September

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.

Thursday, September 27, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Citizen Science: Teens and Cybercrime Investigations with Nicholas Parikka
Nicholas Parikka is a Detective with the Town of Greenburgh Police Department. During his 19 year police career, he has been assigned to the Patrol Division and then to the Detective Division assigned to the General Investigations Unit and Special Victims Unit. Detective Parikka has presented and participated in numerous school and community events discussing topics such as Internet Safety and Internet Predators, Current Teen Trends and Human Trafficking. Detective Parikka holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Mercy College. Detective Parikka still lives in the community with his wife and two daughters and is alumni of Edgemont High School. Free program! Click here to register!

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.

October

Sunday, October 7, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Creatures of the Night
While we are in bed fast asleep, our animal friends are using their senses to find food and make their way through a mysterious nocturnal world. Meet some of our nocturnal animals and find out why they only come out at night.  Fee: Members: $5/person; Non-members: $8/person.

Wednesday, October 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Election Candidates and the Environment (Adult Program)
Candidates running for election at the state level will discuss environmental issues and take questions from the audience. This program is in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group. Fee: Free

Sunday, October 14, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Apple Cidering
New York is the second largest producer of apples in the country. In this mouth-watering program, children will use an old-fashioned screw press to make apple cider. Participants will also learn about the colonial experience of cider making and get a taste of fresh, tangy apple cider. Great for all ages.  Fee: Members: $5/person; Non-members: $8/person.

Saturday, October 20, 10:00am-12:00pm
The Year of the Bird Celebration
2018 has been declared the “Year of the Bird” by the National Audubon Society, National Geographic, and many others, including Westchester County. Bronx River Sound Shore Audubon is joining this effort to to spread awareness and make the connection between the well-being of birds and the natural world. This program is filled with hands-on activities that are fun and educational for the whole family including a mini bird walk, a feeding of our birds of prey, and a discussion about importance of the Endangered Species Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which have saved countless species from extinction.  Fee: Free, Registration required – Email Sandy at brssaudubon@gmail.com to save your spot!

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

Mother Nature’s Storytime (Ages 2 – 4)
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (six-week session)
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!