Genesee RiverWatch created the Aquatic Education Network to connect aquatic educators, teachers, administrators, and community groups to work as partners to increase stewardship of our regional aquatic ecosystems through formal and informal education. We are working to increase access to existing aquatic education programs by diverse audiences and, through new collaborations, build programs that address gaps. Our focus is the Genesee River and neighboring watersheds to benefit communities across the region.
Delta Environmental supports water ecology in the Genesee, Lake Ontario and Finger Lakes Watershed through education and awareness. Since 1971, Delta Environmental provides environmental education with hands-on programs for K-12 students and the larger community on water resources and quality.
Rochester Institute of Technology – Program in Environmental Science
The Environmental Science program at RIT is where love of nature meets cutting- edge research to create a sustainable future for our planet. Our faculty and students are involved in education, research and community engagement to increase our understanding of the world around us and the complex environmental problems our society faces, and to develop innovative solutions.
The Water Education Collaborative (WEC)
The Water Education Collaborative (WEC) is a coalition of organizations that work together to increase awareness and improve water quality education of the Genesee Regional Watersheds of Lake Ontario. In 2007, the Water Education Collaborative (WEC) started an awareness campaign that educates the residents of the Genesee Regional Watershed of Lake Ontario...
Greentopia is an environmental non-profit based in High Falls which runs two programs: a green workforce development programs called Green Visions and the newly formed High Falls EcoDistrict. Through these programs Greentopia is committed to promoting sustainable living and resilient communities. Our passion is to see the underutilized asset that is the High Falls neighborhood become a connected and vibrant part of our downtown riverfront corridor.
Seneca Park Zoo Society
Seneca Park Zoo inspires our community to connect, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places as well as be a national leader in education and conservation action for species survival. We host camps, classes, and ZooMobiles dedicated to aquatic education as well as species survival and local ecology.
St. John Fisher College
At St. John Fisher College, faculty across the college work with community organizations on service learning projects that link course in biology, chemistry, political science, ethics, sustainability and others to pressing community issues like aquatic ecosystem stewardship. Current opportunities: Service Learning Partnerships in chemistry, biology, sustainability; Undergraduate research. See the Center for Sustainability for contact information.
NY’s Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange
New York’s Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange (NYGLEEE) is a program administered by New York Sea Grant and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, partnering with educators in New York’s Great Lakes watershed to develop an experiential environmental education program that promotes the next generation of environmentally literate..
The New York Water Environment Association, Inc.
The NYWEA was founded in 1929 by a group of professionals and is made up of 2,500 members today. The purpose of the organization is to protect the environment. The Genesee Valley Chapter Industrial Issues Committee (IIC) has instituted a program through which grants are made to not-for-profit organizations to promote environmental awareness and education.