History of the
Forest for Learning
The Forest for Learning protects and conserves the environmental and ecological integrity of the Forest for Learning Land and fosters educational programming in forest ecology, stewardship and sustainability.
The Forest for Learning is a dedicated educational and ecological resource for the children attending the Putney Central School and other educational institutions. Its undeveloped character, history and diversity of natural plant communities and associated wildlife habitats make the forest an ideal site for an outdoor classroom, and a real-life laboratory to explore forest ecology, stewardship and sustainability of life systems. This close-to-the-land learning extends to all members of the community. The environmental and ecological integrity of the forest will be protected.