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AWSMP at Ulster County Fair August 1st

Posted on: July 30th, 2019 by Leslie_Zucker
AWSMP Stream Educator Tim Koch (gray shirt) uses the stream table to educate Ulster County Fair attendees on the topic of stream dynamics.

AWSMP Stream Educator Tim Koch (gray shirt) uses the stream table to educate Ulster County Fair attendees on the topic of stream dynamics.

 

AWSMP will be at the Ulster County Fair on Thursday, August 1 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We will be located in the Jane W. Barley Memorial Youth Building. Come visit us and see the stream table in action and learn how water sculpts the landscape around it. Also see how human intervention, particularly how improperly designed stream crossings and dredging, can have a negative impact upon not just the stream but the surrounding landscape. Be sure to pick up some program literature, chat with our educators, and get a delicious 4-H milkshake!

AWSMP at Olive Day 2018

Posted on: September 4th, 2018 by Leslie_Zucker

AWSMP will be attending this year’s Olive Day on September 8 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Lester Daivs Park located at 686 Watson Hollow Road in West Shokan, NY (right next door to the Olive Town Hall). Olive Day is an annual event that celebrates all the things that make the Town of Olive a special place to live. There will be food, live music, a variety of vendors, local and regional organizations with educational displays, and activities for children and families including the always popular frog race!

AWSMP will have a table with program literature as well as an educational display. We will also be bringing our stream table. The stream table shows how water interacts with and shapes the landscape around it. It also shows how human intervention in streams can change how water flows and the shape and depth of the stream.

Stop on by to see the stream table in action, pick up some literature and say hi. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Olive Day!

AWSMP Youth Educator Matt Savatgy uses the stream table to show youth how manipulation of the stream channel can cause changes in the surrounding landscape during Olive Day 2017.

AWSMP Youth Educator Matt Savatgy uses the stream table to show youth how manipulation of the stream channel can cause changes in the surrounding landscape during Olive Day 2017.

 

Visit AWSMP at the Ulster County Fair

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015 by Leslie_Zucker

On Friday, July 31, AWSMP staff members from both Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District will be at the Ulster County Fair performing a stream table demonstration. The demo will run from 11:00am to 3:00pm and will be held in the Jane W. Barley Youth Building.

Manufactured by Little River Research and Design, the Emriver stream table simulates river processes by utilizing a specially designed aluminum table supported by saw horses and connected to a large 27 gallon reservoir by plastic tubing. An electric pump moves water from the reservoir to the end of the table that pours over a colored thermoset plastic medium that mimics the weight and consistency of real sand. The force of the water is controlled by a throttle to simulate draughty, normal, or flood conditions. The water interacts with the medium showing users how natural erosion and shaping of stream channels takes place. Different demonstrations such as placing bridges, culverts, riprap or even vegetation using plastic props can be used with the table to show how these items affect the evolution of streams. Using hands or tools to scoop out sediment can show how real-life actions such as channel straightening or dredging impacts stream stability. The stream table is a great teaching tool to educate others in a relatively short amount of time about processes that shape and affect streams over decades or centuries.

So come on out to the fair and stop by the Youth Building to see AWSMP and the stream table in action. Be sure to check out the other exhibits and pick up one of the 4-H program’s famous milkshakes at the snack bar. See you at the fair!