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Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Butterflies & Moths
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-3614

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walk, animal visitors and crafts.

Two sessions: 10:30-11:30am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Reservations are required, please call (516) 785-3614 or (516) 780-3295. Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses. Fees: $4 per person, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Butterflies & Moths
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 785-3614

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walk, animal visitors and crafts.

Two sessions: 10:30-11:30am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Reservations are required, please call (516) 785-3614 or (516) 780-3295. Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses. Fees: $4 per person, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays: Waterfowl
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Interpretive Center to learn about waterfowl, our featured wildlife of the week. After our talk, we will take a nature walk to look for the featured species.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays: Waterfowl
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Interpretive Center to learn about waterfowl, our featured wildlife of the week. After our talk, we will take a nature walk to look for the featured species.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Edible Plant Walk
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. This 2 hour, 1 mile walk will focus on edible and medicinal plants.

Meet at Snake Hill Overlook, on flat of Main Park Road, between Great Bend and Wolf Creek.

Walk is 2 hours, 1 mile.

Preschool Naturalists
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 116

A nature class designed for children ages 3 to 5. This hour long program will focus on using all five senses to explore a certain aspect of the outdoor world. Children will also enjoy a nature related story and craft. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.

Registration: Required
The Herb Fair
Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Phone: (914) 232-5651

Sponsored by the New York Unit of the Herb Society of America. Plant and craft demonstrations, great food, and herb-related merchandise on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Free admission; food and merchandise available for purchase.

How’s the Health of Geyser Creek?
Thursday, September 18, 2014 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 150

Help test the water quality of Geyser Creek and learn about the interesting critters that live there. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Registration: Required
Nature Game Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 150

A fun and education nature games day. This program is recommended for children under the age of 10. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Registration: Required
The American Black Bear at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

The American black bear is the most widespread bear species across North America, but often misunderstood. Come and explore this incredible animal, while learning how to stay bear smart. We'll bust some myths, learn facts, and test our foraging and tracking skills. Please call 872-0800 to register.

 

The American Black Bear at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

The American black bear is the most widespread bear species across North America, but often misunderstood. Come and explore this incredible animal, while learning how to stay bear smart. We'll bust some myths, learn facts, and test our foraging and tracking skills. Please call 872-0800 to register.

 

Protector of the Pine Oaks Hike at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Saturday, September 20, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 619-5051

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is where the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods was formed nearly 40 years ago. Come stroll the trails and enjoy a combination of ecosystems, such as sand barrens, wetlands, and ponds, and a beauitiful park to explore in any season. Meet at the Clay Pit Ponds Park Preserve parking lot at 83 Nielsen Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10309. Please call John Paul Learn at 718-619-5051 or e-mail john.paul.learn@gmail.com for more information.

Protector of the Pine Oaks Hike at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Saturday, September 20, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 619-5051

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is where the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods was formed nearly 40 years ago. Come stroll the trails and enjoy a combination of ecosystems, such as sand barrens, wetlands, and ponds, and a beauitiful park to explore in any season. Meet at the Clay Pit Ponds Park Preserve parking lot at 83 Nielsen Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10309. Please call John Paul Learn at 718-619-5051 or e-mail john.paul.learn@gmail.com for more information.

Adult Ed-venture: Traditional Nature Walk
Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

We'll take a slow walk (approx 3 miles), exploring nature in the woods and tall grass meadows of the southeastern section of the park.

Fees: $4 per adult. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Adult Ed-ventures are appropriate for ages 18 & older.

Registration: Required
Let's Talk Turkey at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, September 21, 2014 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Celebrate the beginning of fall by learning about the wild turkey. Not only does this delicious bird grace our tables at Thanksgiving, but it almost became the face of our national emblem. Test your knowledge during turkey trivia, and practice your turkey call and dance in this hands on activity. Please call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Let's Talk Turkey at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, September 21, 2014 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237
Celebrate the beginning of fall by learning about the wild turkey. Not only does this delicious bird grace our tables at Thanksgiving, but it almost became the face of our national emblem. Test your knowledge during turkey trivia, and practice your turkey call and dance in this hands on activity. Please call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Monday, September 22, 2014 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 150

Celebrate the first day of fall with a walk around Spa Park, search for plants, animals, and other signs of fall. This program is recommended for children under the age of 10. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Tiny Turtles
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors and crafts.

Held Tuesdays 10-11am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Old-growth Forest Hike
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 116

Experience the park's old growth forest close up. A naturalist will guide participants through one mile of mature Hemlock forest in search of the oldest trees in the woods. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family.

