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School Field Studies

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The Preserve as a Learning Lab

Choose a field study experience to meet your class’s objectives and goals.  Our education programs meet the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and New York State Learning Standards and can be tailored according to your needs. 

Inclusive Programming for Children with Disabilities

If your class includes students with disabilities, the Preserve’s award-winning NatureAccess® program may be able to accommodate your specific needs. Our experienced, professional educators have combined expertise in early childhood education, special education, and outdoor/environmental education and can adapt most programs for a wide diversity of needs and learning styles. 

For information on program descriptions, fees, and scheduling, see Guided Field Studies Grades K-6 and STEM Field Investigations Grades 6-12.

City Kids on the Ridge

Since 2013, the Preserve has been developing the City Kids on the Ridge program, working with underserved students in Newburgh from the San Miguel Academy and then expanding to include the Nora Cronin Presentation Academy to provide STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education. The overall goal of the City Kids program is to improve student motivation, confidence, and ingenuity in STEAM and environmental conservation, resulting in improved problem-solving abilities, intellectual capacity, and high school readiness. The Preserve is working on forging new relationships with other underserved urban schools and students, and new outreach and remote learning components in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To view a video about the City Kids program, click here



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