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Welcome to the Schoharie River Center!

We have a full calendar of EST programming -

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Summer Programs


Looking for something really unique and fun to do this summer?  We have four week-long summer programs and three Saturday afternoon sailing sessions on beautiful Otsego Lake to choose from!


Four Freshwater Ecology Summer Adventure Programs for middle school and high school age youth (ages 12-17) are lead by experienced field biologists.  Participants will study watershed ecology by conducting hands-on assessments of water quality of local streams, rivers and lakes.  Our programs integrate the study of forest ecology, wildlife and the impact of invasive species and use hiking, cycling, and boating to get  to various study sites.


Registration is limited, so sign up today.  Click here for more information.



7/08/19 - 7/12/19 - Mohawk River Ecology Field School - Fort Plain, NY



7/22/19 - 7/26/19 - Schoharie Watershed Ecology Field School - Mine Kill State Park, North Blenheim



8/05/19 - 8/09/19 - Schenectady’s Urban Ecology Field School - Schenectady, NY



8/19/19 - 8/23/19 - Amsterdam Urban Ecology Field School - Amsterdam, NY



Saturday Sailing on Otsego Lake - sign up for 1, 2 or 3 Saturday afternoons of sailing on Otsego Lake - 8/3, 8/24 & 8/31

Traditional Timber Framing Workshop


Timber Framers Kim Balfour and Scott Hadam will be leading a five day workshop teaching the traditional skills of timber framing.  You will use hand tools and cut joinery without power tools.  In the end, you will have helped construct a 20x20 building to be used for future educational programs and workshops.


The workshop runs from 8/14/19 to 8/18/19 from 8:30 to 5pm each day.  Limited to 16 people, 15 yrs and older, so register today!  Click here for more information and to register.

Cultural Hall Renovation Project

Gibson Brothers with Mockingbird - Benefit Concert


September 7, 2019 at 7pm, at Duanesburg Central High School, Delanson, NY.

Silent Auction/Rafles/Concessions

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at door

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Here we grow again!

The SRC has embarked on a capital campaign to bring badly needed renovations to its cultural hall building, the original home of the Schoharie River Center and the Environmental Study Team.  The renovations will bring heating upgrades, restroom facilities and handicap accessibility to make the facility usable year round and able to support more programs for the public including square dancing, concerts, conferences and many other types of programs.




The SRC Cultural Hall was built in 1857 by local carpenter Boss Jones and is a classic federal style timber frame construction building with King Post Trusses.  Planned renovations include:


To kick this project off, we’ve received a grant from NYSCA for $50,000, leaving us with $70,000 more to raise. So, we are appealing for your help.  

Click here to learn more about this wonderful building and how you can be a part of this exciting project.



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