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in Staten Island, NY through education,
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Greenbelt Conservation Corps Opportunities

The opportunity to join the Greenbelt Conservation Corps is knocking! See the flyer below for the upcoming GCC event dates, and be sure to sign up online for the orientation if you are interested in joining. The orientation on October 3rd is required for all members.

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Trail Conditions After Tropical Storm Ida

After the rains and winds caused by Tropical Storm Ida, please use extra caution as you navigate trails, especially stream crossings in low-lying sections of the Greenbelt. Expect wet and muddy conditions, missing/damaged footbridges, downed trees or large limbs, etc. Assessment and remediation of storm hazards is ongoing, especially in…

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New Blue Jean Ball Date: May 26, 2022

**Mother Nature has once again rained out our plans for this year’s Blue Jean Ball. The event, which was first rescheduled from September 9th, will not take place as planned on September 23rd, due to inclement weather. We have rescheduled the evening to Spring 2022. The new date is May…

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Carousel Reopening 2021

The Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park will re-open on Thursday, July 1! The daily schedule will be Thursday – Sunday from 11 am to 5:45 pm. In addition, the Carousel will also be open on Monday, July 5th for the holiday. Price for the 2021 season is $2.50/ride.…

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November Programming

November has arrived, and along with it, a new slate of Greenbelt Education Programs! Check the Greenbelt Events Calendar for detailed listing and sign-up links. All programs are free, but preregistration is required.  

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Con Edison Family Science – October Edition!

  We are happy to continue offering our Con Edison Family Science program, a series of free monthly sessions featuring science topics and experiments designed for children and parents to accomplish as a team. A few short, self-guided activities will spur families to think and learn while having fun together.…

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October 2021 Public Programs

Enjoy the change of seasons in the park – October programs are nearly here! Check the Greenbelt Events Calendar for detailed listing and sign-up links. All programs are free, but preregistration is required.

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ConEdison Family Science Night – March 2021

  This month’s ConEdison Family Science Night will have participants working with Petri dishes to grow bacteria cultures from objects found around their home! Participants who pre-registered for the program can find the instructions for their experiment kits here: Petri Dish Experiment Instructions.

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Nature Notes

Seasonal Fun for Fall

Looking for ideas about how to make the most of the fall season? Click the hyperlink below to access a list of activities for individuals and families to participate in and enjoy in fall. Fall Activities for 2021  

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Birds of Prey!

Fall is a great time to see peak foliage colors, and also for birding! Check out the fascinating facts and helpful tips below to make the most of the season for observing birds-of-prey on Staten Island.  

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Invasive Species Update: Spotted Lanternfly in NYC

    Have you spotted a spotted lanternfly locally? Report it here to the NYS DEC online.

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Pollinators!

With the advent of consistently warm weather and the official start of summer, June is an ideal time to think about, observe, and explore pollinators! Use this helpful guide from the Greenbelt Education Department at home, in a park, or anywhere you can observe flowering plants.  

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