Stream Explorers Youth Adventure 2021 Registration is Open

Posted on: April 27th, 2021 by Brent Gotsch

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) is excited to announce that registration for the Stream Explorers 2021 Youth Adventure is now open! Stream Explorers is an exciting day-long science-based program for youth in grades 3 through 7 residing in the Ashokan Reservoir Watershed (this includes the Towns of Hurley, Olive, Shandaken and Woodstock in Ulster County and the Towns of Hunter and Lexington in Greene County). This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ashokan Center located at 477 Beaverkill Road in Olivebridge, NY. Register online today at www.tinyurl.com/streamexplorers2021.

Stream Explorers is a fun-filled day full of stream-themed activities. Participants will use science models to learn how streams work and to assess stream health. We will play watershed-related games, learn how nature filters water, and explore the Esopus Gorge. A hearty bag-lunch and morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Youth are encouraged to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions so dress in layers, bring an all-weather jacket and wear closed-toed shoes. It is also encouraged to bring a pair of water-proof muck boots. Bring sunscreen and insect repellant. Watch our video on a previous Stream Explorers Youth Adventure to see some of the activities.

We have several measures in place to keep participants safe from Covid-19. We are limiting registration to the first 40 participants. Youth will be further divided into smaller groups of 10 and interaction with other groups will be limited. It will be mandatory for all participants to wear a mask while indoors or within 6 feet of one another. If materials are to be shared, participants will be required to wear gloves (that will be provided) and common surfaces will be disinfected regularly. Unlike in previous years we will not be eating a buffet lunch in the dining hall. Bag lunches will be substituted and we will eat with our subgroups.

Space is limited and we expect to fill up quickly so register as soon as possible at www.tinyurl.com/streamexplorers2021. Any questions related to the Stream Explorers Youth Adventure can be directed to Matt Savatgy at mjs593@cornell.edu or Brent Gotsch at bwg37@cornell.edu or call 845-688-3047 ext. 103. 

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