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VCPA Testimony for NYC Parks Budget Hearing 3.12.21

VCPA Testimony for NYC Parks Budget Hearing 3.12.21

On March 12, 2021, VCPA’s Director of Programs and Operations joined dozens of other park groups and community members to testify on behalf of Van Cortlandt Park at the NYC City Council Hearing for Preliminary Budget Hearing for NYC Parks. VCPA is a part of New Yorkers for Parks’ Play Fair Campaign advocating for more funding for our parks. For more information and to sign onto the petition, visit the New Yorkers for Parks website. Here is the full text from the testimony: “Good morning, I am Christina Taylor, Director of Programs and Operations for the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance. ...

Bring Nature Home: ART of Hiking #6

Bring Nature Home: ART of Hiking #6

You have the opportunity to be part of our Urban Junior Naturalists program from your own home. Today’s blogpost by Paulina Mohamed-Ocasio, Director of Youth Internships, brings the activities directly to you.

Today was the last day of the 6-week ART of Hiking program. For the past few weeks Urban Junior Naturalists blended nature and art to create beautiful and environmentally-themed projects, like Habitats! and leaf/bark rubbings. For more details on these DIY projects check out our previous blogposts.

Glitter jars are a fun way to put your favorite items from nature in one place and then add a little pizazz to it! In this special Halloween-themed program Urban Junior Naturalists create jars filled with rubber creepy crawly insects.