This hands-on dynamic series of classes involves a deep dive into the watershed ecosystem. Through inquiry based lessons, students become citizen scientists by sampling and identifying macro- and micro-invertebrates to determine the health of Ashokan’s watershed. In addition, students learn about The Ashokan Reservoir system which provides 40% of New York City’s drinking water. With tools such as our aerial and underwater drones and AR Sandbox, students get the opportunity to investigate the world of water up close.
Classes & Activities:
– Pond & Stream Investigations
– Hydrology Lab
– Cathedral Gorge Hike
– You Pick! (Recommendations: Forest Ecology I or II)
Evening Program choices: Reptiles/Birds, Campfire with S’Mores