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1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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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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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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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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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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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

May 19 @ 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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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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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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Bioblitz

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Help Teatown find out what’s living in our preserve! Following a quick presentation on local ecology, we will take a short hike to our BioBlitz location and begin recording every species of plant and animal we can find. Come prepared to be outside and stay as long as you’d like. For everyone.

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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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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

June 9 @ 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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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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Community Invasive Removal Day

June 15 @ 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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Forest Pest Monitoring

June 15 @ 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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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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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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