Walk will start at 6pm on June 14th outside the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter.
Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing will host environmental educator and author Anita Sanchez for a wildflower walk as part of the Wildlife Wednesday programs this season. The walk will start at 6pm on June 14th outside the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter.
Anita Sanchez’s award-winning books sing the praises of unloved plants and animals: dandelions, poison ivy, bats, tarantulas. She loves to explore the under-appreciated wild places of the world, from glaciers to mud puddles. Sanchez worked for many years as an environmental educator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at education centers across the state, teaching classes and developing curricula for thousands of students. She now is a free-lance educator, providing programs for schools, libraries, and museums as well as botanical gardens and arboreta. Years of field work and teaching outdoor classes have given her firsthand experience in introducing students to nature.
Following Wildlife Wednesday topic are: Water habitats with George Steele on July 12th at 6pm. Historic edible and medicinal plants with Anita Sanchez on August 16th at 6pm.
For more information about programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our NYS Parks webpage. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center is location at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 78 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow-on Twitter.
About the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal as one of the 19th century’s greatest commercial and engineering projects. The Visitor Center exhibit traces the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation.
Within the site’s boundaries are many structures dating from the three eras of the canal’s development. At the eastern end of the site is the Putnam Lock Stand at Yankee Hill that houses an exhibit on Erie Canal stores. The site’s largest structure is the remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water of the Enlarged Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek.
Schoharie Crossing is also the location of 18th century Fort Hunter and the Lower Castle Mohawk village. See artifacts from that portion of our history on display at the Visitor Center.