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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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Greenbelt Conservation Corps Opportunities

The opportunity to join the Greenbelt Conservation Corps is knocking! See the flyer below for the upcoming GCC event dates, and be sure to sign up online for the orientation if you are interested in joining. The orientation on October 3rd is required for all members.

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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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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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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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