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Upcoming Events

Welcome to the Schoharie River Center!

Time to make plans for summer!

Are you thinking about your summer plans?  We’re offering six weeks of field schools for adults and youth!  We hope you can spend some time with us this summer.


7/6-7/10 - Traditional Timber Framing Workshop

There are still a few openings for this hands-on 5 day long workshop where you will build a sugar shack while learning and employing traditional timber framing skills and tools.  You must be 15 years or older.













7/25-7/29 - Mine Kill State Park Freshwater Ecology Field School

This five day program is for youth ages 11-16 and the program is limited to 20 participants.  9am to 4pm at the Mine Kill State Park in North Blenheim, NY.








8/8-8/12 - Schoharie Creek Freshwater Ecology Field School

This five day program is for youth ages 12-16, and is limited to 15 participants.  It runs daily from 9am to 4pm and meets at the Schoharie River Center in Burtonsville, NY.


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.  Also, The Friends of Fort Plain, Fort Plain Central Schools.





























Summer Programs

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Schoharie River Center Inc

Traditional Timber Framing Workshop Build a Sugar Shack! - 7/6/16 - 7/10/16 from 8:30am to 5pm each day.  Learn how to hand cut joinery without power tools.  This workshop is now full!

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

A five-day ecology studies adventure program for youth ages 13—18 yrs. 9 am—4 pm at the Fort Plain High School in Fort Plain NY. Enrollment is limited to 20.

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

Archaeology Field School is back!  This year, it’s being held in Fort Plain, and is open to adults and youth (12 years+).  But enrollment is limited to 15, so register today!


8/1-8/5 - Amsterdam Freshwater Ecology Field School

This five day program is for youth ages 12-16, and is limited to 15 participants.  It runs daily from 9am to 4pm and meets at the Amsterdam Free Library.

Archaelogy Field School

7/18 - 7/22 from 9am to 4pm each day. Discover local history while you learn the skills, methods and techniques of Archaeology by excavating the former Canal Store in historic Fort Plain.

Watershed Lore

While learning more about their community, its people and natural environment, teens (age 13-18) will learn to use digital audio and video media to tell their story.


The Schoharie River Center, New York Folklore Society, and the Amsterdam Free Library are partnering in a program that incorporates Watershed Ecology Studies with Aural/Oral History and Video Production to create sound and video portraits of the Mohawk Watershed.


Introductory Sessions will be held Thursday, June 23, Monday, June 27 and Thursday, June 30 from 6:00—8:00 p.m. at the Amsterdam Free Library.

 

Come learn about this free program and explore some

introductory skills. No prior experience necessary.

Watershed Lore

6/23, 6/27 and 6/30 - Introductory sessions from 6-8pm at the Amsterdam Free Library.  Learn about this free program for youth ages 13-18.

Registration is now closed for this event!