A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Potluck Season!

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Charlotte Henderson, Wave Hill’s High School Programs Coordinator, helps administer the Forest Project and Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) that Wave Hill offers for teens. Nothing brings together friends like food and shared experiences. Last month, WERM students and their families…

Wave Hill Birding: A Pair of Walks Draw Flocks

A young, white-crowned sparrow, courtesy of Jim Wright

An expert birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow leads walks and excursions all over the world, yet he has an easygoing and accessible way of encouraging new birders without overwhelming them with information. His walks are a regular feature of each…

Interviews Underway for 2014 Forest Project, WERM Interns!

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Mary Rose Robbins, Wave Hill’s High School Programs Coordinator, works closely with Forest Project Manager Barry Kogan. She reports here on progress hiring the 2014 season interns.   Wave Hill’s high school education staff have begun interviewing for the 2014 Forest…

Birds and Binos

Chickadee by Phil Comeau

An expert birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow leads walks and excursions all over the world, yet he has an easygoing and accessible way of encouraging new birders without overwhelming them with information. His walks are a regular feature of each…

Birds and Bugs!

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Science and learning specialist Gabriel Willow is an urban ecologist and tour guide for NYC Audubon, and leads regular Sunday morning bird walks at Wave Hill. He shares here the walk he led on July 14, 2013. Today’s walk was…

Make Way for Forest Project XXXIII!

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Mary Rose Robbins, Wave Hill’s High School Programs Coordinator—a new, 14-month position—is herself a former Forest Project crew leader. She reports here on preparations for the inauguration of the 33rd season of Forest Project Summer Collaborative.  The Forest Project interns…

Forest Project Reunites!

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Barry Kogan manages Wave Hill’s Forest Project Summer Collaborative (FPSC), a six-week, paid summer internship for teens that has been working to improve the ecology of the Bronx since 1980.  On Friday, December 28, we held a reunion for alumni of…

Top Ten Reasons Schools Visit Wave Hill

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Senior School Programs Educator Corinne Flax waxes eloquent as the old year leaves. Each year, Wave Hill welcomes thousands of schoolchildren onto our grounds. Having seen so many of these groups come and go, I am ringing out the old…

Before and After Hurricane Sandy, Part 1 (Nov 5)

Flower-Garden

Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, checks on the state of the gardens post-Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy descended upon Wave Hill and swept the autumn away, along with our electricity and a few damaged trees. Miraculously we…

Packing Up and Looking Back

Field-Work

Forest Project Crew Leaders Sara and Ashleigh, in charge of the two northernmost work sites in the Herbert & Hyonja Abrons Woodland, sum up the last few weeks of this year’s Project, and reflect on the summer as a whole….