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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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In the Gallery: The Northern Westchester Camera Club

June 1 - July 31
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 their very first ever exhibition: Capturing The Beauty Of The Natural World Through The Camera Lens.

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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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Lake Management Lecture Series: Algae

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Algae: that thin, slimy layer of green muck whose persistence is enough to make you want to drain the lake altogether. But what is algae anyway? In Part 1 of our Lake Management Lecture Series, we’ll discuss the physiological mechanisms behind algae growth, negative impacts, the potential for harmful algal blooms, and management strategies. For adults.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Busy as a Bee

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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We'll start with a story and end with a hike to Swope’s Field to find out what the buzz about bees is all about! For families.

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Aquatic Invasive Animals in Teatown Lake

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Northern Snakehead. Chinese Mystery Snail. Bloody Red Shrimp. What do these three species have in common? These are just a few of the many invasive fish and invertebrates that have invaded the Lower Hudson region or could be on their way here. Come discover how to identify these aquatic invasive animals and learn about their diets, adaptations, and harmful effects on our natural ecosystems. After an indoor presentation we’ll make our way to Teatown Lake to scoop for aquatic animals. For everyone.

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Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 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 as we seine for fish and other creatures and share the results with other sites taking part in the Fish Count. With Strawtown artists, create a memorable rendering of your experience to take home. For everyone.

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Lake Management Lecture Series: Aquatic Vegetation

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Ah, aquatic plants. Love them or hate them, our lakes need vegetation to sequester nutrients, lock sediments in place, provide food and nursery habitat for wildlife, and shelter from predators. In some cases, there can be too much of a good thing. From nuisance natives to invasive species, join us for Part 2 of our Lake Management Lecture Series to discover a new appreciation for aquatic plants, what happens when there are too many, and how to manage them. For adults.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Frog Hoppiness

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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One frog jumped over the pond ker-plop!  What are the frogs in Teatown Lake up to?  We’ll take some nets and go on a frog hunt searching for the sounds of summer. For families.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

August 18 @ 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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Lake Management Lecture Series: Riparian Restoration

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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In this last installment of the Lake Management Lecture Series, we’ll explore the crucial services provided to lakes and rivers by a healthy riparian zone, the transitional zone between the land and the water. Discover why encouraging diverse plant growth along your lake edge will help curb some of the issues discussed throughout the lecture series, including the proliferation of algal blooms and aquatic vegetation. For adults.

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Vanishing Landscapes with Todd Shapera

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join professional photographer Todd Shapera for his presentation, Vanishing Landscapes, which will feature endangered, remote regions from the Yangtze to the Yukon. He’ll also share photography close to home and far away - profiling Cuban farmers, conservation in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, and a four-season project in the Rockefeller Preserve. For adults.

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Wild Mushroom Walk

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Leon Shernoff, respected mycologist and the editor of Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming, as he shares his expertise on the role fungi play in our ecosystem on a walk to locate and identify wild mushrooms. For adults.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash Workshop (MaMA)

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) program provides constructive actions for each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, ranging from pre-invasion to when virtually all an area’s ash have been killed by this invasive beetle. In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to recognize EAB’s signs and mitigate damage, how to manage ash, how to participate in MaMA’s citizen-science projects for ash conservation, and how resistance breeding offers hope for ash’s future.

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Croton Climate Plan: Learning from the Bedford Experience

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Bedford 2020 leaders will share their experience as we think about how lessons learned can apply to Croton. The Bedford 2020 Coalition had a mission of organizing and leading a community effort to reduce Bedford’s greenhouse emissions 20% by 2020.

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Volunteer Fair

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Volunteers are an essential part of Teatown. Special events, teen internships, gardeners, guides, and stewards — there is a spot for you at Teatown. Find out what opportunities match your interests at our Volunteer Fair! For everyone.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Monarchs on the Move

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The monarch migration is on! Join in as we scout around Teatown’s gardens for monarchs and other butterflies as they say good-bye before cold weather sets in. For families.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

September 15 @ 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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Beneficial Bats

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Bats are one of the most maligned creatures in the natural world, often portrayed as evil blood-sucking critters. In reality, these amazing mammals play an important ecological role as pollinators and as nature’s pest control squad. We will discuss their special adaptations, dispel myths, and learn ways to conserve this vital species. For everyone.

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A Night in the Woods Gala

September 22 @ 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 Teatown PlantFest Committee, Pace University, IBM, Phelps Hospital Northwell Health, and New York Life Insurance Company.

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Geocaching for Beginners

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Searching for a fun, family-friendly way to exercise your mind and body? Try Geocaching! Grab your smartphone and join us to learn more about this modern-day treasure hunt. For everyone.

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Fairy Homes

September 29 @ 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 families.

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Gallery Reception: From the Schoolyard to the River Beach: A “Nature Girls” Art Exhibit with Strawtown Studio

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Inspiring for children and adults alike, this creative exhibition highlights the discoveries and art creations of the Nature Girls, through the seasons and over the years. The nature-art captured in this exhibit will further inspire the visitor to see the beauty of the Hudson Valley through a new artistic lens.

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Book Reading: Writing Nature with Larry Weaner

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Dr
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Larry Weaner is an icon in the world of ecological landscape design, and now his revolutionary approach is available to all gardeners. Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening’s counter-productive, time-consuming practices.

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At the Tideline

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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The Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow has a great beach for discovery. Join a Teatown educator on a scavenger hunt as the tide goes out to find shells, feathers, beach glass, and more. What wonders can be created from the items left behind? For Everyone.

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National Reptile Awareness Day

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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People either love reptiles or despise them! Let’s celebrate them by meeting a few of Teatown’s more exotic reptile ambassadors for a look into what makes reptiles so special and necessary in the natural world.
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Barred Owl

Nocturnal Animals

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Halloween is almost here – it’s time to learn about the animals that are out about at night! For families with children ages 5+.

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The Poet’s Flora

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Although the blooms of summer have long faded, wildflowers surround us with their beauty in our daily lives through poetry, drama, music, and paintings. Join Julie Woodward, a Wildflower Island guide and avid woodlands adventurer, as she brings us on a colorful and entertaining exploration of Teatown’s wildflowers in the arts. For adults.

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Feathered for Flight

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Imagine if you could fly by flapping your arms up and down! Sounds simple but it’s not! Feathers are amazing in their diversity—size, color, and function. Meet one of Teatown’s feathered ambassadors and learn how feathers make a bird! For everyone.

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The Facts on Climate Change

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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This presentation is a live in-person educational discussion of the essential facts we need to know to understand global warming and climate change, including the role humans play compared to nature, the current and future consequences and their projected timeline, viable clean energy options to fossil fuels, and finally, specific actions that we can take both as groups and individually to mitigate the damage and protect future generations.

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Seasonal Nature Art Workshop: From Green to Gold

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Strawtown artists and Teatown educators as we look closely at this in-between time of year.  We will explore nature outdoors, look for gold, silver, and other changes in color and texture of trees and plant skeletons. Then we’ll gather natural materials for art-making: twigs, leaves, seeds, nuts, and more.  Indoors we will work with a variety of sculptural materials, like wire, strings, and metallic embellishments to create a seasonal work to take home! For ages 5+.

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