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Teatown

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1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
https://www.teatown.org/venue/teatown/

Teatown Lake Reservation is a 1,000-acre nature preserve and education center. Teatown features 15 miles of trails (dogs on a leash please!), the primary lake and a number of smaller bodies of water, year-round programs for all ages, summer camp and other camp programs, rescued wildlife and much more.

Teatown is a world-class organization and we are extremely fortunate to have it in our community.

Teatown Lake Reservation

June 2017

Hike to Teatown Hill

June 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Teatown’s new Hilltop Trail climbs the highest point at Teatown for a great view of the Hudson Highlands. We’ll be on the lookout for hawks, and warblers, snakes and butterflies.

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Pollination Station

June 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Flowers are pollination stations! Just how does pollen get to where it has to go? What role do animals play in pollination? By dissecting a flower we’ll see what the buzz is about, and learn why protecting our native pollinators is vital.

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Invasive Forest Pest Workshop (for the public)

June 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Do you want to learn how to identify new forest pests invading our region? Do you want to learn long-term mitigation and management strategies for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid or Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)? Do you want to become involved in efforts to monitor pests, block pathways of introduction or locate EAB-resistant ash? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, you should come to the Invasive Forest Pest Workshop.

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Family Nature Adventures: Mighty Metamorphosis

June 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Grab a net and join in as we scoop for tadpoles and dragonfly nymphs in the pond. Then find out what mighty metamorphosis does to these creatures! For Families.

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July 2018

Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

July 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective. No pre-registration required.

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August 2018

Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

August 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
FREE

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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A Little Moth Magic

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
$8

Some of our region’s most spectacular moths can only be spotted with the help of a black light. Join Charlie Roberto at Teatown for some evening magic as he lights up the night and identifies these incredible insects. For everyone.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Insect Survey

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
$8

Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style!  Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, and stream stomps.  Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For the family.

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Raptor Roundup

August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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$8
Teatown Owl

A few new birds have joined Teatown's menagerie – go and meet Rosalie, an Eastern screech-owl, and their most recent addition, a young male turkey vulture named Ralph who may have some tricks to show off. For everyone. Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

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September 2018

Blacklighting for Moths

September 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Science Class Ossining

Spend an end of summer evening at Cliffdale Farm with Charlie Roberto to explore the world of moths and other night creatures. For everyone. Program takes place at Teatown’s Cliffdale Farm. For more information on how to get there, click here. Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

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The “Wildman” Returns! Foraging For Wild Edibles

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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$5 – $20
Mushrooms Search

America’s go-to guy for foraging, naturalist/author “Wildman” Steve Brill, will lead a 2.5 hour foraging tour sharing his skill and passion for wild edibles. Teatown is a rich natural area full of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms. The trails that encircle the lake guarantee an abundance of many common late summer herbs, greens, berries, and fungi. Please dress for the weather, with closed toed shoes. For everyone ages 12+. Read more about"The Wildman" Steve  on his website HERE Programs…

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
FREE

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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Pond Life

September 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
$8

There is a lot happening in Teatown Lake as fall approaches. Dragonflies dart and zoom, turtles come up to bask, and fish rise to the bait. The animals that you don’t see are just as interesting, so grab a net and get scooping! For everyone.

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Fairy Homes and Gnome Homes

September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
$8

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 the Family.

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October 2018

Fall Hike with School Superintendent Ray Sanchez

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Fall Hike Ossining

Ossining Schools Superintendent Raymond Sanchez announced plans for a guided public hike through the Teatown Lake Reservation on October 20th. The walk will start at 1o a.m., and is an all-ages walk open to everyone.

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November 2018

After the Turkey Hike

November 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

It’s time to hike off those extra pounds gained from the Thanksgiving feast. The Overlook Trail, one of Teatown’s more remote trails, will give us a good workout and some views too! Moderate hike with some steep sections. Wear hiking boots, bring water and a snack. For adults. Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register. Register  

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The Art and Craft of Bird Photography

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Rick Sammon Photography Class

Join Rick Sammon, a tireless, prolific, and inspirational image-maker and Teatown neighbor and friend, as he takes you around the world to share his favorite bird photographs and bird photography tips. Travel from Alaska to Antarctica and see how this pro captures his award-winning images. Visit with Rick before the event at www.ricksammon.com. For adults. Refreshments provided. Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to…

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December 2018

Nocturnal Animals at Teatown

December 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

As daylight hours dwindle and we move indoors, many animals are just getting busy. Come along to explore the fascinating and surprisingly active hour between day and night. For everyone.

