NYS Environmental Hotline

Did you witness an environmental crime or believe a violation of environmental law occurred?

Please call the NYS DEC Division of Law Enforcement hotline at
1-844-DEC-ECOS (1-844-332-3267).

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York.

Bird Scavenger Hunt

It’s never too early to start your kids on the road to what could become a rewarding and lifelong hobby — birdwatching. Keeping a lookout for these colorful and aerobatic creatures is a fun and interactive activity that can strengthen children’s connection with nature: It combines the thrill of the chase with an explorer’s joy of discovery,

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Education Page
On this page, you’ll find:
Educational Resources
Educational Camps, Centers and Programs
Resources and Training for Teachers
and more.

Ranger Rick

With schools, offices, and other public spaces closing across the country, The National Wildlife Federation, publishers of Ranger Rick magazine for children, wants to help you stay entertained and engaged in the natural world.

So they are making our website free to all visitors for now. They also offer current digital editions of their magazines free to the public for the next few months.

National Geographic Kids Links

Reading List for Kids Ages 3 thru 12
Reading can take us to places and helps us cultivate empathy for Earth and all its inhabitants. Experience different perspectives across the globe through this reading list, curated by educators.

Outdoor Activities
Use these activities to learn about the natural world and connect with nature wherever you are—whether you’re in a national park or your own neighborhood. There’s nature everywhere if you look closely enough.