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in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

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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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Learn about the Greenbelt while you’re at home!

Virtual Visit: Audio tours narrated by WQXR’s radio host, Jeff Spurgeon, will enhance your knowledge of Greenbelt flora and fauna.

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Summer Camp 2020 – Registration is now open

The best place for young naturalist to enjoy their summer break is the Greenbelt!

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Greenbelt Conservancy Resiliency Fund: Please Support

The Greenbelt Conservancy has launched a resiliency fund to help sustain operations through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Nature Activities – Week 5

Thirty Nature Activities for April 2020 Week 5 Note:  While doing these activities, we should always practice 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…

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Blue Marble image of Earth from Apollo 17

Earth Day 2020 – New Greenbelt YouTube Channel

To celebrate the 50th Annual Earth Day, the Greenbelt educators have launched a brand new YouTube channel to host all the nature-focused educational content they have been working so hard on.  To get things started, here are five educational videos for you to watch at home, one for each decade…

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Meet the Educators

The Greenbelt Education Department is springing into action to create exciting virtual educational content for all of our friends and families at home. With two new educators joining our dynamic team, we thought this was a great opportunity to (re)introduce everyone who is working hard to bring nature and science…

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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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