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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) 584-2000 Ext. 116.

Field Trips/Connect Kids

Hours of Operation

  • Fall Hours
    Tuesday - Thursday: 10am to 3pm
    Friday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm
    Closed on Mondays

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.

Wed 06 Jul
Wildlife Wednesdays: Frogs
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 11:00 AM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Here's an opportunity to learn about the wildlife that lives in Spa Park! Join an educator every Wednesday in July for a fun, interac-tive introduction to the park's many inhabitants. Lessons will begin inside the classroom and will be followed by a nature walk to discover the park's wild-life. Topics will include frogs, birds, turtles and mammals. This program is perfect for ages 5 and up!
Wed 06 Jul
Mindful Nature Walks
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 01:00 PM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Join us for a 45-minute walk during which we will practice intention and mindfulness as we explore the serenity of the park. All ages welcome.
Thu 07 Jul
Themed Nature Walks: 5 Senses
Thursday, July 7, 2022 11:00 AM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Join an educator for a focused nature walk. Themes will include Five Senses, Hiking Bingo, Forest Bathing and Leave No Trace. Walks will include a dedicated time to journal, aiding participants in observing how the park changes over a month's time. All ages welcome.
Fri 08 Jul
Mineral Springs Tour
Friday, July 8, 2022 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center

Join a tour guide 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. and 1p.m. Tours will also be held Monday, July 4th.

Sat 09 Jul
Nature Story Time
Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:00 AM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Join an educator for a story reading relating to the natural world. This program is most appropriate for 2-10 year olds, but all ages are welcome.

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