Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

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.…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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.    

Read More...

Nature Notes

Protect and respect: Please don’t feed the waterfowl

It would seem that providing food for ducks and geese would make them healthier. However, this is not the case.

Read More...

Birding in the Greenbelt

Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. Photo: Nicholas Mundy – Black-crowned Night Heron in the Greenbelt, Spring, 2019.

Read More...
Gretta Mouulton Gate at High Rock Park in the Staten Island Greenbelt

A Fine Patch of Wild

It was 1976 when author and environmentalist, John Mitchell, described High Rock Park in the Greenbelt as “a fine patch of wild,” and in fact it is, and will always remain so.

Read More...

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.

Read More...