Sustaining and enhancing the Greenbelt's
open space in Staten Island, NY through education, conservation, research and prudent recreation

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Saturday, November 23 – Fall Flat 5K Trail Race & Free Running Clinic on November 16

Join us for a free pre-race running clinic in Willowbrook Park at 10 am on Saturday, November 16 (one week before race day).

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Wednesday, November 20: Con Edison Family Science Night

Curious children from ages 8 – 10 are invited to join us with an adult chaperone to explore different facets of science

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Nature-inspired programs for toddlers

Join us with your wee one(s) on Thursday mornings!

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Annual Day After Thanksgiving Group Hike: Friday, November 29 @ 10 am

Hike with your family and friends – relax and enjoy nature together!

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Greenbelt “Venture” Program supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

A new program in the Greenbelt is helping middle schoolers from underserved areas of the borough access, enjoy, and learn in and from nature.

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Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center-Holiday gatherings, weddings and more!

The Greenbelt Nature Center provided a bucolic backdrop for any special occasion. The facility is available to rent in every season.

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Education Programs – 2019/2020

Our programs compliment learning standards; we are an official NYC Department of Education vendor.

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Celebrating Thirty Years of Accomplishments – Video, photos & media

Thank you to our wonderful friends and supporters.

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Nature Notes

Forest Fungi

While colorful changing leaves and cooler temperatures are the most noticeable characteristics of the Fall season, the forest floor also showcases a more subtle sign of transition. 

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What is a Bio Blitz?

This year marked the third annual Staten Island Bio Blitz at Blue Heron Park, which is located on the south shore of Staten Island. The Greenbelt environmental educators were pleased to be involved. 

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The Ring Neck Snake Is An Attractive Greenbelt Inhabitant

One of the more diminutive snakes found on Staten Island is the northern ring neck snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsi)). While they are harmless to human, the ring neck snake is a terror to the salamanders, earthworms and insects that comprise the major part of their diet.

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Greenbelt Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species that are accessible through an extensive trail system in an urban setting.

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