Forsyth Nature Center

School/Group Programming

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The Kingston Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer school/group based environmental education programming year round. These programs are nature-based ecology courses offered both in schools and in Kingston Parks at little or no cost.

Programs include:

1) Hudson River Ecology

2) Forsyth Nature Center Zoology

3) Into the Forest

4) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, RETHINK

5) What's a Watershed?

6) Winter Bird Watch

7) FNC Discovery Tour

8) Maple Sugaring

9) Kayaking 101


Registration for these programs is available online.

 Tthis year:

  • ALL program registration will be ONLINE only.
  • Programs will  be offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only
  • Each teacher will be able to participate in ONE or TWO environmental education programs for the 2015-2016 school year. We serve a large population, so please do not overbook, in order to accommodate everyone. You can place yourself on wait lists (see below # 8).


1. Log on to or click here to directly access to the program registration site

2.  Create an account for your self. This will be your personal account for you and your family for both nature programs, basketball, summer camp etc. Please do not put the school address as your address.

3. Click on View Programs

            Scroll through programs until you find a program and date you'd like to register for


            Search for a program you would like


All questions about programs that are not answered online can be directed to Steve Noble via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Julie Noble, via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fees are wavied for 2015-2016 for Ulster County Schools. For other schools/groups, there is a fee listed.

There is a $1 per student transportation fee for using City van transport  (capacity for 26 students). 

NOTE: School programs are all designated by SCHOOL: before the title. Please register your classes for these programs only. If you are interested in reserving spaces personally for other Environmental Education Programs, this is the forum for this also, just choose other programs that don't say SCHOOL (the public programs).