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.
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.
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.
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.
The image is a VERY cool representation of an amazing scientific achievement. But more importantly, it reminds us of the value of science and scientific process.
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.
Nancy started at Teatown in 2004 as a volunteer Nature Guide after retiring from teaching English.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recommends putting bird feeders away between April 1 and November 30 each year to avoid human-bear conflict.
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.
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?
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.
In memory of Teatown's first Director and Naturalist.