Registration: Required
Homeschool Family Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
For many plants, fall is the season for seeding and dispersal. Take a walk through fields and forests to examine different types of seeds and how they spread. We'll enjoy the bright, colorful foliage and look for seeds that fly, hitchhike and explode! Enjoy trailside activities and bring a snack. Please call 872-0800 to register your family.
Registration: Required
Homeschool Family Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
For many plants, fall is the season for seeding and dispersal. Take a walk through fields and forests to examine different types of seeds and how they spread. We'll enjoy the bright, colorful foliage and look for seeds that fly, hitchhike and explode! Enjoy trailside activities and bring a snack. Please call 872-0800 to register your family.
Registration: Required
Mushroom Hunt
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 150

Learn about the variety of mushrooms that grow in Saratoga Spa State Park and how to identify them. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Prehistoric Hysteria
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Journey back in time to explore our prehistoric past. What kind of creatures lived then and how do we know what they did? Discover what it is like to be a paleontologist during our fossil hunt. Enjoy finding and making a fossil to take home.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older (ages 5 & up). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Prehistoric Hysteria
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Journey back in time to explore our prehistoric past. What kind of creatures lived then and how do we know what they did? Discover what it is like to be a paleontologist during our fossil hunt. Enjoy finding and making a fossil to take home.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older (ages 5 & up). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Mushroom Foray
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

The public in invited to attend this annual fall gathering of the Rochester Mycological Society that will focus on autumn fungi. There will be a morning forway followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon. 

Meet at Parade Grounds Shelter for this four hour event!

Family Adventures: Mighty Migrator
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Monarch butterflies are making their way down south. They fly our east coast shore line this time every year migrating one way only to have their offspring return. Come learn about these amazing flyers and how they make their long trip.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Mighty Migrator
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Monarch butterflies are making their way down south. They fly our east coast shore line this time every year migrating one way only to have their offspring return. Come learn about these amazing flyers and how they make their long trip.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Celebrate Biodiversity! Endangered Species Parade & Festival
Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park
Phone: (845) 786-2701
Come watch the Parade at 11am featuring costumes and puppets. The parade will start at the Bear Mountain Merry-Go-Round and ends at Trailside Museums and Zoo. More information: http://www.trailsidezoo.org
Adult Ed-venture: Monarchs
Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Migration time has begun, and the monarch butterfly is making its way south. Come learn about this exciting adventure, the story of the monarch butterfly and what you can do to help.

Adult Ed-ventures are appropriate for ages 18 & older. Fees: $4 per adult. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Monarchs
Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Migration time has begun, and the monarch butterfly is making its way south. Come learn about this exciting adventure, the story of the monarch butterfly and what you can do to help.

Adult Ed-ventures are appropriate for ages 18 & older. Fees: $4 per adult. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

Registration: Required
A Tour of Olana's Geological Landscape
Sunday, September 28, 2014 01:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Join Robert Titus, Hartwick College geology professor in an exploratory walking tour of the Ice Age forces that shaped the 19th Century artists' landscape. Learn too, about the bedrock geological history of the site. Space is limited, please pre-register by calling 518-828-1872 x109 or emailing shasbrook@olana.org.

East Lawn / Adults only, please / $10 per person

Registration: Required
Fall Foraging Walk
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 150

Learn about the fall habits of animals and how they forage for food to store for the winter. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Registration: Required
Mushroom Walk
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
This mushroom walk will highlight autumn fungi! Meet at Highbridge parking lot and bring a lunch! Walk is 1 mile and will take about 3 hours.
Go Batty Over Bats at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, October 5, 2014 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to think bat! Debunk common misconceptions and learn some amazing facts. Try navigating like a bat in an echolocation activity and make a bat mask to take home. Please call 872-0800 to register.

 

Registration: Required
Go Batty Over Bats at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, October 5, 2014 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to think bat! Debunk common misconceptions and learn some amazing facts. Try navigating like a bat in an echolocation activity and make a bat mask to take home. Please call 872-0800 to register.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Stargazing, Presented by AOS
Friday, October 10, 2014 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join "AOS" The Amateur Observer's Society, at the nature center this fall as we observe the stars and constellations. Together we'll discover more about these diamonds in the sky.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures are programs usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Stargazing, Presented by AOS
Friday, October 10, 2014 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join "AOS" The Amateur Observer's Society, at the nature center this fall as we observe the stars and constellations. Together we'll discover more about these diamonds in the sky.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures are programs usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

Registration: Required
"Reading the Forested Landscape" at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Using evidence such as the shapes of trees, scars on their trunks, the pattern of decay in stumps, the construction of stone walls, and the lay of the land, it is possible to unravel complex stories etched into our forested landscape. Noted ecologist Tom Wessels, of Antioch University, will introduce participants to approaches for interpreting a forest's history while wandering through it. An indoor presentation will be followed by an exploration in our forest.

