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2020 Carousel Update

Friends of the Greenbelt, Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park will not open this summer. The Carousel for All Children is a unique and fun-filled amenity for Staten Islanders of all ages, so it is with great sadness that we made the decision to cancel…

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Today is NYC’s Day of Action Against Covid-19

TODAY is New York City’s first Get Tested Day of Action! Did you get your test for COVID-19 yet? COVID-19 tests confidential, safe, and FREE! Go to ​NYC.Gov/COVIDTest ​or text “COVIDTEST” to 855-48 to find a testing site near you. Getting tested is safe, and by getting tested, you help…

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Camp Cancellation Notice – Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2020

This is the latest update on the current status of Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2020: Friends of the Greenbelt: After much thoughtful discussion with the Board of Directors and Greenbelt staff, and out of our deep regard and concern for the health and safety of our campers and their families, we have made the…

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Statement from the Greenbelt Conservancy

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Nature Activities for August 2020

RECOMMENDED NATURE ACTIVITIES FOR AUGUST 2020 Note: While doing these activities, we should be practicing 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 household. If…

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June Family Science Night – Chia Heads!

Join Greenbelt Educator Christopher Rommel as he demonstrates how to make your very own Chia head. Conduct your own experiment along with our educators by joining us at our live Zoom event on Thursday, June 18th at 3pm ! (Zoom meeting details TBD.) Sign up via Eventbrite for access to…

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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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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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Nature Notes

Gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor): At Home in the Greenbelt

Come summer, the Greenbelt landscape is alive with the sounds of nature. Katydids, Cicadas, Warblers, Geese, angsty Blue Jays – and  many more species – fill our forests and wetlands with a plethora of distinct and magical sounds.

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How High Rock Park was saved and the Greenbelt got its name

By BRADFORD GREENE The alarming rumor that Camp High Rock was about to be sold to a land developer by the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York began my involvement in July, 1964 with Gretta Moulton, a Scout leader and Staten Island resident. She was determined to save the…

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From passers-by to permanent residents: Birds of the Greenbelt

Each year thousands of birds travel through our Greenbelt as they make the round-trip journey from the northern woodlands of New England to all points south.

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