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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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Seminar: Bears in Our Backyards

October 25, 2018 @ 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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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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Free Seminar: Fostering Community-based Solutions for Birds

November 13, 2018 @ 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, 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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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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The Art and Craft of Bird Photography

November 29, 2018 @ 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, 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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Zero waste gift wrapping holiday hang out

December 9, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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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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Animal Adventures: Do I Stay or Do I Go?

January 13 @ 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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Amazing Animals Senses

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What an amazing array of extraordinary senses animals have – the better to hear, see and smell with. Some of Teatown’s animal ambassadors will be used to demonstrate how efficient they are at what they do because of their sensory arsenal. For everyone.

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Volunteer Fair

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Volunteers are an essential part of Teatown. Find out what opportunities match your interests at our Volunteer Fair. For everyone.

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It’s Groundhog Day

February 2 @ 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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Gallery Reception: Chris Kunze

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Chris' watercolor paintings will on display in the Visitor Center in February and March. Join us for a reception as Chris shares a collection of paintings that he has been creating over the last 20 years -- many of which the public has never seen.

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Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

February 9 @ 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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Animal Adventures: Who’s in the Woods?

February 17 @ 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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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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Endangered

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What does it mean for a species to be endangered and how can we help them? Find out how scientists and policy-makers have brought wildlife back from the brink and learn what challenges still lie ahead.

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Sugaring Sundays

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year!

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Eagles Out Drive Tour

March 2 @ 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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Sugaring Sundays

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year!

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The Tortoise and the Hare

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What’s the science behind the fable? Does the hare have a disadvantage? Does persistence have a place in nature? Meet a fleet footed rabbit and one determined tortoise as we explore the abilities of these two animals of legend! For everyone.

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Make Your Own Bee Hotel

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Brendon Scholl is a Teens and Teatown member and Ossining HS student whose Capstone project was to research native pollinators. Brendon found out native bee populations are in decline and that building bee hotels is one way to help these pollinators. As a conclusion to the project, Brendon will lead this program on making Bee Hotels out of re-purposed wood that participants will be able to bring home with them. All materials will be provided. For everyone.

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Sugaring Sundays

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year!

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Volunteer Training: Amphibian Migrations & Road Crossings

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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On rainy nights on the cusp of spring, an amphibian’s natural clock sends out the alarm that it’s time to migrate to vernal pools and begin the breeding process. Teatown educators patrol the roads surrounding Teatown, monitoring the small and slimy as they attempt to cross the road, reporting their findings to the NYS DEC Amphibian Monitoring Program. Be part of Big Nights by attending this information session. For adults.

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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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Pancake Brunch

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Bring your appetite for our tastiest annual tradition—the Pancake Brunch. Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes and maple syrup, hot coffee, sausages and more. Then visit Warren’s Sugar House to watch a demonstration about how our ‘liquid gold’ is produced. For everyone.

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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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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

April 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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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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