...your connection to nature
Awakening Senses & Igniting Curiosity
Awakening Senses & Igniting Curiosity
Take an unforgettable journey through the city's hidden world of wilderness! NYC Nature is the only one-stop resource for public, private and custom eco tours for locals and tourists; parents and teachers; schools and colleges; corporations and organizations. Our nature outings inspire the senses, awaken joy and foster physical health, relaxation, concentration and healing .
Mounting evidence from scientific studies show that time spent in nature:
Explore nature through Photography, Bird Watching,
Night Hikes, Fitness Hikes, Family Fitness Outings, Wilderness Survival Training, Nature-inspired Drawing & Writing, Blind Walks, Still Hunting, Nature Meditation and more!
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Parks in New York City including Central Park, the High Line & Prospect Park.
Duration and Fee*?
1.5-2 hrs $15/person; $225/group up to 15/* Negotiable
Private tours: Minimum $60 or
Explore nature and discover yourself! New York City nature belongs to all of us: We are in it, and it is in us. Step off the concrete with naturalist Anne-Marie Vaduva--previously a NYC Park Ranger, Central Park Conservancy woodlands gardener and zoo keeper. See, hear, smell, or feel :
We teach kids about nature through hands-on activities and nature crafts that encourage exploration and compassion for each other and other living things.
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Bring your ecology, biology, geology and other life sciences students to the park where they will explore science through a local lens. NYC Nature will help expand and deepen their connections to the course material.
Take your student group on an enlightening guided nature walk and group bonding experience at the NYC park of your choice.
Team Building: Colleagues learn, play and relax together while discovering the hidden world of NYC parks.
Community service: NYC Nature organizes your community service project and makes it fun. Litter pick up along NYC shores and in parks is combined with nature exploration activities for a day of work and play!
Have you misplaced your childhood wonder?
It's probably rambling through the woods!
Join an eco-tour and bring the wonder back!
Everyone who spends time in nature benefits, especially developing young minds. Your students embark on a hands-on, eye-opening, scientific expedition inside the hidden world of New York City wilderness. Experienced naturalists share their secrets of NYC parks, plants and wildlife with your K-12 students. The expeditions are designed to be age appropriate and to make learning engaging and exciting. Textbook knowledge comes alive in the wild outdoors! Click here for more details.
For schools or individual teachers, the workshops empower teachers with the knowledge, techniques and science-based activities essential for a safe and rewarding educational nature trip.
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Do you want to bring your class to the park on your own, and have no time or budget for an expedition or workshops? Click here for important tips.
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New York is better known for its skyscrapers and subways than for its parks, but some people actually spend most of their time hiking outdoors away from the traffic and bustle of the city. Anne-Marie Vaduva was a New York City park ranger for three years before deciding to start her own business as a naturalist. She now gives tours to kids and adults in parks around the five boroughs in hopes that they'll discover a bit of the wild she saw as a kid in Romania.--(Soundcloud.com)
*Photo credits: Cedar Waxwing and Raccoon: Henry L Withers: http://picasaweb.google.com/henrylwithers