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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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Gretta Moulton Gate in High Rock Park on Staten Island

Greenbelt Education @ Home!

Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean that you can’t still learn about nature!  Below are seven videos the great educators at the Greenbelt Conservancy have put together to keep the learning going. In addition to these great videos, stay tuned for some live follow-up interactive Zoom sessions. The…

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Hiking and Running Trails are Open for Solitary Recreation. The Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers are Closed. Programs canceled through April 29.

Please access our parks and trails from your neighborhood to avoid overcrowding and make social distancing easier.

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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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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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Nature Notes

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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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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