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Virtual 52nd Annual Outdoor Education Field Day

VIRTUAL 52nd Annual Outdoor Education Field Day

Outdoor Education Field Day (OEFD) – An exciting event to introduce Seneca County 6 th Graders to outdoor living, experiences with nature, and the importance of conservation.

Unable to be part of this event on Wednesday, May 13th? No problem! Videos will be available to be viewed on any day, at any time!

New York State Parks

Jackson Beckman - Environmental Education Intern

Carley Legg - Environmental Education Intern

Angela Novacek - Environmental Education Intern

Jackson is an environmental science student at Union College. Favorite Mammal: “The Coyote because I like their howls and their scientific name Canis latrans, translates literally as ‘barking dog’.”

Carley is an environmental science student at Wells College. Favorite Mammal: “Little Brown Bat. They're the perfect combination of creepy and cute, have many unique adaptations, and provide us with natural, free insect pest control.”

Angela is a biology student with a concentration in ecology and conservation at West Chester University. Favorite Mammal: “The opossum! They are just so cool!”

Contact: Josh.Teeter@parks.ny.gov

Mammals of the Finger Lakes

Learn a great deal about mammals in the Finger Lakes as NYS Parks Environmental Education Interns describe what mammals do, what they eat, predator-prey relationships, and more!

Presentation:

https://youtu.be/74GdtXkGaO4

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County

Judy Wright - Sr. Agriculture Resource Educator

Judy has almost 40 years of experience working with both agricultural and environmental audiences, primarily through the Cornell Cooperative Extension System.

Pollinator Parade

Pollination is an important aspect of the plant world. This workshop will explore flowers and the different pollinators who visit them.

New York State Integrated Pest Management - Pollinators

Pollinator Network at Cornell - Growers Resources

Presentation:

https://youtu.be/LF9IrDTKUKQ

Seneca & Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Erin Peruzzini - District Manager
Alaina Robarge - Conservation District Educator

Soil and Water Conservation Districts are uniquely structured organizations, especially suited for dealing with local water quality and land use problems.

The mission of the Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation District is to enhance and protect natural resources of Seneca County through promotion and implementation of soil and water’s best management practices.

Sustainable Farming & Cover Crops

These videos provide a fun look into sustainable farming practices, like converting cow manure into natural gas, as well as the benefits of growing cover crops.

Sustainable Farming:

https://youtu.be/bbci7wMuQWM

Cover Crops:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=56-H7oRI5Dk

Cornell University Arnot Teaching and Research Forest

Peter Smallidge - Director of the Cornell University Arnot Teaching and Research Forest and New York State Extension Forester

Brett Chedzoy - Forest Manager of the Cornell University Arnot Teaching and Research Forest and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County Sr. Resource Educator in Ag & Natural Resources

The Arnot Teaching and Research Forest covers 4,200 acres in central New York. It is owned by Cornell University and managed by the Department of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The Arnot provides a place to carry out elements of the three-part CALS mission: Teaching, Extension, and Research, in service to citizens of New York. 

Slash walls exclude deer, encourage regeneration, and improve forest diversity

Presentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3_aDNURj_8

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County

Rachel Williams, M.Ed. - 4-H Youth Development Program Leader

Rachel is a certified Pre-K through 6th grade teacher and Pre-K through 12th grade Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped with 25 years of experience in education.

Recycle Sort

Learn the ins and outs of recycling, why it is important, and how you can have fun doing your part!

For more information, please visit senecarecycles.org and http://senecacountycce.org/recycling.

Presentation:

https://youtu.be/Rtv8waUAjQI

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County

Rachel Williams, M.Ed. - 4-H Youth Development Program Leader

Rachel is a certified Pre-K through 6th grade teacher and Pre-K through 12th grade Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped with 25 years of experience in education.

Birdwatching with Merlin Bird ID App

The Merlin Bird ID App from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers quick identification help for all levels of birdwatchers, as well as opportunities to participate in Citizen Science around the world. 

For more information visit merlin.allaboutbirds.org

Cornell FeederWatch

Project Feeder Tally Sheet

Presentation:

https://youtu.be/dD9SlNGBLt4

      Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve

      Holly Schreiber, PhD - Director of Education

      Jay Wollin - Board Member

        Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, ranked #1 in the U.S., encourages its visitors to collect and keep fossils from a shallow ocean environment that existed there 380 million years ago.

            History of Penn Dixie & Hunting for Fossils

            Presentation:

            https://youtu.be/Y3kLuAS9pic

            Presentation:

            https://youtu.be/zmbaUKLv1S4

            Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County

            Robin Houseworth - 4-H Youth Development Afterschool Educator

            Darby Lukowski - Seneca County 4-H Member

            Robin is a Finger Lakes native, fiber artist, and 4-H Youth Development Afterschool Educator at the South Seneca Extended Day Program.

            Darby is a sophomore at Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls, a student athlete, and an active Seneca County 4-Her.

            Citizen Science

            Learn about Citizen Science and all it has to offer from Robin, Seneca County CCE Afterschool Educator and Darby, an active Seneca County 4-H member

            Presentation:

            https://youtu.be/4shKR72tVKE

            Citizen Science Project List – PDF

            Circles of Life - PDF


                  Thank you for joining us for the 

                  Virtual 2020 Outdoor Education Field Day!

                  Contact

                  Nate Kennedy
                  4-H Youth Development Educator
                  nk623@cornell.edu
                  (315) 539-9251

                  Last updated May 13, 2020