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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 Programs.

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MAY

May 28, Sat 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

May 29, Sun 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

May 29, Sun 2PM For Shear Pleasure
A wonderful, woolly time in our barnyard. Touch the wool and try carding, hand-spinning and a 'woolly' craft. Enjoy a short story and help feed our other barnyard animals. FREE for members, Non-members $8/person

May 30, Memorial Day (Manor House Closed)

June

Jun 4, Sat 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

Jun 4, Sat 2PM National Trails Day
Celebrate National Trails Day as we take an easy stroll along our woodland trails. A naturalist will lead the hike and will share fun facts about the history and ecology of our unique forested oasis along Central Ave. FREE for members, Non-members $8/person

Jun 5, Sun 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

Jun 5, Sun 2PM What’s the Buzz with Honeybees?
Learn 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



June 5, Sun 4-7PM FARM TO TABLE FUNDRAISER

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Jun 8, Wed 7:30PM Changes in Our Regional Energy Grid: Reducing Carbon While Saving Money?
Westchester Smart Power discusses how new technology and changes in the energy market structure provide opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and save money. Learn how you can benefit as a consumer by choosing 100% renewable energy. Refreshments at 7PM, program begins at 7:30PM. Co-sponsored by Lower Hudson Sierra Group. Free and open to all.

Jun 11, Sat 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

Jun 18, Sat 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

Jun 19, Sun 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

Jun 19, Sun 2PM Father’s Day, Creatures of Woodfrog Pond
Explore Woodfrog Pond with a naturalist educator. Indoor introduction features GNC animals and walk to pond includes use of a net to catch various creatures. Requires appropriate dress; limited enrollment. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person



June 25, Sat 10AM-3PM BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT OPENING 

Our butterfly exhibit moves into its new home - a thoughtfully constructed arbor located in our enchanting Native Plant Meadow. Enjoy close encounters with butterflies and learn about their importance in nature. Saturday, June 25 through Sunday, August 7. Admission: Members-FREE / Non Members-$11 Adults, $10 seniors/students, $9 children, under 2 free (price includes admission to Manor House Animal Museum and exhibits).

Jun 25, Sat 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

Jun 25, Sat 2PM Float Like a Butterfly
Join a naturalist on a short walk to our beautifully restored Native Plant Meadow. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and the epic migration Monarch butterflies embark upon every year. Make your own colorful butterfly craft to take home. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person

Jun 26, Sun 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!



June 26, Sun 10AM-4:30PM STORY WALK

Read a favorite nature-themed story as you walk along one of our short hiking trails. Our self-guided story walk will run through Sunday, September 25. Free and open to all.

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.

Westchester County Parks Town of Greenburgh Town of Greenburgh Parks and Recreation

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