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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.

What’s all the Buzz about Pollinator Pathways?

What’s all the Buzz about Pollinator Pathways?

In a fragmented landscape defined by parking lots and manicured lawns, pollinators like hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies can have a difficult time finding food and shelter. By turning even the smallest of available green spaces like flower boxes and curb strips into native plant gardens, communities are creating ‘stepping stones’ for these species between larger habitat patches.

Climate change is creating a sticky situation for maple syrup producers

Climate change is creating a sticky situation for maple syrup producers

Changes in temperature and precipitation could spell disaster for the maple syrup industry. According to a study published last month, climate change has led to warmer and drier growing seasons that stunt the growth of sugar maples, meaning less sap production. So what does this mean for the average maple syrup consumer?

Preventing Extinction in New York: An Exercise in Problem Solving

Preventing Extinction in New York: An Exercise in Problem Solving

Hundreds of years of human development, hunting, pollution, and spreading invasive species have irreparably harmed many of the resources wildlife depends on to survive. Meet some of the species that policymakers and scientists are fighting to save right here in New York.