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Programs and Events

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 Programs

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Program fees are per person and include admission to indoor exhibits/Animal Museum. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity. Space is limited. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program. Events held rain or shine. No refunds.

JANUARY

31 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
31 SAT 2PM FEEDING FUN — It is mealtime for our animals. Come see what's on the menu and learn how we keep the critters healthy! Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

FEBRUARY

1 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
1 SUN 2PM ANIMAL ATHLETES — Can you jump as far as a frog, hold your breath longer than a turtle, or out-stare a snake? Come learn about some of the most amazing athletes in the world. Meet some of our local animal athletes and then put your own athletic prowess to the test. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

7 SAT 9AM HUDSON RIVER EAGLEFEST — GNC is partnering with Teatown Lake Reservation and other environmental organizations in a daylong program that celebrates the Bald Eagles' return to the Hudson River and other waterways of the Hudson Valley. The day includes birds of prey shows, children's activities, environmental exhibits, and more. Activities take place at Croton Point Park, with a shuttle bus leaving from there and traveling to other eagle viewing sites along the river. For tickets and more information go to www.teatown.org, or call 914-762-2912, ext. 110. Bring binoculars.
7 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

8 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
8 SUN 2PM WINTER WILDLIFE — Come for an hour of fun as a naturalist introduces some favorite Nature Center animals. This entertaining and informative program allows visitors to hear, see, smell, and touch many of our fascinating, furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Recommended for ages 5 and over. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person

11 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:3OPM PROGRAM THE GREAT ATLANTIC GARBAGE PATCH: WHAT IS IT? HOW DID IT GET THERE? WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? - A plastic bag blows into the Bronx River, and washes into the Long Island Sound—so the story begins. But where does it end, and what’s the impact? Follow the story of the plastic bag as it moves through our neighborhoods and into our oceans. Learn how our garbage is collecting in our oceans, and why a “plastic gyre is dire” not just for fish and sea birds, but for humans as well. Short informational video followed by presentation about the great ocean garbage patches. 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 LOVE IS IN THE AIR (AND IN THE DIRT AND WATER) — Hearts and flowers are nice but don't forget the cockroaches, tarantulas, snakes, and worms! Bring your little valentine and learn about what we really love. Be prepared to open your heart to some slime and dirt. Hey, we are naturalists, it's what we love! 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 CHINESE YEAR OF THE SHEEP — Get an early start celebrating the Chinese New Year! Come meet our resident sheep and goats, and learn about our clever and wooly friends. 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 FINDING AND FEEDING WINTER BIRDS — Join us on a winter walk to learn what birds in our area like to eat and where they find shelter. The walk includes a visit to the Birds of Prey Aviary and busy bird feeders, as well as a search for our more elusive feathered friends. 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 MAPLE SUGARING AT HOME — Come learn the simple steps of how to make your own maple syrup. Dress for outdoors. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person. Limited enrollment. BOOK NOW online to hold your place.

28 SAT 11AM GEM HUNT I AGES 5-7 — 2PM GEM HUNT II AGES 8 & OLDER — Think rocks are dull and boring? Think again! Discover the treasures of the earth while learning about local gems and crystals. Each participant receives a geode to take home. Note ages for each session. Members $8/person, Non-members $12/person
28 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

MARCH

1 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
1 SUN 2PM NATURE STORYTIME — Let your imagination run wild with this fun nature-themed storytime. Be engaged with 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

Maple Sugaring Party
8 SUN 11AM-3PM MAPLE SUGARING PARTY
— 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, 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 LOCAL BIRDS: WHAT THEY ARE, THE PROBLEMS THEY FACE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO — The common, and not so common birds in our area are introduced, along with the best places to see these birds in Westchester County. The program includes a presentation and discussion about the kinds of problems these birds face. Actions that we can do to help these birds are discussed. 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, 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

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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