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Family Nature Adventures: Vernal Pool Exploration

April 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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What’s in the pond at Cliffdale Farm? Spring rains bring salamanders, toads and tree frogs back to the vernal pool. Discover which animals are using the water, and why, as we scoop in the pond. For the family.

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Story Sundays: The Lorax

April 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Our Teens and Teatown (TNT) volunteers are geared up for sharing their favorite books, crafts and activities with young families. Join in on the fun as we learn about animals, plants and everything nature. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

May 19, 2018 @ 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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Story Sundays: Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

May 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Our Teens and Teatown (TNT) volunteers are geared up for sharing their favorite books, crafts and activities with young families. Join in on the fun as we learn about animals, plants and everything nature. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

June 3, 2018 @ 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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Family Nature Adventures: Creepy Crawly Hunt

June 9, 2018 @ 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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Story Sundays: Box Turtle at Long Pond

June 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Our Teens and Teatown (TNT) volunteers are geared up for sharing their favorite books, crafts and activities with young families. Join in on the fun as we learn about animals, plants and everything nature. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.

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Butterfly Count

July 7, 2018 @ 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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Summer Saturday Adventures: Life in Teatown Lake

July 7, 2018 @ 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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Summer Saturday Adventures: Bailey Brook Stream Stomp

July 21, 2018 @ 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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Summer Saturday Adventures: Beaver Dams and Lodges

August 4, 2018 @ 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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Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count with Teatown

August 11, 2018 @ 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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Summer Saturday Adventures: Insect Survey

August 25, 2018 @ 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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Pond Life

September 16, 2018 @ 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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Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Nature’s friends need roofs over their heads! Using natural items found on the forest floor, pinecones, twigs, pebbles, acorns and more, construct a home for your favorite fairy or gnome to live in. For the Family.

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Turtles of the Hudson Valley

October 13, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Hidden in Plain Sight

November 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Camouflage! In the animal world it’s all about hiding in plain sight so as not to be eaten. Come meet a few experts in the art of deception and play a game to test your skill at concealment. For families.

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Rabbit Hop!

November 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Hop right on over for a hippity-hoppity good time with Teatown’s rabbits. We’ll make bunny ears and tails to fit right in. For families with children ages 3—5.

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Turkey Time

November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Take time out to discover a little more about turkeys before their big day! Make a craft, listen to a story, and take a short hike to learn about their natural history. For families.

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Telltale Tracks

December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Some very interesting tracks have been found on the grounds around the Visitor Center. What tales do these tracks tell? Using clues and a map we’ll search for the animal that left the clues for us to follow, and have fun solving a mystery. For families with children 4-6 years old.

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Animal Adventures: Do I Stay or Do I Go?

January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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How do animals survive the winter? Meet a few of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors who have found ways to beat the season’s cold weather. For families with children 5 years old and up.

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It’s Groundhog Day

February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Does the groundhog really come out to see his shadow to foretell the end of winter? We’ll take a hike in search of this elusive mammal and discover a bit about their habits and behavior. On our return we’ll create a craft to take home. For families.

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Animal Adventures: Who’s in the Woods?

February 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s hooting and hollering time in the woods! Find out what the racket is all about in this program featuring Teatown’s owls. For families with children 5 years old and up.

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Eagles Out Drive Tour

March 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Echo Boat Launch, Veterans Plaza
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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Meet Charlie Roberto at the Echo Boat Launch (at the end of the road beyond the Croton train station) to drive along the Hudson River with stops at eagle viewing sites all the way to Peekskill. For everyone.

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Animal Adventures: Vital Vultures

March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Meet Ralph – turkey vulture extraordinaire – the newest addition to our flock who has a few tricks under his wing!

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Feed the Animals

April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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? Help prepare food for and feed a few of our Animal Ambassadors

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Animal Adventures: Remarkable Reptiles

April 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Reptiles amaze us with their remarkable adaptations and are some of the most highly specialized animals and unique animals in the world. Visit with some native and exotic species here at Teatown.

