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All rights reserved.info@greenchimneys.orginfo@greenchimneys.orgThu, 14 Dec 2017 23:06:28 EST0Harnessing the Best of Green ChimneysWith the help of weekly sessions on the farm, one Green Chimneys student is growing and sharing all that he's learned. http://www.greenchimneys.org/harnessing-the-best-of-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/harnessing-the-best-of-green-chimneysFri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 ESTSharing Expertise in Residential EducationGreen Chimneys Executive Director Ed Placke offered an educators perspective at two important forums in October.http://www.greenchimneys.org/sharing-expertise-in-residential-educationhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/sharing-expertise-in-residential-educationMon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students Prepare to Conquer the ForestRiley and Greg are surpassing expectations while excelling as athletes and as leaders. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-prepare-to-conquer-the-foresthttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-prepare-to-conquer-the-forestWed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys to Help Raise Awareness for National Runaway Prevention MonthDuring the month of November, Green Chimneys Community Based Services will coordinate fun and purposeful community awareness activities.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-to-help-raise-awareness-for-national-runaway-prevention-monthhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-to-help-raise-awareness-for-national-runaway-prevention-monthThu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 ESTThe Green Chimneys School Garden Teaches as It BloomsHorticulture comes to life in the summer. Children learn while caring for and harvesting the garden.http://www.greenchimneys.org/the-green-chimneys-school-garden-teaches-as-it-bloomshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/the-green-chimneys-school-garden-teaches-as-it-bloomsThu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Becomes Temporary Home for Family's Beloved HorseWhen a vacation to New Orleans turned into heartache, a family turned to Green Chimneys for help in caring for their horse. The result: a win-win for all! http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-becomes-temporary-home-for-familys-beloved-horsehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-becomes-temporary-home-for-familys-beloved-horseTue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Welcomes Scottish Highland CalfStudents, staff and summer campers are embracing the newest addition to the Farm & Wildlife Center.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-welcomes-scottish-highland-calfhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-welcomes-scottish-highland-calfFri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Earns PATH Intl. ReaccreditationUpholding high industry standards in animal care and practice is an important part of the Green Chimneys culture. The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) recently approved Green Chimneys reaccreditation as a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-earns-path-intl-reaccreditationhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-earns-path-intl-reaccreditationWed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 ESTCelebrating 100th Shelter Dog to Graduate from Green ChimneysIn the sea of moving up ceremonies, graduations and other commemorations for humans, an unusual celebration involving furry friends has Green Chimneys feeling quite proud. http://www.greenchimneys.org/celebrating-100th-shelter-dog-to-graduate-from-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/celebrating-100th-shelter-dog-to-graduate-from-green-chimneysWed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 ESTAmerican Chestnuts Planted at Green Chimneys Clearpool CampusGreen Chimneys participates in the sustainability effort to restore the American chestnut tree population in the region. http://www.greenchimneys.org/american-chestnuts-planted-at-green-chimneys-clearpool-campushttp://www.greenchimneys.org/american-chestnuts-planted-at-green-chimneys-clearpool-campusWed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 ESTOne Family's Journey to Green ChimneysOne year since her son began the Green Chimneys residential treatment program, parent Tara Piccone discusses the journey here and how her family has grown.http://www.greenchimneys.org/one-familys-journey-to-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/one-familys-journey-to-green-chimneysMon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 ESTHonoring Green Chimneys Founders Myra and Samuel B. Ross, JrTo celebrate 70 years of Green Chimneys, one must go back to the very beginning. http://www.greenchimneys.org/honoring-green-chimneys-founders-myra-and-samuel-b-ross-jrhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/honoring-green-chimneys-founders-myra-and-samuel-b-ross-jrMon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 ESTNew Green Chimneys Executive Director Officially Takes the ReinsJoe Whalen welcomes Ed Placke to the helm of the renowned nonprofit for children with special needs http://www.greenchimneys.org/new-green-chimneys-executive-director-officially-takes-the-reinshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/new-green-chimneys-executive-director-officially-takes-the-reinsMon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Community Thanks Outgoing Executive Director Joseph WhalenAs Joe Whalen prepares to retire, we pause to express gratitude for his 45 years of service to the organization.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-community-thanks-outgoing-executive-director-joseph-whalenhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-community-thanks-outgoing-executive-director-joseph-whalenWed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives Third Grant from the Petco Foundation for Dog Interaction ProgramWith continued support from the Petco Foundation, students with special needs and shelter dogs are helping each other.