Education & Programming 


Here at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, we are proud to offer our community a rich and diverse educational program to suit its many interests. 

We are dedicated to providing creative and thoughtful instruction through a wide array of qualifed artists and professionals across many fields and disciplines. Emphasis is placed on self discovery and expression through studio classes, workshops and lectures based in fine arts, nature, history and various aspects of culture & lifestyle.

We have also structured our classes to suit various levels of experience.  Our fine arts classes offer students instruction at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  Our workshops and lectures have been developed to accommodate general audiences at various levels with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and participate in discussions. 

We hope you enjoy our selections and find something that interests you.  Should you have any questions or suggestions on future classes, please e-mail us at





Ash Seed Collection Workshop

12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17

Native seed collection is imperative for the preservation, conservation and reclamation of plant communities in decline. Faced with the loss of Ash (Fraxinus) species as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank and the USFS National Seed Lab are collecting ash seed across New York State for preservation. Collecting seed is a fast and inexpensive way to preserve germplasm. By conserving the genetic diversity of ash species before the populations are lost, we have more opportunities to adequately restore the species to the landscape once a successful biological control is found.

This September 17th, we invite you to attend our Native Ash Seed Collection Workshop. The participants
of this workshop will be introduced to the protocol for collecting Ash seed, learn how to identify ash
species and learn about preserving genetic diversity through seed It is our hope that the information you gain from this workshop will result in your contribution of ash seed collections to both MARSB and the National Ash Conservation Project.

This workshop is your opportunity to become involved in an unique and exciting regional seed collection
network. We are eager to create permanent relationships with botanists and naturalists interested in native seed collection. We hope to see you September 17th!

PLEASE BRING: Plenty of water, lunch , sun protection, bug
repellant, appropriate outdoor clothing, and a field notebook.






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