will discuss how drilling waste entering New York landfills presents risks to stream water quality. Stephen Penningroth, CSI’s Executive Director, will present on how natural gas infrastructure such as storage and pipelines have the potential to impact water quality.  This event is free and open to the public.  Contact: Becky Sims, Director of Outreach Community Science Institute 607-257-6606 becky@communityscience.org Hilary Lambert, Watershed Steward Cayuga Lake Watershed Network steward@cayugalake.org 
  • Wednesday, March 4th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST)  | a webinar
    • This sounds interesting. From the comfort of your home take a FREE crash course ‘Who’s Doing What in Canada About Algal Blooms’. ( a webinar on Wednesday, March 4th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST)  I know, I’m not a Canadian citizen and maybe you’re not either but the US and Canada share responsibility for protecting and preserving the environment of the Great Lakes. Efforts to do this means we all need to be singing from the same playbook—as it were. Keeping Lake Erie Alive: A Crash Course in Who’s Doing What in Canada About Algal Blooms and Your Water We’ve all seen pictures of the slimy green algal blooms in Lake Erie, and we know it’s affecting our drinking water.  We know nutrient pollution is a contributing factor and is threatening many of our precious Great Lakes. What is perhaps more confusing is what’s being done about it.  Lots of work is going on at the federal, provincial and municipal level, but it can be hard to keep track of it all!  If you share our curiosity, join us for a webinar on Wednesday, March 4th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST.  A series of presentations will provide a bird’s eye view of who is doing what on the Lake Erie algae issue. Speakers will include Susan Humphrey from Environment Canada (representing the Great Lakes Executive Committee Nutrients Annex Subcommittee); Cale Selby from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs;  Kevin Money from the Essex Region Conservation Authority, and Jill Ryan from Freshwater Future (US).  Each presenter will share what their organization is doing about algae and nutrients in Lake Erie, as well as their thoughts about the role for community groups in addressing algae blooms and water quality.   Learn what these organizations are doing to reach out to communities, and join in a discussion about how your group could be part of the solution.  Register today to reserve your spot!
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6 p.m. | Crane Branch Library - Upstairs, 633 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY
    • Western NY Drilling Defense Community Meeting: Stop the Bomb Trains! Crane Branch Library - Upstairs, 633 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6 p.m. (Informative hand-out attached.)   RSVP on Facebook & Invite Friends:    Every week trains loaded with volatile crude oil fracked in North Dakota's Bakken shale travel through New York communities at 30 to 40 miles an hour. The DOT-111 tankers used to haul oil are defective and prone to explode in derailments. Bakken oil trains from North Dakota are traveling across New York State and through the City of Buffalo. With very little public awareness and no study of environmental impacts, the oil industry has made New York a dangerous pipeline for crude oil that snakes thousands of miles by rail, barge and ship from oil fields in North Dakota and elsewhere, to refineries on both coasts. Because they present an immediate danger to public health, we must work to halt the transport of oil trains. Join us in stopping the bomb trains! We will also be discussing next steps in the anti-fracking campaign in New York, including increased focus on renewable energy. These meetings are open to all! PLEASE NOTE THAT ATTACHED IS VERSION 2.0 OF A 1-PAGE HANDOUT ON "BOMB TRAINS" IN BUFFALO THAT CAN BE PRINTED & DISPERSED.
  • March 6th and 7th | Cinemapolis, Ithaca's Art Theatre on the Commons  120 East Green Street Ithaca, NY 14850 
    • Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium​ The Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium is based on a simple idea:  the use of native plants should remain an integral part of sustainable landscapes. We see many fields adapting rapidly to goals of sustainability, but horticulture in Central NY has been slow to embrace native plants,  which have been standard landscape tools in many other parts of the country for decades.  In Central NY, quality information on native plants remains elusive, with marketing standing in for ecology or substance.​ ​ ​The Symposium offers alternative ideas, knowledge and perspective presented by experts and professionals​ from our region and beyond.  It is for landscape architects, designers, educators, Master Gardeners, government employees, homeowners, gardeners, naturalists and anyone else eager to learn more about this growing movement.​ ​ Heading into our 7th year of INLS, we look forward to seeing you at this stimulating, enjoyable gathering.  Please use the menu tabs above to navigate our site.
  • Sunday, March 8th 1:00pm - 10:00pm Where: Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews 300 Park Point Drive Suite #101, Rochester, New York
    • Cool Blues For The Homeless VIII   Gently Used Clothing and Non-perishable Food collection drive and fundraiser to benefit Catholic Family Centers of Rochester and The Open Door Mission. Live Blues and Roots performances all day. Workshops in fingerstyle, open tunings, bottleneck slide, and blues harmonica. Raffles and prize give-a-ways all day!   Sponsored by The Son House Club of Rochester, Bernunzio Uptown Music, The Great House of Guitars, Bop Shop Records, The Record Archive, Roc City Roller Derby, and more...   Various artists including Joe Beard, Andrew Cohen, Fred Vine & Brian Williams, Steve Lyons, Table Top Three, Tommy T and The Gliders, Drew Gansz, Gordon Munding, Roger Kuhn, The Crawdiddies, Jeff Slutsky & Curtis Waterman, Ernie Lawrence, Busker Brown Band, and Genesee Johnny and The River Rats.   When: Sunday, March 8th 1:00pm - 10:00pm Where: Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews 300 Park Point Drive Suite #101, Rochester, New York handicap accessible free admission (donations suggested) info: 585-292-9940 Facebook event
  • Monday, March 9th at 7 p.m. |  Buffalo State College campus (1300 Elmwood Ave.) in the Bulger Communications Center, Room: North. You can find a campus map here:  Public parking area on campus T.B.A.
