May

Sunday, May 27, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Raptors of Westchester
Meet the Greenburgh Nature Center’s birds of prey with a naturalist and discover what makes these creatures the hunters of the sky. This event includes a visit to the outdoor bird aviary to feed our majestic Bald Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, and Great Horned Owl. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

June

Sunday, June 10, 1:00pm-2:00pm
What’s the Buzz with Honey Bees?
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.  Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

Sunday, June 10, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Painting with a Purpose REGISTER NOW! Use passcode: PARTYANIMAL

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Spend a Sunday afternoon letting your creativity flow as you bring a canvas to life with the colors of native New York birds!  No experience required. Event located at Painting with a Twist (365 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583).
Fee: $40; 50% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Greenburgh Nature Center so we can continue to bring you educational programs and unique events! 

Wednesday, June 13, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic? Film Screening (Adult Program)
Join us for a screening of the documentary film Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic?, which exposes the impact of plastic bags and its effects on land ecosystems, marine life, and the human body. Learn about where the bags and other plastics end up.  Free event!

Sunday, June 17, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Creatures of Woodfrog Pond
Explore Woodfrog Pond with a naturalist educator. The program starts with an indoor introduction of some of our local pond residents and concludes with a walk to our pond where kids will get a chance to dip nets to catch various pond creatures. Please dress accordingly for muddy pond exploration. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

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.

Ongoing Programs

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!