The Waterman Conservation Education Center helps to promote conservation education and environmental literacy. It wants to expand environmental awareness, educate all ages, provide refuge to wildlife and more.
The Waterman Center provides six unique nature preserves where you can experience nature. Its preserves and interpretive center are free and new exhibits and live animals have recently been added.
Waterman provides Environmental education to both children and adults in a hands-on fashion. Waterman also manages, maintains, and preserves many environmentally sensitive and unique properties, preserving them for future generations.
The Southern Tier Tuesdays Grant will have a positive influence in many spheres at the Waterman Center. It will help with the development of children’s educational programming and displays; it will revitalize the library and support the new free reading hour for pre-school age children; some will go toward maintaining a expanding our trail systems across all our preserves, and some will help feed and care for the ambassador tortoise, Ted.
Nature Camp is open for elementary age kids at the center. Camp will include hikes, activities and more.
The center was founded and continues to rely on volunteerism and community action. Waterman Conservation Education Center is located on 403 Hilton Road in Apalachin. To learn more info about the Waterman Center and to learn how to volunteer, click here or call (607) 625-2221.
Every Tuesday on Around the Tiers, we will feature different non-profits that will receive $2,000 for the organization. Nominations for the month of July are happening now online.