    • Sneak-Peek of the Upcoming Film "Dear President Obama: The Case Against Fracking" with Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster Facebook Events page.  Join us on Monday, March 9th at 7 p.m. for a sneak-peek at Jon Bowermaster's brand new film-in-the-works “Dear President Obama: The Case Against Fracking.” Building on the success of the locally-produced “Dear Governor Cuomo: New Yorkers Against Fracking In One Voice,” which played a role in convincing Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking in New York State, this new film takes a national look at the issue, profiling the victims of fracking, giving the experts on the subject a forum and taking a hard look at the variety of alternative energy sources that are gaining traction around the globe. After the film will be a session with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, as well as representatives from Food & Water Watch, Western NY Drilling Defense, New Yorkers Against Fracking, and Frack Action bringing Western New Yorkers up to speed on what's transpired in the state since the December 17th decision to ban fracking. For more information on the film, visit: This event is free & open to the public. It will take place on Buffalo State College campus (1300 Elmwood Ave.) in the Bulger Communications Center, Room: North. You can find a campus map here:  Public parking area on campus T.B.A.
  • March 9th, 7:00 pm | Wood Library 134 N. Main Street, Canandaigua
    • Bag It Film At Wood Library 134 N. Main Street, Canandaigua Monday, March 9th, 7:00 pm See this inspiring, funny, informative film! Re-usable bags available for you there   BRING A MUG FOR A HOT DRINK AND COOKIE
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – Noon | Webinar online detail in article.
    • Climate Smart Community Webinar: Mobilizing Regional Climate Action Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – Noon  The evidence of significant climate change in New York State is mounting. How can communities work with place-based institutions such as colleges and universities as well as local governments to meet this growing challenge? This webinar "Mobilizing Regional Climate Action" will demonstrate two such examples.   Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (www.tccpi.org) is an award-winning coalition of community leaders from the education, business, local government, youth, and nonprofit sectors that provides a place to meet and network around climate and energy issues. Webinar participants will learn about the development of TCCPI and how, building on the climate action commitments made by Cornell University, Ithaca College, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca, and other local municipalities, it seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, foster a more climate resilient community, and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. TCCPI’s flagship program, the Ithaca 2030 District will be examined, as will be the goals and benefits of this new effort to increase the energy and water performance of commercial buildings in the City of Ithaca. February 19, 2015) The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) [more on Climate Change in our area]
  • {due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, our Genesee River Basin Summit 2015 (which was scheduled to be held 3/13/15 at the Mt. Morris Dam and Conference Center) will be rescheduled to another location at a later date. We are currently looking at a University setting and possibly the first week of May. We will get back to everyone as soon as we have a date/location confirmed. We WILL be holding a 2015 Summit.] Friday March 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Mt. Morris Dam Visitor's Center, 6103 Visitor Center Road, Mount Morris, NY 14510 (585) 658-4790
    • Genesee River Basin Summit Mt. Morris Dam Visitor's Center  Friday March 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Agenda includes: 2014 Summit Recap Soil Health Panel Trees for Tribs Tile Drain DEC's 9-Element Plan Genesee River Basin Data Streambank Stabilization Nutrient Recovery Panel from The Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI)
  • Spanning five days, from Tuesday through Saturday, March 17 – 21, 2015,
    • Greentopia I FILM is now open for submissions of non-fiction features, shorts, and children’s films *The deadline to submit is December 22, 2014.  In its fourth year, innovative documentary film festival, Greentopia | FILM, brings inspiring and award-winning non-fiction films and events to Rochester area moviegoers. Spanning five days, from Tuesday through Saturday, March 17 – 21, 2015, Greentopia | FILM has become known for its lively cross-pollination of art, ideas, community engagement and fun. Greentopia I FILM "Greentopia | FILM believes in our community and in showcasing the positive changes, projects and people that are often not covered in more mainstream news and media channels. Through the incredible generosity of local film makers, Greentopia | FILM has been able to produce 3 short documentaries a year for the past 2 years. In 2014, we received funding from NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) to actually commission the films, offering a $1,000 stipend and festival film passes to each of the 3 selected film makers. All Community Supported Films (CSFs) tell a story of something happening in the Greater Rochester area that embraces the concept of sustainability or community building in some way. We look for positive success stories – no docs trying to expose some injustice. Here are examples of films produced over the past two festivals. " Greentopia
  • Sat. Mar 28, 2015 1:00 pm to Sat. Mar 28, 2015 5:00 pm | 929 South Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608, USA
    • Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Where on Earth are we going? And what CAN we do about it?  Join us in exploring a bold, empowering vision to create an  environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling society  Experience an inspiring interactive multimedia event acclaimed in 82 countries: The Pachamama Alliance’s Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium Location: M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence 929 South Plymouth Ave. Rochester, NY Saturday, March 28th 1-5 PM. (12:45 check-in so we may start promptly) Light refreshments will be provided. FREE, but pre-registration required here.  Learn more see flyer
  • March 28th 9-Noon Webster 1350 Chiyoda Dr. Webster, New York, 14580
    • Solarize Rochester First Seminar March 28th 9-Noon Webster 1350 Chiyoda Dr. Webster, New York, 14580 Second Seminar Sat April 11th Penfield 3100 Atlantic Ave 9-Noon visit us on facebook or our website www.solarizerochester.com "Solarize is a community based movement intended to spur adoption of solar energy by bundling community solar systems into a bulk discount while highlighting local labor that pays a living wage. All companies are screened by the sponsors for quality of work, warranty, financing plans, hire local people, and are based in Rochester New York. This will make solar affordable and more accessible than ever. "

