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 

October 1
West Meadow Beach  - 10 AM
Cedar Beach - 2 PM

The stewards will concentrate on encouraging the lifecycle and migration of the Monarch Butterfly.  We will learn the importance of milkweed, pollination, and help to monitor the organism.  

Birding by the Beach

October 8
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 identify the birds that are living or migrating in this unique ecosystem as the seasons change. Binoculars and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Nature Walks

October 15

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 learn about the unique ecosystems and varying habitats as the seasons change. Binoculars and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Growing Up Wild (ages 3-6)

October 29
Cedar Beach Nature Center 10 AM & 2 PM 

Join us in celebrating Halloween as we learn about some of the holiday’s most mysterious critters. 

November 19
Cedar Beach Nature Center 10 AM & 2 PM 

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

International Coastal Clean-up 

September 17 
West Meadow Beach - 10 AM
Cedar Beach- meet at Nature Center 2 PM

Volunteer to remove litter from our beautiful beaches! Registration is required, please email npocchiare@brookhavenny.gov.

Save the Sea Turtles

Virtual Class- October 20, 7 PM

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will conduct this class about marine conservation and the importance of saving cold stunned sea turtles.  The class is a mandatory first step for participation in the Save the Sea Turtles Volunteer Watch Program.

Volunteer Walk & Watch
October 22 - West Meadow Beach 10 AM and Cedar Beach 2 PM

Help save the life of a sea turtle. It’s a walk on the beach!
The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will guide the first walk and talk to teach us what to do if finding a stranded cold stunned sea turtle.  We will also pick up litter 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.