Black Rock Forest Consortium

Black Rock Forest Consortium welcomes middle and high school students this summer for authentic, week-long learning experiences in nature, working directly with scientists and artists. Our focus is on understanding nature through scientific observation and investigation. Our classes allow students to explore subjects of interest without the pressure of a grade. Classes are developed and taught by subject experts and provide an opportunity to explore college and career possibilities in the natural sciences while having fun in Black Rock Forest, a private 4,000 acre preserve in Cornwall, NY or on the Florida coast. Our offerings include classes on birds, turtles, insects, trees, writing, art and even marine biology. Marine Biology trip to Florida’s Seahorse Key runs from June 22-28, High School camp week at Black Rock Forest runs from July 14-18 and Middle School camp week at Black Rock Forest runs from July 21-25. Visit to see our brochure and to register online.

Black Rock Forest Consortium is offering three week-long Summer Science Camp sessions for kids in Grades 7-12 who are interested in science, the environment, conservation, and the arts. From July 15-Aug. 2, scientists from the American Museum of Natural History, Columbia University, New York University, and other Consortium institutions will teach 12 courses. Kids can participate in a turtle mark-and-recapture study or a human bird calling contest; make an insect specimen collection, herbarium, or field guide of botanical illustrations, or explore aquatic ecosystems by kayak. See more at

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