Promoting Wise Management of Natural Resources in Greene County, New York Since 1961

robyn2The GCSWCD education station included a stream table--a model of real-life stream dynamicsThe Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County has been hosting the Environmental Awareness Days for over 40 years, and the GCSWCD is pleased to be involved in this multi-topic, environmentally-focused field trip for local 6th grade students.

The 45th Annual Environmental Awareness Days were held on September 22 & 23, 2015 at the Siuslaw Model Forest. Each year, the GCSWCD education station utilizes a stream table (a model of natural stream dynamics and flow) to illustrate the ever-changing nature of streams and initiate a discussion on water quality issues. Other station topics have included forest services, wildlife rehabilitation, Lyme disease prevention, bees and beekeeping, and pond life.

Highlights from the 2015 Environmental Awareness Days

  • Soil Science (Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardners)
  • Who Takes Care of Injured Wild Animals? (Kelly Martin, Animal Rehabilitator)
  • Stream Table (Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District)
  • The Life Story of the Forest (NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation)
  • Lyme Disease (Cornell Cooperative Extension)
  • Invasives (Lynn Burn & Bonnie Blader)
  • Water Worlds (River Haggie Outdoors)
  • Damsels and Dragons (Audobon New York)