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

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Sunday, June 16: Greenbelt Bug Club

 This free program is geared toward ages 5-10 with grown-up chaperone!

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In the name of Love!

Sunday, June 23: Race for the Ring is back and is bigger and better than ever! The Greenbelt Conservancy is pleased to work with Casale Jewelers and many local wedding and special event vendors on this fun and rewarding event!

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Con Edison Family Science Night: Wednesday, June 19

This monthly series focuses on exciting science topics and experiments that children and parents can accomplish together!

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Solstice Yoga: Friday, June 21, 6:30 pm

Friday, June 21: Save the date and join us for a sunset Solstice Yoga practice with our friends from 5 Boro Power Yoga.  Class will take place outdoors on the patio surrounded by the Greenbelt woodlands.  Please bring your own Yoga mat and refillable water bottle. We look forward to…

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evening view of the Greenbelt Nature Center on Staten Island

Host a Celebration in the Greenbelt at our Nature Center or Carousel

The Greenbelt is a beautiful location for your special occasion. We offer two unique locations nestled in one of New York City’s most pristine nature preserves, only 30 minutes from downtown Manhattan.

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Summer, 2019!

Summer Camp is almost full! Please call before registering to check availability – 718-351-3450.

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Growing Strong

There are more things to do than ever before in this Year of the Greenbelt.  The Greenbelt Conservancy was founded in 1989, which makes this our 30th anniversary year. 

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Environmental Education Programs & Field Trips

The Greenbelt is an exceptional place for educators and students to explore the wonders of nature. Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

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Nature Notes

Birding in the Greenbelt

Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. Photo: Nicholas Mundy – Black-crowned Night Heron in the Greenbelt, Spring, 2019.

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Gretta Mouulton Gate at High Rock Park in the Staten Island Greenbelt

A Fine Patch of Wild

It was 1976 when author and environmentalist, John Mitchell, described High Rock Park in the Greenbelt as “a fine patch of wild,” and in fact it is, and will always remain so.

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Greenbelt Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species that are accessible through an extensive trail system in an urban setting.

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Gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor): At Home in the Greenbelt

Come summer, the Greenbelt landscape is alive with the sounds of nature. Katydids, Cicadas, Warblers, Geese, angsty Blue Jays – and  many more species – fill our forests and wetlands with a plethora of distinct and magical sounds.

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