April

Tuesdays, April 17-June 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm
ECO-MAKERS REGISTER NOW!
We are pleased to partner with Curious-on-Hudson to bring you ECO-MAKERS! Learn to use your hands, mind and MAKER skills in a meaningful way by creating sustainable solutions for a more efficient and beautiful environment. This class will take your passions to the next level as you learn how to build an aquaponic garden, a hydroponic growing station, and a solar charger from scratch. Your hydroponic garden will even be installed at the Greenburgh Nature Center! Applying today’s technology for a sustainable tomorrow is what this class is all about. Learn more about the program here.

Sunday, April 22, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Earth Day Celebration
Dig in and make a difference on 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.  Free event!

More than 6 people in your volunteer group?  Contact volunteer@greenburghnaturecenter.org 

Don’t forget: Pre-order home composters and rain barrels at wholesale price to pick up at the celebration. Click here to pre-order!

Thursday, April 26, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Teen Scene Science Cafe: The Human-Elephant Conflict & the Impact on Wildlife Conservation REGISTER NOW!
Elephants are incredibly intelligent and social creatures, but their populations are on the decline! Come learn about the lives of elephants and the numerous reasons behind their endangered status, with a focus on cultural impacts on conservation in Thailand and other countries across Southeast Asia. Free event!

Sunday, April 29, 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.

May

Sunday, May 6, 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 “wooly” craft. Enjoy a short story, then hang around to help feed our barnyard animals. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

Wednesday, May 9, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Introduction to Phenology (Adult Program)
Explore the changing trees and welcome the spring through a walk, talk, and paint celebration of the coming of spring! Phenology is the study of seasonal changes, especially in relation to climate, plant, and animal life. Join us for a Bronx River Alliance Ecology Team meeting following the guided walk. All attendees are welcome to bring their own drawing pad and creative materials; Alliance will provide additional supplies. In partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group. Free event!

Saturday, May 12, 10:00am
Bring Butterflies to Your Backyard
Interested in butterflies? Learn how to help the declining Monarch Butterfly population and other local butterflies during this informative presentation. Find out how you can raise Monarchs from hatchling to adulthood in your very own backyard. It’s easy, fun and educational. All families will be sent home with the Monarch’s favorite food source: a Milkweed plant, to start you off on an educational journey. Free event!

Space is limited to the first 70 people who register.  To reserve your spot email: brssaudubon@gmail.com  

Sunday, May 13, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Mommy’s 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 years and up. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

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 give 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.

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)
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.

Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (six-week session)
Session 2: February 14, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, No Class – February 21, REGISTER NOW!
Session 3: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, No Class – April 4th, REGISTER NOW!
Session 4: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, REGISTER NOW!

Tuition for 6-week session: Members $50/child & caregiver, Non-members $90/child & caregiver

WeePaint Art Program (Ages 2-4)  – REGISTER NOW!
Fridays, May 4-June 8, 10:00am-10:45am

Children, with a parent or caregiver, explore new art materials, experience new textures, learn to be creative in a group setting and socialize with other children. Instructor is artist Nitasha Kumar. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Fee: $135 for 6-week session.

*Membership is required to register for this program. Memberships help support our educational programs and Live Animal Museum.

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!