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-third-grant-from-the-petco-foundation-for-dog-interaction-programhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-third-grant-from-the-petco-foundation-for-dog-interaction-programThu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students Shine at Annual Talent ShowReaching outside of their comfort zone and working collaboratively, these students are stars. And their growth and confidence are true signs of how therapeutic recreation can help children with special needs.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-shine-at-annual-talent-showhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-shine-at-annual-talent-showMon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Student Releases Rehabilitated Hawk There comes a moment, a series of closely considered moments actually, when a student is ready for the next step in his or her journey. Watch one child's symbolic moment.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-student-releases-rehabilitated-hawk-http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-student-releases-rehabilitated-hawk-Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 ESTRescue Parrot Nestles Into New Life at Green ChimneysWith patience and a lot of love, Green Chimneys staff helped one apprehensive Conure embrace his forever home.http://www.greenchimneys.org/rescue-parrot-nestles-into-new-life-at-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/rescue-parrot-nestles-into-new-life-at-green-chimneysThu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 ESTSecret Santa Fulfills Wish List for Green Chimneys EquinesRight place, right time: Bumping into Green Chimneys staff during a shopping trip inspired donor Mindy Levine to give exactly what our equines need. http://www.greenchimneys.org/secret-santa-fulfills-wish-list-for-green-chimneys-equineshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/secret-santa-fulfills-wish-list-for-green-chimneys-equinesTue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 ESTMore than Chores: Weekly Sessions on the Farm Help Foster a Child's Interests While Supporting Therapeutic GrowthA story of one Green Chimneys student and growth he's achieving on the farm and within.http://www.greenchimneys.org/more-than-chores-weekly-sessions-on-the-farm-help-foster-a-childs-interests-while-supporting-therapeutic-growthhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/more-than-chores-weekly-sessions-on-the-farm-help-foster-a-childs-interests-while-supporting-therapeutic-growthWed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Farm and Institute Director Honored by PATH IntlGreen Chimneys Farm & Wildlife and Institute Director Michael Kaufmann receives the 2016 PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-farm-and-institute-director-honored-by-path-intlhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-farm-and-institute-director-honored-by-path-intlTue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTExpressing Gratitude at Thanksgiving: A Speech-Language Activity for ChildrenThe holiday is a wonderful opportunity to encourage children with expressive language difficulties to share.http://www.greenchimneys.org/expressing-gratitude-at-thanksgiving-a-speech-language-activity-for-childrenhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/expressing-gratitude-at-thanksgiving-a-speech-language-activity-for-childrenMon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EST3 Ways Camels Make For Unusual and Awesome Therapy PartnersPartnering with two Bactrian camels has enhanced animal-assisted therapy sessions at Green Chimneys.http://www.greenchimneys.org/3-ways-camels-make-for-unusual-and-awesome-therapy-partnershttp://www.greenchimneys.org/3-ways-camels-make-for-unusual-and-awesome-therapy-partnersWed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTFresh From Snow Hill Farmhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/fresh-from-snow-hill-farmhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/fresh-from-snow-hill-farmTue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Farm Welcomes Abandoned PigAn abandoned pig makes its way from Tennessee to Green Chimneys' therapeutic Farm & Wildlife program.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-farm-welcomes-abandoned-pighttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-farm-welcomes-abandoned-pigMon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys School: A Parent's Perspectivehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-school-a-parents-perspectivehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-school-a-parents-perspectiveFri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys: Honoring History, Looking AheadAs we approach Green Chimneys' 70th Anniversary in 2017, we share some insights from our esteemed leadership.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-honoring-history-looking-aheadhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-honoring-history-looking-aheadWed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 ESTHow Farm Activities Can Help Childrens Academic Learning Mathematics is one of the subjects that many children struggle with, and they do not necessarily like. Activities on the farm can facilitate engagement and reinforce learning. http://www.greenchimneys.org/how-farm-activities-can-help-childrens-academic-learning-http://www.greenchimneys.org/how-farm-activities-can-help-childrens-academic-learning-Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 ESTThanks to Morgan Stanley, Green Chimneys Will Shine Bright on Broadway Mark your calendar for October when Green Chimneys will play a leading role in Morgan Stanleys Lights on Broadway campaign.http://www.greenchimneys.org/thanks-to-morgan-stanley-green-chimneys-will-shine-bright-on-broadway-http://www.greenchimneys.org/thanks-to-morgan-stanley-green-chimneys-will-shine-bright-on-broadway-Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 ESTFour Tips for Helping Families Prepare for the New School YearThe back to school crunch is challenging for every family. And for children with special needs, the change can be extra difficult. Explore a few tips to help smooth the transition.http://www.greenchimneys.org/four-tips-for-helping-families-prepare-for-the-new-school-yearhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/four-tips-for-helping-families-prepare-for-the-new-school-yearFri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Calls for Votes: Help Name Brown Swiss CalfOur calf population is now up to two, and we need your help naming this sweet steer.