Arbor Day

How many trees are there in Prospect Park? Join Prospect Park Alliance naturalists and learn about one of the most important ecological features in the Park. Enjoy games, crafts and an exhibit on Brooklyn’s last remaining forest, Prospect Park!

  • Nature Play, 1–2 pm
    Find leaves, twigs and other natural objects, and decorate your own nature curtain.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • ID a Tree, 3–4 pm
    Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within Prospect Park (trees) and discover the important role forests play in providing different habitats for the Park’s wildlife.
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm
    Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.