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Virtual OEFD 2021

Virtual 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 12th? No problem! Videos will be available to be viewed on any day, at any time!

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County 

Nate Kennedy - 4-H Youth Development Educator

Nate is a 4-H Educator, hunter, angler, and outdoor enthusiast with a lifelong passion for nature and wildlife.

4-H Wonderful Wetlands


Lesson Plan and Activity Guide:

4-H Fishing Video:


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County

John Bowe - 4-H Team Coordinator

John is a long time 4-H Educator and outdoor education specialist, active member of the Cornell University Youth, Nature, & Outdoor Education Program Work Team, assistant director of NYS 4-H Shooting Sports, and facilitator of the Warren County 4-H Adirondack Guides Program.

Wildlife Wednesdays & Forestry Fridays

Explore Video's:


Minnesota 4-H

Anne Stevenson - Extension Educator and Extension Professor

This collaboration between 4-H and the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers is a resource for educators and youth who have an interest in free curriculum to engage with the issue of plastics.

4-H Sustainable Polymers

Seneca GR&EEN

Barb Reese & Mynderse Academy Seneca GR&EEN Club Members

Mrs. Reese & the Seneca GR&EEN club at Mynderse Academy work in tandem with Seneca County CCE to create, implement, and improve environmental education as it pertains to energy, recycling, and sustainability in Seneca County. 

Bag Waste Reduction Law PSA


Seneca GR&EEN:


Virtual 2020 Outdoor Education Field Day!

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!



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



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:


Cover Crops:


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



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.



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



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





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



Citizen Science Project List – PDF

Circles of Life -  PDF

Last updated May 11, 2021