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-calls-for-votes-help-name-swiss-brown-calfhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-calls-for-votes-help-name-swiss-brown-calfWed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students Shine at 2016 4-H FairEach year, Green Chimneys School students demonstrate their vast knowledge, confidence and showmanship at the Putnam County 4-H Fair.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-shine-at-2016-4-h-fairhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-shine-at-2016-4-h-fairTue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 ESTNew York Yankees President and Wife Pledge Support for Green Chimneys Children and AnimalsRandy and Mindy Levine have pledged $10,000 to help Green Chimneys children and animals. There's one curve ball: they want others to show their Green Chimneys support too.http://www.greenchimneys.org/new-york-yankees-president-and-wife-pledge-support-for-green-chimneys-children-and-animalshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/new-york-yankees-president-and-wife-pledge-support-for-green-chimneys-children-and-animalsMon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys and Whole Foods Danbury Join Together for 5% DayGreen Chimneys pays a visit to Whole Foods Market's Danbury store for its charity promotion day.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-and-whole-foods-danbury-join-together-for-5-dayhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-and-whole-foods-danbury-join-together-for-5-dayThu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Names Successor to Longtime Executive Director Joe WhalenDr. Edward Placke to assume leadership of renowned education and human services agency in June 2017.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-names-successor-to-longtime-executive-director-joe-whalenhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-names-successor-to-longtime-executive-director-joe-whalenWed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 ESTAyrshire Calf Joins the Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife CenterHearts are melting and it's not because of the heat! Meet one baby cow that's creating a buzz on our Brewster campus.http://www.greenchimneys.org/ayrshire-calf-joins-the-green-chimneys-farm--wildlife-centerhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/ayrshire-calf-joins-the-green-chimneys-farm--wildlife-centerFri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives Support from Mindy Levine and the New York YankeesThe wife of New York Yankees President Randy Levine has stepped up to the plate: for every special Yankees t-shirt purchased, Mindy will donate to Green Chimneys!http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimnes-receives-support-from-mindy-levine-and-the-new-york-yankeeshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimnes-receives-support-from-mindy-levine-and-the-new-york-yankeesWed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 ESTBirds of Prey Help Green Chimneys Students Build Skills and SoarInquiring minds often want to know what the connection is between our wildlife center and our special education school. See how these two dots connect in a variety of wonderful ways to help children.http://www.greenchimneys.org/birds-of-prey-help-green-chimneys-students-build-skills-and-soarhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/birds-of-prey-help-green-chimneys-students-build-skills-and-soarTue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives $20,000 Gift from The American Pet Products AssociationHats off to longtime Green Chimneys Board Member Robert L. Vetere: not only did he recently receive a prestigious award, he also made sure Green Chimneys benefited!http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-20000-gift-from-the-american-pet-products-associationhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-20000-gift-from-the-american-pet-products-associationWed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives Second Grant from the Petco Foundation for Dog Interaction ProgramStudents with special needs and shelter dogs are helping one another create brighter futures. And with support from the Petco Foundation, this unique program is thriving. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-second-grant-from-the-petco-foundation-for-dog-interaction-programhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-second-grant-from-the-petco-foundation-for-dog-interaction-programWed, 06 Apr 2016 00:00:00 ESTLessons in the Woodshop Lead to Lifelong Skills for Green Chimneys StudentsIn an environment rich with opportunities to learn from animals, plants, and endless outdoor experiences, you might miss the other hands-on educational and therapeutic activities that are equally beneficial. http://www.greenchimneys.org/lessons-in-the-woodshop-lead-to-lifelong-skills-for-green-chimneys-studentshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/lessons-in-the-woodshop-lead-to-lifelong-skills-for-green-chimneys-studentsSun, 20 Mar 2016 00:00:00 ESTUniversity Researchers to Focus on the Green Chimneys Model New research will look into the outcomes of animal- and nature-based interactions at Green Chimneys. http://www.greenchimneys.org/university-researchers-to-focus-on-the-green-chimneys-model-http://www.greenchimneys.org/university-researchers-to-focus-on-the-green-chimneys-model-Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 ESTA Twelve-Year-Old Leads Improv Project to Help Raise Funds for Green ChimneysEthan recently took to the NYC comedy scene to inspire laughs and help raise support for our children and animals.http://www.greenchimneys.org/a-twelve-year-old-leads-improv-project-to-help-raise-funds-for-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/a-twelve-year-old-leads-improv-project-to-help-raise-funds-for-green-chimneysTue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Summer Camps Awarded for Program ExcellenceGreen Chimneys Summer Camp program is honored with the American Camp Associations prestigious Eleanor P. Eells Award.