It’s easy to get caught up in the scenic waterfalls and award-winning wines found along the shores of Seneca Lake. These well-known features of the Finger Lakes deserve the attention they receive, but won’t be the only focus of the upcoming “Seneca Lake Academy”, a free full-day event to explore the natural and cultural history of Seneca Lake and its surroundings.
Adrianna Hirtler, CSI’s Bio-Monitoring Program Coordinator, and lifetime resident of the Seneca Lake region, is organizing the event. The Seneca Lake Academy will be held on Saturday, February 28th, from 9 AM – 5 PM at several locations in Montour Falls. Earth Arts will coordinate programming for youth throughout the day – so bring the whole family! Following the free classes will be a Community Dinner with live music, which will raise funds for the Schuyler County 4-H Club ($10 Adults, $5 Children). Registration will be available soon on the Seneca Lake Academy website.
The Seneca Lake Academy will offer classes that highlight the unique natural and cultural history of Seneca Lake. Classes will be taught by local experts of all kinds. Students can attend classes on Geology, the history of the Chemung Canal, temperate forest Ecology, Native American Cultures, Viticulture, and of course, Water Quality.
Abundant natural resources in the Finger Lakes can be easy to take for granted. The Seneca Lake Academy will bring together all of the reasons to be grateful and care for the lakes that are rich in history, and continue to shape our every day lives.
For more, visit: http://senecalakeacademy.weebly.com/