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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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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

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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April Nature Activities – Earth Month!

April is Earth Month! To celebrate, the Greenbelt Education Department created a list of suggested activities and crafts to enjoy the arrival of spring and to celebrate the natural world. Find the full list of suggested Earth Month Activities here!

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March Nature Exploration – Vernal Ponds

If you have ever walked in the Staten Island Greenbelt and noticed a body of water that was not there in the summer, you may have come across what is known as a vernal pond. Vernal, meaning Spring in Latin, is an appropriate name. It seems to spring up from…

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