Empowering the next generation of environmental stewards by teaching and inspiring youth.
The earlier young people engage with nature, the more likely they are to develop a lifelong attachment to it. By providing places and opportunities for children and teens to explore the natural world, we inspire them to play an active role in protecting it — now and in the future.
We have developed lesson plans and curriculum to assist teachers in place-based learning that incorporates state and national standards. We have also created Nature Notes and Activity Guides, materials adults can use to help kids gain a deeper appreciation of the history and wildlife in our parks (see Resources below).
For information on using Scenic Hudson parks for educational purposes, contact Anthony Coneski.
For presentations to community groups, contact Riley Johndonnell.
Nature Notes: Natural and historical highlights from select parks
West Point Foundry Preserve & Foundry Dock Park History Quest (Answer key)
Franny Reese: A Hero for the Hudson Valley
Redesigning the River Center (Answer key)
An Introduction to Global Warming for Students Ages 6-8
Una introducción al Calentamiento Global para Estudiantes en los Cursos 6-8
People Who Make a Difference: Collaborative Poster Campaign