BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education

BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education offers a wide variety of outdoor programs designed to help engage groups with the natural world around them and to help them learn through hands-on activities. Different locations house different programs: the Brookville Center includes homestead ecology and adventure education such as challenge courses, the Caumsett Center specializes in ecology and ecosystems including the local forests and salt marshes, and the marine biology program takes students out on boat trips to learn oceanography.


Contact Info 
Address: 71 Clinton Rd., Garden City, NY 11530. Nassau County. Tel: 516-396-2264. Email: cjames@mail.nasboces.orgWebsite: Hrs: Vary. 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours. Cost: Fee. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. 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.... Continue