Spring is here! Time to sign up for Spring Fling Mini-Camp!

Spring Fling Mini-Camp, March 30 – April 3.  More information Here.

  Summer Camp Registration is Underway!  More Information about Camp Here.

  

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

Take Better Nature Photography with Rick Sammon

Tuesday April 7, 7:00-8:30pm

Join professional photographer Rick Sammon as he shares with you his favorite nature photographs from his worldwide travels – including some photographs taken in New York State. Learn about light, exposure, composition, fill-in flash, storytelling, looking for the art in nature, photo processing techniques and more. Bring your questions. Rick’s expertise can help you take better photographs.  Croton on Hudson, NY resident and Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon is the author of 36 books, 12 iPhone and iPad apps and dozens of on-line training courses. Rick has traveled to more than 100 countries photographing wildlife and cultures. Rick also leads photo workshops around the country and around the world. He is a man on a mission to help people take better nature photographs.

Teatown Workshop:  Beaver in the Hudson Valley: Their Benefits and Challenges

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9 am-12 pm                                           

Absent for much of the last century, beaver have recently begun to move back into southeastern New York due to our abundance of ponds, streams, and forests.  Beaver are "nature's engineers" and their activities can have many positive effects on ecosystems.  However, beaver can also create problems such as flooding of roads and important habitats.  This workshop will focus on a review of the ecology of beaver and how they modify natural ecosystems as well as management options to coexist with these industrious animals. 

Speakers: 

Dr. Clive Jones of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Mr. Mike Callahan, President, Beaver Solutions, LLC  

  

The workshop will be held in Teatown's Carriage House open to the public and free-of-charge, but registration is required. 

 

Please call: 914-762-2912, ext. 110 to register for either of these two programs

Unique Opportunity to Re-purpose Antique Tudor Home:

Here is a unique opportunity to purchase, dismantle and re-purpose this house, an authentic Tudor ca. 1914 built primarily with materials imported from England that date to the 17th,18th and 19th centuries! 

This house could be used to create a unique residence, commercial structure or be incorporated into a set design.  Interested buyers, please contact Dianne Barron at 914-762-2912, ext. 112.
Powerpoint Presentation with More Information About the House Here

Rationale for Teatown's Decision on the Croft House Here

Video Here

New York Times Article Here


Upcoming Events

Advanced Registration is required for all programs. Unless noted, all programs meet in the Nature Center and are $7 per person or FREE for members. Please register by calling (914) 762-2912 ext. 110.

  • Animal Adventures – Frog Frolic

    3/28/2015

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Meet a few of Teatown ambassador animals in this program featuring frogs. Families with children 4 years old and up.

  • Spring Hike to Bald Mountain

    3/29/2015

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Sunday, March 29, 10 am – 12 pm
    Look for the first signs of spring: skunk cabbage unfurling, spicebush in bloom, frogs calling from vernal pools and bluebirds flitting in the fields on this hike from Teatown to Bald Mountain and back. Wear hiking boots, dress for the weather, bring water and a snack. Rain cancels. Moderate hike with some steep sections.

  • Trail Structures Workshop

    4/4/2015

    Trail Skills Workshops:  Trail Structures Workshop

    Trail volunteers are a vital component in building, maintaining, and protecting Teatown Trails. Workshops are free and open to new and experienced volunteers. Trail work projects are dependent on the needs of the trail in that area. Trail work may include:

    Cutting and removing fallen trees to clear the trail corridor

    Maintaining and constructing structures such as rock walls, steps, or bridges

    Clearing overgrown vegetation on the trail

           Maintaining and improving the trail tread (tread is the area where people walk on the trail)

    Details provided upon registration.  Registration required.  http://www.nynjtc.org/trailu

 


Deer Management at Teatown 2014-2015

Please click here for full details on Teatown's Deer Management.

 


Happenings Around Teatown

Click here to read press articles written about Teatown.

 

 

 


 

  • TESA Alumni Win at WESEF!

    March 19, 2015

    Congratulations to Teatown’s Environmental Science Academy (TESA) 2013 and 2014 alumni as well as several Teatown interns for their success at the Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF) on Saturday, March 7.  We are so proud of our former students, thirteen of whom presented at WESEF with twelve winning awards! Winners from TESA’s class of 2013 included Kimberly Badger, who took first place overall in the Animal Science category, Soon il Higashino, who won 3rd place overall in the Animal Science category, and Javiera Morales, who won 4th place overall in the Environmental Science category.

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  • Trip Advisor Review: "Great place to walk with many trails..."

    March 19, 2015

    Recent Trip Advisor Review about Teatown's Trails “One of Westchester's best parks” Reviewed March 17, 2015,  Larry K. "Great place to walk with many trails. The main trail circles Teatown Lake which is beautiful all year round.

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  • Teatown's Environmental Science Academy (TESA) Alumnus Wins Award

    February 18, 2015

    Kimberly Badger, a Teatown Environmental Science Academy 2013 alum and junior at Ossining High School, received first place in her category at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (WR-JSHS) for her research titled, “The effects of urbanization on woodpecker diversity and foraging site availability.” Kim first became interested in woodpeckers and their habitats during her independent research studies with TESA in 2013. She has won other awards for her work and she is only a junior!

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