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2024 Summer Field Schools

This summer the SRC will be running a 5 week program for youth in Middleburgh, NY, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. This program is open to elementary aged students in the Middleburgh School District.

We are working with Schenectady Connects to employ 6 teens in Schenectady to train with us over the summer to become Environmental Educators. The 6 week program will cover water quality, invasive species, and general work to better the natural spaces throughout Schenectady and the surrounding area.

We also have to special week long field schools open to all teens 13-17 yrs. Our Filmmaking Field School will take place in Schenectady from July 8th-July 12th. Meeting between Central Park and the Public Library. Students will work together to create their own short films.

Register HERE.

From August 12th through the 16th, we will have a week long STEAM Field School, open to ages 8-12yrs. This will be at the Schoharie River Center and will focus on age appropriate STEAM related activities like STEAM in the kitchen, creek play, kayaking, blacksmithing, arts, and more...

Register HERE

From August 19th through the 23rd, we will have a week long Adventure Field School, open to ages 11-13. This will be at the Schoharie River Center and will focus on recreational activities like kayaking, swimming, biking, and hiking, along with some ecology based field studies.

Register HERE

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A Five-Day Filmmaking Field School for ages 13-17 at the Schenectady Public Library. MORE INFO

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A Five-Day STEAM program for ages 8-12 yrs. MORE INFO

A Five-Day Adventure Program at the Schoharie River Center for ages 11-13 yrs. MORE INFO

Past Programs

Here are a few videos from past summer field schools. More on our youtube channel/media page on our site.

Watershed Ecology and Videography

Summer 2020

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

Summer 2020

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. 

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