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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 Winter 2015 Calendar

programs information

MARCH

Maple Sugaring Party
8 SUN 11AM-3PM MAPLE SUGARING PARTY
— A family fun event to celebrate the end of winter and the peak of the maple sugaring season, when the warming daytime temperatures stimulate the sap to flow. Featured events include demonstrations of sap collecting, depictions of Native American and Colonial style sugaring sites, candy and porridge making, and crafts. Refreshments available for purchase, courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen (CPK). For discounted rate, pre-register and pre-pay online only by Saturday, March 7. Early registration rates: Members $5/person, Non-members $10/person. Children under 2 FREE. Day of event rates: Members $8/person, Non-members $15/person. Children under 2 FREE. Event held Rain or Shine. No Refunds. Unicard and Westchester County Parks Pass not valid during special events. Sponsored in part by: California Pizza Kitchen, Fairview Golf Center, Gymboree Play & Music, Jake’s WayBack Burger, Macaroni Kid, Mathnasium of Scarsdale & Mamaroneck, NEA Federal Credit Union, ShopRite Scarsdale, Snip-Its Scarsdale, Whole Foods Westchester, WHUD, Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, Town of Greenburgh, and Westchester County Parks. BOOK NOW

11 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:3OPM PROGRAM TRANSFORMING NEW YORK'S ENERGY SYSTEM: Consumer Choice Will Drive Efficiency & Pricing — New York State's energy system is in transition, and consumers will be in the driver's seat. To optimize your direct benefit from the changes, you need to understand the tools and elements of the new system. What is "Community Choice Aggregation" and how will it benefit you as a consumer? How will "Micro grids" increase energy efficiency and reliability (You've heard the term "resilience")? How does "Demand Response Pricing" work, and how will it make us less dependent on centralized energy production? How can your community gain access to substantial efficiency or micro-grid funding? Why is Westchester "Solarizing", and how can you participate? Mike Gordon, Founder & CEO of Joule Assets and founder of Sustainable Westchester will explain the changing energy terrain and how we can all participate and benefit from the transformation. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

14 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Join us for a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Maybe you'll discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which plant makes its own heat to help melt through the late winter ice! Perfect for all ages. Program runs approximately 45 min. FREE
14 SAT 2PM 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 can create. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

15 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Join us for a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Maybe you'll discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which plant makes its own heat to help melt through the late winter ice! Perfect for all ages. Program runs approximately 45 min. FREE
15 SUN 2PM WINTER WATER — Is there any life in a pond during the winter? Join us on an easy hike to our pond to explore if, and what, is going on beneath the surface. You might just be surprised! Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

21 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Join us for a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Maybe you'll discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which plant makes its own heat to help melt through the late winter ice! Perfect for all ages. Program runs approximately 45 min. FREE
21 SAT 2PM BACKYARD NATURE — Celebrate the arrival of Spring and get out and explore! No need to travel far to find amazing wildlife. Join a naturalist as we search the Nature Center's backyard for critters and more. Foster your child's curiosity for natural discovery. FREE for members, Non-Members $8/person

22 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Join us for a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Maybe you'll discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which plant makes its own heat to help melt through the late winter ice! Perfect for all ages. Program runs approximately 45 min. FREE
22 SUN 2PM NATURAL FUN AND FITNESS — Come jump, climb, and swing your way through our fields and forests. Have fun on a naturalist -led exercise course that will have you learning, laughing, and meeting some 'wild' friends. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

Spring Celebration & Egg Hunts29 SUN 11AM-3PM SPRING CELEBRATION AND EGG HUNTS — Celebrate the emergence of spring! Visit our barnyard, join a naturalist to discover signs of spring throughout our property, make seasonal crafts, play games, and search for eggs in a nature-inspired egg hunt. Egg hunt and other fun activities run continuously throughout the day. Refreshments available for purchase, by ShopRite Scarsdale, who generously donates all proceeds to the GNC. For discounted rate, pre-register and pre-pay online only by Saturday, March 28. See website for link. Early registration rates: Members $5/person, Non-members $10/person. Children under 2 FREE. Day of event rates: Members $8/person, Non-members $15/person. Children under 2 FREE. Event held Rain or Shine. No Refunds. Unicard and Westchester County Parks Pass not valid during special events. Sponsored in part by: California Pizza Kitchen, Gymboree Play & Music, Fairview Golf Center, Jake’s WayBack Burger, Macaroni Kid, Mathnasium of Scarsdale & Mamaroneck, NEA Federal Credit Union, ShopRite Scarsdale, Snip-Its Scarsdale, WestchesterParent, Whole Foods Westchester, WHUD, Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, Town of Greenburgh, and Westchester County Parks. BOOK NOW

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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