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 The River Current

Summer Programs

Fort Plain Environmental Study Team Summer Program

This is a five day ecology studies adventure program for youth ages 13 - 18 and runs from 7/11/16 - 7/15/16.  Beginning at  9am and ending at 4pm each day at the Diefendorf Hall on Main Street in Fort Plain, NY.  Enrollment is limited to 20 youth, so reserve your spot today!  


Each day participants will hike, bike or paddle through their local watersheds and study the ecology of the various environs contained in the Mohawk River Basin. We will assess water quality and conduct macro invertebrate analysis of the Otsquago and Flat Creeks (tributaries of the Mohawk River), study forest ecology and wildlife of the Mohawk Basin, study the impact of invasive species, and canoe/kayak on the Mohawk. River.  You will learn about local freshwater ecology by:


For more information or to sign up, contact Lance Elliot (FPHS), John McKeeby, Executive Director (518-320-4510), or email , or register online.  This program is sponsored by The Schoharie River Center, Inc., The Friends of Fort Plain and the Canajoharie School District. Or print the attached form, fill it out and mail it in.

Schoharie Creek Freshwater Ecology Summer Adventure

This is a five day ecology studies adventure program for youth ages 11 - 16.  Beginning at 9am and ending at 4pm each day at the Schoharie River Center in Burtonsville, NY from 8/8/16 - 8/12/16.  Each day you will hike, swim, paddle, sail or bike at a variety of freshwater ecosystems including the Schoharie Creek, Wilsey Creek, Mohawk River and Otsego Lake.  Learn about local fresh water ecology by:


Cost for the week is $100 per youth.  Enrollment is limited to 20 youth, so reserve your spot today. Limited scholarships may be available.


For more information or to sign up, contact John McKeeby, Executive Director (518-320-4510),

or email.   Or, register online using the secure PayPal site by selecting the registration type and clicking the Pay Now button below. This program is sponsored by The Schoharie River Center Environmental Study Team.

2016 Summer Programs

For the summer of 2016 we have four week-long Freshwater Ecology Summer Adventure Programs for middle school and high school age youth to choose from.  Each of these week long programs is designed to teach youth how to assess water quality using the WAVE methodology, while having fun outdoors.  Data that is collected will be shared with NYS DEC.   Additionally we are offering a week-long Archaeology Field School for anyone 12 years of age and older - youth and adults!  


7/11/16 - 7/15/16 - Fort Plain Summer EST Program

7/18/16 - 7/22/16 - Fort Plain Archaeology Field School

7/25/16 - 7/29/16 - Minekill State Park Freshwater Ecology Field School

8/01/16 - 8/05/16 - Amsterdam Freshwater Ecology Field School

8/08/16 - 8/12/16 - Schoharie Creek Freshwater Ecology Summer Adventure


Enrollment is limited, so signup today.   A registration form is available here, or, click the links below to submit your registration online.  For more information on any of our programs, please contact us.


Note that the various programs are funded by different funding sources and therefore, we can not make all of them free to the public.  We are grateful for the financial support of the Times Union Hope Fund, The Schoharie County Youth Bureau, The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, The United Way of the Greater Capital Region, and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Minekill Environmental Study Team Summer Program

This is a five day ecology studies adventure program for youth ages 11 – 16 yrs old, living in Schoharie County.  This program runs from 7/25/16-7/29/16.  Pre-registration is required.  Beginning at  9am and ending at 4pm each day at the Minekill State Park on Route 30 in Blenheim, NY.  This program is FREE for Schoharie County residents, but enrollment is limited to 20 youth, so reserve your spot today!


Participants will study the ecology of the Schoharie watershed and the various environs contained in the Park. We will assess water quality, water chemistry and conduct macro invertebrate analysis of the Schoharie Creek and Mine Kill Creek (a tributary of the Schoharie). We’ll study forest ecology and wildlife of the Catskills, the impact of invasive species in the Park, and canoe on the Schoharie. Participants will:


For more information or to sign up, contact John McKeeby, Executive Director (518-320-4510), or email , or register online.  This program is sponsored by The Schoharie River Center, Inc.

Amsterdam Freshwater Ecology Field School

This five day ecology studies adventure program runs from 8/1/16-8/5/16 and is free to any interested youth in the Amsterdam School District between the ages of 12 yrs. – 16 yrs. old.  Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 15 youth, so reserve your spot today!  The program will begin at 9am and end at 4pm each day at the Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY.  

 

Participants will study the ecology of the Mohawk River watershed and the various environs contained in the City of Amsterdam. We will assess water quality and conduct macro invertebrate analysis (WAVE) of the of the Dove Creek and North Chuctanunda Creek, and other tributaries of the Mohawk River.  You will:


For more information or to sign up, contact John McKeeby, Executive Director (518-320-4510), or email , or register online.  

This program is sponsored by The Schoharie River Center, Inc. and the Amsterdam Free Library with funding from the Community Foundation For The Greater Capital Region .  Or print the attached form, fill it out and mail it in.

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