ECOS is 50 Years Old this year and to celebrate, we are launching a 50th Anniversary Fund Drive!

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Join us in celebrating our service to the community, our proud tradition in engaging individuals with the wonders of our natural world, and empowering environmental stewardship. Funds raised during our Golden Anniversary Campaign will establish a fund dedicated to youth programming.

GOAL: $50,000

$100: Experiential Youth Program

$300: Half Day Class Field Trip

$500: Full-day Class Field Trip

$1000: One week of Summer Camp

$2500: Mohawk River Canal Cruise for Kids

ECOS believes that educating our youth about the environment, our cultural connection to it, and inspiring a passion for its preservation, is the most important work we can do.


With your help ECOS will remain strong, vibrant, educational resource for our community as we begin our next 50 years of environmental experiences for all. All of this is offered without charge to participants – fostering equal access to nature experiences regardless of individual financial circumstances. Field trips to natural areas, parent and child guided nature explorations, after-school programs, and in-school presentations are at the core of our mission, and capitalizing on Schenectady’s location on the Mohawk River, ECOS will offer programs that engage youth with ecology, geology, and history of the river.

Please give generously.

ECOS is a small non-profit that is growing with a big mission, and every dollar is very important to us. Investing in ECOS provides equitable access to invaluable immersive experiences and we LOVE being part of the individuals we serve!

Help us continue to inspire stewardship of our natural environment for the next 50 years! Thank You very kindly for your support in helping us lay a trail into the next 50 years of Environmental Stewardship.

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If you wish to send a check in the mail, please make your check payable to “ECOS”

and send it to:  ECOS 50th Fund Drive, P.O. Box 9118, Niskayuna, NY 12309

Thank You! Your individual contribution is fully tax deductible as allowed by law.