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Kids Week: Winter Scavenger HuntFeb 21, 1 pm - 2:30 pmVan Cortlandt Nature Center

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and younger.

Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.

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Birding: Eagle WatchFeb 22, 11 am - 12:30 pmPalisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

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Outdoor Skills: Fire MakingFeb 23, 1 pm - 2:30 pm218th Street and Indian Road

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

All programs are family-friendly but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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