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National Moth Night: Into the Woods!

Stay up late on Saturday, July 25 and celebrate National Moth Week! For the second year, the Staten Island Museum is collaborating with NYC Parks and Deep Tanks Butoh. Featured activities include: Museum moth specimens, microscopes, cool-pops, a night hike, contemporary dancers, and the dark beauty of the Greenbelt. Donation of $(6) per adult/ children under 12 free. Registration: statenislandmuseum.org All ages and interests are welcome to bring flashlights, cameras, a container and notebook. To learn more visit: nationalmothweek.org

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Summer Camp 2015

There is a wonderful summertime experience awaiting children right in our great outdoors! The Greenbelt Summer Day Camp is an exciting, educational, hands-on summer camp experience for children who love nature. Six different one week sessions are offered, beginning in July on a Monday-through-Thursday schedule.

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The Carousel for All Children: Now open seven days a week for July and August!

The Carousel For All Children is the splendid result of a collaboration between the Greenbelt Conservancy and NCY Parks. The office of the Staten Island Borough President provided capital funding for the carousel. The carousel was designed and built between 1997 and 1999 in Mansfield, Ohio by Carousel Works. According to the artisans, the carousel in Willowbrook Park is the largest and fanciest one they’ve created.

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Understory: Summer Bulletin

The term “understory” refers to the vegetation that grows beneath the main canopy of a forest. Here, we use the term for our seasonal bulletin, which is designed to share information about what’s happening throughout the Greenbelt’s parks, open space and trail system as well as at our facilities. Take a look, and then come visit us for a great summer adventure!

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Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on volunteers to help keep the Greenbelt beautiful and forever green. Volunteering here is not only a great way to get involved in your community, it’s a great way to get to know one of New York City’s largest and most beautiful parks.   As you might expect, many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trails system and in natural areas.  Volunteers are also a key component at special events such as our seasonal trail races and forest restoration clinics.

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Visit the Nature Center

The centrally-located Greenbelt Nature Center is a hub for a wide range of Greenbelt activities and programs. Here you may view the Richmond County Savings Foundation exhibits to learn about Greenbelt history, geography, flora and fauna, and current happenings. “Into the Outdoors” public programs includes a range of programs including art workshops, author lectures, performances, […]

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Nature’s Calendar

Here is a sampling of what takes place in the Greenbelt throughout the year. Come for a visit to be part of these wondrous activities. Each month offers distinctive and special happenings. And when the full moon hangs over the Greenbelt, all’s right with the world. East coast Native Indians gave names to each full moon, which we have listed. Learn more...

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