Environmental Education Partners

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension:
    • http://rocklandcce.org/
    • Cornell Cooperative Extension provides environmental education to the community. In addition to a wealth of research-based information on their website, they offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to storm water management to making a home spending plan.
  • GARNER Historic District:
    • http://garnervillearts.com/
    • The GARNER Historic District is a landmark, pre-Civil War factory complex that houses artist studios and businesses.  The GARNER Arts Center provides access to a wide range of art forms and events. The outdoor sculpture trail along the Minisceongo Creek displays artists’ work in a beautiful natural setting.
  • Groundwork Hudson Valley:
    • http://www.groundworkhv.org/
    • Groundwork Hudson Valley is an environmental justice non-profit that works to create sustainable environmental change in urban neighborhoods. These projects seek to not only promote sustainable changes, but also equity, youth leadership, and economic opportunity.
  • Hackensack Riverkeeper:
    • https://www.hackensackriverkeeper.org/
    • Hackensack Riverkeeper works to protect, preserve, and restore the Hackensack River and watershed. They use environmental action, advocacy, education, and litigation to accomplish this goal.
  • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater:
    • https://www.clearwater.org/about/
    • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater was founded by Pete Seeger in 1966 to encourage people to protect the health and beauty of the Hudson River. They partner with schools and community leaders to raise environmental awareness and encourage steps toward a sustainable world.
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory:
    • https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/
    • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. Its scientists study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean, providing a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humanity.
  • Minisceongo Creek Watershed Alliance
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:
    • https://www.dec.ny.gov/
    • NYSDEC is New York State’s environmental protection and regulatory agency.  It provides a wide range of services and information on the environment, from recreational resources to waste reduction and recycling, local wildlife protection, and pollution prevention.
  • New York-New Jersey Trail Conference:
    • https://www.nynjtc.org/
    • The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a volunteer-powered organization that builds, maintains, and protects public trails. Together with their partners, they strive to ensure that the trails and natural areas we share are sustainable and accessible for all to enjoy for generations to come.
  • Riverkeeper:
    • https://www.riverkeeper.org/
    • Riverkeeper works to protect the integrity of the Hudson River and the tributaries connected to it, as well as protecting the New York’s drinking water.
  • Rockland Audubon Society:
    • https://www.rocklandaudubon.org/
    • The Rockland Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and a non-profit that dedicates itself to the preservation of a nature. They provide events and field trips to appreciate nature with a particular focus on birds.
  • Rockland Conservation & Service Corps
    • http://rocklandgov.com/departments/youth-bureau/rockland-conservation-and-service-corps/
    • The Rockland Conservation & Service Corps is a program of the Rockland County Youth Bureau that is dedicated to inspiring the youth of Rockland County to make the world a better place. They provide volunteer programs dealing with managing hiking trails, cleaning streams, and educating residents about Rockland County history, in addition to leading the Rockland County Emergency Response Team.
  • Rockland County Soil & Water Conservation District:
  • Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority:
    • http://www.rocklandrecycles.com/index.php
    • RCSWMA provides the county with solid waste management services, such as recycling, and educational materials on waste reduction. These resources are provided to further their effort in protecting and enhancing the environment.
  • Rockland Sierra Club:
  • Rockland County Task Force on Water Resources Management:
  • Scenic Hudson:
    • https://www.scenichudson.org/
    • Scenic Hudson combines advocacy and land acquisition to create environmentally healthy communities and preserve the area’s beauty and natural resources.
  • School Health and Wellness Coalition:
  • Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance:
    • http://www.sparkillcreek.org/
    • SCWA is committed to promoting environmental awareness and developing partnerships and practices that restore and preserve the health of the Sparkill Creek. Their efforts range from the headwaters on Clausland Mountain to its confluence with the Hudson River in the Piermont Marsh.
  • Strawtown Studio:
    • https://strawtownstudio.org/
    • Strawtown Studio seeks to bring kids back into nature in a way that allows them to express themselves through art. They skillfully combine learning about ecology with art, offering many programs throughout the year for kids to interact with nature.
  • Teaching The Hudson Valley:
    • https://www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org/
    • Teaching the Hudson Valley helps educators discover, appreciate, and share the region’s natural, historic, and cultural treasures with children and youth. And, foster collaboration among schools and informal learning sites like museums and parks.