April 2015

  • Selected entries will be screened at the Little Theatre to kick off Earth Week on April 17, 2015. Category winners will be screened at the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House on April 18, 2015.
    • Fast Forward Film Festival Showcasing New Environmental Perspectives Presented by WXXI/Little Theatre, George Eastman House, RIT,  and the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute The Fast Forward Film Festival invites residents in the greater Rochester area to submit independent short films (5 minutes or less) that inspire a deeper connection to the environment. As an incubator for innovative thinking and artistic expression, FFFF encourages films that tap into the local experience, compel audiences to engage with the community, and raise environmental awareness. An acclaimed jury will review the films and select winners who will receive a $1,000 cash prize for each of these categories: (1) most inspiring, compelling, and engaging, (2) most unique perspective, (3) strongest call to action. Submission deadline is February 27, 2015 "" Click here to down load the flyer and help distribute Fast Forward Film Festival
  • April 17, 2015 "The Links" E. Syracuse, New York
  • Tuesday, April 21, 6:30-8:30pm. The Theater (Building 4) at Monroe Community College, 1000 East Henrietta Road (Route 15A) Rochester, NY 14623.
    • The March 2015 newsletter of the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club “The eco-logue” has been posted online and it is full of great local environmental stuff. The first article describes the major Rochester Earth Day event, a visit by Dr. James Hansen: "17th Annual Environmental Forum, Dr. James Hansen: Climate, Energy, and Intergenerational Justice, Tuesday, April 21, 6:30-8:30pm. The Theater (Building 4) at Monroe Community College, 1000 East Henrietta Road (Route 15A) Rochester, NY 14623.”
  • Saturday, April 25th, 2015 9am-noon
    • Great opportunity to join your friends and groups and neighbors to help clean up our parks at the annual event. "The 6th annual Pick Up the Parks Event  is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, 2015 9am-noon (Cleanup in all Monroe County-managed Parks) noon-2pm (Thank You Picnic in Olmsted Lodge at Highland Park) Join Cascades Recovery and the Monroe County Department of Parks, along with many local recreation and environmental groups for “Pick Up the Parks.”  This event is designed to foster stewardship of our *21 parks and 12,000 acres within.  We are all stewards of the great outdoors, so we encourage you to do your part to keep our parks, our waterways, and watersheds clean and green."

