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Senior Manager Needed – Carousel for All Children

The Greenbelt Conservancy seeks a Senior Manager to run the operation of the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park! The Carousel is open seasonally May through October. The Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park is a beautiful Victorian-style merry-go-round that opened in 1999. The Carousel is fully accessible.…

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Sign up for NYC Parks Jr. Litter League

On April 1, 2021, NYC Parks is launching the Jr. Litter League, a new citywide competition and youth service program. Youth teams can sign up to help care for local parks, learn about the importance of the environment, and win fun prizes! Through the Jr. Litter League, teams of up…

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The Greenbelt is Hiring!

We are hiring! The Greenbelt Conservancy seeks a part-time bookkeeper to assist in managing our day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Please click here to download a PDF of the announcement. A list of anticipated duties and preferred qualifications also appears below. QUALIFICATIONS: Strong working knowledge of accounting; knowledge in MS…

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Race Results: Cold Feat 2021

Congratulations to all our race participants who made Cold Feat 2021 a winter’s day to remember! The rainy, chilly conditions didn’t deter our runners, who all put on a great race against the elements and against the clock. Full race results can be found below. Thanks to all who made…

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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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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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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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