South Orangetown Central School District

Earth Day at Tallman Park

It was the PERFECT day for Cottage Lane Elementary School’s annual Earth Day event at Tallman Mountain State Park on Friday!

The outdoor education day is organized by CLE Technology teacher Jacob Tanenbaum and features various hands-on activities that aim to teach students about their local environment. “Every year, we put together a day of outdoor education where volunteers as well as our staff put together activities and learning centers using Tallman Mountain State Park as a teaching space. Our students spend the day rotating from activity to activity while enjoying the park,” explained Tanenbaum. “We are so grateful to Clark Alexander and his amazing staff at Tallman as well as our wonderful volunteers for giving us a day of learning in the beautiful park.”

This year, students rotated between stations hosted by volunteers and local experts from Veolia Water, Orange and Rockland, Lamont Doherty, the Rockland County Soil and Water Conservation District, Keep Rockland Beautiful, Rockland Green, the Turtles of the Western Highway, beekeeper Kristan Gallo Bridges and Hudson Valley Humane Society.

Thank you to all of the CLE staff and community partners that helped make the 2024 CLE Earth Day a success!