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-summer-camps-awarded-for-program-excellencehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-summer-camps-awarded-for-program-excellenceMon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 ESTVolunteers Share Time, Talent and Heart with Green ChimneysThere are a variety of ways - and a variety of reasons - to help children and animals. Hear from one volunteer who explains why Green Chimneys is "the" place to do it.http://www.greenchimneys.org/volunteers-share-time-talent-and-heart-with-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/volunteers-share-time-talent-and-heart-with-green-chimneysWed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 ESTConfidence Takes the Stage at Green Chimneys Talent ShowFor children in our residential treatment program, some of whom struggle with communication, impulse control and sensory sensitivities, expressing yourself to a crowd of people under a literal spotlight is a meaningful milestone.http://www.greenchimneys.org/confidence-takes-the-stage-at-green-chimneys-talent-showhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/confidence-takes-the-stage-at-green-chimneys-talent-showFri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTStudents and Lambs are Learning at Green ChimneysGreen Chimneys School students have been learning about animal body language, familial relationships and more from our guests. Now watch how the lambs are learning too. http://www.greenchimneys.org/students-and-lambs-are-learning-at-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/students-and-lambs-are-learning-at-green-chimneysWed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students Support the Plight of the Determined Chickadee in WinterOur class is leading the charge in a simple, fun way to support local wildlife.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-support-the-plight-of-the-determined-chickadee-in-winterhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-support-the-plight-of-the-determined-chickadee-in-winterFri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTLambs Make Lasting Impression on Green Chimneys School StudentsWatching lambs from birth grow, relate to one another and their mothers, provides great learning opportunities for children with special needs.http://www.greenchimneys.org/lambs-make-lasting-impression-on-green-chimneys-school-studentshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/lambs-make-lasting-impression-on-green-chimneys-school-studentsTue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Founder Shares Big Birthday WishSome people take a day off for their birthday, but Dr. Ross is not one of those people. He's sharing his wish, right from his desk!http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-founder-shares-big-birthday-wishhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-founder-shares-big-birthday-wishMon, 28 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives Sweet Donation from Gosselink Family and W.R. Berkley Corp.Gingerbread houses continue to make a a difference for children and animals thanks to this holiday tradition. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-sweet-donation-from-stefani-gosselink-and-w-r-berkley-corphttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-sweet-donation-from-stefani-gosselink-and-w-r-berkley-corpWed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTCoping Skills Reinforce Learning and the Holiday Spirit for Children with Special NeedsGreen Chimneys School students are supporting one another and celebrating the season.http://www.greenchimneys.org/coping-skills-reinforce-learning-and-the-holiday-spirit-for-children-with-special-needshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/coping-skills-reinforce-learning-and-the-holiday-spirit-for-children-with-special-needsMon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Launches Clinical Assessment for Human-Animal InteractionLearn about a new clinician-administered tool designed to assess human-animal interactions in children which looks at the "whole" child (sensory needs, strengths, trauma history) to help guide individual treatment plans.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-launches-clinical-assessment-for-human-animal-interactionhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-launches-clinical-assessment-for-human-animal-interactionMon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Farm Welcomes Ewe LambsOur temporary residents are teaching children with special needs valuable lessons in animal care ... and connection.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-farm-welcomes-ewe-lambshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-farm-welcomes-ewe-lambsTue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 ESTLearning from a Model ForestSince 2011, Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus has been the site of the second largest Model Forest established in and around the New York City Watershed. In partnership with the Watershed Agricultural Council, we've completed a number of studies and best management practices.http://www.greenchimneys.org/learning-from-a-model-foresthttp://www.greenchimneys.org/learning-from-a-model-forestThu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTAnimal Enrichment: A Green Chimneys PerspectiveWhen caring for animals, partners in nature-based programs for children with special needs, our animal experts evaluate each species' environment and activities to see what elements will best support natural behaviors.http://www.greenchimneys.org/animal-enrichment-a-green-chimneys-perspectivehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/animal-enrichment-a-green-chimneys-perspectiveWed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys: Building Empathy in Our ChildrenWhat do cardboard boxes, string, and hay have to do with fostering empathy in children with special needs? It may seem so simple, but its implications can be profound  for Green Chimneys children and animals alike.