School Programs

Public Works - Parks
Steven Olsen, Parks Director



We offer educational opportunities for children of all ages.  Our programs tend to be hands on to facilitate learning through experience rather than lecture.  The following is a list of program offerings:

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  • Animal Track ID
  • Compass
  • Mammal Studies
  • Map Skills
  • Maple Sugaring
  • Nature Awareness
  • Nature Exploration
  • Pond Exploration
  • Prehistoric Native American Studies
  • Woodland Survival



Pond with frog imageProgram cost is $5 per student. Maple Sugaring and Prehistoric Native American Studies can accommodate up to 60 students.  All other programs have a maximum capacity of 30 students.  These programs can be combined to accommodate larger groups.  A frequent example is the pairing of Compass with Map and Grid.  When this occurs, each class will have the opportunity to participate in both programs.  The cost for such a combination remains $5 per student. The student to instructor ratio in the above situations is 30:1.  For a more worthwhile experience for everyone we recommend bringing 1 class at a time, this reduces the student to instructor ratio to 15:1 which allows for a more in-depth program.

If you would like more information or to be added to our e-mail list, give us a call at
(845) 298 – 4602.  You can also use our automated response system:  Go to Your Dutchess Direct    

Thank you and we hope to see you in the parks!

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