Education

New York City's parks are a natural classroom. Enjoy this opportunity to learn through free and hands-on lectures on nature, history, gardening, and much more.

Education Events

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Jan17

Nature Craft: Impressions in Clay

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to make an all-natural homage to the different textures you can find on a walk in the woods.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan17

Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking

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

1:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.
Free!

Jan17

How Plants Survive in Winter

at Virtual/Online Workshop

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join author and naturalist, Leslie Day, as she leads a Zoom workshop on how the plants of Fort Tryon Park survive the colder months.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, January 18, 2021

Jan18

MLK Day of Service: Seton Falls Park Forest Restoration

at Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Please note: registration has ended for this event.
Free!

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Jan18

MLK Day of Service: Harlem Street Tree Care

at East HarlemManhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Please note: registration has ended for this event.
Free!

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Jan23

Sounds of Nature

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in discovering music in nature by using natural materials and exploring the sounds inside the park.
Free!

Jan23

Sunset Hike

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
As the sun hangs low over on the horizon, the park morphs into a magical realm. Witness the wonder of sunset with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Jan24

Con Edison's Family Science Night (Virtual)

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
These science experiments and activities are perfect for an evening of family fun and learning together.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan24

Historic New York: Isham Park

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come join the Urban Park Rangers to explore the Inwood nature, geology, and history of Isham Park.
Free!

Jan24

Seal Watch

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in Long Island Sound. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.
Free!

Jan24

Sunset Hike

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

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
As the sun hangs low over on the horizon, the park morphs into a magical realm. Witness the wonder of sunset with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Jan26

Crop Planning 101

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to map out more than one season of bountiful harvests using planting calendars, knowledge of plant families, plant spacing charts, and more.
Free!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Jan28

STEAM Workshop: Coding Club Beginner

at Virtual/Online Workshop

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Take the first steps towards reading and writing code with the Coding Club! We will use Scratch to learn about the basics of algorithms and programming. It’s a lot simpler than you might think!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, January 29, 2021

Jan29

Riverdale Park Forest Restoration

at Spaulding Lane Parking Lot (in Riverdale Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Free!

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Jan30

Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Jan30

Ecology Park Winter ID Tour

at Ecology Park

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Participants will learn how to identify native and invasive trees within the 14 plant communities in this park’s boundaries.
Free!

Jan30

Historic New York: Central Park

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This program will focus on the history behind New York City's most iconic urban space: Central Park.
Free!

Jan30

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

at Tiffany Street and Viele Avenue (in Barretto Point Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn to use creativity and ingenuity to build a fire and keep it going.
Free!

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Jan31

Fort Tryon Rocks! Geology Hike

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The island of Manhattan is built on three strata know as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Join our Urban Park Rangers on this hike and find out why Manhattan rocks!
Free!

Jan31

Nature Exploration: Cass Gallagher Trail

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
View the forest from the perspective of a naturalist as you walk with the Urban Park Rangers along the 1.4-mile nature trail named in honor of longtime Bronx resident and naturalist Cass Gallagher.
Free!

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