Sustaining and enhancing the Greenbelt's
open space in Staten Island, NY through education, conservation, research and prudent recreation

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Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm

Science Rocks!

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Saturday, November 23 – Fall Flat 5K Trail Race – Registration is now Open

This Fall classic features a flat course, and is well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes.

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Nature-inspired programs for toddlers

Join us with your wee one(s) on Thursday mornings!

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Annual Day After Thanksgiving Group Hike: Friday, November 29 @ 10 am

Hike with your family and friends – relax and enjoy nature together!

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Greenbelt “Venture” Program supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

A new program in the Greenbelt is helping middle schoolers from underserved areas of the borough access, enjoy, and learn in and from nature.

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Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center-Holiday gatherings, weddings and more!

The Greenbelt Nature Center provided a bucolic backdrop for any special occasion. The facility is available to rent in every season.

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Education Programs – 2019/2020

Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

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Celebrating Thirty Years of Accomplishments – Video, photos & media

Thank you to our wonderful friends and supporters.

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Nature Notes

Tuesday, November 19, 7 PM @ College of Staten Island

Warnings by biologists that Staten Island’s forests are facing a severe threat from over-browsing and invasive species have prompted

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Download and/or borrow a “wand” to take along on your hike

Audio tours narrated by WQXR’s radio host, Jeff Spurgeon, will enhance your knowledge of Greenbelt flora and fauna.

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Fall Group Hikes & Foliage Viewing Tips

We offer a range of hikes led by knowledgable leaders – on weekends and weekdays.

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Forest Fungi

While colorful changing leaves and cooler temperatures are the most noticeable characteristics of the Fall season, the forest floor also showcases a more subtle sign of transition. 

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