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NameAlley Pond Environmental Center (APEC)
Address228-06 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston, New York 11363-1890
Brief DescriptionNature center in wetlands of Alley Pond Park
TypeAttraction
CategoryNature
DescriptionOur mission statement:

"The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices."

Located in a New York City Park, we are a non-profit organization that provides environmental education programs for all ages from 18 months old through senior citizens. Admission and parking to our facility is free. Nature trails are located directly behind our Center through the wetlands of Alley Pond Park. Call 718-229-4000 for a free program guide.

Our nature trails traverse ponds, salt marshes, forests and meadows where visitors will see shore birds, migrating flocks, and a variety of small animals. Or, visitors can attend one of APEC's many environmentally-informed programs for children and adults. Please explore our website to learn more.

APEC is dedicated to establishing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the environment and to preserving nature in an urban setting. The building is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for major holidays. Please check the calendar for closures. Walking trails are open from dawn to dusk, year ‘round. Parking and entrance to the building and grounds is free.
Phone 1(718) 229-4000
Emailinfo@alleypond.com
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowancevaries
Websitewww.alleypond.com
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Last Updated8/2/2016
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5 StarsExcellent!What a great little gem in our own backyard - nature trails, live animals, friendly and informative staff. Stop by - it's so worth it!Family with teenagers12-14-11
5 StarsExcellent!My children were frequent visitors to APEC when small, and cut their teeth as volunteers there, as adolescents. APEC contributed to their character development and their knowledge of nature, and the need to protect our environment. Now, as an adult, I am able to make use of their programming, too, by taking part in the APEC Hiking Club and Trail Crew. It affords me the same opportunity to volunteer and to learn more about nature and the environment. I recommend it to all!Family12-13-11
5 StarsExcellent!Urban kids rarely have a chance to experience plants and animals in their natural settings. Alley Pond Environmental Center allows my young children, ages 6 and 3, to take a walk in the woods, view an estuary, bird watch and begin to understand what it means to be an animal steward with the inhabitants of their animal room. (Those experiences are also available to adults.) Through a variety of after-school, weekend and single day programs APEC has enriched our understandings of the natural world around us. Family with young children12-13-11
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