Nature

A warm ‘pop-up’ of winter nature activity at Blue Heron Park

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It was a cold, dark, drizzly day — perfect for going to the park, right? It is if you go to Blue Heron Park in Annadale where the Nature Center is comfortable, warm and dry. Not only that, outside their large windows is a “cafe for birds.” About a dozen feeders …

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‘Talented Fish’ with Lifestyles and St. John’s U

Aspiring scholars from Lifestyles for the Disabled traveled to St. John University’s Staten Island campus to collaborate on projects that taught them about the “Mysteries of the Ocean.” At their final class, they take a few minutes to share what they learned about “The Talents of Fish” and other underwater creatures with Lifestyles videographer Meredith …

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Mount Loretto Trails Open to All

“When we build a trail to be accessible, it’s for everyone,” Carole Fraser, Universal Access Coordinator for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), told Padalino. “It isn’t only for people with disabilities, it’s for people with small children in strollers. It’s for older adults and everyone to come and enjoy these spaces together. Everyone can come and be more accepting of each other.”