BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education

Whether addressing the Dignity Act through our challenge courses, investigating Long Island ecology while at Caumsett, a local beach or aboard a fishing boat, BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education has programs to meet your curricular needs. Programs engage students of all ages with an emphasis on exploration with a hands-on approach.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appointment.

School

Students will go back in time with the center’s Apple Cidering program where they can use motor skills to prepare apples for crushing in the cider press. Other program options include learning about the life cycles and unique adaptions of butterflies, learning how to work together through cooperation and listening skills, and more. Activities include conducting outdoor experiences, collecting dates related to seasonal changes, brainstorming creative designs to meet real needs and wants, surveying plans and animal populations along a transect line, and more. Hands-on, interdisciplinary programs can also come to your school! These programs are designed to provide exploratory experiences and develop skills that may be used to supplement school curricula or act as a pre-post-trip session for an outdoor field program.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Science, history, animal science, ecology, ecosystems, insects, seasons.

contact info
Name: Carolann James, Program Coordinator
Phone: 516-333-2264
Email: cjames@nasboces.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

View Lesson Plan>>

BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education

Whether addressing the Dignity Act through our challenge courses, investigating Long Island ecology while at Caumsett, a local beach or aboard a fishing boat, BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education has programs to meet your curricular needs. Programs engage students of all ages with an emphasis on exploration with a hands-on approach.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appointment.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers will go back in time with the center’s Apple Cidering program where they'll use motor skills to prepare apples for crushing in the cider press. Homeschoolers will also have the opportunity to learn about the life cycles and unique adaptions of butterflies, learning how to work together through cooperation and listening skills, and more. Activities include conducting outdoor experiences, collecting date related to seasonal changes, brainstorming creative designs to meet real needs and wants, surveying plans and animal populations along a transect line, and more.

topics covered:
Science, history, animal science, ecology, ecosystems, insects, seasons.

contact info
Name: Carolann James, Program Coordinator
Phone: 516-333-2264
Email: cjames@nasboces.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

View Lesson Plan>>

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