Fee for the program is $5. Please call 872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
"Reading the Forested Landscape" at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Using evidence such as the shapes of trees, scars on their trunks, the pattern of decay in stumps, the construction of stone walls, and the lay of the land, it is possible to unravel complex stories etched into our forested landscape. Noted ecologist Tom Wessels, of Antioch University, will introduce participants to approaches for interpreting a forest's history while wandering through it. An indoor presentation will be followed by an exploration in our forest.

Fee for the program is $5. Please call 872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles, Presented by Riverhead
Saturday, October 11, 2014 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

The Riverhead Foundation will be giving a PowerPoint lecture on the effects the quick change of ocean water temperatures have on sea turtles. This program is free to attend, and is not recommended for young children. This is an outreach program designed to pass on the knowledge of the work that is being done and how you can help sea turtles and The Riverhead Foundation.

Registration: Required
Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles, Presented by Riverhead
Saturday, October 11, 2014 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

The Riverhead Foundation will be giving a PowerPoint lecture on the effects the quick change of ocean water temperatures have on sea turtles. This program is free to attend, and is not recommended for young children. This is an outreach program designed to pass on the knowledge of the work that is being done and how you can help sea turtles and The Riverhead Foundation.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Seasons
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Seasons
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Autumn Walk on the Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Take in the gorgeous autumn panorama while learning about the geologic and cultural history of the Indian Ladder Trail. Descend the cliff and discover ancient fossils, waterfalls and underground streams. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder picnic area. Call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Autumn Walk on the Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Take in the gorgeous autumn panorama while learning about the geologic and cultural history of the Indian Ladder Trail. Descend the cliff and discover ancient fossils, waterfalls and underground streams. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder picnic area. Call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Harvest Wreath
Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Autumn is here! Come create a Fall inspired wreath with materials that the Nature Center staff has gathered for you. (One wreath per family)

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures: These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Harvest Wreath
Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Autumn is here! Come create a Fall inspired wreath with materials that the Nature Center staff has gathered for you. (One wreath per family)

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures: These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

 

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Franken Fish, A fish dissection
Sunday, October 26, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

From salmon and flounder to trout and bass, fish come in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we find out what makes them all tick. Through dissection, we will explore the internal and external anatomy of fish.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Franken Fish, A fish dissection
Sunday, October 26, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

From salmon and flounder to trout and bass, fish come in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we find out what makes them all tick. Through dissection, we will explore the internal and external anatomy of fish.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Happy Halloween (Come in costume!)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Happy Halloween (Come in costume!)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Stargazing, Presented by "AOS"
Friday, November 7, 2014 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join "AOS" the Amateur Observer's Society at the nature center this fall as we observe the stars and constellations. Together we'll discover more about these diamonds in the sky.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures are programs usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Stargazing, Presented by "AOS"
Friday, November 7, 2014 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join "AOS" the Amateur Observer's Society at the nature center this fall as we observe the stars and constellations. Together we'll discover more about these diamonds in the sky.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures are programs usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

Registration: Required
Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles, Presented by Riverhead
Sunday, November 9, 2014 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600
The Riverhead Foundation will be giving a PowerPoint lecture on the effects the quick change of ocean water temperatures have on sea turtles. This program is free to attend, and is not recommended for young children. This is an outreach program designed to pass on the knowledge of he work that is being done and how you can help sea turtles and The Riverhead Foundation.
Registration: Required
Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles, Presented by Riverhead
Sunday, November 9, 2014 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295
The Riverhead Foundation will be giving a PowerPoint lecture on the effects the quick change of ocean water temperatures have on sea turtles. This program is free to attend, and is not recommended for young children. This is an outreach program designed to pass on the knowledge of he work that is being done and how you can help sea turtles and The Riverhead Foundation.
Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Animal ABCs
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Animal ABCs
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Turkey Time
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Turkey Time
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Native American Games
Sunday, November 30, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Come to the Nature Center to play games that Native Americans learned to help develop their skills for survival.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Native American Games
Sunday, November 30, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Come to the Nature Center to play games that Native Americans learned to help develop their skills for survival.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Spikes & Shields
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Spikes & Shields
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Winter Survival
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Winter can be a difficult season for anyone to get through. Come learn how the animals of Jones Beach survive the winter months. We will have activities and games.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program for all facilities. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Winter Survival
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Winter can be a difficult season for anyone to get through. Come learn how the animals of Jones Beach survive the winter months. We will have activities and games.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program for all facilities. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
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