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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 15, 2018 @ 7:15 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults.

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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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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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Breeding Birds of Putnam

June 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Clarence Fahnestock State Park, 1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512 United States
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Putnam County’s Fahnestock State Park has a high elevation and forested paths that offer many opportunities to spot a variety of warblers, vireos, hawks and other birds. Meet at the Pelton Pond Parking area on Rte. 301. For adults.

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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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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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A Little Moth Magic

August 17, 2018 @ 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, 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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Blacklighting for Moths

September 5, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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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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Hawk Watch at Hook Mountain

September 17, 2018 @ 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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Pop-up Bird Walks

October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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This season’s bird walks will be impromptu! We’ll be organizing bird walks 2 days ahead of time based on weather conditions. For adults.

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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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Beaver Moon

November 23, 2018 @ 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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After the Turkey Hike

November 25, 2018 @ 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, one of Teatown’s more remote trails, will give us a good workout and some views too! Moderate hike with some steep sections. Wear hiking boots, bring water and a snack. For adults.

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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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Nocturnal Animals

December 8, 2018 @ 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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Holi-Daze Mini Camp

December 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The holidays are here and school’s out, but nature is in! Come for a day, or two or more of fun in the outdoors. There will be hiking, crafts, and enough adventure to keep your child busy and active throughout the holiday season.

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Eagles and More

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Echo Boat Launch, Veterans Plaza
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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Now a wonderful annual tradition: Come birding with Charlie Roberto, meet at the Croton boat ramp and then drive into Croton Point Park. Eagles are expected! For everyone.

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Winter Mini-Camp

February 18 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Shake off the winter blues at Teatown! The week will be filled with games, crafts, and outdoor activities to energize the housebound child. Dress your child appropriately for the weather. Full day campers should pack a lunch. Snack is provided. Register by the day or for the full session, fee prorated.

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Spring Mini Camp

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 19 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spring is here – get your kids outdoors to see the day! The slugs, bugs and other critters are waking from their slumber.  We’ll play games, make crafts and see what spring has to offer.  Full day campers should pack a lunch.  Snack is provided.

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General Interest Meeting: Forest Pest Monitoring

April 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Are you interested in learning about the pests that threaten New York’s forests, and would you like to lend a helping hand in monitoring their spread? Teatown is looking for dedicated volunteers and community scientists to participate in a forest pest monitoring program. For adults.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

April 26 @ 6:00 am
Central Park, Central Park West and 77th st
New York City, NY 10024 United States
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The birding mecca in NYC, spring migrants drop down into the greenery to recharge on their way north. Join Charlie on these rites of spring! Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. Free.

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What’s in The Pool?

April 27 @ 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 @ 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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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 17 @ 6:00 am
Central Park, Central Park West and 77th st
New York City, NY 10024 United States
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The birding mecca in NYC, spring migrants drop down into the greenery to recharge on their way north. Join Charlie on these rites of spring! Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. Free.

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Community Invasive Removal Day

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Teatown is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with hand-pulling of invasive plant species in Wildflower Woods and along popular trail corridors. Volunteers will learn to identify several invasive species and their native look-a-likes in addition to helping with invasive plant removal. For adults.

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Community Planting Day

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Lend a helping hand by planting native shrubs along Teatown’s Twin Lakes Trail. This project will complete a habitat restoration project started by Regeneron volunteers last fall. No experience required, and all planting equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring water and snacks as needed. All shrubs generously donated by patrons of PlantFest. For everyone.

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Forest Pest Monitoring

May 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Are you interested in learning about the pests that threaten New York’s forests, and would you like to lend a helping hand in monitoring their spread? Teatown is looking for dedicated volunteers and community scientists to participate in a forest pest monitoring program. For adults.

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Wildflower Island Guide Training

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Interested in native wildflowers and conservation? Consider becoming a Wildflower Island Guide. Monthly trainings prepare you to guide visitors and share the natural history and environmental importance of native plants.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Aquatic Invasive Species

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Teatown’s Aquatic Programs Coordinator for an introduction to aquatic invasive species: What are they? What impact do they have? What can we do about them? For everyone ages 15+.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

May 26 @ 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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Breeding Birds of Teatown

May 30 @ 8:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The woods and meadows of Teatown are alive with birdsong at this time of year. Take a walk in search of breeding warblers and other birds. Free.

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The Wildman Cometh Again!

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Hunt for wild edibles with the master – Wildman Steve Brill! Spring brings a myriad of wonders to Teatown’s woods and meadows. Leafy greens such as poor man’s pepper, wood sorrel, sheep sorrel, purslane, lamb’s-quarters, and Asiatic dayflower are more than likely to be seen. Garlic mustard leaves, buds, and flowers are a certainty. Wild mushrooms, if present, may provide a special treat. Ages 12+.

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Breeding Birds at Fahnestock State Park

June 3 @ 7:00 am
Clarence Fahnestock State Park, 1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512 United States
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Putnam County’s Fahnestock State Park has a high elevation and forested paths that offer many opportunities to spot a variety of warblers, vireos, hawks, and other birds. Meet at the Pelton Pond Parking area on Rte. 301. Free.

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Wildflower Island Guide Training

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Interested in native wildflowers and conservation? Consider becoming a Wildflower Island Guide. Monthly trainings prepare you to guide visitors and share the natural history and environmental importance of native plants.

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A Little Moth Magic

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 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.

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Pond Life

June 16 @ 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 @ 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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Hiding in Plain Sight: Aquatic Invasive Species

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Teatown’s Aquatic Programs Coordinator for an introduction to aquatic invasive species: What are they? What impact do they have? What can we do about them? For everyone ages 15+.

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Butterfly Count

July 6 @ 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 participate 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. For everyone ages 6+.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Dragonfly Dance

July 13 @ 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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Aquatic Invasives Strike Force: Survey Volunteer Training

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Lindsay Yoder, Teatown’s Aquatic Programs Coordinator and AIS Program Coordinator for the Lower Hudson PRISM, to learn how you can become an AISF Survey Volunteer! Learn identification skills, full survey protocol, and about all of the ways you can help us map aquatic invasive species throughout the Lower Hudson region. Full training at Teatown Lake Reservation, followed by a group survey field trip to Annsville Creek for those with their own kayaks or canoes. Ages 18+ required for on-water activity, 15+ for general training.

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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. Ages 10+, no dogs permitted on the island.

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