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Featured Environmental Studies

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center created by the Central Park Conservancy offers a wide variety of the Conservancy's sponsored free education and community programs, seasonal exhibits and holiday celebrations. Adjacent to the Discovery Center is a small plaza where many community programs take place. Address: 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, Central Park, New York, NY 10029. Tel: 212-860-1370. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Alley Pond Environmental Center

22806 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY 11362. 718-229-4000. Over 635 acres of woodlands, meadows, and marshes encompass this Queens park. Groups can explore nature through outdoor environmental activities. Scout programs available.

Battery Urban Farm

State St. & Battery Place, New York, NY 10004. 212-344-3491. The Battery Urban Farm, a project of The Battery Conservancy, is an education farm aiming to inspire and educate about growing and eating healthy food. Free.

Ecology Village National Park Service

Campsite Trail, Brooklyn, NY 11234. 718-338-3338 ext. 274. An environmentally-focused overnight camping experience for camps that promotes team building. Other programs offered include day programs such as nature excursions, canoeing, and kayaking. Fee.

Greenbelt Conservancy

700 Rockland Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314. 718-351-3450. Greenbelt includes 2,800 acres of parks, trail systems, and facilities. Learn about history and geography at the Nature Center, participate in programs at the High Rock Park History Center, and go on a climb of Moses Mountain. Fee.