SYRACUSE, NY. Aiden DeGroff, seen here, of Cub Scout Pack 825, Mexico, was among the scouts who volunteered at The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Signature Exhibit at the 2014 Great New York State Fair.
The scouts helped young visitors dig for prizes in the Treasure Chest daily in the 60-foot exhibit tent located in the mini-NY State Park at the Syracuse Fairgrounds.
New York Sea Grant and The Great New York State Fair developed the exhibit in partnership with the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, H. Lee White Maritime Museum of Oswego and others.
Behind Aiden is a sturgeon, a fish that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, NY Sturgeon for Tomorrow and other groups are working to restore to sufficient numbers to remove it from endangered and threatened species lists.
Other photos of the Great Shipwrecks exhibit are online at www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2508.