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Workshop for Educators

The Izaak Walton League and NY Chapter American Fisheries Society (AFS) are jointly presenting a 2-day workshop on May 2nd and 3rd titled Youth Aquatic Resource Education & Creek Freaks. The workshop will be held at the Cornell Biological Field Station, 900 Shackelton Point Road, Bridgeport, NY.

Day 1 – Creek Freaks – Introduces participants to a basic overview of stream ecology, guidance on how to manage the logistics of conducting on‐going youth programs, and hands‐on training in conducting activities from the Creek Freaks curriculum, including hands‐on classroom activities and biological, chemical, and physical stream monitoring in the field. Participants will also learn how to use the interactive website www.creekfreaks.net, which allows educators and students to post data, photos, videos, and stories about their streams.

Day 2 – Youth Aquatic Resource Education (YARE) – A collaboration between the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Chapter and Cornell University Subunit of the NY Chapter AFS, YARE seeks to train college students, environmental educators and K‐12
teachers for hands‐on aquatic resource education. Lessons and activities include lake and stream ecology, fish identification and
sampling techniques, water quality assessment, and teaching kids how to fish.

Networking and Sharing Resources!!!
Fisheries and aquatic science students from several colleges & universities in Onondaga and Madison counties and beyond will be in attendance seeking collaboration and partnerships for delivering aquatic resource and sportfishing education to youth in your community!!!

Who Should Attend?
Environmental educators, K-12 teachers, camp counselors, college students, curious naturalists and scientists…anyone interested in teaching kids about aquatic resources, water quality and sport fishing.

To register: Contact Tom Hughes at tom.hughes@parks.ny.gov or 315-350-1717.

Space is limited so please register by April 17th.