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-building-empathy-in-our-childrenhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-building-empathy-in-our-childrenTue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Partners with Parents of Children with Special NeedsSince parents are the experts on their children, collaboration between staff and families is an essential part of each child's treatment plan. Learn about the training and knowledge we're building, together.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-partners-with-parents-of-children-with-special-needshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-partners-with-parents-of-children-with-special-needsMon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys School Garden Receives Extra Push from Students and Occupational TherapistsSpreading the word about the National Garden Bureau's grant competition has taken on a therapeutic benefit of its own.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-school-garden-receives-extra-push-from-students-and-occupational-therapistshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-school-garden-receives-extra-push-from-students-and-occupational-therapistsMon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTVolz Auto Donates Van to Green Chimneys Youth ShelterGreen Chimneys Community-Based Services staff recently visited The Volz Auto Groups Meadowland of Carmel location to receive a generous donation.http://www.greenchimneys.org/volz-auto-donates-van-to-green-chimneys-youth-shelterhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/volz-auto-donates-van-to-green-chimneys-youth-shelterFri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTPutnam Community Service Network Awards Green Chimneys Founder and Executive DirectorCongratulations to our founder, Samuel B. Ross, Jr., Ph.D. and executive director Joseph Whalen on being recognized for leadership in human services. http://www.greenchimneys.org/putnam-community-service-network-awards-green-chimneys-founder-and-executive-directorhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/putnam-community-service-network-awards-green-chimneys-founder-and-executive-directorWed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students Demonstrate Shelter Dog Program to Swiss Re EmployeesOur students and canines helped kick-off Swiss Re's Charity of the Month celebration in Armonk, NY.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-demonstrate-shelter-dog-program-to-swiss-re-employeeshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-demonstrate-shelter-dog-program-to-swiss-re-employeesFri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTFarm-Based Educators Unite! Green Chimneys recently participated in a multi-farm tour to explore how farm-based education centers are helping communities connect with the land, food, and each other. http://www.greenchimneys.org/farm-based-educators-unite-http://www.greenchimneys.org/farm-based-educators-unite-Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 ESTEQUUS Foundation Awards Green Chimneys Grant for Equine WellnessThanks to a grant from the EQUUS Foundation, we are able to maintain a level of care for our horses that exemplifies the environment of nurturing and healing for children and animals.http://www.greenchimneys.org/equus-foundation-awards-green-chimneys-grant-for-equine-wellnesshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/equus-foundation-awards-green-chimneys-grant-for-equine-wellnessSun, 27 Sep 2015 00:00:00 ESTStudent Progress Report: Living and Learning at Green ChimneysWe're following up on a story from February. See how one young boy is making strides as a Green Chimneys resident and student.http://www.greenchimneys.org/student-progress-report-living-and-learning-at-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/student-progress-report-living-and-learning-at-green-chimneysTue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys to Host Symposia on Horticultural Therapy and Human-Animal Interaction ResearchThis fall, The Sam and Myra Ross Institute will host educational events at the Leir Conference Center in Ridgefield, CT.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-to-host-symposia-on-horticultural-therapy-and-human-animal-interaction-researchhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-to-host-symposia-on-horticultural-therapy-and-human-animal-interaction-researchWed, 09 Sep 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students Make Their Mark at the 2015 4-H FairThe tradition continues: Green Chimneys students showcase their knowledge and skills with live animal presentations and class research projects at the annual 4H Fair. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-make-their-mark-at-the-2015-4-h-fairhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-make-their-mark-at-the-2015-4-h-fairTue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 ESTMorgan Stanley Gives Time and Heart to Green ChimneysAs part of their Global Volunteer Month, Morgan Stanley donated over 1,000 labor hours to Green Chimneys last month. See how their employees helped make a difference > http://www.greenchimneys.org/morgan-stanley-gives-time-and-heart-to-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/morgan-stanley-gives-time-and-heart-to-green-chimneysMon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives Grant from XL Catlin for Vocational Education Program Green Chimneys recently received a generous grant from XL Catlin for our growing Vocational Education Program.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-grant-from-xl-catlin-for-vocational-education-program-http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-grant-from-xl-catlin-for-vocational-education-program-Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Therapeutic Equine Recovering from SurgeryNelson, a favorite therapeutic riding partner at Green Chimneys, is on the mend following necessary surgery. