June

Saturday, June 30, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Float Like a Butterfly
Join a naturalist on a short walk down to our beautiful Native Meadow. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and discover the epic migration Monarchs complete every year. Get up close and personal with our butterflies, if you’re lucky one might even land on you! Fee: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

July

Sunday, July 1, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Beginner Bird Watching
Learn how to recognize birds by shape, behavior, plumage, and more and use binoculars and field guides to zero in on the identity of that mysterious little brown (or yellow or red or green) bird. Bring your own binoculars! Suggested for ages 18 and up. Fee: Members: $5/person; Non-members: $8/person.

Sunday, July 8, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Muddy Sneakers
This program introduces the wonders of the natural world. Put down the legos and pick up a stick. Join this wild excursion through our woods, puddles and fields as we play in and with nature. Great for all ages. Fee: Members: $5/person; Non-members: $8/person.

Wednesday, July 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm
What’s the Buzz with Honeybees? (Adult Program)
Learn why honey bees are critical players in our lives and in the global economy.  Get close to actual honey bees using our observation hive and meet some of our resident pollinators out in the meadow. Includes a honey tasting direct from the hives on the property.  Time will be left at the end to discuss backyard beekeeping for anyone who is interested. In partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group. Fee: Free

Sunday, July 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
Slurp, munch, crunch n’ gulp. It’s mealtime for our animals! Come see what’s on the menu and learn how we keep our critters healthy. Fee: Free for members; Non-members $8/person

August

Sunday, August 5, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Bye-Bye Butterflies
Join us as we release the butterflies who have taught us so much through the summer! We will map their journey and identify stopping points critical to their success. Butterfly lovers can make a colorful butterfly craft to take home. Fee: Free for members; Non-members: program included in admission to Live Butterfly Exhibit.

Sunday, August 19, 1:00pm-2:00pm
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. Stick around until the end and check out snack-time for the snakes! Fun for the whole family. Fee: Members: $5/person; Non-members: $8/person.

September

Wednesday, September 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Life Along the Hudson: A Photographic Journey (Adult Program)
Joseph Squillante has been photographing the Hudson River for over 40 years. Joseph’s love for the river and all the beautiful life it supports and sustains are evident in his stunning work as he captures the true spirit of the river from its source in the Adirondacks to its mouth at the New York Harbor. Please join us as Joseph presents his life’s work and shares his knowledge on this important natural resource. In partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group. Fee: Free

Sunday, September 23, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Animal Forensics
It’s no secret that young children love animals. In this fun and exciting program we will bring children closer to nature and give them better understanding of the way the animal kingdom lives, eats, and plays. Fee: Members: $5/person; Non-members: $8/person.

Sunday, September 30, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Ninjas of the Forest
Get to know our resident owls and uncover the secrets of these mysterious night dwellers. Learn about their eating habits by dissecting owl pellets. Then complete a bone puzzle to discover exactly what was on the menu for dinner last night. Fee: Members: $5/person; Non-members: $8/person.

Ongoing Programs

Story Walk
Sunday, June 24 through Sunday, September 23
Take a stroll to our Native Plant Meadow and join children and families to read a favorite nature-themed story and walk among one of our short hiking trails. Fee: Free

Live Butterfly Exhibit
Saturday, June 30 through Sunday, August 5
Our butterfly exhibit is open in our enchanting Native Plant Meadow in our thoughtfully-constructed arbor. Visitors enjoy close encounters with butterflies and learn about their importance in nature. Fee: Members-Free; Non Members-$11 Adults, $10 seniors/students, $9 children, under 2 free (price includes admission to Manor House Animal Museum and exhibits).

Mother Nature’s Storytime (Ages 2 – 4)
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (six-week session)
Session 5: July 11, 18 25, August 1, 8, 15, No Class – July 4th
Session 6: August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 7: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7
Session 8: November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19

Children, along with a parent or caregiver, enjoy days at the Nature Center with nature-themed stories, nature walks, live animals, and/or crafts. Dress for outdoor activity. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Class size limited to 12. Pre-registration is required and there are no refunds.

Tuition for 6-week session: Members $50/child & caregiver, Non-members $90/child & caregiver. To register for Mother Nature’s Storytime, contact Megan: 914-813-1831 or mbryant@greenburghnaturecenter.org

Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30am-12:15pm (Year-round)

Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. This is a guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially-trained “Trail Ninja” volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife, and seasonal changes. Topics vary each week. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Free program!