2023 Summer Field Schools
This past summer, we offered a variety of Ecology Field Schools; Lake Ecology on Otsego Lake, Watershed Ecology at our center in Esperance, and Urban Ecology in Schenectady. These programs cover a wide range of ecological situations and studies. We also ran our Filmmaking Field School for another year, with incredible results. Films will be posted soon, and can be found below.
A Five-Day Ecology Studies Adventure Program for ages 12-17 yrs. at the Schoharie River Center. MORE INFO
A Five-Day Ecology Studies Adventure Program on Otsego Lake for ages 13-17 yrs. MORE INFO
A Five-Day Ecology Studies Adventure Program for ages 12-17 yrs. at the Amsterdam Free Library. MORE INFO
A Five-Day Ecology Studies Adventure Program for ages 12-17 yrs. in Schenectady's parks. More info coming soon
A Five-Day Filmmaking Field School for ages 13-17 at the Schenectady Public Library. MORE INFO
Click each image below to see the short films produced in 2022's Filmmaking Field school in Collins Park
Short Documentary about Collins Park in Scotia, made up of footage and interviews conducted by our students during our summer filmmaking field school.
Watershed Ecology and Videography
This program integrates the study of forest ecology, watershed ecology, wildlife and invasive species monitoring, nature photography and videography and is led by experienced field biologists, video & media arts instructors. We will assess water quality, water chemistry and conduct macro-invertebrate analysis in the field. Participants will hike, bike and boat to get to various study sites throughout each weeklong field school.Watershed Ecology and Videography
Archaeology Field School
Working alongside professional archaeologists, participants will conduct scientific research to uncover Schoharie County’s multilayered historical past as we excavate the site of a 1712 early colonial fortified homestead along the Schoharie Creek.