Salt Marsh Nature Center
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Village Voice's Description
Definitely one of the borough's most beautiful nature hideaways is the recently opened Salt Marsh Nature Center in Jamaica Bay. Hidden at the end of a seemingly typical industrial Brooklyn backdrop is an engaging grassy-marsh landscape with rows and rows of low trees and a plethora of indigenous birds such as black skimmers, bufflehead ducks, egrets, and blue herons. The center (a unique three-sided building with an amazing open-courtyard patio) offers tours, lectures, nature-video screenings, hands-on ecosystem studies, a mile-long nature trail, arts and crafts, and storytelling for children.
Hours: Daily dawn-dusk
Tips from foursquare
On 10/27/11, I joined Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to announce new agreements to improve parks and water quality at Jamaica Bay: http://bit.ly/tNwpyA
it's under construction for a while... :(