A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Birdwatching–Beginner’s luck

Marjorie Lune is a Wave Hill School Programs Intern this spring. She is a student in the Bank Street Graduate School of Education’s Museum Education Program. On my third day interning at Wave Hill, I went birdwatching for the first time…

Having Fun with a Hornets’ Nest!

Daniel Trudeau is a Wave Hill Environmental Educator. During a recent trip to P.S. 340 in the Bronx, the Education staff at Wave Hill brought out an impressive natural artifact, much to the surprise and—in some cases—delight of the school’s…

Awash in Warblers!

Daniel Trudeau is a Wave Hill Environmental Educator. We’re awash in warblers here at Wave Hill. Numerous sightings of Yellow-Rumped Warblers have been among the highlights of our recent bird-watching walks with elementary school students. These frantic little guys have…

Safe Landing!

Anne Hunter,  Wave Hill’s Forest Project Manager, provided this post. The Forest Project Summer Collaborative is a paid ecological-restoration internship for teens. This week, the fabulous arborists from Riverdale Tree Service who maintain our magnificent tree collection—Gerry and Sal—rescued five, two-month-old baby…

Allow yourself a moment to wander in wonderment!

This post was contributed by Armina Del Toro, Wave Hill’s School Programs Educator. They say that “all who wander aren’t lost.” In fact, at Wave Hill’s education department, we encourage wandering by finding innovative ways to work it into our curriculum. With…

School Partnership Retreats: Celebrating Nature Nearby

This post was contributed by Armina Del Toro, Wave Hill’s School Programs Educator, and Judith Hutton, School Partnerships Manager. Too often, inner city children have limited access to green spaces in and around their schools. Wave Hill’s School Partnership Program aims…

Dr. Poppletop, I Presume!

The desert, the temperate and tropical forests−oh, my! As we work through the second-grade curriculum, students in our School Partnerships Program get to explore the characteristics of three distinct biomes. Hands-on experience, like dissecting cacti and succulent plants, allows students…

Scream for Sheer Joy!

I encountered Wave Hill while working as a special education teacher for a first grade class at P.S. 28 in the Bronx. My class participated in the Wave Hill School Partnerships Program, and the staff was so sweet to me…