ADULT PROGRAMS (NON-SERIES)
The following programs are hosted by the Greenburgh Nature Center in partnership with either the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group or the Town of Greenburgh’s Conservation Advisory Council (CAC). These programs are designed for adults and High School students. FREE
12 WED 7 PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30 PM PROGRAM
MOVIE BLUE GOLD: World Water Wars - Predictions for climate change indicate that fresh water will become increasingly scarce---already we see conditions of extreme drought and desertification in new areas of the world. Corporations, private investors, and corrupt governments are already vying for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Will wars of the future be fought over water, as they are today over oil? Blue Gold explores the tensions that are building around the globe in regard to this most precious resource. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible. Watch the Film's Trailer: HERE
9 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM 5 TOXIC EXPOSURES IN YOUR HOME – What they are, their health impacts, and how to reduce your family's exposure. This important information will be presented by Dr. Spaeth, Division Chief, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Department of Population Health, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.
14 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM CHEESEBURGER WITH A SIDE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: THE GLOBAL IMPACTS OF WHAT WE CHOOSE TO EAT – Large scale meat and dairy production has a tremendous impact on our local and global environment, from intensive resource usage to climate change. The current corporate animal agricultural production model also raises animal welfare, public health, and environmental justice concerns. This program will discuss these issues and provide recommendations for environmentally-friendly food choices. Presenter: Elizabeth Bennett, Esq., Sheldon Lobel, P.C.; Vice Chair to the ABA Young Lawyers Div., Committee on Environmental, Energy, & Resources Law. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.
11 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM NATURE IN YOUR LANDSCAPE: BIRDS, BEES, BUTTERFLIES, BUGS & BATS – Before, during and after photos of a recent residential landscape project will be used to demonstrate the value of conserving and protecting our natural resources when designing your landscape. Increasing biodiversity and enriching wildlife habitat with an emphasis on plantings for pollinators will be featured. Practical design ideas will include: reducing lawn area, use of native plants and edibles, organic plant care, and vertical gardens. Our presenter, Jay Archer is the founder and primary designer of Green Jay Landscaping, a Go Green New York Landscape Design/Build & Maintenance company serving the region. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.
The Greenburgh Nature Center's community weekend events, environmental forums,
public programs and nature education programs are supported,
in part, by Westchester County Parks and the Town of Greenburgh.