The first Wildlife Wednesday program at Schoharie Crossing on July 13th at 6:00pm. George Steele will be there with a wonderful program, “All About Water,” that will focus on fresh water aquatic life. The program will take place on site and in the Enders House near the Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY. There is a $3.00 suggested donation for this event.
The program will compare pond water samples to those from the Schoharie Creek using a magnification system that will allow everyone to see what life forms are in the water. Steele is a lifelong educator. His unique blend of expertise and enthusiasm has turned thousands of children into science-lovers. For over 20 years he has been an independent education consultant working with schools, libraries, nature centers, and museums thought the Northeast, including the NYS Art Teachers Association, the NYS Outdoor Education Association, the Gifted and Talented Enrichment Program at Lafayette College and Lehigh University.
He is the former director of the NYSDEC Environmental Education Camp Program, recipient of the Conservation Educator Award of the NYS Conservation Council, the NYS Outdoor Education Association’s Gold Award for Lifetime Achievement and Outdoor Educator of the Year Award.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, and has done graduate work at the Antioch/New England Graduate School in Keene, NH.
Wildlife Wednesday programs will occur monthly – the next will be on August 10th with Anita Sanchez and on September 14th George Steele will return for an autumn Bird Watch.