mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.
Nature Center hours:
9 am – 5 pm daily
Trails are open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk.
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Upcoming Events and Workshops:
Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 20
8 am – 9:30 am
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 National Audubon which uses the information to monitor trends in populations and other conservation issues that impact avian health. Free. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and wear hiking boots.
Whoo Loves Winter?
Saturday, December 27
10 am – 11:30 am
Now is the time when great-horned owls begin to pair up and call for their mates. By mid-winter the females are sitting on eggs with snow falling on their heads. Come learn about these nocturnal winter-loving top predators, and meet one of Teatown’s great-horned owls.
Last Hike of the Year
Sunday, December 28
10 am – 11:30 am
Let’s see out the old year and welcome in the new with an invigorating hike up Teatown Hill. Dress for the weather and wear hiking boots. This hike is intended for adults only.
In the Nature Center Gallery:
Ceramic Plates & Sculpture
by Barbara Krohn
On exhibit December 2014
Ms. Krohn and her family have long standing connections to Teatown and we are very pleased to be hosting an exhibit of her recent works.
Teatown is proud to launch Experience! Nature an after-school enrichment program for Sleepy Hollow Middle School students focused on place-based learning at Peabody Preserve (a recently opened 39-acre, outdoor classroom owned by the school district and located in Sleepy Hollow). Our partners in this program include the Tarrytown Union Free School District, the Jacob Burns Film Center, Family Services of Westchester and the Friends of Peabody Preserve.
Experience! Nature is a journey of exploration and discovery, engaging students’ natural curiosity and awakening their innate ability to connect to the world around them. Teatown educators will serve as mentors and teachers, guiding students to learn about the natural world and the environmental impacts they make where they live, while gaining insight about themselves and their relationships with their peers.
Media partner JBFC will collaborate with Teatown’s educators and students to produce a dual-language, digital field guide to the Peabody Preserve. The field guide will be easily accessible as a resource for the entire community. Regular field trips in all seasons, led by Teatown to the Preserve will enable students to connect with nature, learn ecological concepts improving their ecological literacy as well as their English language skills.
December 29, 30, 31
The holidays are coming: when school is out and nature is in! Come for a day, or two or more of fun in the outdoors. There will be hiking, crafts, and enough adventure to keep your child busy and active throughout the holiday season.