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Cliffdale Field Day

August 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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At this time of year the Cliffdale fields are whirling with insect activity. Monarchs are getting ready for the fall migration, grasshoppers and crickets are leaping about, and mantids are stalking their prey. Grab a net and see what you can find!

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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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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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RiverWalk Center

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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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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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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Teatown hill

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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General Interest Meeting: Hudson River Eel Project

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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American eels are migratory fish that are hatched in the Atlantic Ocean and enter rivers as tiny “glass eels” each spring. The species is in decline over much of its range, and baseline studies are needed for conservation. Help protect this critical species. For adults and young adults.

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Sugaring Sunday

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2018

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, it’s sugaring time 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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Feed the Animals: Turtles

March 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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Sugaring Sunday

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2018

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, it’s sugaring time 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 Sunday

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2018

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, it’s sugaring time 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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Pancake Brunch

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Bring your appetite for our tastiest annual tradition—the Pancake Brunch. Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes and maple syrup, hot coffee, sausages and more. Then visit Warren’s Sugar House to watch a demonstration about how our ‘liquid gold’ is produced. For everyone.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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Spring Birds of Teatown

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spring migration is in full swing at Teatown. Join Charlie Roberto as he searches out breeding warblers and other birds that will use the Teatown woods and meadows to raise their young. For everyone.

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Frog

Meet the Animals: Amazing Amphibians

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know the difference between a newt and a salamander? What’s the largest rodent in Westchester? Why does this area have such a diverse number of turtle species? Each month, find out interesting facts and meet the animals that call Westchester home. For everyone.

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Crow

Feed the Animals: Crows

April 21 @ 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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Eastern Box Turtle

Meet the Animals: Radical Reptiles

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know the difference between a newt and a salamander? What’s the largest rodent in Westchester? Why does this area have such a diverse number of turtle species? Each month, find out interesting facts and meet the animals that call Westchester home. For everyone.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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hawk

Feed the Animals: Birds of Prey

May 19 @ 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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Electric Car Show

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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A panel discussion and Q&A session with electric car owners will be followed by a show of several popular electric car models in the lot across from the Nature Center. This is a unique opportunity to see if an EV makes sense as your next car, without sales pressure. For adults.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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Luna Moth

A Little Moth Magic

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto at Cliffdale Farm as he lights up the night to attract moths and other flying insects. For everyone.

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Family Nature Adventures: Creepy Crawly Hunt

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Millipedes, earthworms, and insects, oh my! Take a hike to discover these creepy crawly animals that call Teatown home and learn about the important roles they play in the forest community. For the family.

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Butterfly Count

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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An annual rite of summer, the North American Butterfly Count is a way for all butterfly enthusiasts to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort. Join Charlie Roberto to locate and count butterflies on the preserve. Participants should be prepared to hike over rough terrain. Ages 6+.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective. No pre-registration required.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Beaver Dams and Lodges

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style!  Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, and stream stomps.  Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For the family.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective.

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Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count with Teatown

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Take part in a citizen science project and enjoy a mid-summer day as the tide goes out! Join educators from Teatown and artists from Strawtown Art and Garden Studios at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center in Sleepy Hollow. Help us seine for fish and other creatures and share the results with other sites taking part in the Fish Count. With Strawtown create an artistic rendering of your experience to take home. For everyone.

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Luna moth

A Little Moth Magic

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Some of our region’s most spectacular moths can only be spotted with the help of a black light. Join Charlie Roberto at Teatown for some evening magic as he lights up the night and identifies these incredible insects. For everyone.

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Monarch Caterpillar

Summer Saturday Adventures: Insect Survey

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style!  Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, and stream stomps.  Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For the family.

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Screech Owl

Raptor Roundup

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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A few new birds have joined our menagerie – come and meet Rosalie, an Eastern screech-owl, and our most recent addition a young male turkey vulture named Ralph who may have some tricks to show off. For everyone.

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Primrose moth

Blacklighting for Moths

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Spend an end of summer evening at Cliffdale Farm with Charlie Roberto to explore the world of moths and other night creatures. For everyone.

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The “Wildman” Returns! Foraging for Wild Edibles

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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America’s go-to guy for foraging, naturalist/author “Wildman” Steve Brill, will lead a 2.5 hour foraging tour sharing his skill and passion for wild edibles. Teatown is a rich natural area full of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms. The trails that encircle the lake guarantee an abundance of many common late summer herbs, greens, berries, and fungi. Please dress for the weather, with closed toed shoes. For everyone ages 12+.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective.

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Frog

Pond Life

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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There is a lot happening in Teatown Lake as fall approaches. Dragonflies dart and zoom, turtles come up to bask, and fish rise to the bait. The animals that you don’t see are just as interesting, so grab a net and get scooping! For everyone.

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Hawk

Hawk Watch at Hook Mountain

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Rockland Lake State Park, Box 217, Route 9W
Congers, NY 10920 United States
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Migration season is underway and raptors are moving along the Hudson River Flyway. Take a mile hike up Hook Mountain to a monitored watch site and view hawks, kestrels, vultures and maybe even an eagle or two as they move by overhead. For everyone.

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Turtles of the Hudson Valley

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The many turtles native to the Hudson Valley come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own unique characteristics. Meet Lily, Mr. Woody, Tangerine, and our other turtle ambassadors and see what makes each specially adapted to their habitat. For families.

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River Beach Rendezvous

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Come out for an afternoon on the beach of the river! Join Teatown educators and Strawtown artists for a creative Nature Art gathering. Learn what’s so amazing about the wide bay area of the Hudson River, and be guided in making art with natural found objects combined with fine art materials. Program is rain or shine. For everyone.

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Animals Nobody Likes

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spiders, snakes, bats, and bugs! So many different animals get a bad rap due to age-old superstitions and stories. Teatown’s myth buster, Elissa Schilmeister, will share her knowledge of the importance of all these animals for a healthy world. There will be plenty of opportunity to touch some of these misunderstood creatures. For everyone.

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Beaver Moon

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Celebrate the beaver moon with an evening hike through the forest to Vernay Lake to look and listen for nocturnal creatures under the light of the moon. For everyone.

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Nocturnal Animals

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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As daylight hours dwindle and we move indoors, many animals are just getting busy. Come along to explore the fascinating and surprisingly active hour between day and night. For everyone.

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Zero waste gift wrapping holiday hang out

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Find out how to make packaging part of the gift as we explore Japanese fabric wrapping and other beautiful low-waste wrapping techniques. Meet other community members interested in the zero waste initiative and stay for the zero waste pledge raffle. For everyone.

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