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.
New York State is investing $5.25 million in Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program to expand our existing public shellfish hatcheries, and to plant shellfish at the sanctuary sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Join us this spring for a paint night series at Cowfish Restaurant in Hampton Bays! Dates in March, April and May.
Learn about the different shellfish that call Long Island waters home. We will read a story that focuses on shellfish, then we will get up close with these bivalves during our touch tank exploration.
This Earth Day why not join us for a very special first-time event! Let’s celebrate Mother Earth and learn about how we can help keep our seas free from debris! Learn about marine debris and how it can have a serious impact on both marine wildlife an
Learn about opportunities for you to "Give Back to the Bays" by learning, getting involved and enjoying our marine environment!
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
Last updated March 16, 2018