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in Staten Island, NY through education,
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*Postponed to 2/27* Sign up for the 2021 Cold Feat!

The Greenbelt Conservancy’s Cold Feat Trail Race is back! Join us on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at La Tourette Golf Course for this 5K course through the central Greenbelt trails. This event will take place in all weather conditions. COVID regulations will be strictly enforced to maintain a safe and…

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Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends, In a year of immense challenge, sacrifice, and loss, the Greenbelt Conservancy and the Greenbelt remained open and serving the public. Thanks to the leadership of our Board of Directors, the dedication of our staff, and the unwavering support of donors like you, our mission remained resilient and…

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Cover of 2020 Annual Report

Annual Report Now Available

The Greenbelt Conservancy’s latest Annual Report is now available!   Find out more about this year’s program impact and other organizational accomplishments in the Greenbelt’s 2020 Annual Report.

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Overall Winner of Greenbelt Call-to-Artists Announced

The Greenbelt’s newest trail stewardship initiative, the Greenbelt Conservation Corps, recently ran an Island-wide Call-to-Artists to find the perfect logo to brand our gear!  We got a great response from local artists, and we are so thankful to all of them for their unique and original designs. The Overall winner…

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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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Greenbelt @ Home | Virtual Field Trips now available on YouTube

As part of the ongoing Greenbelt @ Home series, the Greenbelt Education Department has been created a number of Virtual Field Trips! These programs are available on YouTube – find a full list of available options here: Virtual Field Trip Links

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Planning a First Day Walk or Winter Hike? Watch This!

Plan a cold weather excursion with Environmental Educator Christopher Ricker! In this tutorial, he demonstrates how to plan ahead and prepare for winter weather walks by dressing properly using the Base Layer System. This advice will help you continue to receive all of the physical, mental, and social benefits of…

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The Greenbelt’s Virtual Programming

  Welcome to Virtual Field Trips with The Greenbelt Education Department! The Greenbelt Educators have created a suite of virtual programs for students while in-person trips are suspended. Keep an eye on our YouTube channel or our Facebook page for the latest offerings.    

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Nature Notes

April Nature Activities – Earth Month!

April is Earth Month! To celebrate, the Greenbelt Education Department created a list of suggested activities and crafts to enjoy the arrival of spring and to celebrate the natural world. Find the full list of suggested Earth Month Activities here!

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March Nature Exploration – Vernal Ponds

If you have ever walked in the Staten Island Greenbelt and noticed a body of water that was not there in the summer, you may have come across what is known as a vernal pond. Vernal, meaning Spring in Latin, is an appropriate name. It seems to spring up from…

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February Nature Exploration – Winter Tree ID

Greenbelt educators put together this resource to help you explore the natural amenities and wonders of Staten Island, right from your backyard or neighborhood green space! Wherever you are on the Island, you can enjoy this month’s Nature Notes topic – Tree ID in Winter! Download the complete PDF lesson by…

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Exploring Winter Birds

Greenbelt educators put together this resource to help you explore the natural amenities and wonders of Staten Island, right from your backyard or neighborhood green space! Wherever you are on the Island, you can enjoy this month’s Nature Notes topic – Winter Birds! Access a PDF by clicking the hyperlink…

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