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Con Edison Family Science Night: A monthly series

This series is on hold due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Please check back for updates.

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Frog Watch USA Monitoring

Our popular Frog Watch series is on hold due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Please check back for rescheduling when the time is right.

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Nature-inspired program series for toddlers

This program has been suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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POSTPONED – Carousel Season Opening

Welcome to Carousel season! Please know that this event is subject to postponement due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Please check in often for updates.

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Greenbelt Conservancy Resiliency Fund: Please Support

The Greenbelt Conservancy has launched a resiliency fund to help sustain operations through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Nature Activities – Week 5

Thirty Nature Activities for April 2020 Week 5 Note:  While doing these activities, we should always practice social distancing, staying at least 6 feet from the nearest person.  Frequent hand washing for twenty seconds or more is advised.  These activities are recommended to be done with your immediate family or…

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Blue Marble image of Earth from Apollo 17

Earth Day 2020 – New Greenbelt YouTube Channel

To celebrate the 50th Annual Earth Day, the Greenbelt educators have launched a brand new YouTube channel to host all the nature-focused educational content they have been working so hard on.  To get things started, here are five educational videos for you to watch at home, one for each decade…

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Meet the Educators

The Greenbelt Education Department is springing into action to create exciting virtual educational content for all of our friends and families at home. With two new educators joining our dynamic team, we thought this was a great opportunity to (re)introduce everyone who is working hard to bring nature and science…

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Nature Notes

Greenbelt Facility and Program & Weekend Parking Update: Let’s Spread Out!

As of Tuesday, March 17, the Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers – and all NYC Parks nature and recreations centers – will be closed to the public.

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Red-headed Woodpeckers in the Greenbelt

Have you spotted any Woodpeckers pecking at trees in the Greenbelt lately?

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Salamanders and Spring Peepers

Whereas turtles want to soak up the sun, warm rains above 42 degrees are what wake up sleepy salamanders and frogs.

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High Rock Park History

Often referred to as one of the most tranquil places in New York City, High Rock Park is noted for its quiet ponds and deep woods

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