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Environmental Education

Expanding Environmental Education

For over three decades, Mohonk Preserve® has been providing innovative education programs that have gotten over 100,000 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 2015, we celebrated our 30th anniversary of curriculum-based 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

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

Banner photo by Tom Weiner