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2018 Summer Programs

Welcome to the Schoharie River Center!

We have a full calendar of EST programming -

Click here to see the full event calendar…

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This video was produced by the Amsterdam EST program

This year we have six one week long ecology  field schools for youth ages 12-17. More information, including registration forms and links are here.


Writing The Watershed Literary Festival


The Schoharie River Center is proud to present a two-day family friendly festival of storytelling, memoir writing and poetry workshops, guest speakers, open mike sessions, a concert of Spoken Word poetry featuring Mohawk Valley and Capital District spoken word artists.  


The festival begins on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th at noon and extends into the evening (workshops are at other times - see the full schedule).


Guest authors and speakers include Bob Cudmore - Amsterdam historian and radio personality; poet Daniel Bowman and Mohawk storyteller Kay Olan Ionataie:was.


We’re also very excited to have as our keynote speaker Andrew C. Revkin, an award winning Environmental and Science Journalist and Author, and Strategic Advisor for the National Geographic Society on  Environmental and Science Journalism.


We have workshops  for poets and writers, young and old, including a memoir writing workshop, with Helen Condon, a Poetry workshop with Dan Bowman, Author of “A Plum Tree in Leatherstocking Country (Virtual Artists Collective 2012) and a Nature writers’ workshop for children, “Field Notes and Story Lines,” with Mary Cuffe Perez.


Saturday night at 7pm is a concert of Spoken Word, featuring Albany area artist Souly.had and friends.  It begins with an open mike session.  


Sunday’s open mike will be focused upon poetry, with Alan Casline of Rootdrinker Press serving as the Emcee.


Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets.

This two-day festival is supported by public funds from Humanities New York, Poets and Writers, and the Mohawk Regional Economic Development Initiative, administered by the New York State Council on the Arts.