Each year, Pine Hollow provides exciting opportunities for area students to connect with nature in a meaningful way. The goals of our environmental education program are to increase overall environmental literacy and stewardship, to foster an appreciation for biodiversity and to provide a venue for collaboration across socio-economic and cultural barriers. Our programs provide experiential outdoor learning which support NYS curriculum standards. If your school or group is interested in participating in our environmental education program, contact us for more information.
Self-Guided Education Opportunities
Winter Activity Guide
Learn how to track wildlife, identify trees and plants commonly found at Pine Hollow Arboretum. Suggested donation of $5/per guide. Send us your best tracking and nature photos by January 2nd 2021 to be entered to win a PHA coloring book and t-shirts for your whole group!
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have recently produced a variety of 10 Minute Field Trips for all to use. Explore the natural wonders of the Arboretum from your home or classroom!
The PHA Plant Passport
We have also introduced our Plant Passport Program available everyday at our Kiosk. Similar to a tree scavenger hunt, children will explore a portion of the Arboretum and look for 7 unique trees. At each tree, children will answer a few questions in the passport and then open the Plant Passport box located at each tree for a sticker. Once completed, return to the kiosk and get your special "Plant Expert" sticker.
Story-Walk: A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
In collaboration with the Bethlehem Public Library, we present our first ever Story-Walk! Beginning in Magnolia Field and ending near Heart Pond, you can read "A Stone Sat Still" while walking through the arboretum. Keep an eye out, some pages have fun nature tips and activities. Check back for what our next book will be!