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Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Snowflakes
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Winter Run Series
Sunday, February 1, 2015 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (631) 321-3515

Jones Beach will host the fourth and final race of the 21st Annual Winter Run Series. Additional runs will be held at Heckshcer (Jan. 11), Robert Moses (Jan. 18), and Caumsett (Jan. 25). All races begin at 11am.

For an application, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Winter Run Series, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702. Registration is also available online for single races or the full series at: www.flrrt.com and www.active.com. Registration will be closed when the maximum amount of 1,100 full series registrants is received.

Entry fees are as follows: Full Series Registration: $40; Group Registration Discount (25 or more applications submitted at the same time) $35 per person, and must be received by December 10th. Day of race registration is $15 per race.

For additional information, please call (631) 321-3515, weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Scrap the Winter Blues Away
Sunday, February 8, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

It's cold outside, let us bring nature inside to you. We will create a scrapbook using fun, nature-related themes. Please bring some photos you would like to scrap with.

Fun for Kids programs are geared toward ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Heart 2 Heart
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
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 crafts.

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am & 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Bayberry Candles
Sunday, February 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Discover the history of the candles and how early Long Islanders added bayberry. Each family will make their own candle to take home.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Meet the Animals
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over the winter break! During this session, meet the animals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Marine Mammals
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over Winter Break! During this session, learn about marine mammals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Owl Pellet Dissection
Friday, February 20, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over winter break for an owl pellet dissection.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 21, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Shapes
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
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 crafts.

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: "Ecology of the Eastern Hog-nosed Snake on a Barrier Island"
Friday, February 27, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Eastern Hog-nosed snakes are in decline in the Northeast, but are surprisingly common in some parts of their range. Based on an ongoing study, the presentation will include current findings about their habitat use and natural history. Join us for an informative program about the curious habits of this charismatic species.

Ages 18 & up. Fees: $4 per person. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, March 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival. To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Going Green
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
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 crafts.

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: Adult Seal Walk
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Come join us for a short talk about seals and then bundle up as we walk along the shoreline to see these amazing mammals.

Ages 18 & up. Fees: $4 per person. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Leprechaun's Rainbow
Sunday, March 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

To learn about rainbows, we need to understand light and color. With experiments and activities we can discover together how rainbows appear.

For ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Whales Tale
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
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 crafts.

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Stargazing Hosted by AOS
Friday, March 27, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join the Amateur Observer's Society this winter as we observe the stars and constellations. Together we'll discover more about these diamonds in the sky.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Help Protect the Endangered Piping Plover
Saturday, March 28, 2015 09:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us! Volunteer to help protect the endangered Piping Plover!

9am at the Nature Center
Please call to register: 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614

Registration: Required
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