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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 31–40 out of 309 events
from February 13, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feb 16

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Feb 17

Kids Week Bronx: Nature Hike

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Queens: Native Americans

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover the culture and history of the true "native" New Yorker through fun games and activities.
Category: Nature, Games, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Manhattan: Become a Conservation Ranger

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in…
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 17

The Pen and the Trowel: A Horticultural Lecture by Marta McDowell

at NY School of Interior Design, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Garden writer Marta McDowell will explore the writing-gardening connection in their gardens and her own.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18

Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: NYC Compost Project - I Heart Worms for Families

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break

Best For
Kids

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