Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Environmental Education

Expanding Environmental Education

For over 25 years, Mohonk Preserve® has been providing innovative education programs that have gotten over 75,000 children into nature. Our award-winning NatureAccess® program provides quality outdoor education for people of all abilities, and our summer camps help children discover the wonders of the natural world. Our many diverse programs and events offer something for everyone, from recreationists to naturalists-at-heart, supporting lifelong learning and strengthening connections to the land.

In June 2010, we celebrated our 25th anniversary of curriculum-based school school field studies. The Preserve’s outreach programs bring the natural wonders of the Shawangunk Ridge and its wildlife right into schools. We also offer one-time workshops on a variety of environmental and outdoor education topics.

We continue to work on new methods of reaching people in ways that enhance understanding, expand access, and strengthen their commitments to nature in our community, our region, and our world.

Teacher Trainings in Environmental Education

Register now for ACCESS FOR ALL: Creating Universally Designed Outdoor Learning Experiences, a NatureAccess® workshop on November 18th.

Explore ways to give all students–regardless of physical or cognitive challenges–access to historic sites, parks, and museums. Join Mohonk Preserve’s Education Director, Kathy Ambrosini, for a day long session. $25 with lunch.


Offering both pre- and in-service trainings, the Preserve provides workshops on a variety of topics in environmental and outdoor education, including:

  • Selected Topics in Natural and Cultural History, including Climate Change
  • Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, WILD School Sites, Project WILD: Science & Civics
  • Strategies for Inclusive Outdoor Programs

For more information about the Preserve’s environmental education programs, contact Kathy Ambrosini, Director of Education, at (845) 255-0919 ext. 1233 or