ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION/NATURE CENTER
The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department operates one of the state's only municipal nature center's which houses a variety of plants and animals along with an array of cutting edge sustainability displays. The Department also boasts a year round Environmental Education Program that operates out of a variety of Kingston's parks and strives to educate local school students and adults so they are more literate of the natural world around them and the boundless opportunities available in the park system.
Weekly Wednesday Winter Virtual Nature Series
Kingston Parks and Recreation is happy to announce a weekly nature program starting February 10th- March 24th 2021. Every Wednesday at 9am we will be releasing a new video featuring a winter topic (see list below). Each video will be two parts. The first will be a teaching video discussing important vocabulary and demonstrating real life examples of the topic. The second video will be a hands on experiment/ activity for you to do at home or in school. Included with each video release will be fun worksheets. These videos are designed for grades Pre K- 3rd but all are welcome to watch and participate. We hope you will join us along our winter adventure.
For more information about each program click on the date above to see our program curriculum including vocabulary, materials, step by step instructions for the experiment, and a quick summary of the worksheets.
School Programming Registration On Hold
We are excited, as always to start the new year with you all, ready and engaged to explore our natural world, both in the classroom and in the field. This year, we are happy to offer the following programs as part of our regular registration:
Into the Forest
Day in the Life of the Hudson River
What's a Watershed
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle... Rethink!
Winter Bird Watch
Maple Sugaring at Hasbrouck Park
Owl Pellet Dissection
Forsyth Nature Center Self-Guided Tour
Forsyth Nature Center Zoology Program
Hudson River Ecology
You can connect to the registration site via www.kingstonparksandrec.org
2011 Annual Report
2012/2013 Bi-Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
A detailed calendar of events is available Click here.
For more information about the Forsyth Nature Center and how you can become involved, please visit
www.forsythnaturecenter.org, a website of the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, a 501c3
not for profit whose mission is to support all the work of the Nature Center.
Register for a Program/Reserve Facility
Junior Naturalist Summer Program
Emerald Ash Borer Information
Public Kayaking 2019
Forsyth Nature Center Caretaker
157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY (No Mail)
Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator
467 Broadway, Kingston, NY
467 Broadway, Kingston, NY