Center for Environmental Education
Who Are We

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Center for Environmental Education is a non-residential, outdoor/environmental program that has been providing quality environmental education, education for sustainability & earth stewardship programs to the schools in Putnam & Westchester counties since 1970.

  • OFFER more than 65 hands-on, inquiry-based programs that can take place inside or outside at your school, at Madden Outdoor Education Center in Kent Cliffs, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, or other sites based on your needs.
  • USE unusual instructional support material, including live animals and rare artifacts.
  • SERVE public and non-public schools in Putnam, Northern Westchester, Southern Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Dutchess Counties.


Our staff consists of professionally trained environmental educators with diverse backgrounds and a passion for teaching young people about our natural world. Click here to meet our staff.

For additional information, please contact:
Dorna L. Schroeter
Center for Environmental Education
Program Coordinator
(914) 248-2335