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The Urban Park Rangers connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation.

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For over 30 years the Urban Park Rangers have helped New Yorkers of all ages to discover the great outdoors, uncovering the natural wonders that exist right here in their own backyard.

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With a NYC Park Ranger as your ambassador to the natural world, you can experience the marvels of an urban ecosystem. NYC Park Rangers welcome school children and their teachers through The Natural Classroom, high school students through the Ranger Conservation Corps, families and adults through Weekend Adventures, and groups looking for team building opportunities through the Adventure Course and Custom Adventures.

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NYC Park Rangers serve all levels of interest from the novice to the seasoned nature lover. No matter which activity you choose, the Urban Park Rangers will help you get in touch with the Big Apple’s wild side. Adventure, discovery, and the natural world are just blocks away.

 

Source: Urban Park Rangers : NYC Parks 

Friday, May 11, 2018

MAY11

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island 

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Registration is required. Registration opens on May 2.
Category: NatureFamily Camping
Free!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

MAY13

Archery

at Willowbrook Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This program is a beginner’s introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Registration is required.
Category: Education
Free!

Friday, May 18, 2018

MAY18

Staten Island BioBlitz

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island 

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we take a night hike through Blue Heron Park while researchers survey the park’s flora and fauna.
Category: NatureBest for KidsHikingWildlife
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 19, 2018

MAY19

Staten Island BioBlitz

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island 

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we walk through Blue Heron Park while researchers conduct a BioBlitz, surveying the park’s flora and fauna.
Category: NatureBest for KidsHikingWildlife
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, May 20, 2018

MAY20

Freshwater Fishing

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island 

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: FishingWildlife
Free!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

MAY26

Animal of the Month Club: Great Blue Heron

at Wolfe’s Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe’s Pond Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our park rangers at Wolfe’s Pond for a chance to view and learn more about the Great Blue Heron, a little known resident species of Staten Island.
Category: BirdingNatureHikingWildlife
Free!

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