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Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center

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Address
Geyser Loop Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Latitude 43.050918
Longitude -73.804359

The Creekside Classroom is a four-season environmental education center located in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park. The Classroom sits on the bank of Geyser Creek and provides a central location to explore the park's unique resources, including naturally spouting mineral springs, twelve miles of forested trails, playgrounds and a large picnic area. Park staff offer environmental education programs year-round, including school field trips, hikes, tours and snowshoe walks.

The Classroom features an outdoor fire pit, indoor woodstove, bird feeder viewing area and interpretive signage, as well as a projector and screen for presentations. It is available for use by schools, clubs and non-profits. For more information about the Creekside Classroom or to book an education program, please call Environmental Educator Alli Schweizer at (518) 584-2535 Ext. 111.

Field Trips/Connect Kids

Hours of Operation

  • Wednesday - Sunday: 10am to 4pm

WEEKEND HOURS:Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10a.m.-4p.m.

Friday
11a.m. and 2p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour

Saturday
11a.m.: Mineral Springs Tour
1p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour
3p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour

Sunday
11a.m.: Mineral Springs Tour
1p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour
3p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour

Mineral Springs TourJoin a docent on a guided mineral springs tour to learn about the history, geology and lore surrounding our special waters! No registration necessary. This is a free event and meets at the Creekside Classroom.

BEGINNING FRIDAY, JUNE 22nd:Mineral Springs Tours will be offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at:11a.m, 12p.m, 1p.m, 2p.m, 3p.m.

WEEKEND HOURS:Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10a.m.-4p.m.

Friday
11a.m. and 2p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour

Saturday
11a.m.: Mineral Springs Tour
1p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour
3p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour

Sunday
11a.m.: Mineral Springs Tour
1p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour
3p.m.: Mineral Springs Tour

Mineral Springs TourJoin a docent on a guided mineral springs tour to learn about the history, geology and lore surrounding our special waters! No registration necessary. This is a free event and meets at the Creekside Classroom.

BEGINNING FRIDAY, JUNE 22nd:Mineral Springs Tours will be offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at:11a.m, 12p.m, 1p.m, 2p.m, 3p.m.

Fri 23 Feb
Mineral Springs Tour
Friday, February 23, 2024 11:00 AM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Join a tour guide at the Creekside Classroom to learn about the mineral springs in the park. Cups will be provided for tasting the springs. Tours meet at Creekside Classroom every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11a.m. unless otherwise specified.
Fri 23 Feb
Nature Hike
Friday, February 23, 2024 01:00 PM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Take an easy, 45 minute hike through several wildlife habitats in the park. We will look for signs of local animals and learn about their winter adaptations. All ages are welcome. Hikes start at the Creekside Classroom. This hike completes the NYS Parks Centennial Challenge Take a Hike Mission.
Sat 24 Feb
Mineral Springs Tour
Saturday, February 24, 2024 11:00 AM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Join a tour guide at the Creekside Classroom to learn about the mineral springs in the park. Cups will be provided for tasting the springs. Tours meet at Creekside Classroom every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11a.m. unless otherwise specified.
Sat 24 Feb
Nature Hike
Saturday, February 24, 2024 01:00 PM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Take an easy, 45 minute hike through several wildlife habitats in the park. We will look for signs of local animals and learn about their winter adaptations. All ages are welcome. Hikes start at the Creekside Classroom. This hike completes the NYS Parks Centennial Challenge Take a Hike Mission.
Thu 29 Feb
Preschool Snowshoe
Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:00 AM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
A snowshoeing adventure for our youngest audience! After we put our snowshoes on, we will take a short walk to explore nature in winter. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call or text (518) 810-6906 to register. This program completes the NYS Parks Centennial Challenge Snow Much Snow Mission.

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