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Environmental Center

The Pace University Environmental Center, a component of the Dyson College Department of Biology and Health Sciences, serves as a resource to Pace and surrounding communities. The center also works closely with the School of Education. Constructed on the Pleasantville campus around the remnants of an old farm, it is enhanced by characteristics valuable to nature study including nature trails and a pond.

The Center provides an important support component to the academic activities of Pace by hosting classes and housing the Environmental Clinic. Students from the University and local high schools also work closely with faculty at the Center, designing and pursuing individualized internships. The Environmental Center also provides the home for NATURE, the Pleasantville campus environmental club, which is run by students.

Environmental education courses and seminars are offered at the center and incorporate the unique natural setting of the facility into the learning experience. A graduate course for environmental education is held each summer for teachers interested in incorporating environmental studies into their classrooms. During the school year, teachers bring classes to learn about topics related to wildlife and ecology.

Annual events such as the Harvest Day Festival and Earth Day provide students and the outside community with unique activities. The center also sponsors fishing seminars, birds-of-prey programs, and summer nature camps. For more information, contact the director of the center at (914) 773-3789 or e-mail aspillo@pace.edu.