AUGUST WEEKDAY CLASSES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
There are no weekday classes for young children during the month of August.
AUGUST 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.
AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28
AUGUST EVENING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS:
There is not an adult evening program during the month of August.
AUGUST EVENING PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE:
2012 OPEN AIR FAMILY MUSIC SERIES: AUSTRALIAN DIDGERIDOO-JAZZ NIGHT
THURSDAY AUGUST 9, 6:30-9PM
Spend a summer evening at the Nature Center enjoying music that is perfect for the whole family. The concert, featuring The Didge Project, is unique and the evening provides 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.
AUGUST 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.
Sat, AUG 4, 2PM — MEET THE ANIMALS — Come visit with some of the Nature Center’s live animals. Our naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up close and even hands-on! What wild fun will you have today? Members $5, Non-Members $8 ($25 for family)
SUN, AUG 11, 2pm – BOLD, BEAUTIFUL, BREATHTAKING BUTTERFLIES – From chrysalis to butterfly, come learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to our world. Join a Nature Center naturalist amid the live butterflies in our flight house, for a tour through the life of a butterfly. Stay and make your own beautiful butterfly craft! Recommended for children 8 and younger. Members $5, Non-Members $8 ($25 for family)
Sat, AUG 18, 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).
SAT, AUG 18, 5:30Pm - sun, AUG 19, 8:30AM — MEMBER’S ONLY FAMILY CAMPOUT #2 — 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, AUG 26, 2:00pm – FLIGHTS OF FANCY – Butterflies seem to delight everyone. Come walk among the butterflies in our newly designed Butterfly Exhibit and have an informal chat with a Nature Center naturalist, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about these “flying flowers." FREE with Museum admission.
Through September 30
Join us for our 4th annual StoryWalk and see how much fun it is to read while you walk. Signage will lead you along our woodland trail, and you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy the wonderful children’s storybook entitled Box Turtle at Silver Pond Lane by Susan Korman along the way. You may even see a box turtle as there are many living on our property and they lay their eggs in our orchard area every year. California Pizza Kitchen bookmarks (good for one free kid's meal), activity sheets and raffle entries for a CPK $20 gift certificate are available inside the Manor House at reception. Recommended for children aged 8 and younger. FREE. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen.
Through September 2
WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES
Butterflies are at the Nature Center! When you step into our new structure, adjacent to ouor 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 the 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, Sprain Brook Nursery, Westchester Greenhouses, WFAS Radio, Whole Foods Market (White Plains and Yonkers), Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, Town of Greenburgh, and Westchester County Parks.
Through September 30
ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2012
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 a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, a pond, gardens, and outdoor animal exhibits, including a birds of prey aviary. Our indoor exhibits include a live animal museum with over 100 specimens, exhibit areas focusing on nature and the environment, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits, and a gift shop.
The mission of the Greenburgh Nature Center is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, to foster an appreciation of nature, and to promote sustainable practices.
The Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale, NY. Parking is free, and handicapped parking is available. The Nature Center’s grounds are open daily dawn to dusk throughout the year. The Center’s indoor exhibits are open daily except Fridays and a few holidays, 9:30AM - 4:30PM on weekdays and 10AM - 4:30PM on weekends. For more information, visit our website at www.greenburghnaturecenter.org or call 914-723-3470.