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: Website: 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. 

Nature Centers Fun Facts

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. In the United States, we use enough office paper each year to build a 10-foot-high wall that’s 6,815 miles long. That’s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo!

Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and trees, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

Follow up your trip by planting a tree or proposing a conservation program for your group.