Sheldrake Environmental Center

Sheldrake Environmental Center's environmental education programs enhance the science curriculums of schools in our community. With trained environmental educators as their guide, students learn about the natural world by visiting any one of three local sites and discussing the event in class with a Sheldrake naturalist.

The Center is situated in the James G. Johnson, Jr. Conservancy, a 60-acre oasis of land and water that provides a sanctuary for wildlife and people. Birdwatchers, hikers, dog walkers, families and friends stroll or hike through the bucolic landscape on trails that follow the Sheldrake River as it winds through woods to the Larchmont Reservoir.

The trails are open every day from dawn until dusk. 

Summer Camp and other classes are available

Rye Nature Center

Visit the center to enjoy learning about the complex lives of honey bees up close at their indoor observation hive or or from a safe distance, witness the outdoor hive teeming with busy buzzing bees.

There's a nature playground for children to play on

Nanderwhere Pond a favorite teaching site of the centers is a beautiful scene you'll pass on their perimeter trail.

Children can also visit the Old Quarry, 60 years after it was blasted to look for rocks and minerals

And don't forget to visit the Maple Shed where you can learn the science behind th maple sugaring process.

Currently the kids summer camp is full but please contact them for their waiting list or check back here for classes in the Fall.

Hours of Operation
Visitor Center and Office
Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grounds are open daily from dawn til dusk.