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Smokey Bear Day 10/4/17

We will host our annual Smokey Bear Day on Monday October 9, 2017, 10am – 2pm at the Discovery Center.

Endangered Karner ... 7/20/17

Twenty-five years after being federally listed as endangered, the APB population of the Karner blue butterfly has exceeded recovery goals for the local population.

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Educator’s Resources

The Discovery Center offers many resources to enhance your learning experience at the Pine Bush. Explore the options below!

Online Curriculum

Integrate the Pine Bush into your classroom with these lessons and activities. The Albany Pine Bush can be used in a variety of disciplines including Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and History.

Teacher Kits

Bring the Pine Bush alive in your classroom with one of our FREE Teacher Kits. Pine Bush kits can be used to introduce the Albany Pine Bush to your class in advance of a program, or they can be used alone as an in-class exploration of the Albany Pine Bush, its geology, ecology, human history and more!

Kits may be checked out for a maximum of 2 weeks. Educators are responsible for pick-up and delivery of kits. Contact us to schedule your two weeks today!

Please contact:

Erin Kinal ekinal@albanypinebush.org, (518)456-0655 ext. 1212

Blake Etchison betchison@albanypinebush.org, (518)456-0655 ext. 1222

What to bring on a Field Trip

When visiting the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, it is important to come prepared for hiking outdoors. The following checklists provide suggestions to help you prepare for your field trip to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve in any season.

Chaperone Guide

Interactive Species Mural