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Students to participate in Environmental Study Team program

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Updated: 1:44 PM

FORT PLAIN -- Students from the Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School and Canajoharie High School will participate in the Mohawk River Watershed's Environmental Study Team program this summer, assessing water quality in local streams and waterways.

The volunteer environmental education program is administered by the Schoharie River Center. It is sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Mohawk River Basin along with other Capital Region organizations.     

Students will participate in a one week study assessing local streams and waterways.

It will include hands-on-field experience using water chemistry testing equipment, micro-scopes, cameras and computers collecting, sampling and analyzing stream data.

The information will be passed on to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation stream biomonitoring unit to be included in their database.

The week-long program will operate from downtown at Friends of Fort Plain headquarters, 47 Main Street/Diefendorf Hall, bordering the Otsquago Creek. Students will assemble there before traveling to creeks and waterways in the Fort Plain and Canajoharie areas.

The five day program begins on Monday, July 14 and ends on Friday, July 18.  Registration is still open and anyone interested in the program can contact CHS Principal David Barnes or visit: schoharierivercenter.org for more information and registration forms.

     

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