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in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

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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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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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Reflections – Commissioner Paulo

The Greenbelt Conservancy mourns the loss of former Staten Island Borough Commissioner, Thomas Paulo, who passed away last week at his home. Commissioner Paulo was a dedicated public servant, having served nearly 20 years as Borough Commissioner of Staten Island parks. Commissioner Paulo began his career at NYC Parks in…

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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

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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Invasive Species Information

Ahead of National Trails Day on June 5th, get to know some common invasive species and what you (and everyone!) can do to mitigate and prevent the movement of potentially harmful plants and animals between ecosystems. Scroll through the slides below, or find the full Invasive Species Slideshow here.  …

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Wildflower Season in the Greenbelt

May is a great month to go out looking for wildflowers in the Greenbelt! Find a helpful introductory guide below, or download the PDF guide here.

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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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