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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 166 events
from January 23, 2017 to August 26, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Feb 5

Nature Talk: On the Trail of Urban Coyotes

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Find out how camera traps and DNA from “scat” (aka poop) allow scientists to observe and track wildlife without ever touching or disturbing the animals.
Category: Nature, Talks
Free!

Feb 5

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Feb 5

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Feb 5

Owl Pellet Dissection

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Owls swallow their prey whole. Drop in for this exploratory workshop, and discover the origins of the owl’s diet.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 5

Coyote Info Station

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Environmental Educators explain the history of coyotes in New York City and suggest tips for living peacefully with these wild neighbors.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 5

Seal Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Feb 5

Heather Garden Tour: Caring for the Heather Garden with Horticulturist John Kelly

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Gardener John Kelly will lead you through each season's tasks and how he and the crew ensure the garden remains beautiful and well cared for year-round.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Feb 5

Fire Making Skills

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Feb 5

Shelter Building

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Feb 5

Nature Presentation: Owls - Raptors of the Night

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids

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