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Greenbelt Collaborates with Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design

Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design is partnering with the Greenbelt to provide their career-oriented high school students with a place based, work based and experiential education experience – right here in the Greenbelt. Through distance/virtual learning, in-person field trips, and stewardship projects, students will gain real-life job skills…

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10/29 Tree Planting at LaTourette: A Ghost Forest Supporting Event

Staten Island Greenbelt Tree Planting: A Ghost Forest Supporting Event In conjunction with Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest in Madison Square Park, join the Greenbelt Conservancy, Natural Areas Conservancy and Madison Square Park Conservancy for a Breakfast Reception and Volunteer Tree Planting event on Friday, October 29th in the Greenbelt’s LaTourette Park, Staten Island. …

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Virtual Annual Meeting – 2021

The Greenbelt Conservancy’s Annual Meeting will again be held virtually, and is scheduled for this Monday, October 18th, at 7 pm. Registration is free but required – only registrants will be sent the Zoom invitation for the meeting.   Sign up here!

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Fall Flat 5K Race – November 20, 2021

It’s not where you take the trail…. it’s where the trail takes you! The Greenbelt Conservancy is thrilled to welcome you back for the Annual Fall Flat 5K Trail Race in Willowbrook Park. This year, we will host an in-person race. The in-person race will take place on Saturday, November…

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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

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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