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Nature Centers

Statewide Listing of Nature Centers Organized by DEC Region

Thousands of New Yorkers learn about the environment at nearby nature centers and environmental education centers. This directory is designed to help you locate some of the facilities near you or the area you plan to visit. These nature centers are sponsored by organizations other than DEC. Most of the centers have well marked and interpretive trails and offer a schedule of guided walks and environmental education programs.

Simply click on the region serving the county you are interested in from the list below.

Updates and additions for this listing can be e-mailed to nclist@gw.dec.state.ny.us (Note: this email is NOT a listserv for the centers on this list!) or send to:

Betsy Ukeritis
Regional Environmental Educator
NYSDEC Bureau of Environmental Education
615 Erie Blvd. West
Syracuse, NY 13204


More about Nature Centers:

  • Region One Nature Centers - Listing of nature centers located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
  • Region Two Nature Centers - Listing of nature centers located in New York City: Bronx, Queens, New York, Kings, and Richmond Counties (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, and the Bronx).
  • Region Three Nature Centers - Listing of nature centers located in Sullivan, Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.
  • Region Four Nature Centers - Listing of nature centers located in Montgomery, Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie, Schenectady, Albany, Greene, Rensselaer, and Columbia counties.
  • Region Five Nature Centers - Listing of nature centers located in Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Fulton, Saratoga and Washington counties.
  • Region Six Nature Centers - Listing of nature centers located in Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Oneida and Herkimer counties.
  • Region Seven Nature Centers - Listing of nature centers located in Oswego, Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Tioga and Broome counties.
  • Region Eight Nature Centers - Listing of nature centers located in Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Seneca, Steuben, Schuyler and Chemung counties.
  • Region Nine Nature Centers - Listing of nature centers located in Niagara, Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.
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  • Regional Environmental Educator
    NYSDEC Reg. 6,7&8
    615 Erie Blvd West
    Syracuse, NY 13204
    315-426-7400
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