N.Y. Education Law Section 810
Conservation day


1.

The last Friday in April each year is hereby made and declared to be known as Conservation day, and observed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, except that for the year nineteen hundred seventy-eight, Conservation day shall be May third.

2.

It shall be the duty of the authorities of every public school in this state to assemble the pupils in their charge on that day in the school building, or elsewhere, as they may deem proper, and to provide for and conduct (1) such exercises as shall tend to encourage the planting, protection and preservation of trees and shrubs, and an acquaintance with the best methods to be adopted to accomplish such results, and

(2)

such lectures, pictures or tours, as shall tend to increase the interest and knowledge of such pupils in the fish and wild life, soil and water of the state.

3.

The commissioner of education may prescribe from time to time a course of exercises and instruction in the subjects hereinbefore mentioned, which shall be adopted and observed by the public school authorities on Conservation day. Upon receipt of copies of such course sufficient in number to supply all the schools under their supervision, the school authorities aforesaid shall promptly provide each of the schools under their charge with a copy, and cause it to be observed.

Source: Section 810 — Conservation day, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/810 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

801
Courses of instruction in patriotism and citizenship and in certain historic documents
801‑A
Instruction in civility, citizenship and character education
802
Instruction relating to the flag
802‑A
Instruction relating to general elections
803
Instruction in physical education and kindred subjects
803‑A
Courses of study in prevention of child abduction
803‑B
Courses of study in prevention of child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse
804
Health education regarding mental health, alcohol, drugs, tobacco abuse and the prevention and detection of certain cancers
804‑A
Comprehensive school health education demonstration program
804‑B
Education regarding child development
804‑C
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction
804‑D
Automated external defibrillator instruction
806
Courses of instruction in highway safety and traffic regulation
806‑A
Driver education
807
Fire and emergency drills
807‑A
Fire inspections
807‑B
College fire inspections
807‑C
Transmission of fire alarm to fire department
807‑D
Locating source of fires in schools
808
Instruction in fire and arson prevention
809
Instruction in the humane treatment of animals
809‑A
Instruction in the safe use of firearms and in the game laws
810
Conservation day
811
Procurement, use and possession of hypodermic syringes and needles by school personnel for educational purposes
812
Health training program for secondary school students
813
School lunch period
814
Courses of study in internet safety
815
State seal of biliteracy
816
Local library and school partnerships
817
Expanding access to advanced courses to improve educational equity
817*2
Student government
818
Evidence-based and scientifically based reading instruction

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 810’s source at nysenate​.gov

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