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Zero Waste Gift Wrapping Holiday Hang Out

December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Find out how to make packaging part of the gift as we explore Japanese fabric wrapping and other beautiful low-waste wrapping techniques. Meet other community members interested in the zero waste initiative and stay for the zero waste pledge raffle. If you’ve taken the pledge, you could win one of three prizes: a Teatown reusable bag, two tickets to Eaglefest, or a Zero Waste Kit! Haven't taken the Zero Waste Pledge? Click here to learn more about Try It with Teatown and…

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Christmas Bird Count

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Celebrate nature this holiday season by helping Teatown educators in this important census to count wintering birds. The information gathered is compiled and sent to The National Audubon Society which uses the information to monitor trends in populations and other conservation issues that impact avian health. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars. For adults.

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January 2019

Animal Adventures: Do I Stay or Do I Go?

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Animal Adventures: Do I Stay or Do I Go?

How do animals survive the winter? Meet a few of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors who have found ways to beat the season’s cold weather. For families with children 5 years old and up. Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until noon the day before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.  

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Amazing Animals Senses

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Animal Senses teatown

What an amazing array of extraordinary senses animals have – the better to hear, see and smell with. Some of Teatown’s animal ambassadors will be used to demonstrate how efficient they are at what they do because of their sensory arsenal. For everyone. You can get tickets HERE Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until noon the day before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

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Teatown Volunteer Fair

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Volunteer at Teatown

Volunteers are an essential part of Teatown. Special events, teen internships, gardeners, and guides – there is a spot for you at Teatown. Find out what opportunities match your interests at our Volunteer Fair!

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February 2019

Animal Adventures: Who’s in the Woods?

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s hooting and hollering time in the woods! Find out what the racket is all about in this program featuring Teatown’s owls. For families with children 5 years old and up.

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Endangered at Teatown

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Endangered

What does it mean for a species to be endangered and how can we help them? Find out how scientists and policy-makers have brought wildlife back from the brink and learn what challenges still lie ahead. Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until noon the day before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

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Sugaring Sundays

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2019

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year!

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Volunteer Training: Amphibian Migrations & Road Crossings

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Volunteer Training: Amphibian Migrations & Road Crossings

On rainy nights on the cusp of spring, an amphibian’s natural clock sends out the alarm that it’s time to migrate to vernal pools and begin the breeding process. Volunteers are needed to help these amphibians across dangerous road crossings, and collect data for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Become a real citizen scientist as you learn amphibian identification and are provided guidance on data collection methods and safety measures. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6:30pm for light…

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March 2019

Sugaring Sundays

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2019

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year!

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The Tortoise and the Hare

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What’s the science behind the fable? Does the hare have a disadvantage? Does persistence have a place in nature? Meet a fleet footed rabbit and one determined tortoise as we explore the abilities of these two animals of legend! For everyone.

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Make Your Own Bee Hotel

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Make Your Own Bee Hotel

Brendon Scholl is a Teens and Teatown member and Ossining HS student whose Capstone project was to research native pollinators. Brendon found out native bee populations are in decline and that building bee hotels is one way to help these pollinators. As a conclusion to the project, Brendon will lead this program on making Bee Hotels out of re-purposed wood that participants will be able to bring home with them. A pamphlet containing information about how to help local bee…

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Sugaring Sundays

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2019

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year!

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Pancake Brunch at Teatown

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Pancake Brunch

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. Join Charlie Roberto for a free half-hour bird walk after you’ve had your fill of pancakes. SEATING TIMES: 8:30AM, 9:45AM, 11AM & 12:15PM. MEMBERS: $13 ADULTS /$7 CHILDREN UNDER 12 NON-MEMBERS: $18 ADULTS, $10 CHILDREN UNDER 12 To…

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Wildflower Island Guide Training

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Wildflower Island Guide Training

The special beauty of Teatown’s Wildflower Island is shared through enthusiastic volunteers. Start the spring with a journey to learn the wildflowers and the uniqueness of this Teatown jewel and begin training to become a Wildflower Island Guide. SIGN UP HERE Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until noon the day before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

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Animal Adventures: Vital Vultures