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-therapeutic-equine-recovering-from-surgeryhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-therapeutic-equine-recovering-from-surgeryMon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives Grant from the Petco Foundation for Dog Interaction ProgramGreen Chimneys recently received a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. This grant recognizes the value of Green Chimneys Dog Interaction Program and enables us to maintain and expand it. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-grant-from-the-petco-foundation-for-dog-interaction-programhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-grant-from-the-petco-foundation-for-dog-interaction-programThu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 ESTInjured Bald Eagle Heals at Green ChimneysCalls to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center are common, especially in the spring, But calls about Bald eagles, are not as typical. See how this special birds is doing under our watch.http://www.greenchimneys.org/injured-bald-eagle-heals-at-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/injured-bald-eagle-heals-at-green-chimneysThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys School Students Show Compassion for Creepy Creepershttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-school-students-show-compassion-for-creepy-creepershttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-school-students-show-compassion-for-creepy-creepersTue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 ESTBaby Owls Receive TLC from Green Chimneys Students and StaffWhen a longtime wildlife educator friend recently fell ill, Green Chimneys students and staff came to his aid. As a result, three baby Eurasian Eagle owls are temporary Green Chimneys residents making a big impression despite their small stature.http://www.greenchimneys.org/baby-owls-receive-tlc-from-green-chimneys-students-and-staffhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/baby-owls-receive-tlc-from-green-chimneys-students-and-staffTue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 ESTMay is a Great Month for Green Chimneys to Celebrate Kindness to Animals, One Another and OurselvesIn a month packed with great cause awareness activities such as Be Kind to Animals Week, National Mental Health Month and Give Local America, we're pausing to celebrate what we instill in our students every day. http://www.greenchimneys.org/may-is-a-great-month-for-green-chimneys-to-celebrate-kindness-to-animals-and-to-each-otherhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/may-is-a-great-month-for-green-chimneys-to-celebrate-kindness-to-animals-and-to-each-otherFri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 ESTCaring for Therapeutic Equines at Green ChimneysOur equine team recently received extra TLC made possible by the Equus Foundation. Learn why chiropractic and acupuncture treatments for our hard working horses is so important.http://www.greenchimneys.org/caring-for-therapeutic-equines-at-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/caring-for-therapeutic-equines-at-green-chimneysThu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Welcomes Mercy College's New PresidentGreen Chimneys Executive Director Joe Whalen sends Mercy College's new president a special welcome message. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-welcomes-mercy-colleges-new-presidenthttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-welcomes-mercy-colleges-new-presidentMon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys' Youngest Students Lead St. Patrick's Day ParadeOur Nature's Nursery preschool and kindergarten classes  along with a special bagpiper  helped us get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-youngest-students-lead-st-patricks-day-paradehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-youngest-students-lead-st-patricks-day-paradeThu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Wildlife Center: What To Do If You Find Baby WildlifeSpring brings the birth of many baby wildlife as well as an influx of calls to our center. Heres a list of species in order of popularity, and key reasons why leaving them alone is the best course of action.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-wildlife-cetner-what-to-do-if-you-find-baby-wildlifehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-wildlife-cetner-what-to-do-if-you-find-baby-wildlifeWed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 ESTStarting from Scratch: Equine-Assisted Therapy Helps New Green Chimneys ResidentExplore how one seven-year-old who struggles with relating to others and often misinterprets language, tone and non-verbal communication, is being helped by equine-assisted therapy and one very special American Shetland pony.http://www.greenchimneys.org/starting-from-scratch-equine-assisted-therapy-helps-new-green-chimneys-residenthttp://www.greenchimneys.org/starting-from-scratch-equine-assisted-therapy-helps-new-green-chimneys-residentFri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Celebrates Lunar New YearThe Chinese New Year is officially here, and Green Chimneys is honoring the year of the sheep (or ram, or goat)!http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimney-celebrates-lunar-new-yearhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimney-celebrates-lunar-new-yearThu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Welcomes Rescued Turkey to the FarmIt may be a surprise that a professional cooking instructor was the one to rescue a turkey from being someone's Thanksgiving dinner, but it's no shock that Green Chimneys students are welcoming this bird with open arms.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-welcomes-rescued-turkey-to-the-farmhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-welcomes-rescued-turkey-to-the-farmWed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Recognized for its Community Impact The Putnam County Economic Development Corporation honors Green Chimneys with the 2014 Community Impact Award. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-recognized-for-its-community-impact-http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-recognized-for-its-community-impact-Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives EQUUS Foundation Grant for Equine WellnessGreen Chimneys has been recognized as exceptional organization devoted to the well-being of horses and fostering the use of equine assisted activities and therapies. