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Posted on: July 5, 2018

2018 Summer Nature Programs at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook

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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 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 Steward
July 21 and August 18 at 10:00 am
Ages 11 and older
This 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 Wild
July 7 and August 4 at 10:00 am
Ages 3 to 5
Parents 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 Walk
August 25 at 7:00 pm
All ages
Watch 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 Walks
July 14 and August 11 at 10:00 am
All ages
Join 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 Beach
August 25 at 2:00 pm
All ages
Join 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 Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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