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Camp Cancellation Notice – Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2020

This is the latest update on the current status of Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2020: Friends of the Greenbelt: After much thoughtful discussion with the Board of Directors and Greenbelt staff, and out of our deep regard and concern for the health and safety of our campers and their families, we have made the…

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Statement from the Greenbelt Conservancy

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#35for35 Event and Virtual Toast – June 24-25, 2020

Save the Date!   The Greenbelt Conservancy is thrilled to launch its #35for35 Campaign: 35 Hours Celebrating 35 Miles of the Greenbelt Trail System.   The event will kick-off on Wednesday, June 24 @ 9 am. Through social media and email messaging, the Greenbelt Conservancy will share 35 facts and…

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June Family Science Night – Chia Heads!

Join Greenbelt Educator Christopher Rommel as he demonstrates how to make your very own Chia head. Conduct your own experiment along with our educators by joining us at our live Zoom event on Thursday, June 18th at 3pm ! (Zoom meeting details TBD.) Sign up via Eventbrite for access to…

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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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Suggested Nature Activities for September 2020

Note: While doing these activities, we should be practicing 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 household. If you want to include other friends…

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Nature Notes

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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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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