January 2, 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We look forward to another year of engaging people with nature!
Photo taken by Elissa Schilmeister, Environmental Educator, at our Holi-Daze Mini Camp.
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562
Nature Center hours:
Trails are open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk.
Teatown Lake Reservation’s
mission is to conserve open
space and to educate and
involve the regional community
in order to sustain the diversity
of wildlife, plants and habitats
for future generations.
Your donation can make
an immediate impact to help
conserve and protect the
diversity of wildlife, plants
today and into the future.
In Teatown’s Gallery
Recent Works by
Inez Andrucyk has exhibited at
The Hudson River Museum,
The Jacob Burns Film Center,
The Katonah Museum, The Arts Exchange, various galleries, colleges and universities, and was a guest speaker at The National Museum in Malta and Rutgers University. Murals are located in New York City (featured on Channel 11 News) and Port Chester, NY.
Photos of her work have been featured in The New York Times, and in “Crimes of the Beats and Unbearables.” Her Community Mural was listed in “On the Wall: Community Murals” by Janet Braun-Reinitz and Jane Weissman.
Inez enjoys teaching art to adults, children, youth and at risk populations. Her long term teaching position is at Silvermine Arts Center.
All photographs are for sale, and all proceeds will be donated to Teatown Lake Reservation.
Animal Adventures: Musky Mustelids
Saturday, January 4, 11:00am- 12:00pm
Meet a few of Teatown’s ambassador animals in this program featuring odiferous animals. Families with children 4 & over. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
First Hike of the New Year
Sunday, January 5, 1:00- 2:30pm
Kick off the New Year with a hearty hike in the frosty air. We’ll hike up into Hidden Valley looking for winter wildlife. On our return we’ll toast the New Year with a hot drink. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footgear for the trail conditions. All welcome. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
All programs require pre-registration
To register call 914-762-2912 x 110
unless otherwise noted.
Click for more info on Teatown’s upcoming programs.
Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFestsm
General Admission Tickets Now Available!
Click here to purchase general admission tickets.
To purchase bus tour tickets, call 914-762-2912 x 110.
For more information, click here.
Tuesdays, January 28 – March 25, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Come on girls get your nature on! Led by Elissa Schilmeister, girls will hike and explore natural habitats, engage in team-building activities, conduct mini-experiments and scientific investigations. *No program February 18. Girls ages 10- 14.
For more information, click here.
Little Tree Huggers: Wonderful Winter
Tuesdays, January 28 – March 11, 10:00- 11:15am
This class for 2- 3 year olds is packed with age-appropriate outdoor explorations, stories and activities. *No program February 18. Must be accompanied by parent or caregiver.
For more information,click here.
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Farewell to Jove
Our beloved little kestrel, Jove, passed away earlier last week. He had a beak handicap which meant that he would never survive in the wild. So he came to Teatown and spent the last 6 years educating the public about raptors, falcons, and especially, the right steps to take when encountering baby birds to prevent imprinting. He helped give those birds the chance he would never have – a wild life.
Jove had more character and personality packed into that tiny body of his than you could imagine. I am certain that at some point he landed on every handler’s head in his enclosure. He loved to fly to his dish and be hand fed his minced mouse tartar, making him one of the easiest birds to work with. And, “working” did not phase him – he was comfortable with his audiences, allowing countless people a chance to glimpse a beautiful falcon up very close and personal. He both wow’d and charmed his audiences time and again. He even had his five minutes of fame, starring in the opening scene of the locally filmed movie “A Birder’s Guide to Everything.”
Jove has earned a special place in my heart, and I can honestly say that he will probably be one of the best raptor ambassadors that I’ll ever work with. I know those of you who will miss him most – miss him rousing on your glove, bobbing his head and tail. I think we can all be proud of our little friend’s legacy. He touched many lives and helped instill compassion and respect for wildlife and their local habitats.
-Written by Erin Baker, Teatown’s Animal Care Supervisor & Environmental Educator.
“From Garbage to Black GOLD: Realizing the Value of Food Waste”
January 24, 2014, 8:30 am-10:30am
Greenburgh Public Library
the next Conversations on Conservation.
“From Garbage to Black GOLD:
Realizing the Value of Food Waste”
Moderator: Braeden Cohen, Composting/Sustainability Specialist and educator at the Greenburgh Nature Center will be discussing the scope and expense of the food waste problem in Westchester; composting as a profitable solution to food waste; basic mechanics of composting food along with yard organics.
Jean Bonhotal of the Cornell Waste Management Institute and the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, will be speaking on the economics of food waste composting and case studies of food waste composting operations in New York State.
Terry Laibach, Recycling Specialist at NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Region III will talk about the New York State DEC requirements for food waste composting in New York and examples of food waste composting facilities currently in operation or in planning stages in New York State.
Sarah Groat, Manager of Soil, Recycling, and Compost Operations at Stone Barns Center For Food and Agriculture will present on how Stone Barns turns Garbage To Gold as part of both their mission and business operations.
Who Should Attend: Municipal officials, DPW officials, school facility managers, grocery store associations, restaurateurs, homeowners, the agricultural community, gardening enthusiasts, organizations that have high food waste disposal costs and those concerned about waste.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the program begins at 8:45 a.m.
This is a FREE program, and all are welcome to join.