Climate Change: Impacts on Our Region
Wednesday, January 11th
J.D. Lewis, a biology professor at Fordham, will present a global perspective on climate change and his research of its effects on human migration patterns. Angelica Patterson, Ph.D. candidate at Columbia presents her research, conducted at Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, NY, on tree physiological responses to changes in temperature. The presenters will share proposed solutions and the group will discuss actions our communities are taking. Co-sponsored by the Lower Hudson Sierra Club.
Sunday and Monday January 8th & 9th, January 15th & 16th
10:00am – 11:00am
Whether you’re a beginner birder or a budding ornithologist, we’ve got you covered in this new program for nature and bird lovers. Join a Nature Center naturalist for morning bird watching as we gather data for Project FeederWatch and brush up on local bird identification. Free! For ages 7+.
Monday, January 16th
Lunchtime for our animals! Come see what’s on the menu and learn how we keep our critters healthy. Free for members, $8/person for non-members
Saturday and Sunday January 8th & 9th, January 15th & 16th
10:00am – 11:00am
Join us on our community path for environmental education! This is a guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially-trained “Trail Ninja” volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife, and seasonal changes. The focus of each walk varies. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. Free! All ages.
Mother Nature’s Storytime (Ages 2 to 4)
Wednesdays (6-week session)
January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th. February 1st, 8th
10:00am – 11:00 am
Children, along with a parent or caregiver, will enjoy winter days at the Nature Center with nature-themed stories, nature walks, live animals, and/or crafts. Dress for outdoor activity. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Class size of 12. Pre-registration is required. No refunds.
WeePaint (Ages 2 to 4)
Fridays (8-week session)
January 6th, 20th, 27th. February 3rd, 10th, 17th. March 10th, 17th
10:30am – 11:15am
Children, with a parent or caregiver, explore new art materials, experience new textures, learn to be creative in a group setting, and socialize with other children. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
*Membership is required to register for this program. Memberships help support our educational programs and live animal museum.
Maple Sugaring Party
Sunday, March 5th
11:00am – 3:00pm
Register early to save!