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2020 Spring Programs

Dyken Pond Center remains open for individual and family hiking on our six miles of trails. Should you arrive to a full parking lot, please consider visiting a different park or returning when the lot is less crowded. Please do not park along the road or on the grass. For the safety of all, please keep a physical distance of six feet between yourself and others. Our bathroom is open, but remember that it is only as clean as the last person who used it. Our office is closed to the public. Trail maps are located at the main sign and can also be printed from our website. Nature is resilient and we are too. We are currently planning a great summer season of activities and fun when we'll see you again!

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Instructor Bio's for Various Programs

Lisa Hoyt: Lisa is the Director at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center and has taught environmental education programs for over 25 years. She received a BS degree in Natural Resources Management from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Lisa shares her love of the outdoors with youth, their families and adults in a variety of outdoor education programs for the public, outreach programs and a summer nature camp for youth. Her biggest passion is to connect children to nature "in their own backyards" so they can become knowledgeable adults who care for the land and the environment.

Josh Pulito: Josh is a Natural Resources Educator for both Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H and the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. He has a background in Childhood Education and received his MS in Education from the Russell Sage College. Josh has over 10 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in outdoor settings with an extensive background in working with at risk youth. He enjoys working with people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of outdoor experience and sharing his love for nature with others.