Our Mission

To provide comprehensive resources for people of all ages to enjoy the natural world in the Agloe area

Our Objectives

Environment education

As the area’s oldest nature center, we draw upon a rich history of educational resources and natural habitat to help people of all ages learn about the beautify that surrounds the Agloe area. We provide workshops every month that teach children and adults about the world around us – bird watching, water management, soil composition, mini-farming, and more. We also have the area’s largest federally approved research facility for hands on understanding.


Develop natural resources

Throughout our 50 acres of land, we have cultivated a wide variety of ways to show how sustainability and development  can go hand in hand. From our own apiary to installation of solar panels on our main facilities, Agloe Nature Center has been on the forefront of the sustainability movement. We also believe that natural resources extends to our children, so our camps and workshops are available for all school age children.


Local investment

Through a generous grant from the Agloe Community Foundation, our center has been able to expand our farm land to also become an incubator for various small businesses looking to make a positive impact on our community. We have planted hops to assist local brewers, we have launched a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and we have started making various products out of the items we grow, such as honey and soap.


Established in 1908, the Agloe Nature Center is the Agloe region’s oldest nature center. We foster the appreciation, preservation, and examination of the natural world that surrounds us.


The Agloe Nature Center is a place where people and nature come together.We offer a wide range of environmental education programs, school field trips, educator training workshops, outdoor recreation programs and other special activities for people of all ages.

Notes from our donors

“I appreciate the realistic approach Agloe Nature Center has toward its mission, concentrating its efforts and resources on acquiring control over nature's treasures and creating alliances with those who have the power to make positive change happen.”

-Karita L.

"It is a pleasure to give to an organization that does so much to preserve the natural world around us. I am a disabled person, who cannot be out 'doing' in nature as I have in the past, but your magazine gives me a front row seat--and I am thankful."

- Christy V.

“I am so impressed with how much the Agloe Nature Center has accomplished in a relatively short amount of time. I think it is because of the way they build communities and work in partnership with people— they don’t try to do it alone.”

- Jeramie G.

“The Agloe Nature Center has been critical to keeping the special beauty of the Adirondacks intact for public and private use."

- Sinclair R.

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