Youth learn about black bears from Allegany State Park staff at Conservation Field Days

Youth learn about black bears from Allegany State Park staff at Conservation Field Days

Conservation Field Days Celebrates 51 Years

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (May 4, 2017) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is hosting Conservation Field Days at Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp in Bemus Point on May 24th and 25th, 2017.

Created by Cornell Cooperative Extension Director James Gould in 1966 Conservation Field Days has been educating area 5th graders about a variety of conservation-related topics for over 50 years. Conservation professionals and enthusiasts volunteer to staff over 30 stations. 1,000 youth have the opportunity to tour seven stations. Chautauqua County Soil and Water, the Department of Environmental Protection, Audubon, Allegany State Park, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, Beekeepers Association, and many more local conservation organizations take part to educate youth about conservation in an “out of the classroom” experience.

Conservation Field Days exemplifies the New York State 4-H mission of connecting youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. Chautauqua County 4-H is proud to have had the opportunity to offer Conservation Field Days to county youth for fifty years.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Contact

Kate Ewer
4-H Community Educator
kde32@cornell.edu
716-664-9502 ext. 212

Last updated May 5, 2017