Visit our New YouTube Channel

The Cayuga County WQMA has created a YouTube Channel to showcase presentations on water quality.  This channel is located at  The channel currently has two videos available for viewing.  One is Grascen Shidemantle’s presentation “Community Science Institute Partnering with communities to monitor water quality in Cayuga County” from the May 2023 WQMA meeting.  The other is Kate Black and Greg Hutnik’s presentation “Project Development, Grant Management, and Funding Opportunities” from the April 2023 CWIO meeting.

CCE Cayuga County Welcomes 4-H STEM Educator Kim Oswald

CCE Cayuga County is pleased to announce the hiring of Kim Oswald as our 4-H STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Educator. Kim will be providing multiple opportunities for hands-on and engaging STEM activities for our youth.

Kim is a graduate of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies. As a student, Kim engaged with the Syracuse community promoting STEM and environmental education through schools, community gardens and libraries. She has also worked as a naturalist at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, N.Y., as well as in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Idaho. Kim is excited to apply her education and experience to create exciting programs for youth in Cayuga County.

Kim also looks forward to bringing her experience leading stream water quality monitoring and lake monitoring to 4-Hers to learn about their local watershed. Kim will bring her experience of working with the Great Lakes Research Consortium to include cutting edge research and findings about water quality, to ensure that her programs are up to date with today’s research.

She can be reached at, 315-255-1183 Ext. 234. STEM Sparks Curiosity