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Nature in the City
Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban schoolchildren. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students' earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun. Nature in the City is an efficient program. Through walking field trips, student learning is
neighborhood-based. Carbon footprint is reduced, while transportation costs, and valuable instruction time are conserved. Most importantly, student science learning is enhanced, as evidenced though standardized and pre/post learning tests.
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Baltimore Woods Nature Center is a not-for-profit place-based nature education organization. Our mission is to connect people with nature, both from the headquarters on 180 acres of land in Marcellus, NY, and from satellite programs in urban areas.
Our goal is to give people of all ages opportunities to enjoy and learn about nature first-hand.
Baltimore Woods offers year-round programs to our members and to the public, as well as school programs.
Our Nature in the City programs bring nature education to urban youth.
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Interpretive Center Hours
The John A. Weeks Interpretive Center, located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY is open
Monday-Friday: 9am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed, except in conjunction with a program/event.
Holidays: The Center is closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Trails and Land Use
6 miles of hiking trails are open everyday from dawn to dusk. The trails are for foot travel only. No bikes, skiing, snowmobiles, or dogs allowed. Snowshoes encouraged.
Due to scheduled use of our trails, groups larger than 12 need to call in advance for availability. There is a site use fee of $25 per group.