SAMC touch tanks
Image by Christine Tordahl

Students exploring touch tanks with live critters

SAMC Touch tanks (2)
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SCMELC touch tanks

SAMC Shorebirds Exploration
Image by Christine Tordahl

Students searching for shorebirds in the salt marsh

SAMC SCMELC classroom
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Mark teaching students about marine mammals

SAMC SCMELC TT Room (2)
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Christine taking students on a seashore safari

SAMC SCMELC TT Room
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Exhibits in our newly updated touch tank room

SAMC SCMELC classroom (2)
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Our newly updated learning center

Youth Education at SCMELC

3690 Cedar Beach Rd, Southold, NY 11971

Our North Fork Marine Educators are dedicated to teaching our future environmental stewards about Long Island's unique marine habitats. Our programs are designed to teach students about specific aspects of the marine environment and offer unique opportunities to learn by doing with exciting, hands-on educational activities.

Groups can schedule a field trip to explore our beachfront Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold or our educators can bring the beach to your classroom!

For more information about our educational programming offered to communities of the North Fork, contact Christine Tordahl, ct584@cornell.edu (631) 852-8660 ext. 39.

Talk and Tour: Grades K-12

(1.5 hour program, $11 per student: $110 minimum fee) Dive into an exploration of Long Island's marine environments and learn by doing with hands-on, scientific activities. Following a presentation with live marine animals, tour our touch tank room and participate in a guided beach ecology hike.

Salt Marsh Exploration: Grades K-12

(2 hour program, $15 per student: $150 minimum fee) Go on an adventure through a Long Island saltmarsh as we seine and search for local marine creatures and hike through our saltmarsh. Explore the biology and ecology of our local marine environments, followed by a presentation with live marine animals, tour of our touch tank room and a guided beach ecology hike.

Shorebird Exploration: Grades K-12

(Available April-May and September-October)

(1.5 hour program, $11 per student: $110 minimum fee) Learn all about shorebird species that pass through Long Island during spring migration and call our beaches home during the summer months. We will explore the salt marsh and surrounding beach and look for birds, observing and learning about their behavior and importance to the marine environment. Following this we will create an art piece for students to take home.

Contact

Christine Tordahl
Marine Program Educator
ct584@cornell.edu
631-852-8660 x 39

Last updated April 6, 2018