The Forest as Classroom: New Season of Nature Programs Begins at Clearpool

Enjoy quality family time and outdoor exploration with the Weekend Nature Series. Learn more >

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September 12, 2013

What better way to experience nature and learn best practices for preserving the environment than 350 acres of forests, fields and streams?

OUTDOOR_Sidebar_ThreeGirlsAmphHunt.jpgGreen Chimneys' Clearpool Campus is home to the Clearpool Model Forest featuring countless ecological resources and extensive wildlife offering exciting opportunities for kids, families, naturalists and landowners to learn from a wide range of environmental education and exploration activities.

The Clearpool Weekend Nature Series offers monthly weekend activities for kids, families and anyone who wants to get outside. Programs focus on hands-on nature discovery and outdoor skills for all ages and include several weekend-long excursions. Join the November Father-Son Weekend, Family Winter Camp in February, and Maple Sugaring and the annual Amphibian Hunt in spring.
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For community members, landowners, forestry professionals and conservation groups, Clearpool Model Forest serves to educate about water quality, biodiversity, forest ecosystems, and human interaction with the natural landscape. Environmental educators and experts in forestry, nature study, and conservation lead informative workshops and demonstrate best practices in sustainable land and forest management, from large forested properties to your own backyard!

Monthly Model Forest Workshops begin with Forest Farming: Maple, Mushroom, and Ginseng on Monday, September 23rd. Explore “Agroforestry” - the combination of agriculture and forestry to create more diverse, productive and sustainable land-use systems – with a full-day program featuring educators from Cornell University and hands-on demonstrations in maple-tapping, mushroom farming and growing ginseng. Upcoming Model Forest programs include plant and wildlife identification hikes, a dinner lecture series, and an annual conference for environmental professionals and educators.
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