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Teatown receives grant from Westchester Community Foundation

Teatown receives grant from Westchester Community Foundation

Teatown is proud to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Westchester Community Foundation to revive our Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance program and to continue to educate our community on the critical role of native plants in our landscape.

Major Changes Announced for the Endangered Species Act

Major Changes Announced for the Endangered Species Act

Political debates aside, the Endangered Species Act is a lifeline for imperiled species and has been over 99% effective at preventing extinction. Teatown is proud to support the ESA and the vital protections it has provided to species like the bald eagle, whose recovery we celebrate each year at EagleFest. Removing environmental defenses to encourage economy over ecology will accelerate the harmful effects of anthropomorphic climate change and is contrary to the spirit of scientific conservation.

3 tips for making your landscape photography more compelling

3 tips for making your landscape photography more compelling

You may have read a startling headline recently about one million species going extinct, but what does that really mean? Are one million species of plant and animal going to die in the next month? Year? Decade? Century? Why are they going extinct and can we do anything to prevent it? Let’s dive into the report that triggered the news storm and find out.

Our Journey to Making Teatown Deaf-Friendly

Our Journey to Making Teatown Deaf-Friendly

Imagine walking into your local nature center and not being able to understand what is being presented on the screens in front of you. You’re standing in a facility meant to educate the public, yet you cannot access the information being given to you. Then, someone walks over and turns on the closed captions and in an instant, you can enjoy the same experience as everyone else.

Teatown Statement on Disposition of the Croft

Teatown Statement on Disposition of the Croft

We are sharing the documents on this page so that you may better understand our organizational process, conducted over many years, that led to the decision by Teatown’s Board of Trustees on the disposition of the Croft. A number of interested parties – architects, builders, potential buyers – were given access to the Croft house to aid us in our consideration.

2019 Volunteer Awards

2019 Volunteer Awards

At our annual Volunteer Picnic, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our volunteer corps. In our 2019 fiscal year, 515 volunteers donated an impressive 6046.36 hours to Teatown.

Are one million species going extinct?

Are one million species going extinct?

You may have read a startling headline recently about one million species going extinct, but what does that really mean? Are one million species of plant and animal going to die in the next month? Year? Decade? Century? Why are they going extinct and can we do anything to prevent it? Let’s dive into the report that triggered the news storm and find out.

Cutting the ribbon on our new Environmental Science Center

Cutting the ribbon on our new Environmental Science Center

In these days of concern about climate change, biodiversity, and the many other threats to our environment, the need for young scientists has never been greater. That's why we are delighted to share the opening of our new Environmental Science Center.

We’re re-launching the Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance (ELLA)

We’re re-launching the Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance (ELLA)

Following a brieft hiauts, Teatown is reviving the Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance (ELLA) program with the help of Pace University and the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County. This program is so critical because it helps educate key decision-makers and law-makers in our communities about best practices for the environment.

Exploring eDNA: Detection in a Drop of Water

Exploring eDNA: Detection in a Drop of Water

Well, you’ll need more than a drop, but the increasing capability of this emerging scientific tool is leading to the exciting possibility of its use in mainstream (pardon the pun) citizen science applications.