Flipping the Switch – Understanding our Energy Choices (4th-8th Grade)
Enhance your science curriculum with immersive STEM-focused learning about our energy choices. In this exciting new program, your students will explore how the sun, wind, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources are replacing coal and oil, and the benefits that come with this change. Then, working with various materials, students will experience first-hand how the sun’s energy can be captured and applied to everyday life. There will be lively discussion about how we can live more sustainably on the earth. AV system required for this program. Contact Megan at mbryant@greenburghnaturecenter.org or 914.813.1831 to book this program.

Flipping the Switch – Energy, Economy, and the Environment (9th-12th Grade)
Take your energy curricula to a new level with this exciting, STEM-based renewable energy program. Students will learn about New York State’s evolving energy policies and the environmental and economic impacts of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Through hands-on activities, your students will increase their knowledge of renewable energy sources and benefits. They will also engage in lively discussion about how to conserve energy and live more sustainably on the earth. AV system required for this program. Contact Megan at mbryant@greenburghnaturecenter.org or 914.813.1831 to book this program.

Bees – April through October (Pre-K-10th Grade)
The Greenburgh Nature Center is home to hundreds of thousands of bees! Students will get a chance to buzz around our property and get an up close look at some of our six-legged residents. The hour will include hands-on experience with real pollen, wax comb, an empty hive, as well as a taste testing of fresh honey, all generously donated by our honeybees. Students will also take part in activities designed to teach about the importance of bees in pollination and the job functions within a hive. Also offered as an outreach program. Note: All programs can be customized. Book your program online now!

Recycling: Where does all the Garbage Go? (K-10th Grade)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Conserving our natural resources is the ultimate goal of the 3R concept. This program empowers children to take small steps that can have a big collective impact on our environment, our economy and our wildlife. Students will play Trash Mountain, a waste management game that demonstrates how much and what kinds of waste we generate, and focuses on opportunities for reusing or recycling. In addition, students will learn how our community currently disposes of waste and will consider how humans can make better choices to fit into nature’s system of interconnected cycles. Also offered at your location, this program can be customized to address recycling and composting opportunities in your school or organization. Also available as an outreach program. Book your program online now!

A Plant’s Life – April through October (K-2nd Grade)
Welcome to the fascinating world of plants! This program introduces students to plant identification through discussion of stems, roots and petals. Children will learn about life cycles and adaptations of plants and their importance in our ecosystem. They’ll be introduced to indoor crop growing at our hydroponics table and students will prepare their very own take-home plantings. Offered at the Nature Center only. Book your program online now!
NYS Standards: Standard 1- 1.1; Standard 4 Physical – 1.1, 2.1 Standard 4 Living Environment- 1.1. 1.2. 2.2. 3.1. 4.1. 5.1. 5.2. 6.1

Plants – Our Partners – April through October (3rd-5th Grade)
Welcome to the fascinating world of plants! This program provides students with a deep understanding of the role of plants. Students will learn about the function and fashion of plant parts as well as their life cycles, adaptations, and importance in our ecosystem. They’ll be introduced to in-door crop growing at our hydroponics table and students will prepare their very own take-home plantings. Offered at the Nature Center only. Book your program online now!
NYS Standards: Standard 1- 1.1; Standard 4 Physical – 1.1, 2.1 Standard 4 Living Environment- 1.1. 1.2. 2.2. 3.1. 4.1. 5.1. 5.2. 6.1

Composting & the Magic of Decomposition – April through October (3rd-10th Grade)
Through exciting, hands-on investigation of different methods of composting, students will experience nature’s great drama of decomposition. They will explore how water, air, bacteria, fungi, and macroinvertebrates all work together to recycle organic matter into the nutrient-rich soil-enhancer we call “compost”. And they’ll learn how humans optimize conditions for efficient decomposition through process control. Program held outdoors rain or shine. Offered at the Nature Center only. Book your program online now!