Upcoming Events At Greenburgh Nature Center
Scarsdale, NY - The Greenburgh Nature Center has announced its weekday and weekend programs and events for the month of July 2012.JULY WEEKDAY CLASSES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Children and parents or caregivers come for an hour of nature fun. Dress for outdoor activity. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program.
NO PRE-REGISTRATION OR PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED.
NATURE BUGS (2-5 years old)
Meet a museum animal, hear a story and do a craft or nature game.
JULY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Members: $5 adult; $4 child
Non-members: $9 adult; $7 child
CRITTERS, CRAFTS AND KIDS (18 months-5 years old)
Enjoy wonderful summer days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals and stories.
JULY 11, 18, 25
Members: $5 adult; $4 child
Non-members: $9 adult; $7 child
JULY WEEKDAY MORNING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS:
Slip on your sneakers and join our Trailwalker's Club! Trailwalkers aims to get adults of all ages outdoors for brief 20-30 minute morning walks in the woods. Walks held every Tuesday morning, weather permitting, from 8-8:30am. Just show up in front of the Manor House at 8am to check in, make new friends and start the day with fresh air and exercise.
JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
JULY EVENING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS:
The following program is hosted by the Greenburgh Nature Center in partnership with either The Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group or the Town of Greenburgh’s Conservation Advisory Council (CAC). The program is designed for adults and high school students.
WED, JULY 11, 7PM HIKE / 8PM REFRESHMENTS — MAGIC, MEDICINE, FOOD AND FOLKLORE: SPECIAL BOTANICALS OF THE GREENBURGH NATURE CENTER — The Greenburgh Nature Center is home not just to animals, but to plants with some pretty amazing stories to tell. Come for a walk on a summer evening with Naturalist Dean Fausel, Anne Jaffe Holmes, and botanical folklorist Carl Granholm who will introduce you to the medicine and magic of witch hazel, greenbriar, konjac, bitter oyster, and other botanicals you will be glad to know. Rain or shine, wear hiking shoes and dress for the weather. Walk to begin at 7:00 pm, followed by refreshments and discussion. This program will be held at the Nature Center in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group. FREE
JULY EVENING PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE:
2012 OPEN AIR FAMILY MUSIC SERIES: MUSIC FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
THURSDAYS, JULY 12, 26 and AUGUST 9, 6:30-9PM
Spend three summer evenings at the Nature Center enjoying music that is perfect for the whole family. Each concert will be unique and have a different sound—from acoustic jug-band music to traditional Irish folk and from classic up-tempo New Orleans soul to meditative jazz and world music. Each evening will provide an opportunity to walk the Nature Center’s woodland trails, meet some of the Center’s most popular animals, enjoy a picnic dinner, or just sit back on the Center’s lovely Great Lawn and enjoy the music. Register online or at the event. Fee per program: Members-$6, Non-members-$8, children 2 to 12 years-$4, children under 2 years free. 20% savings if you purchase tickets for all three evenings.
JULY WEEKEND PROGRAMS
All programs are per person and include admission to indoor exhibits and Animal Museum. Space is limited; pre-payment required for some events. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program. NOTE: Center is closed Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day).
Sat, JULY 7, 10:30am — PUPPET SHOW: BUTTERFLY — Come along with Jilly Puppets and experience the magical world of butterflies. We'll move, hum and dance along with fanciful puppets and lots of imaginative play! Recommended for ages 2-7. Jilly’s past shows have sold out—advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested. Members $5, Non-Members $8 ($25 for family).
SUN, july 8, 11Am — BARN TO YARN WOOL PROGRAM — It's all about twist! Join handspinner and textile artist, Anna Upston, (www.maupston.com) to learn about turning wool and other fibers into yarn. Ms. Upston will discuss fibers from plant, animal and recycled sources as well as demonstrate yarn creation on a spinning wheel and with a drop spindle. This is a kid friendly demonstration, with many fun fibers to explore and touch. A variety of beautiful handspun yarns and fiber-related gifts will be on display and available to purchase. Stick around and watch the sheep have a snack. Fun for the entire family! Members $5, Non-Members $8 ($25 for family).
SUN, JULY 15, 1pm — STORY WALK — Join us for our 4th Annual Story Walk. Naturalist John Mancuso leads you along our woodland trail to enjoy a favorite children’s storybook entitled Box Turtle at Silver Pond Lane by Susan Korman. You may even see a box turtle as we have many living on our property and they lay their eggs in our orchard area every year. California Pizza Kitchen will be on hand with favorite foods and drinks to sample, bookmarks good for one free kid's meal, activity sheets and a raffle for a CPK $20 gift certificate. Recommended for children age 8 and younger. Free. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen.
SAT, JULY 21, 5:30Pm - sun, JULY 22, 8:30AM — MEMBER’S ONLY FAMILY CAMPOUT #1 — Enjoy a night of nature on the grounds of the Nature Center. You supply the tent and sleeping bag, we’ll supply the nature. Join us for an informal barbecue and then explore our moonlit trails with a naturalist in search of owls and other night creatures. Cap off the evening with S’mores by the fire. Limited to 20 families. Reservations required. First come, first served. Each tent must include a minimum of one adult. Fee $25 per person. Members only.
SUN, JULY 22, 9:30AM — MUSHROOM WALK — Join members of COMA (CT-Westchester Mycological Association, www.comafungi.org) for a mushroom walk through our woodland trails. Walk followed by a communal lunch and a mushroom identification session. Free
SAT, JULY 28, 2Pm — GOAT STROLL — Come meet our goats and help take them for a stroll around the Center. Join a Nature Center naturalist for an informative nature walk through our trails and see what catches the goats’ attention. Members $5, Non-Members$8 ($25 for family).
Through September 2
WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES
Butterflies are at the Nature Center! When you step into our greenhouse, in addition to colorful and fragrant flowering plants, you are greeted by native butterflies.
Flying freely among the greenery, you can see Monarchs, Painted Ladies and Swallowtails fluttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar. You may even observe them resting in a shady spot to cool off or see them sipping water from a puddle.
While enjoying the beauty of these delicate creatures, you have an opportunity to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg and caterpillar stages, to chrysalis and butterfly. You can also discover the unique relationship between specific plants and butterflies.
Exhibit appropriate for all ages. FREE with Museum admission. Sponsored in part by Central Animal Hospital, Geraldine Stutz Trust, Inc., ShopRite, WFAS, Whole Foods Market and Westchester County Parks.
ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2012
Through September 30
A Look Into The Amazing Story Underfoot
Dirt is everywhere - there is no getting away from it – nor should you want to! Mankind cannot survive without dirt. It literally supports us all. The dirt we are referring to is better known as soil. This soil is the foundation of life, a vital component of our natural environment. It is the starting (and ending) point for almost everything we find in our environment and use in our daily lives. This exciting and interactive exhibit is an introduction to the astonishing world of dirt – a world that should not be feared or ignored, but rather explored, respected and nurtured. Come dig your hands in and discover the secret world that lies beneath us all. Sponsored in part by Houlihan Lawrence (Scarsdale), WFAS and Westchester County Parks. Included with Museum admission – FREE for Members.
The Greenburgh Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale, NY. For more information, visit www.greenburghnaturecenter.org or call 914-723-3470.
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