Pop-Up Education Station
August – Labor Day Pop-Up Education Stations will be located at Vanderbilt Playground
Families and children can enjoy nature and explore the park on their own schedule at the Pop-Up Education Station! Join Prospect Park Alliance at locations around the park and surrounding neighborhoods as we bring our favorite activities from the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House on the road in easy-to-borrow play and go kits.
Come to the Pop-Up and hand pick your own Play + Go Kit with up to five (5) items and mix and match some historic games and toys or nature games and activities. Participate in our new Green + Grow activities by lending a hand in a stewardship activity such as raking, litter patrol or mulching and afterwards, take a fun nature walk and explore the natural wonders of the park or search for the park’s many historic elements.
Pop-Up Lefferts Play and Go Kit features a fun assortment of historic games that include Quoits, Rolling Hoops, Game of Graces, Checkers, and Mancala. You can also take home some fun games such as Nine-Man Morris, Igba-Ita Game of Chance, Lenape Dice Game or a DIY Scented Sachet Kit.
Pop-Up Audubon Play and Go Kits features a range of fun nature activities and games, as well as a birdwatching checklist with binoculars, and much more. Pop-Up Programs are made possible through the generous support of Con Edison.
Nature Around Us, 12–3 pm
Enjoy different seasonal discovery stations and nature themed activities that will introduce you to the plants, insects and animals that call the park home. Discover how nature recycles by learning about the fascinating cycle of decomposition in our urban forest.
Nature Helper’s, 2pm
Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity, Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record their findings from around the park. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program departs promptly at 2 pm.
Family Discovery Walk, 3pm
Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join Prospect Park Alliance’s Audubon Center as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program departs promptly at 3 pm.