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.
Join us for our 2nd Annual Back to the Bays 5K on May 14, 2016! Starting point is at the CCE Marine Center, Cedar Beach Road in Southold. Learn more..
Work out of several sites throughout Suffolk County to provide marine science based day camps including our Northport, Southold, Oakdale, and East Hampton facilities.
Opportunities for you to connect to our bays by LEARNING, DOING and ENJOYING- all in support and celebration of our local marine environment!
Learn about local marine life and earn a badge!
The incorporation of art and design into typical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. Learn more!
Join the SPAT Program (Southold Project in Aquaculture Training) to learn how to raise your own shellfish while giving back to our bays!
Last updated April 11, 2016