Category: Bring Nature Home

Swan craft picture

Bring Nature Home: Part 12

June 5, 2020February 1, 2021

Have you ever noticed the birds flying overhead or hopping along the ground? I mean really stopped to observe what they were doing and how different they all were? The great thing about birds is that they are everywhere, so many are easy to find, and your children are a lot more familiar with them...

Bumble bee on fennel flowers in the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance garden

Bring Nature Home: Part 10

May 22, 2020February 1, 2021

Help us celebrate Biodiversity Day with a love letter to your favorite bird, tree, mushroom, or insect on May 22nd.  Either get outside (safely) and visit that favorite tree or patch of flowers in your neighborhood or go searching online for something you have always loved or wanted to learn more about. Let us know...

Two young children wearing animal shaped masks they made in an eco crafts session.

Bring Nature Home: Part 9

May 15, 2020May 15, 2020

Be an earth superhero this week and take simple steps to do your part to improve your local environment. There are many things even the youngest around us can do to take steps to live more sustainably. Maybe you have seen garbage on the street and want to help clean it up, or make signs...

Honey bee visiting a flower from an eggplant at Van Cortlandt Park Alliance Garden and Compost Site.

Bring Nature Home: Part 7

May 1, 2020May 1, 2020

Let’s take some time to sit and smell the flowers. And while we are there we can observe what else might like them. Bees, flies, butterflies and even birds are attracted to flowers for their nectar and in the process of eating that nectar move pollen from flower to flower. This pollination work is vital...

Bring Nature Home: Part 6

Bring Nature Home: Part 6

April 24, 2020April 24, 2020

Let’s celebrate vegetables! No seriously, let’s gets our kids excited about veggies, and eating healthy in general. Did you know that it takes about three bites of food before our brains know if we like something or not? It’s true. When your trying something new the first bite is always a surprise, the second bite...