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Green Living Series: Go Native

September 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Whether your garden is large or small, you can play an important role in providing food and shelter for local wildlife. Learn simple steps to incorporate native plants into your existing landscape, and see examples of how some beautiful but tough “workhorse” plants are used in area parks and gardens.

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Mushrooms and Fungi

September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Leon Shernoff, respected mycologist and the editor of Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming, as he shares his expertise on the role fungi play in our ecosystem and the fundamentals of mycology. After a short indoor presentation, he’ll lead a walk to locate and identify wild mushrooms. For adults.

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General Interest Meeting: Nature Guides

September 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Teatown is seeking volunteers to assist in teaching school groups: Pre-K through 6th grade. If you are a nature enthusiast and enjoy working with children, come to this meeting to get an overview of the guide program. We will discuss program themes, time requirements, and responsibilities.

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Migrating Raptors at Teatown

September 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Teatown board member and #1 birder Charlie Roberto in a hike up Teatown Hill in search of migrating raptors. For Everyone.

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Shinrin-yoku

September 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. For adults.

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Hawks on High

September 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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It’s migration time and hawks will be soaring overhead as they make their way south. Join a Teatown educator at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to meet a few of Teatown’s ambassador hawks, then walk to the river to look for migrating raptors. Ages 8+.

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Stewardship at Teatown

Stewardship Restoration Day

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Teatown’s Wildflower Woods is an ongoing restoration project which demonstrates the biodiversity and health of our forest. Become a steward of the land by helping us remove invasive plants, plant natives and learn how you can better steward your own property. Long pants and sturdy boots are recommended. No experience necessary—we provide gloves, tools, and instruction. Water and snack provided. For adults.

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Monarch Madness

September 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The fall migration of monarch butter-flies is a wonder of the natural world. We will investigate the fields around Teatown in search of migrating monarchs, and create a butterfly to take home. For families.

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A Night in the Woods

September 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Sleepy Hollow Country Club, 777 Albany Post Rd
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 United States
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Teatown's annual fundraising gala will be honoring David Swope, the Open Space Institute, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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The Spirit of Stone: Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden

September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Award-winning landscape designer and author Jan Johnsen showcases how you can use stone, this most ancient of materials, to add dimension to your garden. For adults.

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At the Tideline

October 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Join a Teatown educator on a scavenger hunt at the RiverWalk Center to see what has been left on the sand—animal, mineral or vegetable? What wonders can be created from the items left behind? For everyone.

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Seminar: Connecting Conservation to Global and Local Sustainability

October 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Teatown’s Dr. Amy Karpati will kick off the Fall Sustainability Series with an introductory presentation entitled “Connecting Conservation to Global and Local Sustainability.” Dr. Karpati will talk about sustainability from a biological conservation perspective, the conservation issues we face at Teatown, and the importance of Teatown’s work within the context of regional sustainability. For adults.

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Woods in the Fall

Shinrin-yoku

October 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. Led by an experienced guide, and in the spirit of John Muir’s instruction to keep close to nature’s heart, enter a space where “every leaf seems to speak.” For adults.

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Nuts About Squirrels

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Scurrying squirrels are busily hoarding food for the winter. Be part of the squirrelly antics as we play a game and create a craft to take home. For everyone.

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Woods in the Fall

Shinrin-yoku

October 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. Led by an experienced guide, and in the spirit of John Muir’s instruction to keep close to nature’s heart, enter a space where “every leaf seems to speak.” For adults.

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Story Sundays: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

October 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join us for seasonal stories and activities about nature, animals and ecology. Appropriate for 4–7 year-olds accompanied by an adult.

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Seminar: Self-Organization, Co-Evolution, Resiliency and Stability

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Tom Wessels will discuss the sustainability lessons humans can learn from natural ecosystems in a presentation entitled “Self-organization, Co-evolution, Resiliency and Stability.”  This talk will describe how complexity and interdependence develops within natural systems, resulting in energy efficiency, resilience, and stability. The talk will then show how this process is a wonderful model for creating sustainable human systems. For adults.

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Reading the Forested Landscape: Slideshow

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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This illustrated presentation will introduce you to the ample visual evidence that can be seen in the woods of former agricultural, logging, and wind activity in our woodlands. For adults.

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Reading the Forested Landscape: Hike

October 28, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Tom Wessels on an interpretive hike to learn about the history of the Teatown landscape. Limited spots are available; participants must be in good physical condition to hike the trail. This program requires registration separate from the preceding slideshow presentation (details under Reading the Forested Landscape: Slideshow). For adults.

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Hike the Teatown-Kitchawan Trail

October 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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A Teatown educator will lead this hike on the TK Trail starting at Kitchawan Preserve. Join us as we make our way along Bald Mountain, with its great views of the reservoir system. This is a one way hike of approximately 6 miles with some steep sections. Bring lunch and water, and wear hiking boots. Rain cancels. For adults.

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Shinrin-Yoku

November 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk led by an experienced guide through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. For adults.

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Citizen Science

General Interest Meeting: Citizen Science For Everyone!

November 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The growing trend in nature and wildlife monitoring is participation by volunteers who in all seasons observe, collect and send data to scientists to help answer real world questions. In this informative session, learn how you can participate in one of the many projects that Teatown is involved with, or find out about other citizen science projects that match your interests. For adults.

