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Programs and Events

Weekend and Adult Programming

Greenburgh Nature Center 

Our weekend programming is wide-ranging, with a general focus on the natural world and sustainability. Most weekend programs are family-friendly and geared towards all ages. Adult programs, offered in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and other community groups, are usually offered during evening hours. See Adult ProgramsDownload our Spring 2015 Calendar

programs information 

Butterfly Banner10AM-3PM WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES EXHIBIT SATURDAY, JUNE 27 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, CLOSED FRIDAYS)Join us for our ANNUAL BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT! Located in our new plant meadow, this exhibit provides a natural setting for people and pollinators. Learn about native plants and butterflies, and how they rely on one another. Exhibit appropriate for all ages. Members FREE, Non-members $11 adults, $10 seniors/students, $9 children ages 2-12, under 2 FREE. Includes admission to Manor House. NOTE: All visitors must see receptionist in Manor House to receive a stamp prior to entering the butterfly exhibit.

GNC Story WalkSELF-GUIDED STORY WALK !Red Fox at Hickory Lane by Kathleen M. Hollenbeck. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. The self-guided Story Walk runs Sunday, June 28 through Sunday, September 27. Stop by the Manor House (Closed Fridays) for a free CPK kid's meal bookmark and to enter a free raffle for a $20 CPK gift certificate, while supplies last.

JULY

26 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
26 SUN 2PM MEET THE ANIMALS – Join the herd as a naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals! What wild fun will you have today? Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

AUGUST

1 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
1 SAT 2PM REMEDIES AND EDIBLES – We use plants every day for food, shelter, medicine, clothing, and more. Come explore with a naturalist as we take a walk on the GNC grounds, highlighting plant’s various uses along the way. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

2 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
2 SUN 2PM THE LONG MIGRATION – Come join a naturalist to learn about Birds of Prey and get to know some of our local migrants. Did you know the Arctic Tern’s annual migration route covers over 25,000 miles? Try that for your commute! Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

8 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
8 SAT 5:30PM - 9 SUN 8:30AM - FAMILY CAMPOUT #2 (MEMBERS ONLY) – You supply the tent and sleeping bag; we supply the nature, food, and fun! Join us for a barbecue, and then explore our moonlit trails with a naturalist in search of various night creatures. Cap off the evening with S’mores by the fire. Limited to 20 families each night. Reservations required, see website for more details. First-come, first-served. Each tent must include a minimum of one adult. Fee: $50/adult and $25/child. Not a member? Join now! BOOK NOW

9 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

15 SAT 11AM GEM HUNT I AGES 5-7
15 SAT 2PM GEM HUNT II AGES 8 & OLDER – Think rocks are dull and boring? Think again! Come discover the treasures of the earth as we learn about notable and local gems and crystals. Each participant receives a geode to take home. Members $8/person, Non-members $12/person
15 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

16 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
16 SUN 2PM WHAT'S THE BUZZ WITH HONEYBEES? – It's a busy time at the Nature Center! Learn how and why honeybees are critical players in our lives and in the global economy. Includes a tasting of local honey. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

22 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
22 SAT 2PM NOW AT WOODFROG POND! – Summer's in full swing – let’s see how life is thriving at our Woodfrog Pond. Join a naturalist on a hike to the pond and get hands-on with some of the local residents! Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

23 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

29 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

30 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
30 SUN 2PM FEEDING FUN – It's mealtime for our animals! Come see what's on the menu and learn how we keep our critters healthy. FREE for members, Non-Members $8/person

SEPTEMBER

5 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

6 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
6 SUN 2PM NATURE STORYTIME – Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed storytime. Hear a story, meet a live animal, and have fun with a nature activity. Recommended for ages 3-6. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

7 MON MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (LABOR DAY)

9 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM PAPAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE ENVIRONMENT: A CALL TO ALL HUMANITY - Sister Kathleen Deignan and Brother Kevin Cawley, Co-Conveners of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona College, present a summary of key points from the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change, to be published in July 2015. They also explain the meaning of this document, as well as the Pope's message about climate change for all of humanity. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

12 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
12 SAT 2PM NATIONAL GRANDPARENT DAY – Come celebrate grandparents at the Nature Center! Meet some of our animal families, and make a family craft to take home with you. FREE for members and grandparents, Non-Members $8/person

13 SUN 2PM HONEY HARVEST PARTY – It's the season to reap the harvest of our hives! Led by our naturalists, you learn about the fascinating social network of honeybees, the basics of beekeeping, and how honey is harvested from our hives. Watch as honey is extracted from the hives by our beekeeper H. Peet Foster. There is a free tasting of fresh honey-from-the-hives, and the newly harvested honey is available for purchase. Pre-register by September 12: Members $4/person, Non-Members $8/person. Children under 2, FREE. Day of event fees: Members $6/person, Non-Members $10/person. Children under 2, FREE. BOOK NOW

19 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
19 SAT 2PM MEET THE ANIMALS – Join the herd as a naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals! What wild fun will you have today? Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

20 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

26 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
26 SAT 2PM DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN KINGDOM – We bake with them and put them on our pizza, but what do you really know about fungi? Discover the fascinating world of yeast, mushrooms, and mold, and how you can grow your own pizza toppings at home! Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

27 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
27 SUN 2PM GET OUTTA TOWN – It's the perfect time of year to catch birds during their migration! Join a naturalist as we walk the trails and see who's visiting on their migration south for the winter. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

28 MON 10:30AM-8PM 3RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING & 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
GALA ONLY 5-8PM – Join us for our 3rd Annual Golf & Gala! Held at the Scarsdale Golf Club, it is a fun day of golfing & contests. Not a Golfer? Attend the cocktail hour and evening gala, complete with music, a silent auction and raffle, and dinner. Evening honorees include Sandy Morrissey and Michael Woltz, VMD. See website for more details on volunteer opportunities, sponsorships, silent auction donations, and ticket purchase. Fees: Golf & Gala - $400/person; 40th Anniversary Gala only - $100/person.

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.

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