 

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On-going programs with multiple dates

Oftentimes events are a series that have many dates.  Rather than try and list each separate date, I'm making a link to the series.  Please check them:

  • Check out this great on-going program ‘Sustainable Saturdays’: "Sustainable Saturdays Rochester Greenovation 1199 East Main Street 494-7100 or email at info@rochestergreen.org   Sustainability is our Life! The 2nd Saturday of every month is A Sustainable Saturday: August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 & December 14. Each month will feature different organizations.  We’re open 9am-4pm.   Our mission is to show the interconnectedness of all life through education & networking.  We'll be partnering with a combination of 60 artists, environmental groups, food vendors, green businesses, libraries, museums & schools.   Stop in to shop, donate items to keep them out of the landfill, talk with the organizations, buy some food & network with old & new friends.   We look forward to you joining us on this new adventure!   www.rochestergreen.org/
  • Neighborhood Seed Library at the Monroe Branch library | Join the neighborhood seed exchange! Beginning today, May 7, get free vegetable, flower and herb seeds (including some heirloom) from the Children's Room of the Monroe Branch library (809 Monroe Avenue) to plant in your own garden. When you pick up your seeds, also take some envelopes. In the Fall when you harvest your goodies, gather and dry some of the seeds your plants produced, stick them in your envelope, label and bring them back for someone to "borrow" next year. Check out Monroe Branch Children's Room  for pictures and details. Library hours are:  Mon 12:00-8:00, Tues 10:00-6:00, Wed 12:00-8:00, Thurs 12:00-6:00, Fri 12:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-2:00, Sun Closed. Telephone: 585-428-8202

Other Online Environmental Calendars

We have a lot of environmentalists in our area and most have events going on, check below for their calendars.

Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Rt. 89 Savannah, NY 13146 (315) 365-3580 "The Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) is a state-owned facility operated through a cooperative agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the National Audubon Society. The MAC houses a large exhibit area, classroom, nature store, office area, auditorium, and a meeting room. On its 198 acres, there are five different types of habitat, two restored freshwater marshes, a one-mile hiking trail, and an all-access observation platform. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) is one of the largest conservation projects in the nation for reclamation of important wildlife and wetland habitat. The complex is a crucial migration stopover point for migrating waterfowl in the northeast. Audubon New York operates the center, in partnership with the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, and Pheasants Forever in the planning of educational and interpretative programs and exhibits. "

Montezuma Audubon Center kicks off the summer Home School Nature Series   CHILDREN WILL Explore wetland birds, insects, and plants   The Montezuma Audubon Center is proud to announce the Summer Home School Nature Series that will focus on wetland birds, insects, and plants. This elementary education series for children ages 5-12 will teach environmental awareness, science, and appreciation of nature through the study of wetlands. During this three month series, home-schooled children will explore wetlands through classroom lessons, a field trip, and a project designed to enhance bird habitat at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Choose from one of the three sessions each month: Thursdays 10:00 am to noon; Fridays 10:00 am to noon, and Fridays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.    June 27&28: Wild About Wetland Birds Wetlands are very important for wildlife and for humans! Homeschoolers will explore a nearby marsh and the birds that live there. Great blue herons, great egrets, red-winged blackbirds and more will be studied to understand how these creatures use a marsh. Fee: $7/child.   July 25&26: Wild About Wetland Insects Wetlands are home to many kinds flying and crawling insects! Children will dip nets into a marsh to collect these small creatures and then study them under a microscope to assess the quality of the wetland. Fee: $7/child.   August 29&30: Wild About Wetland Plants Plants are an important part of a wetland ecosystem but not all plants are created equal. Homeschoolers will canoe around a wetland to learn about marsh plants and the animals that use them. The children will also remove some invasive plants from the wetland to improve the habitat for birds and other wildlife. Fee: $10/child.     Register and pay as you go or register for the entire series. $22/child/entire series; $20/entire series for each additional child.   Space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information about the Montezuma Audubon Center, please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.   Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146   Dedicated to Enhancing the Habitat of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex & Surrounding Important Bird Areas. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s First Globally Significant Important Bird Area.   The Center is Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm   http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma