Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

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


Narrated by Jeff  Spurgeon, WQXR Radio Host

Audio tour wands can be borrowed for free at the Greenbelt Nature Center

or download the audio files below

Greenbelt audio tours are available for download below, and/or eat the Greenbelt Nature Center to take along on your hike.  Our staff will lend out the wand (like a library book) for the duration of your hike, and guide you on the direction to take so the audio tour will enhance your visit.  There is a two-hour maximum borrowing time.  Please have a photo i.d. ready for borrowing the Tour Mate wands.

Learn more about Greenbelt flora and fauna, local Revolutionary War history, the origin of Moses’ Mountain and much more. Ask a staff member about this free program.

Many thanks to our friends at Con Edison for for making this program possible for Greenbelt visitors.  

Introduction to the Greenbelt audio tour

Greenbelt Regulations and Safety Recommendations

Overview of the Greenbelt audio tour

Signs of Spring in the Greenbelt

History of Heyerdahl Hill audio tour

Butterflies of the Greenbelt audio tour

Mammals of the Greenbelt audio tour

Mose’s Mountain in the Greenbelt audio tour

Revolutionary War History and the Greenbelt audio tour

Greenbelt Nature Center

700 Rockland Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10314

Contact: 718-351-3450 –


The mission of the Greenbelt Conservancy is to promote, sustain and enhance Staten Island’s 2,800-acre Greenbelt through education, recreation, conservation and research.

The Greenbelt Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that works in partnership with NYC Parks.