When school is closed the day before Thanksgiving, not everyone will be grateful to have their children underfoot. Sheldrake will host Gobbler Camp, a half-day way to occupy kids while you get ready for the big day. Your kids will have fun in nature, focusing on turkeys, autumn, and other seasonal charm. Time will be spent outdoors on our trails, as well as indoors doing crafts and playing games. We'll talk about the importance of gratitude, including gratitude for the…Find out more »
***2019 Winning Program in Westchester Magazine‘s Best of Westchester ballot for Unique Outdoor Hike*** Before the hectic holiday season, take an hour to relax and rejuvenate in this nature-connection program. Research shows that being in nature decreases stress, reduces blood pressure, boosts the immune system, improves cognitive function, and provides an elevated sense of well-being. Mindfulness practices allow us to hit pause on our hectic lives, helping us to navigate life in a calmer way. Just wear weather-appropriate clothing; we provide…Find out more »
Join us for our nature-inspired craft-making program. Children aged 2–12 and their grownups are invited to learn, create, and, most importantly, have fun together. We're feeling winter approaching and will be focusing on two creatures that stay active with us throughout the season. The owl and squirrel are incredible survivors of the cold months. Let's celebrate them with some stories, crafts, a walk (weather permitting), and some games. Build your own owl or squirrel using objects from nature that we collect. For younger crafters, there will be a…Find out more »
Year round, Sheldrake Environmental Center offers monthly guided Neighborhood Nature walks; in the springtime join us for compost bin sales and workshops, along with Earth Day clean-ups; and in the fall, we have our Fall Festival and International Coastal Clean Up. Use the listing below to find the kind of events you would like to enjoy at Sheldrake Environmental Center.