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-equus-foundation-grant-for-equine-wellnesshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-equus-foundation-grant-for-equine-wellnessThu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 ESTRescued Horse Finds Forever Home Thanks to Green Chimneys VolunteerSecond and third chances allowed one horse to be rescued, rehabilitated, and adopted. Green Chimneys staff, students, and a generous volunteer have helped Kit regain health and relocate to her forever home.http://www.greenchimneys.org/rescued-horse-finds-forever-home-thanks-to-green-chimneys-volunteerhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/rescued-horse-finds-forever-home-thanks-to-green-chimneys-volunteerWed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys 4-H Tradition with a TwistFor decades Green Chimneys has been a part of the Putnam County 4-H Fair. This year's addition of an equine animal showmanship competition allowed our students to shine. http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-4-H-tradition-with-a-twisthttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-4-H-tradition-with-a-twistMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Research in Animal-Assisted Interventions Underway Green Chimneys is conducting its first study to develop and test an empirically supported animal-assisted intervention by integrating dogs into social skills training for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-research-in-animal-assisted-interventions-underway-http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-research-in-animal-assisted-interventions-underway-Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 ESTHorticultural Therapy Taps Into Residents Interests to Support Vocational EducationFor one boy, Saturday morning sessions with a registered horticultural therapist are not only therapeutic and often even fun, they're also establishing a foundation for vocational learning.http://www.greenchimneys.org/horticultural-therapy-taps-into-residents-interests-and-supports-vocational-educationhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/horticultural-therapy-taps-into-residents-interests-and-supports-vocational-educationTue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys to Present on Nature-Based Education in JapanThe Sam & Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys supports the positive impact animals, plants and nature can have on human health and well-being through advocacy and education by sharing our knowledge globally. See who's headed to Japan...http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-to-present-on-nature-based-education-in-japanhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-to-present-on-nature-based-education-in-japanWed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 ESTSiblings Celebrate Success at Green ChimneysMeet a brother and sister who are facing challenges and embracing opportunities to grow with the help of Green Chimneys' therapeutic day school and residential treatment programs. http://www.greenchimneys.org/siblings-celebrate-personal-growth-at-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/siblings-celebrate-personal-growth-at-green-chimneysMon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Welcomes Baby EmuThe Green Chimneys Teaching Barn is helping one special emu settle in to his new home.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-welcomes-baby-emuhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-welcomes-baby-emuSat, 31 May 2014 00:00:00 ESTNew Minis Bring Big Learning Opportunities for Green Chimneys School StudentsAccepting new animals into our Farm & Wildlife programs is a very thoughtful process. Meet two sets of miniatures who join our family with roots of their own!http://www.greenchimneys.org/new-minis-bring-big-learning-opportunitieshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/new-minis-bring-big-learning-opportunitiesTue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 ESTFrom Hatchling to Young Vulture and Popular Teacher at Green Chimneys Wildlife CenterLast May Green Chimneys received an unharmed hatchling. One year later, this young vulture provides learning opportunities for students.http://www.greenchimneys.org/from-hatchling-to-young-vulture-and-popular-teacher-at-green-chimneys-wildlife-centerhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/from-hatchling-to-young-vulture-and-popular-teacher-at-green-chimneys-wildlife-centerWed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:00 ESTSessions at the Farm Support Growth for Green Chimneys ResidentFor some special needs children, controlling one's behavior is a challenge, as is communicating. And for some Green Chimneys residents tackling these issues, the farm provides a new playing field where clear communication and mindful behaviors become a reality. Meet one resident who's found his voice.http://www.greenchimneys.org/sessions-at-the-farm-support-growth-for-green-chimneys-residenthttp://www.greenchimneys.org/sessions-at-the-farm-support-growth-for-green-chimneys-residentFri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives Gift from Stephen Colberts FundThanks to The Stephen Colbert AmeriCone Dream Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, we have a whole new reason to grab a pint of Ben & Jerry's.