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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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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 10 @ 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. Free.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 15 @ 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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Shoot-Me-Straight Solar

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Are you interested in going solar, but aren’t quite ready to speak with a salesperson? Seth Weintraub and other home solar users will be on-hand to discuss their experiences with solar panels and answer your questions about installing this renewable energy infrastructure in your own home. For adults.

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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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Story Sundays: Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

May 20 @ 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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Flipping the Switch on Light Pollution

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Light Pollution is the wasteful use of lighting, which brightens the sky needlessly. Unlike other forms of pollution, reversing this trend could be as easy as flipping a switch. Join Scott Levine, astronomy writer & communicator and dark sky advocate based in Croton-on-Hudson. For adults. Free.

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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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Bird watching

Breeding Birds of Putnam

June 9 @ 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 @ 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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Frog

Feed the Animals: Amphibians

June 16 @ 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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Story Sundays: Box Turtle at Long Pond

June 17 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

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: Bailey Brook Stream Stomp

July 21 @ 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 @ 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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Leave the leaves alone

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Join Fiona Mitchell from Leave Leaves Alone to learn the technique of leaf mulching, which puts nutrients back into the soil right where they are needed, saving time and money in the fall and improving the soil at the same time. For everyone.

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General Interest Meeting: Become a Nature Guide

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Teatown is seeking volunteers to assist in teaching school groups: Pre-K through 6th grade. If you are a nature enthusiast and enjoy working with children, come to this meeting to get an overview of the guide program. We will discuss program themes, time requirements, and responsibilities.

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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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Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

September 23 @ 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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A Night in the Woods Gala

September 23 @ 5:30 pm
Sleepy Hollow Country Club, 777 Albany Post Rd
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 United States
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Join us for A Night in the Woods, our annual fundraising gala. This year's gala will be honoring the Rosenwald and Coudert Families.

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Purple coneflower

Native Plant Gardening Workshop

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join landscape architect Amanda Bayley for a presentation on how to beautify your own yard with native plants. Attendees will receive “seed bombs” and be taken on a tour of the native plant gardens at Teatown and Wildflower Island following the presentation.

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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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Black Bear and Cub

Seminar: Bears in Our Backyards

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join biologist Budd Veverka, Director of Land Management at Mianus River Gorge, for an in-depth look at how people can live peacefully alongside bears as they return to our region. For adults.

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garter snake

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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Hidden in Plain Sight

November 4 @ 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 @ 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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Free Seminar: Fostering Community-based Solutions for Birds

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Climate change is severly impacting migrating birds, learn how by coming together we can help mitigate these impacts in our community.

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Turkey Time

November 18 @ 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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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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After the Turkey Hike

November 25 @ 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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The Art and Craft of Bird Photography

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Rick Sammon, a tireless, prolific, and inspirational image-maker and Teatown neighbor and friend, as he takes you around the world to share his favorite bird photographs and bird photography tips. Travel from Alaska to Antarctica and see how this pro captures his award-winning images. For adults.

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Telltale Tracks

December 2 @ 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 @ 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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Christmas Bird Count

December 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Celebrate nature this holiday season by helping Teatown educators in this important census to count wintering birds. The information gathered is compiled and sent to The National Audubon Society which uses the information to monitor trends in populations and other conservation issues that impact avian health. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars. For adults.

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