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Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Annual Greenbelt Conservancy Holiday Party!

Get your TICKETS here! 

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Nature Center Closure

As of the November 17th, the Greenbelt Nature Center will be temporarily closed due to mechanical issues. We are working to reopen the facility as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Volunteer with the NYC Parks Stewardship Program

PLANT. PROTECT. PRESERVE. NYC Parks hosts stewards across the city all year long, in every landscape and every kind of weather. Full event information on other events and to register visit HERE HELP NYC BECOME GREENER AND GREATER.  

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Opening Day at The Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park!

Carousel opening day is tomorrow! We’ll be here rain or shine from 11am to 5:45pm. Due to the predicted rain, we will not have additional activities, but the Carousel will be spinning all day!

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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

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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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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