Tag Archives: Nature/Environment

Flora and Fauna Discovery Walk at Morris Jumel Mansion

Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen Waltuch and NYC Naturalist Ivan Kuraev for a morning of exploration in our favorite park. Roger Morris Park, while only 1.8 acres, is full of many fascinating native and introduced species of plants and animals. August is also the beginning of Fall migration, so we hope to spot many traveling birds on their trips southward. Bring your binoculars! $10 suggested donation to Morris-Jumel Mansion per person. Advanced registration strongly suggested. For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org

Wildlife Superheroes Series (A Summer Reading Program) Inwood NYPL

Have you ever wondered why some of our most popular superheroes are often named after animals? Spiderman, Batman, and Aquaman all share traits with their particular animal namesake whether it be great strength, great stealth, or the ability to live underwater. Weekly visits by a New Canaan Nature Center naturalist will give participants an up close look at several creatures with an array of “super” qualities that makes each a “wildlife superhero” in its own right. Come discover the story behind each as we discover their amazing abilities via live-animal visits, animal artifacts, and interactive activities. Recommended for audiences aged 5 and older. Maximum to 25 participants only.

Fort Tryon Kids: Nature in Disguise

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust and experts from the Alley Pond Environmental Center for this FREE nature program! Together we will learn about nature in disguise. From everyday objects to invisible animals we will find all the ways that nature hides in plain sight in NYC. Come join us as we meet and touch live animals, and learn about what makes them unique. Be prepared to go on an adventure, hunting for nature tidbits along the paths of Fort Tryon Park!

  • Ages 6 and up. Maximum 30 participants.
  • Please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register. Crafts are included for the first 30 children with confirmed registration.
  • Bug spray, sunscreen, and close-toed shoes are recommended.

Wildlife Superheroes Series (A Summer Reading Program) Inwood NYPL

Have you ever wondered why some of our most popular superheroes are often named after animals? Spiderman, Batman, and Aquaman all share traits with their particular animal namesake whether it be great strength, great stealth, or the ability to live underwater. Weekly visits by a New Canaan Nature Center naturalist will give participants an up close look at several creatures with an array of “super” qualities that makes each a “wildlife superhero” in its own right. Come discover the story behind each as we discover their amazing abilities via live-animal visits, animal artifacts, and interactive activities. Recommended for audiences aged 5 and older. Maximum to 25 participants only.