Assembly and Outreach Programs

Science Assembly Programs: Life Sciences

Your Connection to Nature

Ranger Eric invites your group to become one with nature at a Your Connection to Nature school program (YC2N). Founded in 2003, YC2N aims to teach groups about topics in science and environmental studies under the wing of real biologist Eric Powers. Ranger Eric’s goal is to help groups, especially those that live in the city, gain a deeper respect for nature. School programs focus on habitats, global footprint, climate, geo-caching, wilderness survival, geology, and various wildlife, as well as anti-bullying through a study of nature and American Indian culture. Team-building activities through YC2N allow groups to learn the importance of working together to make a difference in the environment. 
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Contact Info
Address: PO Box 331, Smithtown, New York 11787. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-241-0088. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary. Contact: Eric Powers,, 631-241-0088.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies by program. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Environmental Science.