For Teachers

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is an amazing place! We have so much to share with you. We are currently developing resources for teachers that will be posted here in the near future. If you have ideas for resources that would be helpful, please let us know by emailing us at info@albanypinebush.org.

iNaturalist: Tutorial

iNaturalist Training with Ecologist and Entomologist Amanda Dillon.  Learn how to submit observations using the iNaturalist app, and how those submissions are used by Albany  Pine Bush Preserve staff. Amanda is responsible for implementing preserve research projects and manages the Science Lecture Series and Community Science programs.
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One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

YouTube: Teacher Resources Playlist

Our YouTube Teacher Resouces playlist has a variety of videos about the Albany Pine Bush to view and share. The collection includes short clips on  inland pine barrens species, read-aloud stories, videos about Pine Bush research and more. We invite you to utilize these videos to enhance learning about the natural world around us!
Click here to visit the playlist.

Research Bibliography

For a list of research papers that reference the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, check out this PDF.

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Scavenger Hunt for Cub Scouts

Are you a group leader looking for educational activities to do with kids along the trails of the Pine Bush Preserve?  Our self-guided activities are here for you to use. Check out this scavenger hunt developed for Tiger Cub Scouts! 

Before heading out on the trail, please review the rules and regulations of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and suggestions for staying safe on the trails.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve!

 

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Agents of Discovery Mobile Game

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a mission site for Agents of Discovery. Download the app onto your mobile device and go for a hike at Trailhead #1 near the Discovery Center. The app will prompt you to complete challenges along the way!

Click here to learn more.