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Learn to Find Your Way with a Compass at Audubon

Learn to Find Your Way with a Compass at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – You can learn the art of navigating using a good, old-fashioned compass – and it never needs batteries.

In order to find our way today we rely on GPS or internet maps. But when the batteries go dead or the service is poor, a compass can be a reliable tool for outdoor adventures. 

On Saturday afternoon, June 14, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering a workshop where you can learn orienteering – that is, using a map and compass to navigate from point to point, an important but often forgotten outdoor skill in this technological world.

From 1-3 p.m., Audubon naturalist Katie Finch will teach the basics of compass use and how to measure distance for orienteering.  

Audubon Seeking Wild 5K Run/Walk Sponsors and Volunteers

Audubon Seeking Wild 5K Run/Walk Sponsors and Volunteers

Jamestown, NY – Jamestown’s Audubon Center & Sanctuary is breathing new life into a popular event that has been given a rest for a few years.

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, runners and walkers of all ages will participate in the Wild 5K Run/Walk, a revamped version of the Run for Liberty trail race, held annually from 2003 to 2009.

In describing the plans, Audubon Seasonal Naturalist and Wild 5K Co-chair Corinne Frederickson said, “Our goal is to provide an opportunity to enjoy the distinctive beauty of our Sanctuary while posing a meaningful challenge. Proceeds from the race this year support Liberty, our non-releasable resident Bald Eagle.” She explained that even with an incredible team of dedicated volunteers, Liberty’s care costs approximately $7,500 per year.

Geocaching at Audubon

Geocaching at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – Hey, all you Cachers out there ….. the cold days of winter are behind us now, so come to the Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary to hang out with your caching friends and enjoy the warmer weather!

Sponsored by geocachers Dove 78 and the Yoders 2012, this event cache is being held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon. That will be enough time for everyone to find some temporary hidden caches, meet back at the posted coords for a few door prizes, and still have time left in the day to go geocaching.

The temporary caches will hold the coordinates to a permanent cache hidden off the grounds that will not be published until after the event. For your caching enjoyment, several new permanent caches will be hidden near the event but not on Audubon’s grounds.

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 11, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors are still being sought for the annual “Come Get Some” golf outing. Registration and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Runners Can Avoid Common Injuries by Being Proactive About Their Fitness

Runners Can Avoid Common Injuries by Being Proactive About Their Fitness

 

It's the start of running season again! Locally, we have the Buffalo Marathon on May 25, Tough Mudder July 12-13, and numerous 5Ks and other runs throughout the summer.

With an increase in running comes an increase in running injuries. According to Runner's World, the seven most common running-related injuries are:

• Runner's knee or Patellofemoral pain syndrome

• Achilles tendinitis

• Hamstring issues

Audubon Young Volunteer of the Year is Counselor Camp Alumna

Audubon Young Volunteer of the Year is Counselor Camp Alumna

Jamestown, NY – “I started [volunteering] because I really loved camp as a kid. It’s lots of fun to connect with other staff and kids!”

That’s how Emily Nelson, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Young Volunteer of the Year, describes her work at Audubon, including serving as a counselor in training and junior counselor at summer day camps. She said her experience has developed her people skills, and it is definitely “not boring!” She enjoys the beauty of Audubon and likes to “open up kids’ eyes and get them inspired.”

The high school sophomore is active in music and sports as well as being on the honor roll at Southwestern Central School. A summer day camper herself since she was five, Emily has been volunteering at Audubon for the past four years, for other events as well as camps.

Emily received training for her leadership experiences at Audubon’s Counselor Camp.

The 2014 Counselor Camp will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday, June 24-26,

Autographs with Andre Reed at Seneca Niagara Casino on March 22

Autographs with Andre Reed at Seneca Niagara Casino on March 22

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has quite the catch of an event for football fans on Saturday, Mar. 22, as it hosts #83 Andre Reed for a free autograph session. The Hall of Fame inductee and former Buffalo Bills wide receiver will be available to the public at the Seneca Niagara Events Center from noon to 3 p.m. with fellow Bills alumni.

Fans are invited to visit Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel and bring up to two items for signatures. Reed, who will be inducted to the Hall of Fame this August, will be at Seneca Niagara Events Center with fellow Bills greats Joe DeLamielleure and Mark Kelso. The first 100 fans in line will receive a Buffalo Bills tumbler, and drawings will take place throughout the afternoon for memorabilia and other prizes. Autographs will take place on a first-come, first-served basis, and those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.