November 18, 2013 The Greenburgh Nature Center has received a $20,000 grant from Con Edison to expand its outdoor trail programming and make its trails more welcoming for visitors.
"Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education" will be comprised of year-round trails programming, offered as free weekly environmental education tours led by Greenburgh Nature Center teen volunteer docents. The programming will begin December 1st...read more
GNC gets grant for "Love Em and Leave Em" (LELE) project LELE is an organic waste management campaign aimed at minimizing leaf collection by promoting a landscaping technique known as “mulch-mowing.” CHECK OUT THIS SHORT VIDEO ON LOVE EM AND LEAVE EM
WILD SUBURBIA PROJECT Citizen Science to Track Bobcats, Bears, Coyotes, Fishers, and Foxes What is it? Bobcats, coyotes, fishers, foxes, and black bears live here in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. However, not much is known about where they live and how many there are. The Mianus River Gorge, Teatown and Westmoreland Sanctuary have joined forces in the Wild Suburbia Project to study five species over the next two years in our area, but we need your help! Local residents are an important source of information about local wildlife and nature. Our scientists would like to enlist your participation to provide information about where and when you have seen these animals. Want to help? Simply go to www.wildsuburbiaproject.com to learn more and to help.
Di Morgan, host of WDFH FM 90.3 and www.WDFH.org Westchester Public Radio interviewed Executive Director Margaret Goldberg and Director of Conservation Education Anne Jaffe Holems on Di Morgan's weekly show, For the Greater Good. Week of 3/4/2013 — GO TO SITE To LISTEN
GNC Receives Funding From Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy for their Bronx River Study Program
The Greenburgh Nature Center is pleased to announce that the Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy (BRPRC) has donated $1500 in funding for the annual Bronx River Study Program. This program is coordinated with Maria Decandia, a 7th grade science teacher at Edgemont Middle/High School. As part of this program, a Greenburgh Nature Center naturalist conducts a physical survey of the Bronx River with Edgemont students at two locations, one by the County Center parking lot and the other by the Scarsdale train station. Detailed worksheets are utilized to collect scientific data. At the end of the study, the students present their data analysis at a forum held at the Greenburgh Nature Center for parents and other interested parties.
The Greenburgh Nature Center has a long standing relationship with the Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy and is very grateful for past support for the American Eel research project and the Bronx River specimen’s tank. The Nature Center is so appreciative of their support for this educational programming too.
The Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy is a member-based non-profit organization which was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to supporting the County of Westchester in its stewardship of the Bronx River Parkway Reservation.
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