Free Environmental Programs

All programs are FREE! Registration is required. E-mail npocchiare@brookhavenny.gov to make your reservation. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of people planning to attend with ages of children. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registrants will be notified if cancelation due to inclement weather. View Flyer

Junior Environmental Stewards (ages 11+) Monarch Butterfly Programs

October 9 & November 6
West Meadow Beach- meet at Pavilion at 10 a.m.
Cedar Beach- meet at Nature Center 2 p.m.

This fall the stewards will concentrate on encouraging the lifecycle and migration of the Monarch Butterfly. Everything from propagating milkweed, planting a nectar rich butterfly garden, and helping to monitor related species. Program details to be determined.

Nature Walks

October 23
West Meadow Beach- meet at Pavilion at 10 a.m.
Cedar Beach- meet at Nature Center 2 p.m.

Join us for a guided walk along the beach and trail. We will explore and experience the unique ecosystems and varying habitats as the seasons change.

Binoculars and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Growing Up Wild (ages 3-6)

October 30- Parents and Grandparents are invited to join us in celebrating Halloween as we explore nature with our 5 senses. Mysterious creatures are scary so let’s learn about them together!

November 20- Leaves and trees and what happens to the honeybees. This class will discuss how species of all kinds prepare for the winter months.

Cedar Beach Nature Center 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Save the Sea Turtles Webinar

October 14- 6:30pm

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will conduct this class about marine conservation and the importance of saving cold stunned sea turtles. As the water temperature decreases these cold-blooded animals freeze up and could use a helping hand for survival. The class is a mandatory first step for participation in the Save the Sea Turtles Volunteer Watch Program, however, attending this amazing educational opportunity does not obligate you to volunteer. Email for details & registration: npocchiare@brookhavenny.gov

As winter approaches sea turtles lingering in Long Island Sound become stunned by the cold and will wash up on shore. Our help is the only chance these stranded turtles have at survival. The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will present a lesson about sea turtles, cold stunning, and the right way volunteers can help these stranded creatures. They will also discuss marine conservation and the importance of volunteer participation. The web class is mandatory for participation in the Walk & Watch Program.

Volunteer Walk & Watch

October 16
West Meadow Beach- meet at Pavilion at 10 a.m.
Cedar Beach- meet at Nature Center 2 p.m.

Help save the life of a sea turtle. It’s a walk on the beach!

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will take us out on the first Walk & Watch to teach us what to do if finding a stranded turtle or other stranded marine animal. We will also pick up debris that can harm marine life and animals living on the shoreline. At the start of each group walk there will be a sign-up sheet for weekly Walk & Watch timeslots.

Please know your availability or have your calendar handy.