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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.

programs information 

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FEBRUARY

Sat, Feb 13, 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

Sun, Feb 14, 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
2PM Nature’s Love Stories
This special Valentine's Day program provides a look into “friendships and romances” of the natural world. From doves to tortoises to lizards, we'll discuss some of the great GNC love stories. Concludes with a themed craft. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person

Feb 15-18 Camp (Grades K-3) (See Camps Section)

Sat, Feb 20, 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

Sat, Feb 20, 2PM Feeding Fun
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

Sun, Feb 21, 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

Sat, Feb 27, 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

Sun, Feb 28, 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

Sun, Feb 28, 2PM Wild Nature Trivia
Our inaugural Nature Trivia Challenge! Bring your friends and work together as we test your nature knowledge. Concludes with animal interactions. Recommended for ages 5 and over. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person

March

Sat, Mar 5, 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

Sat, Mar 5, 2PM Wild Mosaics
Feeling creative? Make your own mosaic using natural materials. Fun for all ages. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person

Sun, Mar 6, 11AM-3PM Maple Sugaring Party
A family fun day amidst the peak of maple sugaring season, when the warming daytime temperatures stimulate the sap to flow. Featured events include sap collection demonstrations, depictions of Native American and Colonial style sugaring sites, candy and porridge making and crafts. For discounted rate, pre-register and pre-pay online only by Saturday, March 5. Link coming soon. 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. BOOK NOW

Wed, Mar 9, 7:30PM Students Lead the Way in School Cafeterias
Westchester County's general recycling rate is about 51%, yet students are achieving up to 90% every day in their cafeterias. Learn waste reduction techniques from the students themselves as they help to create a better future. Refreshments at 7PM, program begins at 7:30PM. Co-sponsored by Lower Hudson Sierra Group. Free and open to all.

Sat, Mar 12, 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

Sun, Mar 13, 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

Sun, Mar 13, 2PM Maple Sugaring at Home
Learn how to make your own maple syrup and about its multiple uses beyond pancakes! Dress for outdoors. Free for members, Non-members $8/person

Sat, Mar 19, 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

Sun, Mar 20, 11AM-3PM The Great Green Egg-travaganza
Celebrate the spring solstice with a day of seasonal egg-citement! Participate in egg-themed activities, including our environmentally friendly egg hunt – and meet the GNC chickens. Crafts and games run continuously. Refreshments available for purchase. For discounted rate, preregister and pre-pay online only by Saturday, March 19.Early registration coming soon. 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. BOOK NOW

Sat, Mar 26, 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

Sat, Mar 26, 2PM Meet the Animals
Join us for a fun and informative program that allows you to get up close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center’s live animals. Concludes with feeding birds of prey. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person

Mar 27 Easter (Manor House Closed)

Mar 28-31 Camp (Grades K-3) (See Camps Section)

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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