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.
Bay Buddies programs are for children ages 3 to 5 years. Topics include bivalves, marine critters, eelgrass and shorebirds. Activities include a story, hands-on touch tank experience,games and an art project.
Join us for a fun-filled two hours as you and your child learn about the marine environment. This very special program includes hands-on time with live marine animals, beach activities, and a craft!
Learn about the marine science summer camps offered in your area, and how to register online!
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.
Learn about opportunities for you to "Give Back to the Bays" by learning, getting involved and enjoying our marine environment!
Learn how you can get involved with horseshoe crab monitoring at a beach near you!
Last updated June 14, 2018