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Upcoming Events

Welcome to the Schoharie River Center!

We’re all abuzz!

We now have a working observational beehive of our own, built by Dave Remling and populated and maintained by Anne Frey.  You can watch the bees as they build their hive around the queen bee.   


To celebrate our new beehive, we’ve put together a five part program on bees.  From September through October you can learn about bee-keeping from a master bee-keeper, or how to cook with honey from a local Chef. Or, with a master herbalist, make your own cosmetics and skin care products with honey.


Attend a Bee Summit and learn how bees and bee-keeping fit into the cultures of Ukraine and Haiti. We also have activities for children under 12 and their families.  All this is made possible thanks to a grant from NYSCA .


Check the calendar on the left, or click here to learn more about what’s buzzing in September and October!

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 The River Current

In December 2010, the SRC purchased a piece of property in Burtonsville, NY on the Schoharie Creek (2025 Burtonville Rd) along with 20 acres of land and a house (photo bottom left).  EST now meets here and we hold many other events at this location.


Three years and a half years later, we are in the midst of adding an addition to our new building to add a science laboratory and expand our meeting space as well as to make the building handicap accessible.  We are almost finished!  The building is installed on its foundation, we have electricity, heat, water and plumbing.  We still need to install a handicap accessible ramp, parking, siding, add an extension to our deck.


We’ve raised some funds for this project, but we continue to need your financial assistance, in order to complete our vision of making this building a science center and meeting place. The new Environmental Science Center and Riparian Nature Preserve is a center for public use and open to the community and Capital Region for the study and enjoyment of nature and our local environment, and now we’re growing.  Click here to see a list of the materials and more details about the project.  We need to raise about $10,000 to complete this project.  Please consider making a donation to help us finish.  


There is no other comparable facility in the Capital Region and we hope you will understand how your investment at this time will help create a tremendous resource for the public good, now, and for future generations to come.


You can help us by making a secure tax deductible donation right here, with your credit card or PayPal, just click the Donate button near the top of this page.  

Our Science Lab addition is almost done!

The Life of Bees - A scientific look at the social life of bees with EAS Certified Master Bee-keeper Anne Frey.  From 7:00 - 8:30 pm. at the Schoharie River Center.

Cooking with Honey A hands-on workshop exploring Culinary Arts by Chef Jeannette Balins. Two dates to choose from - 9/8 and 9/15.  7:00 - 9:00 pm. both days.  This takes place at the “A Taste of Europe” restaurant on Route 145 in Cobleskill, NY.  

Pre-registration required! Click here for more information…

Kitchen Cosmetics and Herbal Skin Care  with herbalist and author Dina Falconi.  Make your own natural cosmetics and lip balms in this hands-on workshop.  Pre-registration is required! Click here for more information…

A Bee Summit  - A cross-cultural look at bee-keeping and bee lore with master bee-keepers representing traditional knowledge from Ukraine, Haita and the Mohawk Valley!

“What’s the Buzz About”  a program of the Charleston Historical Society 10/5 at 2pm. Bruce and Andrea Hauser to speak about beekeeping and Bees Wax products.  2PM at the Schoharie County Historical Society on Polin Rd in Charleston, NY

Bee Activities for children under 12 - Featuring a Saturday Movie Matinee for kids and their families.  From 2:00 - 4:00 pm. At the Schoharie River Center.  Admission Free