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Summer Programs

2019 Summer Programs


For the summer of 2019 we have four week-long Freshwater Ecology Summer Adventure Programs for middle school and high school age youth (ages 12-17) to choose from.  Each of these week-long programs is designed to teach youth how to assess water quality using the NY State DEC’s WAVE methodology, while having fun outdoors.  Data that is collected will be shared with NYS DEC.  


Lead by experienced field biologists, the programs run generally from 9am—4pm at selected locations throughout the Schoharie and Mohawk watershed.  Participants will study watershed ecology by conducting hands-on assessments of water quality of local streams, rivers and lakes.    Each field school focuses on various environs and locations in the area.  We will assess water quality, water chemistry and conduct macro invertebrate analysis. 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 throughout each week-long field school.


Participants will learn how to:


Cost is just $250.00 / per person for the week.  A sliding scale and scholarships may be available. Enrollment is limited to no more 15 youth per week, so register today!  Select from the following programs:


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  at Mine Kill State Park, North Blenheim (Schoharie County) - CANCELLED!


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 one, two or three Saturday afternoons of sailing on beautiful Otsego Lake - 8/3, 8/24 & 8/31.  Weather permitting.  We will sail from 12 - 4 p.m. stopping to swim if desired. People should bring their own snacks / food and sun screen. Bottled water  and life jackets will be provided.  Space is limited to 5 people maximum and the cost is $30 per person per day. You can sign up for one day or all three days as space permits.


For more information on any of our programs, please contact us by email or call 518-875-6230.


To register, you can either print the form (linked here), fill it out and mail it in with a check made payable to the Schoharie River Center, or, select the program from the drop down list below and pay with through the secure PayPal site (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online!).





Summer Programs