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Conservation Field Day

Selkirk Shores State Park in Richland was the site of the 28th annual Oswego County Conservation Field Day (CFD) on September 15, 2016.  Approximately 300 fifth-grade students from six schools participated.  CFD was developed as a way to introduce students to a variety of environmental topics, and to further develop an appreciation of Oswego County’s natural resources.


Each of the twenty classes who participated in this year’s event attended five different outdoor classroom stations.  The presenters at the stations were specialists from various environmental fields.  At each station, students spent twenty minutes listening and participating in discussions and activities.  Teachers are encouraged to follow-up on the topics when they return to the classroom.  Some of the presentation titles were; Bringing Water to the Classroom, Insect Olympics, Making a Turkey Call, Safeguarding Our Forests, Tree Growth and Identification, Waterfowl Nesting Boxes, What Happens at a Fish Hatchery, and Wildlife Wonders.


Each year, all fifth grade classes in Oswego County are invited to attend, and spaces for the program are filled on a first come, first serve basis.


Sponsorship for this program was provided by the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and Selkirk Shores State Park.


CFD 2016

Tree Identification

Instructor: Ken Richards

CFD 2016

Waterfowl Nesting Boxes

Instructor: Jim Petreszyn

Madison County Planning Department