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-gift-from-stephen-colberts-fundhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-receives-gift-from-stephen-colberts-fundFri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 ESTYoung Bald Eagle Gets Second Chance at LifeFrom rescue to rehabilitation, one Bald Eagle spends a couple of weeks at Green Chimneys and is set to soar.http://www.greenchimneys.org/young-bald-eagle-gets-second-chance-at-lifehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/young-bald-eagle-gets-second-chance-at-lifeWed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 ESTTwo Pigs Join the Green Chimneys FamilyThe latest additions to the Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center are not only getting used to their new home, they're getting acquainted with each other!http://www.greenchimneys.org/two-pigs-join-the-green-chimneys-familyhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/two-pigs-join-the-green-chimneys-familyTue, 10 Dec 2013 00:00:00 ESTHow Animal-Assisted Activities Can Help Children with Mental Health IssuesA recent Wall Street Journal story noted that animals are increasingly being used to assist patients with mental disorders. Green Chimneys knows firsthand how working with animals can help kids with the behavior challenges associated with ADHD and other psycho-social issues. http://www.greenchimneys.org/how-animal-assisted-activities-can-help-children-with-mental-health-issueshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/how-animal-assisted-activities-can-help-children-with-mental-health-issuesFri, 08 Nov 2013 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Founder Recognized for Humanitarian and Philanthropic LeadershipThis month Dr. Samuel B. Ross, Jr. will receive awards from both The Andrew Goodman Foundation and the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-founder-recognized-for-humanitarian-and-philanthropic-leadershiphttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-founder-recognized-for-humanitarian-and-philanthropic-leadershipWed, 06 Nov 2013 00:00:00 ESTCelebrating National Bully Prevention Awareness MonthAs a special education school, the issue of bullying is so very important. This week we'll devote our social media efforts to sharing stories of bravery as student speak out against bullying.http://www.greenchimneys.org/celebrate-national-bully-prevention-awareness-monthhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/celebrate-national-bully-prevention-awareness-monthMon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 ESTMore than Meets the Animal EyeMaking an animal friend might be easy for most Green Chimneys students, but what happens when one is challenged to make a new one?http://www.greenchimneys.org/more-than-meets-the-animal-eyehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/more-than-meets-the-animal-eyeFri, 18 Oct 2013 00:00:00 ESTThe Forest as Classroom: New Season of Nature Programs Begins at Clearpool Connect with the great outdoors and build knowledge of key environmental issues with a new season of hands-on programs for families, landowners and nature enthusiasts at Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus.http://www.greenchimneys.org/the-forest-as-classroom-a-new-season-of-nature-programs-begins-at-clearpool--http://www.greenchimneys.org/the-forest-as-classroom-a-new-season-of-nature-programs-begins-at-clearpool--Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:00:00 ESTAn Upstanding Start to the New School YearAcross the nation, schools have been urged to take an active role in preventing bullying, especially bullying of children with special needs. Green Chimneys is committed to fostering a safe, supportive learning environment, and we've launched a new program to help keep it that way!http://www.greenchimneys.org/an-upstanding-start-to-the-new-school-yearhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/an-upstanding-start-to-the-new-school-yearFri, 30 Aug 2013 00:00:00 ESTThis Magic Moment: Eagle Returns to the WildWe've said farewell to a very special Green Chimneys temporary resident: the baby Bald Eagle. Here for just one month, the baby arrived lifeless, but thanks to a successful rehabilitation, the eagle left this nest strong and ready for her family reunion. http://www.greenchimneys.org/this-magic-moment-baby-bald-eagle-returns-to-the-wildhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/this-magic-moment-baby-bald-eagle-returns-to-the-wildTue, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 ESTFocus On 4H: Students Present Expertise at County FairThe 2013 Putnam County 4H Fair marked a great annual tradition for students plus countless awards for their knowledge and skill in animal care and outstanding class projects.http://www.greenchimneys.org/focusing-on-4-hhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/focusing-on-4-hWed, 07 Aug 2013 00:00:00 ESTBaby Bald Eagle Lands at Green ChimneysGreen Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center has taken yet another creature under its wing: a baby Bald Eagle! All the way from Sullivan County, this eagle's clocking the miles with a little help from a wonderful network of animal experts. http://www.greenchimneys.org/baby-bald-eagle-lands-at-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/baby-bald-eagle-lands-at-green-chimneysFri, 26 Jul 2013 00:00:00 ESTHealed Golden Eagle Returns to NatureWith great grace we said farewell to the Golden Eagle which lived and healed at Green Chimneys since February. http://www.greenchimneys.org/healed-golden-eagle-is-releasedhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/healed-golden-eagle-is-releasedWed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students Dazzle and AmazeThe circus returned to the Brewster campus and our kids were the main attraction!http://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-dazzle-and-amazehttp://www.greenchimneys.org/green-chimneys-students-dazzle-and-amazeMon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 ESTGolden Eagle Recoups at Green ChimneysA bird of prey recently rescued now heals at the Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Centerhttp://www.greenchimneys.org/rare-golden-eagle-recuperates-at-green-chimneyshttp://www.greenchimneys.org/rare-golden-eagle-recuperates-at-green-chimneysTue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:00 ESTNew Home for Chickens Green Chimneys chickens are thriving in a newly constructed coop on the Brewster campus. The new coop provides our feathered friends with ample room for roaming, nesting and laying eggs, which means our chickens will definitely be living healthier in the New Year!http://www.greenchimneys.org/new-home-for-chickens-http://www.greenchimneys.org/new-home-for-chickens-Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00 EST