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For general information about Young Eco-'Cuse Explorers, click here.

The Partnership for Onondaga Creek (POC) is recruiting 11 to 14 year-olds for its Young Eco-‘Cuse Explorer Program (YECE).  This year-long program starts with a team-building session on a Saturday in February and runs until November. In January, our YECE program pre-selects one Saturday a month. The Partnership is running this program in collaboration with the Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) and the Onondaga Environmental Institute. The program is designed for ten children. .

 This program, which includes a state-run week-long summer camp in the Adirondacks, asks for a commitment from both the parent(s) and child.   Since the ten youth will be part of a team, we require 100% attendance for pre-selected Saturdays.


 Other Requirements:

When you register your child, you will:

  • Fill out a commitment form and two permission forms for this year-long environmental education program,
  • pay $50 to the Partnership for Onondaga Creek, and
  • fill out a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) application for summer camp.

 Registering your child for the year-long Eco-‘Cuse Explorer program commits them to attending all the Saturday activities and the week-long DEC summer camp.

 If you are interested, please call Aggie Lane at 315-478-4571


Last edited on January 26, 2013

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