Wild Edibles the Topic for Schoharie Crossing’s Wildlife Wednesday

Author Anita Sanchez will be exploring wild medicinal and edible plants August 9 beginning at 6pm

Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing will host award winning environmental educator and author Anita Sanchez for an exploration of wild medicinal and edible plants.  This free Wildlife Wednesday program will start at 6pm on August 9th 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.

About Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

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.