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What’s in The Pool?

April 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Spring rains bring salamanders, toads and tree frogs back to the vernal pool at Cliffdale Farm. Discover which animals are using the water and why as we scoop in the pond. Meets at Cliffdale Farm.

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Rock On!

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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How many times have you stooped and picked up a rock only because you like the way it looks, without knowing what it is? Join in a rock hunt to find that magical rock and whether it is igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary before putting it in your pocket and taking it home!

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Animal Adventures: Egg-citing eggs!

May 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Owls do it, frogs do it, even butterflies and alligators do it….they all lay egg! Discover why different species lay eggs and match up the egg layers to their young.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

May 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Shells, 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 natural objects on the shore, while learning about the treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary.

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Animal Adventures: Beaks

June 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Woodpeckers bang their heads against trees, ducks sieve through water, raptors tear apart their prey. All these birds use their beaks the way we use tools, to get the job done! See if you can be as successful as a bird’s beak in getting food in a challenging game.

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Pond Life

June 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Grab a net and join us at the boat house to scoop for dragonfly nymphs and tadpoles, fish and lily pads!

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

June 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Shells, 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 natural objects on the shore, while learning about the treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Dragonfly Dance

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Darting, dipping – dragonflies are masters of the hunt! Join in down at Teatown Lake to watch, catch and learn about these amazing insects. The adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For families.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Busy as a Bee

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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We'll start with a story and end with a hike to Swope’s Field to find out what the buzz about bees is all about! For families.

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Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count

August 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 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 as we seine for fish and other creatures and share the results with other sites taking part in the Fish Count. With Strawtown artists, create a memorable rendering of your experience to take home. For everyone.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Frog Hoppiness

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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One frog jumped over the pond ker-plop!  What are the frogs in Teatown Lake up to?  We’ll take some nets and go on a frog hunt searching for the sounds of summer. For families.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Monarchs on the Move

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The monarch migration is on! Join in as we scout around Teatown’s gardens for monarchs and other butterflies as they say good-bye before cold weather sets in. For families.

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Fairy Homes

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Nature’s friends need roofs over their heads! Using natural items found on the forest floor, pinecones, twigs, pebbles, acorns, and more, construct a home for your favorite fairy or gnome to live in. For families.

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Gallery Reception: From the Schoolyard to the River Beach: A “Nature Girls” Art Exhibit with Strawtown Studio

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Inspiring for children and adults alike, this creative exhibition highlights the discoveries and art creations of the Nature Girls, through the seasons and over the years. The nature-art captured in this exhibit will further inspire the visitor to see the beauty of the Hudson Valley through a new artistic lens.

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Nocturnal Animals

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Halloween is almost here – it’s time to learn about the animals that are out about at night! For families with children ages 5+.

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Family Animal Adventures: Amazing Senses

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Rabbit ears, owl eyes, coyote nose: come ready to test your senses against these amazing animals’ senses! For families with children 5 years old and up.

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CSI: What Remains?

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Bones have been found along the trail—there’s a mystery at Teatown! Join in on the investigation as we try to discover what happened and who did it! For the family.

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Decorate a Tree for Wildlife

December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 families.

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Film Screening: Bird of Prey at the Ossining Public Library

January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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In preparation for EagleFest, Teatown and the Ossining Public library are proud to present a free screening of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's new film, Bird of Prey! For everyone.

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Scat!

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Let’s hear it for all the ways that animals leave something behind! Every animal poops and their poop is called scat. It comes in different shapes and sizes, let’s leave it at that! For families.

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Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Ave
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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The bald eagle’s return to the Hudson Valley after being on the brink of extinction is one of the great conservation success stories of our time. Join us at Croton Point Park as our region’s bald eagles descend upon the Hudson River as part of their winter migration. Celebrate the return of this magnificent bird with live bird-of-prey shows, educators with viewing scopes observing wild eagles, children’s activities, food trucks, and 25+ environmental organizations — all in heated tents!

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