Educational Models Available for Demonstrations

Students gather around the Augmented Reality Sandbox model during a demonstration. 

GCSWCD offers free classroom visits to schools within Greene County and the Schoharie Reservoir watershed.

We have three key models in our education toolkit: the Wards® floodplain model, the EnviroScape® watershed model and the Augmented Reality Sandbox. Each provides an interactive and engaging way for students to learn about the importance of watersheds, water conservation, and environmental sustainability. These visits are designed to:

  • Enhance Classroom Learning: Our presentations can complement your lessons by providing real-world examples and practical applications of watershed science concepts.
  • Foster Critical Thinking: Students will be encouraged to think critically about environmental issues and their impact on our communities.
  • Encourage Environmental Stewardship: Through our demonstrations, students will gain a deeper understanding of their role in preserving and protecting our natural resources.

These demonstrations are flexible and can be adapted to suit your specific grade level and curriculum requirements. We believe that hands-on experiences are invaluable in the learning process, and our watershed science model demonstrations offer a fun and memorable way for students to connect with the subject matter.

If you are interested in scheduling a classroom visit or have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact our Education & Outreach Coordinator by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone (518-622-3620 x104).

Find GCSWCD at the Greene County Youth Fair

GCSWCD staff assist young children at the Conservation Craft Corner at the Greene County Youth Fair.   A  photograph of the stream table - a model that makes an annual appearance at the Greene County Youth Fair.

Held each year in July, the Greene County Youth Fair is one of very few fairs around the country that offers free admission and entertainment for all ages. The fair celebrates the accomplishments of area youth.

Find GCSWCD's booth at the Youth Fair for an opporunity to learn about streams at the stream table, or participate in some conservation arts and crafts!

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