NYLA-DLP: Team Craftarians

The Outdoor Classroom

Lifelong Learning Through Exploration

Did you know New York State is home to the largest state park in the entire United States? Adirondack Park is an astouding 6 million acres, which means Yellowstone (2.2 million), Yosemite (.76) , Glacier (1) , Grand Canyon (1.2), and Great Smokies (.5) National Parks would all fit in the Adirondacks. Or that New York State is home to over 2,000 waterfalls? Or that there are over 280 species of birds that travel through Central Park? This guide was created for both everyday users, librarians, and other educators in mind. It is designed to spark your interest in all the amazing ways to engage with the natural world in New York. Our state is large and diverse, and we hope this guide not only educates but also brings people together.

Tag us on instagram to share your experiences and take a peek at our exploring guides below!  #NYoutdoorclassroom

Are you a public, school or academic library? Do you want to find out how you can use this source with your patrons or would you like to include how you have helped your patrons learn about outdoor activities? Go to the Library Partnership Page.

What can you explore?



Bird Watching



Native Plant Gardening

Are you an explorer who has used this guide? We'd love to see your pictures and to hear your experiences! Tag #NYoutdoorclassroom on Instagram and follow us @the_outdoorclassroom!