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 The River Current

Summer Programs

2018 Summer Programs


For the summer of 2018 we have 6 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.   That’s six weeks of summer adventure!  


Lead by experienced field biologists, the programs run generally from 9 am—4 pm 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.  Select from the following programs.  Enrollment is limited to no more 15 youth per week, so register today!


6/25/18 - 6/29/18 - Otsego Lake Ecology Field School   Cooperstown, NY


7/09/18 - 7/13/18 - Mohawk River Ecology Field School  Fort Plain, NY


7/23/18 - 7/27/18 - Schoharie Watershed Ecology Field School  at Mine Kill State Park, North Blenheim (Schoharie County)


8/06/18 - 8/10/18 - Schenectady’s Urban Ecology Field School Schenectady, NY


8/13/18 - 8/17/18 - Nature Ecology Videography with Youth FX  at the Schoharie River Center, Burtonsville, NY


8/20/18 - 8/24/18 - Amsterdam Urban Ecology Field School - Amsterdam, NY


For more information on any of our programs, please contact us.


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!).





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