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Secrets of Scat

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

What secrets does scat hold? Why should seeing it thrill us? Join Environmental Educator Elissa Schilmeister to find out! Decipher the messages these traces can tell us.

Hike Off the Turkey

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Help yourself to more sweet potatoes – then come hike off that Thanksgiving feast! This moderate hike will get you moving. Wear appropriate hiking footwear and clothing for prolonged outdoor activity and bring water and a snack.  M $3; NM $8  Limited to 15 participants  Register

Busy Beavers

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Mark the passage of November 27th Beaver Moon by learning about North America’s largest rodent. This ecosystem engineer is capable of drastically changing the environment around it. Try building and testing your own dam and take a walk to view their handiwork on Teatown’s preserve.

Christmas Bird Count 2024

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Join Director of Education Emily Edmonds-Langham and other Teatown birders for the official count. Crisscross Teatown Lake Reservation compiling data for the National Audubon Society’s 124th Annual Christmas Bird Count. Drop in at any time throughout the day. Check in at the front desk to find out where the group is and coordinate meeting up....

Welcoming Winter

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Winter can be harsh and is the least favorite season of many. While some animals hibernate away during the darkest months of the year, many choose to embrace the chill and welcome winter with open arms. How can we welcome in the winter? Take a hike and see the beauty that still exists when the green is gone with Environmental Art Educator Caroline Erb. Create a craft using natural materials collected on our hike.

Art on the Hearth

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Create art out of natural materials while listening to a fire crackle and pop in Teatown’s Carriage House. Environmental Educator Elissa Schilmeister will share nature stories throughout this cozy crafting session.

New Year’s Eve Hike

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Tell 2023 to take a hike as we close out the year with a final guided hike with Environmental Educator Elissa Schilmeister. This meditative walk in the winter woods provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect and set your sights on the year to come.

Eagle Walk

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Join Charlie Roberto at the Croton boat ramp, inside and past the Croton Train Station, to start at 9:00 am. Then caravan into Croton Point Park to park and continue the Eagle Walk.

Rockin’ Rocks

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Get geological with us to celebrate Old Rock Day! Environmental Educator Elissa Schilmeister will lead a rock walk. Seek out specimens and test your identification skills after examining Teatown’s rock collection and reading a storybook.

All About Owls

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Learn about these nocturnal wonders with Environmental Educator Elissa Schilmeister as she shares a story about owls during this family-friendly program. Meet a member of this fascinating group of birds, get creative with a craft, and find out how owls own the night.

Winter Wonders

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Create a snow globe made of recycled and natural materials!

Get to “Gnow” Your Gnawers

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

How well do you know the Eastern Grey Squirrel and its relatives? Get familiar with the whole family this National Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

Croton Point Park 1 Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Our biggest event of the year honoring the return of eagles to the Hudson Valley is on February 3, 2024!

Valentines for Wildlife

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Has a Tiger Salamander stolen your heart? Does a Barred Owl make your heart beat faster? Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making valentines for our Animal Ambassadors. Environmental Art Educator Caroline Erb will introduce some of Teatown’s favorite heartthrobs and lead card making. Your art will be displayed on our animal enclosures following the program.

Eel with Teatown Info Session

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Learn how to join the team of volunteer eelers in this Zoom info session offered by Teatown’s Marie Roche and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Pop-up Snowshoe Hike

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

What’s going on in the winter woods? Strap your snowshoes on to find out! Join Director of Education Emily Edmonds-Langham on this pop-up hike of moderate difficulty.

Build a Nest Box

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Teatown is home to breeding birds of all shapes and sizes. Many of them rely on cavities in dead trees to build their nests. Not everyone has the perfect tree in their yard to encourage would-be parents! Join us for a nestbox building workshop so you can start breeding bird season right.

Amazing Amphibians

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

How do frogs hop and salamanders slither? Get to know Teatown’s amphibian Animal Ambassadors with Elissa Schilmeister during this program that will feature live animals and a game.

Sugaring Days

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Stoke up the fire, it’s sugaring season at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugar House sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year.

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Sugaring Days

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Stoke up the fire, it’s sugaring season at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugar House sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year.