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in Staten Island, NY through education,
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We Remember

On this day 19 years ago, our city – and country – were forever changed. We owe a tremendous debt of thanks and gratitude to all those who put themselves in harm’s way that day, and in the weeks, months, and years that followed. One heartwarming anecdote from the months…

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2020 Carousel Update

Friends of the Greenbelt, Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park will not open this summer. The Carousel for All Children is a unique and fun-filled amenity for Staten Islanders of all ages, so it is with great sadness that we made the decision to cancel…

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Today is NYC’s Day of Action Against Covid-19

TODAY is New York City’s first Get Tested Day of Action! Did you get your test for COVID-19 yet? COVID-19 tests confidential, safe, and FREE! Go to ​NYC.Gov/COVIDTest ​or text “COVIDTEST” to 855-48 to find a testing site near you. Getting tested is safe, and by getting tested, you help…

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Camp Cancellation Notice – Greenbelt Summer Day Camp

The Greenbelt has a new slate of summer offerings for children ready for 2021; please see https://sigreenbelt.org/greenbelt-summer-programs-for-children/ for full information, including how to register. 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…

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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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