Back to Nature Series

For families and children of all ages, we are offering fun, educational and intimate Naturalist-led hour-long programs that involve you as parents/guardians or a designated childcare provider. These inspiring nature and ecological programs will be offered in family groups for all ages and will range in topics for an exciting, interactive experience. Pricing: $125 per group (for up to 8 people max).

Starting July 7 through the summer. Please call to inquire about specific times and dates.

Some topics for our Back to Nature Series will include: 

Birds of Prey
Learn about some of the toughest predators in our ecosystem! Enjoy private, up close encounters with live birds in our animal collection while learning about the special features of raptors that make them so unique. You will act as real scientists as you inspect biofacts such as bones, feathers, and talons, and dissect an owl pellet for evidence of our feathered friends’ favorite foods. Be sure to look up at the sky during your visit—you might see one of these majestic creatures soaring above us in the wild! Time: 1 hour, Suggested age limit: 5 years and older 

Goat Walks
Our Nigerian Pygmy goats, Maggie and Willow, require a lot of enrichment and exercise to stay happy and healthy. Help us provide them with the best possible care by taking them on a forest trail walk with one of our experienced naturalists. You will spend an hour exploring our trails, and climbing along the stumps and rocks with our baby goats. You might even be able to teach them a few new tricks! Time: 1 hour, Suggested age limit: 5 years and older

Night Hikes
As the sun sets at the Greenburgh Nature Center and animals like the red bellied robin and chipmunk make their way to bed, other animals that prefer the night begin to emerge. Start the evening with one of our Naturalists around a campfire for some s’mores and meet and learn about some of the nocturnal creatures in our animal collection. After, we’ll meet our Great Horned Owl before heading into the woods to see what we might discover. Owls, Flying Squirrels, Katydids, Glowing Mushrooms…what else will we find? Time: 1 hour, Suggested age Limit: 5 years and older 

Barnyard Opening or Closing
In this fun filled hour, your family has the opportunity to meet us in the morning or evening to go through our entire barnyard routine. Get up close and hands on with the animals as we go through the feeding, watering, animal enrichment, and brushing of our chickens, sheep and goats. You’ll also enjoy a goat walk in the forest. Time: 1 hour, Suggested age limit: 3 years and older

Beekeeping
Have you ever had honey so fresh, you got to meet the bees who made it? In this Un-BEE-lievably fun program, join our resident apiarist for a hive inspection of one of the Nature Center’s colonies, and harvest your very own honey! A family of up to four participants will have the opportunity to suit up with actual bee equipment for a fascinating, up close look into a honeybee hive. This program is great for anyone interested in learning more about one of nature’s most fascinating animals or those considering starting a backyard hive. Time: 1 hour, Suggested age limit: 6 years and older

To register for a Back to Nature Series program please contact Greg at (914)-813-1834 or via email at: gwechgelaer@greenburghnaturecenter.org

Please reach out with any further questions at (914)-813-1831.

To view our Summer 2020 Children’s Programs, please click here!