April

Wednesday, April 3, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Teen Science Cafe: How Dogs Experience the World REGISTER HERE!
Teen Science Cafe is a space for youth to meet and network with scientists while keeping up-to-date on the latest scientific developments. With Madelyn Baker of the Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University. The Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard which studies how dogs recognize themselves and others, dog play, olfactory discrimination, and various anthropomorphisms. Fee: Free

Sunday, April 7, 1:00pm-2:00pm
First Signs of Spring
Hibernation is over and Spring is here! Explore the trails with a naturalist and identify the different signs of spring. Let’s see who is awake after a long winter’s nap and how they welcome Spring. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Microplastics (Adult Program)
Jill S. Schneiderman is the Chair of the Department of Earth Science and Geography at Vassar College. In this program, Professor Schneiderman will discuss the impact of microplastic pollution on different environments and detail her own research on the subject as it relates to the dunes of Cape Cod. This program is in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and will be held at the Greenburgh Nature Center. Fee: Free

Sunday, April 14, 11:00am-3:00pm
Great Green Eggstravaganza  REGISTER HERE!
Celebrate the emergence of spring! Join us for a day of egg-themed activities, including our environmentally-friendly egg hunt. Make seasonal crafts, meet some of our animals on the great lawn and join a naturalist to discover signs of spring throughout our property. Event held rain or shine. Fee: Early registration (before April 14) $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Day of event registration $8 for members, $15 for non-members.

Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19, 9:30am-1:30pm
Spring Nature Experience Camp (K-3) – REGISTER HERE!
Come explore the wonders of nature in spring! Together we will unveil some of the incredible secrets of the wild world. Children will gain confidence and comfort in being outdoors, while having a great time and staying active. Each day of camp includes fun crafts, games, and outdoor adventures. Dress to go outside and get messy, but in case of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. Children bring their own lunches each day; nutritious snacks will be provided. Fee: $350 for the week*
*Membership is required to register for this program. Membership helps support our educational programs. Medical forms must be completed prior to the start of camp.

Saturday, April 27, 11:00am-3:00pm
Compost Giveback Day
As a thank you to our community, we are pleased to announce that the Greenburgh Nature Center will be hosting a Compost Giveback Day. We invite you to bring your own shovel and stop by any time from 11 am to 3 pm to pick up finished compost FREE of charge (while supplies last).

Sunday, April 28, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Earth Week Celebration
Dig in and make a difference for Earth Day! Join Greenburgh Nature Center for a day of volunteer projects and workshops where you’ll learn ways to care for the Earth. Opportunities to get your hands dirty include planting our gardens, turning the compost, removing invasives, clearing our trails, and mulching our footpaths. Participate in workshops on beekeeping and backyard composting and be an environmental steward in our tree planting ceremony with NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.  Fee: Free

May

Sunday, May 5, 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

Wednesday, May 8, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Zero Waste Leadership Summit
Local student sustainability leaders join us to discuss their work with Zero Waste Initiatives. The summit will give students from Ardsley High School, Dobbs Ferry High School, and Iona Prep, an opportunity to present to their peers on the projects they have worked on to encourage zero waste behaviors at their school. This program is in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and will be held at the Greenburgh Nature Center. Fee: Free

Sunday, May 12, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Mommy Lil’ Sprouts
Visit the Greenburgh Nature Center with your little ones to celebrate all things spring. We will gather in the Manor House to read a short story and meet some of our furry friends. Afterward, you’ll plant a variety of seeds to take home and nurture them as they grow. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, May 19, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
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, $8 for non-members

Sunday, May 26, 1:00pm-2:00pm
For Shear Pleasure
At the end of a long winter, help us celebrate the arrival of spring. Bring the whole family down to our Barnyard and have a wonderful wooly time. Share the experience from sheep to sweater. Touch the wool and have a go at carding, hand spinning and a “wooly” craft. Enjoy a short story then hang around to help feed our other barnyard animals. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-membersJune

Sunday, June 2, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wildlife Conservation
Spend time with one of our expert naturalists as we discuss a wide range of conservation issues and some of the measures being taken to reduce their effects. Meet some of the animals that are affected by these issues and learn about their lives in the wild. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, June 9, 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

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Invasive Species in the Lower Hudson Valley (Adult Program)
Across New York State, invasive species are changing our favorite natural spaces. Join Erin Brady of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Lands and Forests to learn about the invasive plants impacting the lower Hudson Valley, what’s being done about them, and how you can help. This program is in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and will be held at the Greenburgh Nature Center. Fee: Free

Sunday, June 16, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Amazing Amphibians
Join a naturalist to discover the slippery, slimy, and cold-blooded world of amphibians. This informative and hands-on program lets you meet some local amphibians up close. Then walk to our forest and pond to see what other amazing critters live there too! Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, June 23, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Story Walk Launch
Join a naturalist on a short walk to our Native Plant Meadow while enjoying a nature-themed story. Our Story Walk will run through Sunday, September 22. Fee: Free

Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, September 22
Story Walk
Take a stroll to our Native Plant Meadow and join children and families as they read a favorite nature-themed story as they walk among one of our short hiking trails. Fee: Free