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Looking at Nature the Haiku Way

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Haiku poet, editor, and author Scott Mason reveals and demonstrates five distinct ways in which haiku poetry can help us relate to the natural world with ever greater attentiveness and appreciation. A frequent Teatown visitor, Mason has won over 150 awards in international competitions for his own haiku. For adults.

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iMapInvasives

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know what’s lurking in your backyard? How can a phone app help fight the spread of invasive species? iMapInvasives is a collaborative database designed to collect and share information about invasive species. The information that is generated is used to map where these invasive species are and how scientists can effectively contend with them. Citizen Scientists (that’s you!) are an essential part of this puzzle – making a difference with just a couple of clicks! Please join Teatown Educators as we walk you through the iMapInvasives program and introduce you to a few non-native invasive species. For everyone.

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Seeing Nature With My Brush: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Jerry Pinkney has illustrated over 100 children’s books, including classics like The Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse, and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. A recipient of the Caldecott Medal, five New York Times “Best Illustrated Books” honors, and five Coretta Scott King Awards, Jerry’s work engages readers with rich drawings and paintings of people, animals, and environments. Jerry has used several of Teatown’s animal ambassadors as models for his illustrations! For adults.

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Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Al will share visuals of his work and talk about how he uses photography to show the importance of the Pinelands to the region and to the world.

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Gardentopia

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Any backyard has the potential to refresh and inspire if you know what to do. Landscape architect Jan Johnsen will be discussing techniques from her new book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Beautiful Outdoor Spaces. For adults.

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