Nature Trails can be excellent teaching tools whether they are in parks, nature preserves or right on school grounds. Choose any of the topics under, Choosing Educational Stations on Nature Trails and consider how this would enhance your trail.
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If you have a grant and want someone to develop your signage for you, contact our interpretive signage illustrator here.
Check out what some schools and nature centers have done:
Visit this sign (below) on the Wildway Overlook Trail in Essex, New York
Visit this sign (below) on the Black Kettle Trail in Essex, New York
Visit this sign (below) in Lewis, New York
Visit this sign (below) on the Ausable River in Keene Valley, New York
Visit this sign (below) on the Footbridge Trail in Elizabethtown, New York
Visit the signs (below) on the Peninsula Trail in Lake Placid, New York
Visit the signs (below) at Wentworth Watershed Association's Brewster Nature Trail
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