4-H Natural Resources

Our diverse woodlands provide countless environmental, social and economic benefits to our communities, including clean water, renewable energy, and a scenic wooded landscape.  4-H Clubs associated with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties learn how to appreciate and protect these natural resources.  Download the 4-H Natural Resources brochure for more information.   


Invasive Species Action Team

    Do you care about your local environment? Do you want to build skills in communication, leadership and promotion? Want to learn more about invasive species threatening our ecosystems? We are looking for Columbia and Greene County youth to join our Invasive Species Action Team (ISAT) program this fall. The goals of the ISAT program are to train teens to conduct education and outreach programs on Invasive Species. Youth will learn about invasive species and be prepared to raise awareness of this issue at schools and local events, and by creating displays for the public. 

    Participants will be required to attend three training sessions at the Agroforestry Resource Center in Acra:

    • Tuesday, September 21, 5:30 - 7:00 pmintro to invasive species
    • Tuesday, September 28, 5:30 - 7:00 pmtracking invasive species with iMapInvasives
    • Tuesday, October 5, 5:30 - 7:00 pmchoosing and creating final projects

    Participants will have the option to create an educational display for a public location, such as a local store or library, or set up a table at a local event, such as a farmers market, to educate the public directly. Open to teens 12-18. 

    To sign up or for more information, contact Anna Harrod-McGrew, 4-H Natural Resources Educator (518-318-1180 or ash252@cornell.edu).  Please read and fill out the ISAT application and registration packet.


    Anna Harrod-McGrew
    4-H Natural Environment Educator
    (518) 828-3346 ext 202

    Last updated August 27, 2021