Greenburgh Nature Center Trip for Make a Difference Day!
Last Saturday, I traveled with a group of student volunteers to Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY to help beautify their rock garden. Students assisted naturalist Dean Fausel by moving heavy rocks to clear a path, then filling it with dirt, gravel, and wood chips to create a safer path for visitors. Another group of students helped to pull up ivy and weeds, clearing out the area for trees and flowers to flourish. We also visited their composting area and a few of us even got to ride the tractor! At the end of our trip, Dean introduced us to some of the animals who call Greenburgh Nature Center home – turkeys, eagles, chinchillas, lizards, snakes, doves, and turtles of all shapes and sizes!
Greenburgh Nature Center is only a 20 minute drive from Pace’s Pleasantville campus – the perfect way to spend a sunny day and explore their 33-acres of trails, ponds, and gardens! Pictured below is how our rock garden path turned out – check out our facebook page for more info and photos from Make a Difference Day!
Posted by: Caitlin Kelly