Clearpool Partners with Schools and Groups for Outdoor Education and Wildlife Exploration

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The Partner School Program
The Partner School Program for Environmental Science and Experimental Learning broadens the classroom curriculum for students with hands-on activities in the outdoors. Learn more >

Clearpool partners with school districts, educational institutions, and community organizations to provide year-round outdoor environmental education and wildlife exploration programs and activities for nearly 10,000 students each year from Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester Counties, and New York City. Scholarships are available for classes and groups of students in New York City public school programs.

The outdoor education activities and wildlife exploration programs at Clearpool are designed to support and enrich academic and interpersonal development through engaging, hands-on outdoor experiences. Clearpool specializes in custom-designed, dynamic day or overnight excursions for nature-based learning, experiential education and exciting team building exercises.

Full-day, half-day, and overnight trips can accommodate up to three programs, depending on the length of the trip and type of outdoor education programming that is desired. Programs include a choice of environmental activities and classes.

For school and group trip information, submit a Group Trip Request or contact us at clearpooltrips@greenchimneys.org or 845.225.8226.


Innovation
Clearpool was one of the first educational organizations in the country to design an outdoor education curriculum consisting of multiple-day, residential retreats conducted in a rural setting and coordinated with students' classroom studies. This dual campus model is still the cornerstone of our program.

Excellence
We collaborate with teachers in the classroom to ensure that student learning aligns with the curriculum at the school site, as well as with State and National Learning Standards. Pre- and post- trip activities at the schools further reinforce the impact of the Clearpool environmental educational experience.

Experience
Hands-on investigations engage students in projects that encourage inquiry and facilitate discovery. The lessons draw from the local environmental resources. Students are invited to learn through experience.

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