Virtual Shellabration • December 5 - 31
Shellabration is an annual culinary celebration that showcases local shellfish and benefits Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program. It is traditionally held the first weekend of December in Greenport Village and is attended by 1,500 "Shellabrants". This year we're going virtual and pivoting to use this event as not just a fundraiser for our SPAT Program and Back to the Bays Initiative, but as a platform to help promote the oyster growing community and educate the public about the importance of both our shellfish restoration efforts and the local oyster industry.
A Special Message from CCE Marine
In these uncertain times we want you to know that CCE Marine Program is here for you and we’re excited to announce the launch for our new Digital Education Initiative! Each week we will be focusing in on one specific species or topic and will present a variety of media pieces and corresponding worksheets, lesson guides, and art tutorials that can be utilized by anyone looking to integrate some marine science enrichment into their current home learning routine.
Click here to be taken to our new Digital Education Initiative!
Our waters are an integral part of life for us, making Long Island a desirable place to live. The Marine Program, which became part of CCE in 1985, is known and respected nationally and internationally. Its mission is to protect our waters, providing a clean environment for our fish, fowl and plants.
Our researchers and educators are busy working to inform Long Islanders how we can each do our part to safeguard our environment. Projects have been designed to bring back our once thriving eelgrass and shell fish populations, ensure our commercial fishing industry continues to thrive while limiting bycatch, provide public education about environmental consequences of storm water runoff, and introduce our young people to marine sciences and marine life on Long Island.
Wind, waves, and currents can carry litter from far away places to the ocean. Join CCE as site sponsors, in this volunteer-based program to remove litter and debris from
Eelgrass meadows have been on the decline in recent decades, but we are working to bring them back. Restoring our local eelgrass meadows will result in the creation of ha
Join the SPAT Program (Southold Project in Aquaculture Training) to learn how to raise your own shellfish while giving back to our bays!
An educational experience helping to collect data on various water quality parameters at sunrise from May through October (there will be 4 events per month). Participants can attend as many or as few events as they choose, however, due to limited sp
All of our programs are led by experienced CCE Marine Educators, skilled in fostering positive relationships between children of all walks of life. Students who attend ou
Last updated November 24, 2020