Visit the Nature Center
6 SAT 2-4PM EXHIBIT RECEPTION: PAINTING WITH A CAMERA BY STAN RUBIN - Stan's goal is to make people see nature and other parts of life in a different way. He uses several different methods in his photography including shooting through stained glass and antique glass filters, montage ( two slides put together), multiple exposure, macro photography, camera movement, and traditional photography. Reception with refreshments. Viewing of art exhibit – FREE (Exhibit runs throught April 28, 2013)
5 SUN 2-4PM EXHIBIT OPENING DISTANT LANDSCAPES BY TODD SHAPERA – For more than two decades, Todd has been fortunate to document life in remote corners of the planet. Along the way, he's been passionate about capturing the landscapes, often at dawn or dusk when the light is magical, at far away places including Patagonia, the Himalayas, Yukon Rivers, Siberia, Equatorial Rainforests, African Preserves, and more. All are regions with sensitive ecology that are now threatened by global warming. This exhibit will feature highlights from this work. Reception with refreshments. Viewing of art exhibit - FREE (Exhibit runs through July 28, 2013) artist website
WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
Visit our butterfly aviary and you’ll be greeted by New York native butterflies, flying and feeding freely among the greenery.
VIVIAN BERGENTHAL: A JOYFUL JOURNEY WITH NATURE
SAT, OCTOBER 6 THROUGH SUN, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
Scarsdale resident Vivian Bergenthal is an artist, poet and environmental activist. Her work reflects "the spiritual and visceral connections that bind us to both the natural and man-made environment with which we engage." Working in mixed media, her work depicts her reaction to landscapes within her local neighborhood and the world she has traveled.
A LOOK INTO THE AMAZING STORY UNDERFOOT
SUN, FEBRUARY 5 THROUGH SAT, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Dirt is everywhere - there is no getting away from it – nor should you want to!
Mankind cannot survive without dirt. It literally supports us all. The dirt we are referring to is better known as soil. This soil is the foundation of life, a vital component of our natural environment. It is the starting (and ending) point for almost everything we find in our environment and use in our daily lives.
This exciting and interactive exhibit is an introduction to the astonishing world of dirt – a world that should not be feared or ignored, but rather explored, respected and nurtured. Come dig your hands in and discover the secret world that lies beneath us all.
Sponsored in part by Houlihan Lawrence (Scarsdale), WFAS and Westchester County Parks.
WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES
An Indoor Exhibit through September 2, 2012
Come visit our new expanded Butterﬂy Exhibit, adjacent to our greenhouse. In addition to colorful and fragrant ﬂowering plants, you’ll be greeted by native butterﬂies. Flying freely among the greenery, you’ll be sure to see monarchs, swallowtails and other New York native butterﬂies ﬂuttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar, or you may catch sight of them resting in a shady spot to cool oﬀ or see them sipping water from a puddle.
While enjoying the beauty of these delicate creatures, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the life cycle of a butterﬂy from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterﬂy – and about the unique relationship between speciﬁc plants and butterﬂies.
The exhibit is appropriate for all ages, FREE with Museum admission. Sponsored in part by Central Animal Hospital, Creative Habitat Corp., Geraldine Stutz Trust, Inc., ShopRite, Sprainbrook Nursery, Town of Greenburgh and Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, Westchester Greenhouses & Farm, WFAS, Whole Foods Market, (White Plains and Yonkers) and Westchester County Parks. Check out our exhibit on NEWSDAY! or Check out our exhibit on ScarsdalePatch!
THE WAY OF WATER: WESTCHESTER WATERSHEDS
FEBRUARY 6, THROUGH OCTOBER 2, 2011
Everyone lives in a watershed. When you turn on the tap in your home, the water that comes out has traveled through a watershed. All the water that supports our local marine and freshwater aquatic life flows through watersheds. Come learn what a watershed is, why it’s important, and what each of us can do to help protect the quality of water flowing through our watersheds. Sponsored in part by Sponsored in part by Houlihan Lawrence, Westchester County Parks.
TREES: HEROES OF OUR PLANET
NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2010
FEBRUARY 7 THROUGH OCTOBER 3
Trees prevent soil erosion, filter pollutants from the air, and provide food and shelter for animals. Trees lower the temperature on a warm day, provide raw material for the building of houses and furniture, and are the inspiration for art and poetry. The list of ways in which trees benefit the planet is very long, indeed. Come see our exhibit and learn the anatomy of a tree, the role trees play in a healthy ecosystem, and the many threats that they face from the people they serve so well. The exhibit includes pictures, charts, hands-on displays and more. It is geared for adults and children. Sponsored in part by Houlihan Lawrence, Westchester County Parks and Whole Foods Market
MEETING ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2009
Did you know that every year we fill enough garbage trucks to form a line that would stretch from earth halfway to the moon? Waste management is certainly a challenge for highly populated counties, such as Westchester, but the state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (recycling center) and the waste-to-energy incinerator at Charles Point have helped to make this task manageable.
Learn more about Westchester facilities and programs and how to do your part through an interactive exhibit on display at the Nature Center through September. The exhibit focuses on the Three R's -- reducing, reusing, and recycling – and features a miniature village, movable toy garbage truck and recycling game that young visitors will enjoy.