If you…

  • teach environmental education;
  • need environment curricula & activity ideas; or
  • lead nature field trips…

ECOS has the environmental resources for you!

Environment Library.

The library contains over 1,000 books on topics including: biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, natural science (birds, trees, wildflowers, mushrooms, insects, mammals, sea life, etc.), recycling and composting, waste management, water resources, and gardening. Popular titles are: The Complete Amateur Naturalist, 175 Amazing Nature Experiments, 101 Best Nature Games and Projects, Making Your Own Nature Museum, and The City Kid’s Field Guide. FREE.

Traveling Nature Library, Track & Scat Kits, & Birdsong Audio cassettes.

Assorted nature field guides in a plastic bin for easy transport to field trip sites. Track and scat kits with models and identification guides for teaching observation and identification both in the classroom and on the trail. Birdsong audiocassettes. FREE.

Curricula & Activity Guides.

Science and Environment education curricula, and activity guides from several state and county education departments and other education institutions for grades K through 12. FREE.

Slide, Video and PowerPoint Programs.

20 Slide presentations with a script and/or audio cassette. Titles include: Protected Plants in New York State, Groundwater, Understanding Predation and The Mohawk River. Video programs include topics on recycling, waste management, paper making, raptors and the environment. Videos – FREE, Slides and PowerPoint Programs – FEE.

Indoor & Outdoor Class Presentations.

ECOS provides speakers on environmental and natural science topics, and guides to lead nature walks. You may choose from a list of prepared topics or request ECOS to develop a presentation to your specifications (30 – 60 day lead time required). FEE.

ECOS Publications.

ECOS publishes: Natural Areas of… a series of nature trail guides for Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties, Along the Bike Hike Trail for Albany, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties, Wildflowers Along the Way, and Ski Tips, a guide to great cross country skiing in seven counties around the Capital Region. For sale at ECOS (ECOS members receive 10% discount), outdoor sports stores and bookstores.

Contact ECOS for more information.