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1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pancake Brunch

March 21, 2020 @ 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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