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.
Children will be led on outdoor expeditions by CCE educators to see local habitats and marine life, and then will create an art project about what they learned!
Armed with the inspiration fro what was discovered and studied, students will create their own art project. Workshops will be held on school holidays during Fall 2019.
Learn about opportunities for you to "Give Back to the Bays" by learning, getting involved and enjoying our marine environment!
Water Quality Wednesdays (WQW) in Patchogue is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s initiative to provide community stewardship activities that support the health of our waterways and awareness of the threats to waters.
Last updated September 9, 2019