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Join us for our third annual Schoharie River Day - a day long festival celebrating the talents of our local artists, food producers and musicians More
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 two buildings - a house (photo bottom left) and a garage. EST now meets here and we hold many of our other events at this location.
But, we're not done yet! We still need to add science laboratory space. We’re planning to expand the building with an addition that will serve multiple uses including lab space. We are also planning to create an amphitheater for outdoor music and other performances.
We’ve raised some funds for these projects, 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 will be a center for public use and open to the community and Capital Region for the study and enjoyment of nature and our local environment.
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 make a secure tax deductible donation right here, with your credit card or PayPal, just click the Donate button near the top of this page. Please help us preserve a piece of the Schoharie Creek watershed and expand the range of programming the Schoharie River Center offers to the public.
Our third annual Schoharie River Day Festival on Saturday July 20 from 9am to 4pm will feature local musicians Alex Torres and Friends, Kim and Reggie Harris, and, The Bentwood Rockers. In addition to the all of this great live outdoor music, we’ll have plenty of local artists, crafters, and food producers, kayaking workshops, guided nature walks a pancake breakfast (starting at 9am) and much more. This is a fun raiser - it’s fun for the entire family! It’s free to attend, but we encourage you to make a donation, as this is our only fund raising event of the year to support our programs and complete renovations to our Science and Education Center. Click here for more information.
Stone Soup Supper Reading & Discussion Series
Join this brand new reading and discussion club. This group will meet 3 more times over the next two months (6/18; 6/25) for dinner and stimulating discussions about the world, ecology, humanity and service to the community - topics from short readings provided by SRC. A light supper (Stone Soup) is provided, and participation is free, but limited to 15 participants. It’s not too late to join - there are still seats available at the table - Read More or contact us
The Youth Community Cultural Documentation Project
is a joint program of The New York Folklore Society and The Schoharie River Center, where we provide kids the skills necessary to explore and document the rich environmental and cultural ecologies of their own communities. This is an extension of the project that was started in the summer with the SJTA program. Click here to access the blog for this innovative program.
Freshwater Ecology Summer Program
Week long program for youth ages 11-15 from 7/22-7/26 8am-4pm daily. More
Archeology Field School Summer Program
Week long program for youth ages 12-18 from 7/29-8/2 9am-4pm daily. More
Freshwater Ecology Summer Adventure is for youth ages 11-15 and runs from 7/22-7/26 from 8am to 4pm each day.
Archeology Field School is for youth ages 12-18 and runs from 7/29-8/2 from 9am to 4pm daily. This program is lead by professional archeologists from Hartgen Associates.
Click here to learn more and sign up - space is limited in both of these programs.