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Pop-Up Audubon
 

Free The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.


Pop-Up-Audubon

Pop-Up Audubon Schedule

 Saturdays and Sundays
April 5 – October 19, 2014: 12 – 5 p.m. (except April 19, 20, 26 & 27)
July & August, 2014: 1 & 3 p.m (Pop-Up II only)

November 1 – December 28, 2014: 12 – 4 p.m. (except October 5, 25 & 26)

April I May I June I July & August I September I October I November I December

APRIL: Leaf Litter Critters 

 Location: Binnen Bridge (April 5, 6, 12, 13)
               Audubon Center at the Boathouse (April 19 & 20, 27)
               Bandshell (April 26)

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition. Learn how to create your own compost bin.

Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Learn how to observe and identify some of the 200 species of birds that pass through Prospect Park.

Prospect Park Fair 
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Follow naturalists as they explore the wilds of the Park. Look for the orange tent at the Prospect Park Fair.

Prospect Park Audubon Center
Spring Break Programming: April 19 & 20
Earth Day: April 27

MAY: Wonderful Warblers

 Location: Binnen Bridge

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.

Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

 

JUNE: Incredible Invertebrates 

 Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House

Nature on the Go!2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.

Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Pop-Up Audubon I
JULY & AUGUST: Macy's Fishing Clinic

 Location: Wellhouse Drive

Nature on the Go!1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 & under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303. 

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Family Bird Watching: 4:30 p.m
Discover beautiful birds that call Lookout Hill and the Peninsula their home.

Pop-Up Audubon II - NEW!
JULY & AUGUST (Starts July 12): Summer Fishing Clinics

 Location: White Levy Esplanade

1 & 3 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun-children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology. Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

SEPTEMBER: Radical Raptors 

 Location: Endale Arch near Grand Army Plaza

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m. 
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and identify and understand the different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park. Participants have the opportunity to dissect an owl pellet and take home real bones!

Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Join a naturalist and learn how to observe and identify some of the 200 species of birds that pass through Prospect Park in the fall.

OCTOBER: Fantastic Foliage

 Location: Endale Arch near Grand Army Plaza
               Peninsula (October 5)
               Audubon Center at the Boathouse (10/25 & 10/26)

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m. 
Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat (trees) and discover the important role forests play in providing different habitats for the Park’s wildlife. This program includes hands-on activities and a nature walk through the forest..

Nature's Helpers: 3 p.m. 
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m. 
Learn about fall migration, what birds eat from trees and discover the layers within the forest.

RaptorFest
Sunday, October 5, 12 – 4 p.m.
Peninsula Meadow

Activities include owl pellet dissection, hawk masks, button making and a hawk watch.

NOVEMBER: Prospect Park Geology

 Location: Children’s Corner

Nature on the Go!1 p.m.
Ever wonder about the Brooklyn landscape? Did dinosaurs ever roam around Prospect Park? Take a hike to some of the important geologic features in Prospect Park. Particpants learn how to use a hand lens and identify different types of rocks in the Park.

Nature’s Helpers2 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Family Bird Watching: 3 p.m.
Learn how to identify common feeder birds this month just in time for winter.

DECEMBER: Winter Survival

 Location: Children’s Corner

Nature on the Go!1 p.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods;how would you stay warm with only a jacket? Learn what it takes to survive in the wild by participating in activities that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Nature’s Helpers2 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Family Bird Watching: 3 p.m.
Do birds get cold? Watch winter feeder birds and see how they survive in the cold.

 

Contact

Prospect Park Audubon Center (718) 287-3400 x303.

Public programs at Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Center sponsored by  


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