Dyson College Nature Center

The Dyson College Nature Center is a focal point on Pace University’s Pleasantville campus and serves as a component of the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment (DCISE) and resource for the overall university community, and the general public.

The Nature Center’s primary objective is to promote general education and awareness around environmental and sustainability issues, including those connected to wildlife and livestock. The faculty and staff of the Nature Center are committed to providing students of all ages with the opportunities and resources necessary to gain awareness of the environment and the myriad of issues that affect ecology and wildlife.

The Nature Center acts as a vital support component for academic departments and programs including the Department of Biology, the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, and the School of Education. The Nature Center supports academic research, as well as education programming for the campus and local community. The Nature Center is home to a full-slate of educational programs, and an array of resident animals who are charismatic ambassadors for the wildlife and the environment.

The center provides the Pace community, and the people of Westchester and the Hudson Valley region, access to a myriad of natural and cultivated resources like trails, apiaries, horticultural land, ponds and streams. It also strongly supports Pace University’s environmental club on the Pleasantville campus, Natural Activists Teaching an Understanding and Respect for the Environment (NATURE).