Take your students exploring on a BFS Field Trip!
Our field station’s most valuable resource may well be its location. Not only do we have Otsego Lake at our finger tips, but also several other unique sites for study. Our learning adventures in environmental education and agricultural environmental quality for K-12, college, and older students may involve one or more of the following sites:
Students enjoy hands-on activities in ecology, terrestrial and aquatic biology. They learn how people's activities impact the natural world and develop an appreciation for the unique environment that is an important part of the Cooperstown experience. Students explore the depths of lakes and ponds with scientific instruments, capture animals and collect plants for research, and learn about new advances in science that are changing the way we live, work and play. They see how land use and cover have changed over time from the influences of native americans, colonial subsistance farming, and modern agricultural practices, and how these activities impact aquatic resources.
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