Outdoors made easy at the Pine Bush

The Pine Bush Preserve is always trying to work with its partners on various programs. For example, the preserve offers a course on how to use a personal global positioning system.

Teaming up with members from the Department of Environmental Conservation, the course not only teaches you how to use your GPS unit, but also shows you some fun activities you can do with your GPS. During the course, you spend time in the classroom and on the outside, so come prepared to spend some time in nature. Again, if you don't have your own GPS unit, don't worry " the Pine Bush can provide one for you.

The preserve has movie nights, about once a month. The next showing is "Over the Hedge," on Friday, Feb. 15.

Several programs offered require a small fee, but not all. The Discovery Center at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is open six days a week, from Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free. Weekday hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Pine Bush Discovery Center is located at 195 New Karner Road in Albany.

For information, visit www.albanypinebush.org, or call 456-0655.""

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