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Programs and Events

Weekend and Adult Programming

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 

MAY

9 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!
9 SAT 1PM INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY CELEBRATION — Come join our 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

10 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!
10 SUN 1PM ANIMAL MOMS — We love moms, even the furry and four-legged ones! Join us to celebrate all moms on this special day. Visit with and learn about some of our animal moms and complete a Mother’s Day inspired craft. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

Local Birds Program13 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM LOCAL BIRDS: WHAT THEY ARE, THE PROBLEMS THEY FACE, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO — Meet the common and not-so-common birds in our area, along with the best places in Westchester County to see these birds. The program includes a presentation and discussion about problems these birds face and actions we can do to help these birds. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

16 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 SAT 1PM MUDDY SNEAKERS — Discover the wonders of the natural world. Put down the Legos and pick up a stick! Enjoy a wild excursion through our woods, puddles, and fields as we play in and with nature. Great for all ages. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

17 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!
17 SUN 1PM AMAZING AMPHIBIANS — Join a naturalist to discover the slippery, slimy, and cold-blooded world of amphibians. This informative and hands-on program lets you meet some local amphibians up close. Then walk in our forest and to our pond to see what other amazing critters live there too! FREE for members, Non-Members $8/person

23 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!
23 SAT 1PM TROLLS AND TIARAS — Celebrate the magic of the forest as we scout the woods for fairies, trolls, and gnomes. Hear some mythical lore, build fairy and troll houses, and more. Costumes are encouraged! Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

24 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!
24 SUN 1PM 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

25 MON MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (MEMORIAL DAY)

30 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 SAT 1PM 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

31 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!
31 SUN 1PM WILD MOSAICS — Feeling creative? Come make your own wild mosaic using natural materials. Let nature be your guide and see what type of masterpiece you are inspired to create. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

JUNE

6 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 SAT 1PM DON'T BUG ME — Scuttle on over and explore the fascinating world of insects on the Nature Center's grounds. Then get as close as you dare as a naturalist introduces some of our six-and eight-legged friends. Ages 4 and up. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

7 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!
7 SUN 2PM OPEN WIDE — Slither on over and join a naturalist to learn all about snakes and lizards during a lively, hands-on (if you dare) presentation that is sure to engage and enlighten all ages. Fun for the whole family. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

An Evening Stroll in Our New Native Wildflower Meadow10 WED 7 PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM AN EVENING STROLL IN OUR NEW NATIVE WILDFLOWER MEADOW — Come on a tour of our Native Wildflower Meadow and learn about the native grasses and flowering plants that attract songbirds and butterflies to this amazing new space at the GNC. Hear how the meadow was restored and gather ideas for bringing birds and butterflies to your own yard. Cathy Ludden, President of the GNC Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, and an expert in native plants of the Northeastern United States, leads a discussion and Q&A. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE.

13 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!
13 SAT 1PM 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

Farm to Table 40th Anniversary Special14 SUN 4-7PM FARM TO TABLE
Adults: Celebrate the summer's bounty at our 3RD ANNUAL FARM TO TABLE DINNER AND WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER. Enjoy delicious samplings from a variety of Hudson Valley restaurants (including Cafe of Love, Ladle of Love, and Village Social), bakeries, and wineries (including Vintology Wine & Spirits and Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery) while supporting locally grown products. Held at GNC. Dinner served outdoors on the Great Lawn (under a tent), so dress casually and wear practical shoes. Help the GNC reduce waste by bringing your own dinnerware (china, glasses, and silverware).
Cost per person: $100 for MEMBERS/person, $150 for NON-MEMBERS/person. Children 12 and above can attend at adult prices. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT ONLINE TODAY (Coming Soon).
Kids: Enjoy a separate interactive culinary and learning experience held at the GNC, hosted in part by Whole Foods Market Westchester and their healthy-eating specialists, along with talented GNC staff. Fun activities include cooking demonstrations, tastings, interactive meal preparation, storytime, and much more.
Children ages 2-12, $25/child. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your spot online today.

20 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!
20 SAT 1PM NATURAL WONDERS MEADOW HIKE — Join us as we take an easy hike through our new native wildflower meadow. We'll stay "busy as a bee" as we learn about the productivity of pollinators and meet some of the local plants and animals that thrive in the meadow. FREE for members, Non-Members $8/person

21 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!
21 SUN 1PM WHAT'S THE BUZZ WITH HONEYBEES? — It's a busy time at the Nature Center. Come celebrate Father's Day and the Summer Solstice as we learn about the busy life of a honeybee hive. See why and how honeybees are critical players in our own lives and in the global economy. Includes a tasting of local honey. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

Butterfly Banner27 SAT 10AM-3PM WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES EXHIBIT OPENS (THROUGH SUN, AUGUST 2, CLOSED FRIDAYS)Join us for our ANNUAL BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT! Located in our new wildflower 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.
27 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!

28 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!
GNC Story Walk28 SUN 1PM STORY WALK KICKOFF! — Join us for our annual Story Walk. Naturalist John Mancuso leads you along our woodland trail to enjoy a favorite children's storybook, entitled Red Fox at Hickory Lane by Kathleen M. Hollenbeck. California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is on hand with food and drinks to sample, bookmarks good for one free CPK kid's meal, activity sheets, and a raffle for a $20 CPK gift certificate. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. FREE. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen.
NOTE: After the Kickoff event the self-guided Story Walk runs through Sunday, September 27, You can still stop by the Manor House (Closed Fridays) for a free CPK kid's meal bookmark and to enter a raffle for a $20 CPK gift certificate while supplies last.

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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