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

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Wednesday, December 18: Con Edison Family Science Night

Curious children from ages 8 – 10 are invited to join us with an adult chaperone to explore different facets of science

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Hiking and Trail Running

There are six major Greenbelt trails that offer diverse hiking experiences for people of all abilities. Four woodland trails, on which bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited, are identified by the color of their blaze marks.

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Please support the nonprofit Greenbelt Conservancy

It is our distinct pleasure to bring the residents of Staten Island a little closer to nature every day. On Tuesday, December 3, please show your support for our great outdoors!

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Greenbelt “Venture” Program supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

We recently completed a new program in the Greenbelt that helped bring 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 programs compliment learning standards; we are an official NYC Department of Education vendor.

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Nature Notes

Bird sightings in the Greenbelt – an interactive feature

The Greenbelt provides habitat for myriad bird species.

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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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