Weekly, Wednesdays @ 6:30pm EST January 18 - February 8
The Cornell Youth in Nature and Outdoor Education Program Work Team is excited to host another virtual series for 2023 regarding different fish species in New York State. Deep Dive into New York State Fisheries is a four-part series hosted by 4-H educators and experts in the field discussing salmon, trout, sturgeon, and dogfish sharks. Sessions will take place Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm on January 18th and 25th, and February 1st and 8th. There is no cost to participate and this series is open to Cloverbuds, 4-H members, 4-H parents, volunteers, and youth. Presentations will include a virtual tour of SUNY Cobleskill’s Fish Hatchery and conversations with fish biologists, and a fishing charter captain. Participants do not have to attend all four sessions in order to register – each week is a standalone program. Youth are encouraged to attend each week, but it is not required to attend all four sessions.
As part of the Deep Dive series, the Youth in Nature & Outdoor Education Program Work Team is offering a virtual fish and shark art and short story contest. The contests will be open to youth with several age categories and participants can be from anywhere within New York State. The contest begins December 11, 2022 and runs until February 7, 2023. Please refer to the corresponding document for specific rules, guidelines, and more information.
Attached is the flier as well as the guidelines for the art and story contest for this series. Please refer to these attachments or follow the Google Drive link to access these files and more.
We are looking forward to hosting this fun, educational event and deep diving into New York State fish with our youth!
(Pictured is Thomas Brooking, biological researcher from the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackleton Point with a Lake Sturgeon captured in Oneida Lake. Thomas will be one of the presenters for this series discussing sturgeon.)