Farmingville, NY – Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright has announced the 2018 schedule of Summer Nature Programs at the Town’s West Meadow Beach, located on Trustees Road in Stony Brook. All programs are free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, e-mail Environmental Educator Nicole Pocchiare at [email protected] Please leave your name, phone number, and the number of people attending. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Programs will not run in inclement weather.Councilwoman Cartright said, “It is my pleasure to open the 2018 season of Summer Nature Programs. We are lucky to have the natural beauty of West Meadow Beach in our community. I appreciate the hard work of our Environmental Educator, Nicole Pocchiare, in facilitating these Town programs to provide residents with a better understanding of all West Meadow Beach has to offer.”The 2018 schedule of Summer Nature Programs are:•Junior Beach StewardJuly 21 and August 18 at 10:00 amAges 11 and olderThis program will give participants an opportunity for hands-on discovery of the unique beach and marsh ecosystems. Not only will we hike, explore, and try to solve nature's mysteries, but we will engage in conservation efforts like species monitoring, clean-ups and plantings.•Growing Up WildJuly 7 and August 4 at 10:00 amAges 3 to 5Parents and grandparents are invited to explore nature with their little ones. Each class will focus on a different nature topic and will include a story time, live animals and a related craft or activity•Full Moon WalkAugust 25 at 7:00 pmAll agesWatch the sun set and the full moon rise on this fun family walk. Learn common moon phases and phrases, how moon cycles impact nature and which nocturnal animals call the beach home. Flashlights and insect repellent recommended.•Nature WalksJuly 14 and August 11 at 10:00 amAll agesJoin us for a guided walk along the beach and trail to experience our unique ecosystems and varying habitats. Binoculars and comfortable shoes recommended.•Birding by the BeachAugust 25 at 2:00 pmAll agesJoin us on our quest to observe many of our fine feathered friends. Binoculars, field guides and comfortable shoes recommended.
Division of Public Information * Office of the SupervisorOne Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595