The Environmental Center has developed an excellent reputation for offering quality programs to schools coming on class trips. On selected weekday mornings, students from grades 1-12, come to learn about a variety of topics with Assistant Director and Master Falconer James Eyring. Topics include studies of wildlife, birds of prey, woodland study and farm animal study.
Eco-Quest Summer Environmental Program
Eco-Quest is a one-week summer program for teenagers who are interested in the outdoors, wildlife and the environment. This program gives young people an opportunity to explore the natural world around us.
The Center takes an active role in the local community. The director for the Center sits on several task forces and committees. The director also co-chairs a watershed protection project initiated by New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection. In addition, many local families come to look at the animals and walk the nature trails on weekends. The Center also hosts an environmental lecture series and programs open to the outside community.
The Center provides internship opportunities for students within the University and from local high schools. Typically several Pace students and high school students work on projects ranging from environmental studies field projects to animal studies. All work under the guidance of full time staff based at the Center.
Students from within the University and local high schools utilize the Center for guidance and research information. It has its own small library with cataloged articles of current environmental issues. The Center is skirted by a small section of nature trails, meadow, stream, and pond. These natural resources offer excellent opportunities for field study.