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Free film screening: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes — all of them delicious — to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st century. Takes place at the Croton Free Library.

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General Interest Meeting: Hudson River Estuary Eel Project [rescheduled]

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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. Teams of citizen scientists collect glass eels using nets and traps in over a dozen Hudson River tributaries from Staten Island to Troy. Teatown educator Marie Perry explains how juvenile fish are counted, weighed and released to better upstream habitats, often above dams, and how you can help protect this critical species by joining the Eel Project as a volunteer.

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Wildflower Island Guide Training

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The special beauty of Teatown's Wildflower Island is shared through enthusiastic volunteers. Start the spring with a journey to learn the wildflowers and the uniqueness of this Teatown jewel and begin training to become a Wildflower Island Guide.

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Animal Adventures: Vital Vultures

March 24 @ 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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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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Spring Birds of Teatown

March 31 @ 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.

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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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Feed the Animals

April 6 @ 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 @ 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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Artist Reception: Judika Lieberman

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Judika's work will be on display in the Visitor Center in April and May. Please join us for the opening reception; all are welcome, and refreshments will be served. Judika's energetic abstracts in acrylic contain an echo of natural, organic and biomorphic forms. Her figurative work is impressionistic; the texture is impastoed with a vibrant color palette, encompassing the broad scale of the color spectrum. Influenced by Kandinsky, she believes in the interrelationship between art and music that drives her…

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Seminar: Deer Management in a Changing World

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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White-tailed deer are charismatic herbivores that often evoke a sense of connection to nature. Unfortunately, these majestic creatures can easily eat themselves out of house and home. Come learn about the role of deer in forest health, and how Teatown monitors forest diversity as part of an adaptive deer management program. Interested in managing deer on your property? The presentation will be followed by an open question and answer session, and participants will have a chance to network with community hunters at the event. For adults.

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Wildflower Island Guide Training

April 14 @ 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. For adults.

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Citizen Science

General Interest Meeting: Citizen Science for Everyone!

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Everyone can be a Citizen Scientist and gather information that contributes to scientific research across a wide variety of fields. Come see how you can join a growing corps of volunteers to help scientists find real solutions to environmental concerns. Ages 15+.

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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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Community Invasive Removal Day

April 20 @ 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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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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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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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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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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Power to The Pollinators

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Cliffdale Farm’s old fields become a hive of activity as spring progresses. Birds, bees, bats, butterflies, and small mammals all have a role in pollination. Talk a walk across the meadows, into the apple orchard and pollinator garden to watch early pollinators in action and find out ways you can invite pollinators into your backyard.

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Animal Adventures: Egg-citing eggs!

May 5 @ 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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Teatown PlantFest: First Pick

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Come to the opening night festivities! Whether you are a serious gardener or an eager first-timer, this is a plant sale with farmers market appeal. Besides "first pick" of all the wonderful plants and complementary vendors' offerings, Friday night admission also includes live music, small plates from several local chefs, and wine, local hard cider and craft beer.

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Teatown PlantFest: Free Admission

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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PlantFest brings it all together: abundant plant varieties (natives, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables), expert helpers and over a dozen complementary vendors offering everything from jewelry and ceramics to handmade wooden bowls and kayaks, farm-to-table produce and artisanal breads, herbal vinegars and bee creams – even knife and tool-sharpening. This year, two fun food trucks will be at PlantFest to serve lunch from 11 - 2.

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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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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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Animal Adventures: Beaks

June 2 @ 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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Gallery Reception: The Northern Westchester Camera Club

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Please join the members of the Northern Westchester Camera Club (NWCC) for a reception celebrating the club's very first ever exhibition: Capturing The Beauty Of The Natural World Through The Camera Lens.

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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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Seminar: Coexisting with Coyotes

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Myths and misconceptions about coyotes seem to run wilder than the canines themselves. Learn how to coexist safely with these clever animals and find out what makes them such an integral part of a healthy ecosystem.

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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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Hope on the Hudson 2

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Jon Bowermaster, noted oceans expert, award-winning artist, author, filmmaker, and adventurer, as he talks about using cinematography to promote conservation of nature. This program will include a screening of three new films from Jon's Hope on the Hudson series (www.hudsonriverstories.com): Source to Sea, Growing with the Grain, and Undamming the Hudson River. For adults.

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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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Gardening with Native Plants Workshop II

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Gardening with native plants in our suburban landscape has many environmental benefits. Join landscape designer Amanda Bayley, for a presentation on how to beautify your own yard with native plants.  She will present on ecoregions, review the native plant communities that are part of Westchester’s ecoregion, and go over local plants to garden with that are best suited for wet, dry, sunny, and shady areas.

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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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