Winter Break Programs at
Mud Creek ELC
Come join the fun !!
Signs of Winter Wildlife– 2/16
Ages: K-4th grade
Baby, its cold outside! But not cold enough to keep all of our animals cooped up for the winter. Come and learn about signs of winter wildlife and end the program with a guided walk of our trails.
Outstanding Owls!: 2/17
Ages: preschool-1st grade
Come learn about our mysterious nighttime friends. We will sing songs, read a book, play some games, and end our program with a take home craft!
Where Did All the Wild Things Go?- 2/18
Ages: 5th-8th grade
It certainly takes a lot of gumption to survive a New York winter! Come and learn all about how animals stay warm in the cold weather and then take a brisk walk on our trails to shake off those winter blues.
Climate Change and You 2/19
Climate change can be hard to understand. How is it happening? How can I help? Come and explore how our climate is shifting through interactive exercises, and leave with the knowledge on how to create change in your community.
About Mud Creek ELC
Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is located on the property of Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District office. ELC consists of the nature trails behind the District building and an indoor classroom with the Hudson River Estuary exhibit room on the lower level of the District building. The lower level is handicap-accessible and is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Mud Creek ELC offers a variety of hands-on, inquiry based, environmental education programs. Our programs can be adapted to any grade level and integrated into various parts of your school's curriculum. We are also available to develop programs to meet the needs of scout groups and other community organizations for both children and adults.
The Mud Creek Trail
Mud Creek has a loop trail that traverse fields and wetland habitat. The trailhead starts to the left of the garage/pavilion and ends at the western edge of the parking lot. The inner loop is .6 miles and features numerous bridges and boardwalks. The outer loop is 1 mile and features an overlook of the county airport, Mud Creek, and rolling hills to the east. While hiking keep your eyes and ears open - Mud Creek is home to beavers, muskrats, rabbits, coyotes, lots of birds, and even a bobcat!
The trails are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. No reservation is necessary.
Download our Brochure for a trail map.
Mud Creek Educational Programs