“…for quiet enjoyment and benefit of the public, male and female alike.”

~ Dedication of land by family of James C. Forsyth

Events

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Kingston Earth Fair: The 7th annual sustainability fair was held May 11th 2019 at the Forsyth Park. This event featured a variety of sustainable “green” initiatives along with resources for the community. 

Forsyth Nature Center Fall Festival:

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and its impact on community health and well-being, the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center along with the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Fall Festival.
Your family’s safety is and always will be our highest priority. We would like to thank everyone for their support over the years and we are looking forward to next year’s festival on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Boo at the Zoo: Sponsored by the Junior League of Kingston, Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, and Kingston Parks and Recreation, “Boo at the Zoo” is a Halloween treat for children of all ages. Families are encouraged to come in costume to this free event and enjoy s’mores over a campfire, snacks, live entertainment and a costume parade.

Programs

Naturalist Passport: **Currently not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.** The Naturalist’s Passport program offers hands-on, interactive nature programs designed for children of all ages. The program runs every Thursday from May 31st through August 30th from 3:30-4:30 pm and is free for all. Youth participants receive a participation gift & certificate upon completion of six programs.

Bookworms: **Currently not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.**This wonderful, inter-generational program brings our seniors & children together for an hour of learning & fun. Seniors read nature-based stories to children at the John Burroughs Reading Nook at the Forsyth Nature Center. The program is every Tuesday at 11:00 am, beginning late June, and runs through early September. It is free and weather permitting.

Junior Naturalists Program: **Please check the City of Kingston website for the status of summer camp programs.**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!

School Programs: The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department offers year-round Environmental Education Programs that take place at a variety of Kingston’s parks. These programs strive to educate local school students and adults to be better stewards of the natural world. For more information about school programming contact Environmental Educator KC Keegan Twombly at 845-481-7336.

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