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Animals Incognito

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Camouflage plays an important role in nature, and for some animals it is their best defense against predators. Meet some of Teatown’s most elusive critters and then play a game to test your cryptic capabilities! For everyone.

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Film Screening: SEED: The Untold Story

November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds—worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. The film, SEED: The Untold Story, follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. For adults.

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Seminar: Sustainability in the Age of Mass Extinction and Isolationism

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join one of the leading scientists in our area, Dr. Shahid Naeem, as he addresses the importance of biodiversity to sustainability and whether mass extinction can be ended in an age of isolationism. For adults.

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Shinrin-Yoku

November 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk led by an experienced guide through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. For adults.

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Story Sundays: Gobble, Gobble

November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join us for seasonal stories and activities about nature, animals and ecology. Appropriate for 4–7 year-olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.

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After The Turkey Hike

November 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s time to hike off those extra pounds gained from the Thanksgiving feast. The Overlook Trail will give us a good workout and some good views too. This is a moderate hike with some steep sections. Wear hiking boots, bring water and a snack. For everyone.

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Shinrin-Yoku

December 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk led by an experienced guide through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. For adults.

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Climate Change Symposium

December 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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This program will address one of the most critical modern sustainability issues: climate change. The program will feature individual talks by three eminent speakers in the field of climate change. For adults.

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Ready, Set, Sleep

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Not everyone heads south for the winter; some animals burrow down into the leaf litter, while others even freeze until spring. Discover the ingenious strategies that local wildlife uses to survive the winter season, and meet some that stay active all winter. For everyone.

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Story Sundays: Forest Bright

December 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join us for seasonal stories and activities about nature, animals and ecology. Appropriate for 4–7 year-olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.Register Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until noon the day before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register. Refund Policy No refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of a program unless cancelled by Teatown. If a program is cancelled, refunds will be issued in full within one week from the program…

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Pre-Count Survey

December 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool to local birding hotspots with Charlie as he conducts a pre-Christmas bird count survey. For everyone.

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Christmas Bird Count

December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Celebrate nature this holiday season by helping Teatown educators in this important census to count wintering birds. Our data will be sent to National Audubon, which uses it to monitor trends in populations and to address other conservation issues that impact avian health. For adults.

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Decorate A Tree For Wildlife

December 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join us for a Teatown holiday tradition that celebrates nature’s gift to us by creating decorations with goodies for the birds, squirrels and other wildlife. For everyone. 

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Shinrin-Yoku

December 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk led by an experienced guide through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. For adults.

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Holi-Daze Mini Camp

December 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - December 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The holidays are here and school’s out, but nature is in! Come for a day, or two or more of fun in the outdoors. There will be hiking, crafts, and enough adventure to keep your child busy and active throughout the holiday season.

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Eagles and More

January 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Echo Boat Launch, Veterans Plaza
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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Now a wonderful annual tradition: Come birding with Charlie Roberto, meet at the Croton boat ramp and then drive into Croton Point Park. Eagles are expected! For everyone.

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Story Sundays: Under the Snow

January 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join us for seasonal stories and activities about nature, animals and ecology. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult.

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Feed the Animals: Rabbits

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Nocturnal Creatures

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Many creatures are busy while we are asleep. Learn about the animals that start their day as we prepare for bed. For everyone.

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Winter Wellness Walk

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Winter is a perfect time to get some exercise and experience the healing powers of nature. Each month will feature a walk—or if there is snow, a snowshoe adventure—on a different trail. Be prepared to enjoy the outdoors to benefit your heart and head. For adults.

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Volunteer Fair

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Volunteers are an essential part of Teatown. Find out what opportunities match your interests at our Volunteer Fair. For everyone.

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Writing Nature, Discovering Ourselves with Nicholas Robinson

January 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Dr
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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It is the 200th anniversary of Thoreau’s birth this year, and 2017 was the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest. Both speak to a shared appreciation and stewardship of nature. Many know the former but are ignorant of the latter, so Robinson combines the two and links them to the research of Elinor Ostrom, who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics. For adults.

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Feed the Animals: Opossums

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Story Sundays: The Eagles Are Back

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join us for seasonal stories and activities about nature, animals and ecology. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult.

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Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Ave
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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Join us for a winter tradition celebrating the return of the bald eagle to the Hudson Valley! Live eagle shows, bird walks & live music in heated tents, food trucks, bus tours to viewing sites (additional fee), Children’s activities, 25+ participating environmental organizations Numerous viewing sites all along the Hudson River, and more!

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Year of the Dog

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Fox, coyotes and wolves are wild cousins of our domesticated pets. How are they similar and what sets them apart? By understanding the behavior of wild canids we can better live with them in our midst. For everyone.

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Winter Mini Camp

February 19 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Shake off the winter blues at Teatown! The week will be filled with games, crafts, and outdoor activities to energize the housebound child. Come for a day, or two or more of fun in the outdoors.

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Climate Change and Our Food System

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Come learn from Pace University’s Dr. Melanie Dupuis and Davis Lindsey from Stone Barns about a sustainability issue we interact with every day: our food.

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