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Exploring Science Online Resources

Our Exploring Science program consists of interactive, hands-on lessons focused on themes such as life cycles, food chains, observation and water quality. When students come to the Environmental Cooperative for a field trip they have the opportunity to see the Preserve, explore the pond and look at macroinvertebrates and aquatic plants under microscopes.

These lesson plans were created for a field trip to the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, but they can be adapted for classroom use without the field trip component. The activities have been split up into mini extensions. This program is geared towards grades K-5. 

Exploring Science Lesson Plans


Connecting the Hudson Valley Community Through Art and Nature

We asked the Hudson Valley Communnity to send of pictures of their art and nature in order to send out post cards and this video to senior residents and centers throughout the valley. It was our hope that this would bring some creativity and peace during an isolating time. We sent out over 700 postcards and this video was shared with 15 senior residencies. 

Connecting the Hudson Valley Video


Sensory Trail Resources

Sensory Trail Guide

Sensory Trail Map

Audio Trail Guide


Nature Crafts

DIY Nature Crafts

Nature Scavenger Hunt