Congratulations to our Middleburgh High School team! They are 2019's winning team for Schoharie County and took 1st place overall, competing against four other counties.
We wish them luck as they go on to represent Schoharie County at the NY State Envirothon in Geneva, NY at the end of May.
Each year the Schoharie County Soil and Water Conservation District supports programs designed to teach our local students about the envrionment and the things that we do. Two of our major programs are:
The Envirothon began in Pennsylvania in 1979, then known as the Environmental Olympics. New York State held its first Envirothon in 1990. The Envirothon is a scholastic competition for high school students that tests their knowledge on five topics: soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and current environmental issues.
Click HERE for the 2019 Registration Booklet
6th Grade Conservation Field Day
Open to all 6th grade students in Schoharie County, this event provides students with hands-on activities and demonstrations about various environmental topics. The goal is to teach the importance of protecting the environment around them, so they will take care of it for future generations. Students will also learn various safety issues, including black bear safety, fire safety and wilderness safety. The topics covered include: Black Bears, Clean Energy, Beekeeping, Fighting Forest Fires, Safety in the Woods, Bluebirds, Aquatic Ecology, Reptiles, All about Trees, and new this year, adventures in your back yard. The students will meet professionals that serve the County from the following agencies: NY State DEC, NY State Department of Parks and Recreation, USDA Farm Service Agency, SUNY Cobleskill, Schoharie County Youth Bureau, New York Power Authority and the Schoharie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of those who volunteer their time and of course to all of the students that participate. Without all of you, these events would not be possible.