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

Birding by the Beach

December 3
West Meadow Beach - 10 AM
Cedar Beach Nature Center  2 PM 

Join us as we see our overwintering friends with their fluffy feathers.  These remarkable creatures can retain their body heat as they eat all day to maintain speedy metabolisms.  Bring binoculars and dress appropriately.  

Growing Up Wild (Ages 3-6)

December 10, 2022 - January 14, 2023 and February 11, 2023
Cedar Beach Nature Center 10 AM & 2 PM 

You and your little ones are invited to join in on fun with nature.  Each class will focus on a different nature topic, will include a story time and a related craft or activity. 

Junior Environmental Stewards

December 17, 2022 and January 21, 2023 
Cedar Beach Nature Center 10 AM & 2 PM

Our winter programs will be classes designed to teach stewards the importance of environmental conservation.  Each session will combine a lesson and a fun activity.  Please dress appropriately as we may be outdoors.  

Recycling Resolution

January 7
Cedar Beach Nature Center - 10AM and  2 PM

Start the new year right, Recycle Right!   Recycling is the best way to keep plastics out of our waterways, community, and natural spaces.   Recycling is also the easiest resolution to keep.  After a Recycle Right lesson we will up-cycle an item brought from home.

Geology Walk

January 28
West Meadow Beach 10 AM
Cedar Beach- meet at Nature Center 2 PM

Join us for a guided walk along the beach and trail.  We will explore and observe the unique geology that provides a foundation for the distinct ecosystems and habitats of the beach and salt marsh. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Winter Wonderland Walk

February 4
West Meadow Beach 10 AM
Cedar Beach- meet at Nature Center 2 PM

During these walks we will discuss and observe the stark beauty of the beach and salt marsh in the cold season.  We will explore the effects of snow and ice on the natural environment, discuss wildlife adaptations, identify plants in their winter form, and observe active winter wetlands. Please dress appropriately.