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Animal Adventures: Vital Vultures

Meet Ralph – turkey vulture extraordinaire – the newest addition to our flock who has a few tricks under his wing! For families with children 5 years old and up. REGISTER HERE Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until noon the day before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

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Looking at Nature the Haiku Way

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Looking at Nature the Haiku Way

Haiku poet, editor, and author Scott Mason reveals and demonstrates five distinct ways in which haiku poetry can help us relate to the natural world with ever greater attentiveness and appreciation. For adults. Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register. REGISTER HERE

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Spring Birds of Teatown

March 31 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spring Birds of Teatown

Spring Migration is in full swing at Teatown. Join Charlie Roberto as he searches out breeding warblers and other birds that will use the Teatown woods and meadows to raise their young. SIGN UP HERE Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until noon the day before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

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iMapInvasive

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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iMapInvasive

Do you know what’s lurking in your backyard? How can a phone app help fight the spread of invasive species? iMapInvasives is a collaborative database designed to collect and share information about invasive species. The information that is generated is used to map where these invasive species are and how scientists can effectively contend with them. Citizen Scientists (that’s you!) are an essential part of this puzzle – making a difference with just a couple of clicks! Please join Teatown…

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April 2019

Community Invasive Removal Day

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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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General Interest Meeting: Forest Pest Monitoring

April 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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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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

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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May 2019

Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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: Free Admission

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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 Planting Day

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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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Community Invasive Removal Day

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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

May 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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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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

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 Guide Training

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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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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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June 2019

The Wildman Cometh Again!

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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

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

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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Hope on the Hudson 2

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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

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

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

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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July 2019

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

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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August 2019

Summer Saturday Adventures at Teatown: Frog Hoppiness

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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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September 2019

Lake Management Lecture Series: Riparian Restoration

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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 At Teatown

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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 At Teatown

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

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

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

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

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

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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October 2019

Matthew Potel Foundation Fundraising Hike and Party

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Mattew Potel Hike at Teatown

Come learn all about what this incredible foundation has done with the Matthew Potel Bear Cubs program, scholarship, and their plans for the future of the organization.

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Fall Hike at Teatown with Superintendent Sanchez

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Ossining Schools Fall Hike

Join Superintendent Raymond Sanchez on a guided hike at Teatown. Everybody welcome

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Gallery Reception: From the Schoolyard to the River Beach: A “Nature Girls” Art Exhibit with Strawtown Studio

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Inspiring for children and adults alike, this creative exhibition highlights the discoveries and art creations of the Nature Girls, through the seasons and over the years. The nature-art captured in this exhibit will further inspire the visitor to see the beauty of the Hudson Valley through a new artistic lens.

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Nocturnal Animals for Halloween

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Halloween is almost here – it’s time to learn about the animals that are out about at night! For families with children ages 5+.

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November 2019

The Poet’s Flora

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Although the blooms of summer have long faded, wildflowers surround us with their beauty in our daily lives through poetry, drama, music, and paintings. Join Julie Woodward, a Wildflower Island guide and avid woodlands adventurer, as she brings us on a colorful and entertaining exploration of Teatown’s wildflowers in the arts. For adults.

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Navigating with a Map and Compass

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

You are hiking in unfamiliar territory, relying on your phone to guide you, and whoops!  There is no signal!  Knowing how to read a map and navigate through the woods using a compass is a skill everyone who hikes should learn. For adults.

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Feathered for Flight

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

Imagine if you could fly by flapping your arms up and down! Sounds simple but it’s not! Feathers are amazing in their diversity—size, color, and function. Meet one of Teatown’s feathered ambassadors and learn how feathers make a bird! For everyone.

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Animal Defenses

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States

How do animals protect themselves from predators and humans?  Meet animals that use camouflage, defensive behaviors and more. Families with children 5 years old and up.

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Seasonal Nature Art Workshop: From Green to Gold

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Seasonal Nature Art Workshop: From Green to Gold

As the natural world says goodbye to the colors of summer, what other colors and forms are revealed? Join Strawtown Studio and Teatown educators as we look closely at this in-between time of year. We will explore nature outdoors, look for gold, silver, and other changes in color and texture of trees and plant skeletons. Then we’ll gather natural materials for art-making: twigs, leaves, seeds, nuts, and more. Indoors we will work with a variety of sculptural materials, like wire,…

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