Prescribed fire in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

The Art of Prescribed Fire

Saturday, May 14, 2022 | 11:00 am

11:00 am

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Suitable for Ages 6-10, Tweens, Teens and Adults

Prescribed fire is an important part of taking care of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Fire is a fascinating and powerful force of nature. The Albany Institute of History and Art is currently featuring a special exhibit by artist Leigh Wen, whose work features the four elements- earth, air, water, and fire. Join us on this 0.9-mile hike to learn about prescribed fire in the Albany Pine Bush and reflect on Wen’s artwork.

The Albany Institute will be providing an accompanying art activity set, inspired by Leigh Li-Yun Wen, that will be given out as a part of the program! 

This program will meet at the wooden and metal kiosk at trailhead #1 (not inside the Discovery Center).

This program is being presented in collaboration with the Albany Institute of History and Art.

Public Program Guidelines:

  • Reservations required – Reservations are required for all public programs. Please call us at (518) 456-0655, stop in to the Discovery Center or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events to make a reservation.
  • No waitlist - In the event that a program is full, spaces will not open up unless someone cancels their reservation.
  • Reserve a spot for everyone – Reservations are required for all attendees (regardless of age).
  • Accompany minors - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear required – Program participants must wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and the program they are attending. If you have questions about how to be prepared or what the trail conditions are please contact us.
  • No pets - Pets are not permitted in programs.
  • Fees - Public programs are free unless otherwise stated. Some programs may have a materials or special program fee.
  • Age guidelines - Age guidelines are listed for each public program. We encourage you to pick programs appropriate for the ages of the members of your group.
  • Programs begin promptly - Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to check in. If you are late you may not be able to join the program. Please notify us if you need to cancel your reservation.
  • Give others the chance to participate - If you make a reservation for a program and then decide you will not be able to attend please call us or cancel your reservation online to open up those spaces to others.
  • Not suitable for groups - Public programs are not intended for groups of 8 or more. Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.
  • No smoking or vaping – Smoking, vaping or use of tobacco products are not permitted in programs.
  • All guests are welcome and encouraged to actively participate in our in-person and virtual programs through interactive questions and conversation.  The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC) requests that guests respect that such interactions will be respectful and that the content of such interactions will be pertinent to our in-person and virtual programs.

Trailhead #1 Karner Barrens
From NYS I-90: Take I-90 (East or West) to I-87 (Northway) North. From I-87: Take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Ave). Follow Rt 5 for 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. The trailhead is at the rear of the building.

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