Nature Education

E.J.’S Outpost Adventure Company

Located at 34 Glenmary Drive, Owego, NY 13827.

Provides guided tours from various outdoor recreation spots around Tioga, Tompkins, Cortland and Delaware Counties. Activities include kayaking, cycling, hiking, camping and general exploring. Everyone from beginners to experts are welcome. Open year-round.

Wilderness Way Primitive Skills, Tracking, Nature Awareness School

Located at 744 Glenmary Dr. Owego, NY 13827.

Recapture ancient wisdom. Reclaim native tradition. We specialize in self-sufficiency skills, survival techniques, and personal awareness through hands-on training, field exercises, and interactive guidance. We offer week/weekend classes at our 40-acre wilderness site and/or custom curriculums at your location. Hours 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Waterman Nature Center and Gift Shop

Located at 403 Hilton Road, Apalachin NY, 13732.

Miles of trails wander through these 95 acres of upland forest and open meadows with a small gorge. Museum includes nature-related items and exhibits. Nature & Gift Shop includes nature themed items for all ages, including books, puppets, t-shirts, birdhouses, notecards and children’s merchandise. Other sites operated by Waterman include the Apalachin Marsh (a 50 acre wetland boasting one of the best birding sites in NY), Brick Pond (an excellent wildlife watching site with beavers, muskrats, waterfowl, shorebirds and a great variety of song-birds) and Hiawatha Island (112 acre island refuge and 18 acre mainland riverfront park filled with a variety of wildlife). Open Monday – Saturday, 10 – 4 PM, Sunday, Noon – 4 PM.