Scientist at Work, will take place on Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Attendees can expect to assist Travis Brady, the curator of Living Collections, as he performs “wacky” experiments and teaches audiences about the wonders of science. Members gain entry to the event for $2. Non-members will be charged $8.
Songs in Motion, will take place on Saturday, August 13, at 10 a.m. Event goers are invited to experience an interactive music show with award-winning songwriter and guitarist Paul Helou. A outdoor event, attendees will be given the chance to clap along, use percussion instruments and act out characters and animals to the musical accompaniment. The event is recommended for children ages 2 to 8-years-old. Members will be charged $3. Non-members will be charged $8.
Feeding Fun, will take place on Sunday, August 14, at 2 p.m. Attendees are invited to visit the center’s resident animals as they much, gobble, slurp and chomp. This event it perfect for all ages, and is free with museum admissions.
Bold, Beautiful, Breathtaking Butterflies, will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2 p.m. The center invites attendees to tour the life of a butterfly. Brittany Burgio, assistant curator of Living Collections, will be guiding the tour. Attendees are invited to stay after and make their own butterfly craft. The event is recommended for children 8-years-old and younger. Members will be charged $2 for entry. Non-members will be charged $6.
Mushroom Walk, will be held Saturday, on August 27, at 9:30 a.m. Attendees are invited to join members of COMA (CT-Westchester Mycological Association) for a mushroom walk through woodland trails. The event is free. The walk will be followed by a communal lunch and a mushroom identification session.
All program fees include admission to indoor exhibits and the center’s Animal Museum. Because space is limited, pre-payment is required. The center strongly advices attendees to arrive early or on time. Admittance will close 15 minutes after the start of the program.
Now through September 30, the indoor exhibit Walk Among Live Butterflies will be open to the public. Attendees can expect to see Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Swallowtails flying freely in the center’s greenhouse. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the life cycle of butterflies. Sponsored in part by Central Animal Hospital, Cablevision and Westchester County Parks, the exhibit is appropriate for all ages, and free with museum admission.
The center will be holding its third annual StoryWalk through September 30. Attendees will have the opportunity to read while they walk. Signage will lead walks along the woodland trail. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen, the event is free and recommended for children 8-years-old and younger.
ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2011:
The center will be hosting its annual Natural History Exhibit, The Way of Water. Open through October 2, the exhibit will show the watershed systems in Westchester County. Sponsored in part by Houlihan-Lawrence and Westchester County Parks, the exhibit gives special focus to the water of the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support. Attendees will learn about environmental challenges these bodies of water face, along with some simple ways to protect them. Appropriate for all ages, the exhibit is free with museum admission.
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. It features indoor exhibits that include a live animal museum with more than 100 specimens, and greenhouse with botanical exhibits and a gift shop.
The Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale. Parking is free. Handicapped parking is available. The Center’s grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk, throughout the year. The Center’s indoor exhibits are open Monday to Thursday, from 9:30-4:30 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday, 10-4:30 p.m. For more information, please go to greenburghnaturecenter.org or call 914-723-3470.
Source: Greenburgh Nature Center