Forsyth Nature Center

Welcome to the Forsyth Nature Center

Welcome to the Virtual home of the Friends of Forysth Nature Center

The Forsyth Nature Center has been growing and changing for many years.

The Mission of the Forsyth Nature Center is “To foster the exploration of the natural world in and around our community through educational programming and contact with flora and fauna at an interpretive facility”. The Forsyth Nature Center has 24 animal exhibits and a dozen gardens that contain a variety of native flora found right here in the Hudson Valley.

 The Nature Center has been a fixture in the Kingston Community since 1936 and continues to grow and expand with the help of the community through its Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, a not for profit group and with the support of the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department.

 Silly, The Desert Tortoise

Junior Naturalist 2015

Junior Naturalist 2015

 

Junior Naturalist Program Registration begins on March 16/18th and will be available to book online at www.kingstonparksandrec.org. You can also register and pay over the phone  (call 845-481-7336) or stop in to register at 467 Broadway, Kingston.

 

Junior Naturalist Program

 

Session A (Completed K or 1st Grade) June 29-July 10

Session B (Completed 2 or 3rd Grade) July 13-24

Session C (Completed 4 or 5th Grade) July 27-Aug 7

Session D (Completed 6th, 7th or 8th Grade) Aug 10-14

 

$200 for Kingston Residents, $270 for non-Kingston residents for Sessions A-C

$105 for Kingston Residents, $160 for non-Kingston residents for Session D

 

During the Junior Naturalist Program, participants are given the opportunity to learn, recreate and enjoy nature during an intensive summer experience. The program meets at the Forsyth Nature Center from 9am-3pm. Youth participate in hands on environmental education programming in a variety of subject areas while also kayaking, fishing, hiking, exploring and much more! Space is very limited and many sessions fill up on the first day!

 

 

New Program Registration Site Live!

The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce our new Online Program Registration Website is now live. Click here to create an account, search for upcoming programs and much more. Visit www.kingstonparksandrec.org for more information.

A Naturalist's Passport

A Naturalist’s Passport

 

A Naturalist’s Passport is 15 Tuesdays of hands on interactive, outdoor nature programs.  Programs are designed for families and are free. Youth participants receive a Naturalist Passport and upon completion of six programs, will receive a free gift and a certificate.

 
Programs are designed for families and are free. Youth participants receive a Naturalist Passport and upon completion of six programs, will receive a free gift and a certificate.
Funded in part by the U.C. Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play Initiative and the U.C. Youth Bureau.
All programs will take place at 4:00pm and last one hour. 
 
Schedule of Events
26-May      Birds: Colors and Feathers          FNC
2-June        Birds: Diet and Feeding                FNC
9-June        Birds: Sounds and Calls                FNC
16-June      Birds: Backyard Birds                    FNC
23-June      Animals: Mammal Mania             FNC
30-June      Animals: Reptilian Rhythms       FNC
7-July         Local Food: Gardens/Compost    FNC
14-July       Local Food: Buzz on Bees              FNC
21-July       Local Food: Wild Edibles              FNC
28-July      Local Food: Tea Time                     FNC
4-August   Rivers: What’s a Watershed          FNC
11-August  Rivers: River’s Edge                         KPB
18-August  Rivers: Seine Fishing                      KPB
25-August  Forests: Into the Woods                 HP
1-September Forests: Papermaking                FNC

 

FNC = Forsyth Nature Center

HP = Hasbrouck Park

KPP = Kingston Point Park

KPB = Kingston Point Beach