Education Programs

Edith Davey
585-396-1450 ext 6322
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Wise use of natural resources enhances economic viability and quality of life for all residents of Ontario County.

Envirothon is a competition for high school students. Areas of examination are soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife and a current issue that changes annually. Winning teams at the county level compete at state contests.

The 2010 Western Finger Lakes Regional Envirothon was held at Finger Lakes Community College in April. Study materials will be found online at later in the school year. The New York State Envirothon will be held at Keuka College in Penn Yan, Yates County this year. Winners from the Regional Envirothon will represent their counties at the state contest.
Pictured: 2010 Regional Winners from Geneva High School.

Conservation Field Days for 6th grade-age children in Ontario County will held at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills on September 14 and 15, 2010. Students from area schools enjoyed a series of educational stations staffed by knowledgeable volunteers.

Other school programs available (partial list):
  • Watersheds, Groundwater, Drinking water
  • Pond life, Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
  • Fossils, Soils, Trees, Wildlife
  • Recycling
  • Underground Theater (interactive play about soil invertebrates)
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    Programs and information available for homeowners/ residents:

    Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Management
    Rain Gardens
    Stormwater Management for Private Homes
    Protected Shores (waterfront properties)
    Gardening for Wildlife

    Programs for municipalities Planning Boards, Zoning Boards, Zoning Board of Appeals:
  • Impacts of Development on Watersheds
  • Stormwater Management
  • Stormwater Management for Contractors
  • Winterization of Construction Sites
  • Water Issues for Real Estate Professionals
  • Onsite Systems
  • Wells
  • Stormwater
  • Responsibilities:
    Conservation Educator
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    Printed On April 25, 2018