CCE’s Marine Program has been giving Back to the Bays since 1985, and we are committed to offering communities, individuals, and businesses opportunities to help us expand our efforts! Our goal is to increase stakeholder engagement in our: Water Quality Protection Initiatives; Habitat Improvement Projects; Shellfish and Fin Fish Research and Restoration; and Youth and Community Education Experiences.
Whether you are an aspiring citizen scientist, or a business owner looking for an opportunity to support our local maritime heritage, we will be able to effectively link you to an appropriate project, sponsorship opportunity, or volunteer effort! By providing time, energy, and monetary support, local communities and individuals alike can play a significant part in the success and expansion of the many important initiatives of CCE’s Marine Program. One of the best ways that you can support these initiatives is by becoming an official Back to the Bays member!
2015 was the 30th Anniversary of CCE's Marine Program. In celebration, we launched our 30 Ways to Give Back to the Bays Campaign. This year, we are planning more unique opportunities for you to connect to our bays by learning about, getting involved, and enjoying aspects of our marine environment. Our 2017 Ways to Give Back to the Bays Listing is COMING SOON! Please stay tuned!
Through our Back to the Bay Initiative you will have up-close and hands-on opportunities to see what CCE's scientists and educators are doing year round to give Back to the Bays. If you'd rather just provide support for our efforts, giving opportunities will allow you to contribute to this important work and help us ensure the marine environment that we all value and depend on as part of our lives here in Suffolk County is able to be enjoyed by future generations.
Also, feel free to reach us with any questions regarding our ongoing work, upcoming events, and how you can get involved by contacting Kimberly Barbour at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-461-5294.
Seaweed pressing is a tradition dating back to the 17th century. Learn about local seaweed species from CCE's Marine Botanist Steve Schott and how to help keep the Peconic Estuary clean while you create your own masterpiece.
ART + SCIENCE – Winter Vacation Workshops with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program. Join art instructor Carolyn Munaco and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Educator Rachel Neville for four unique sessions where art wi
The incorporation of art and design into typical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. Learn more!
Brush Strokes for the Bays painting sessions hosted in partnership with the Southampton Arts Center. Channel your inner artist and enjoy a night out with friends! Carolyn Munaco will provide the artistic guidance you need to create a marine-themed wo
Learn about local marine life and earn a badge!
May 20th - Save the Date for our 2017 Back to the Bays 5K!
Last updated February 6, 2017