In the field programs
are offered mid-March through mid-October (can vary with
weather) at our local beaches (Asharoken, Centerport, or Gold-Star Beach).
NEW!! We are now offering programs at our Marine & Environmental Education Center: Fuchs Preserve at Cranberry Hill Education Center in Northport.
Contact Ali Stevens for program information and pricing.
MARINE CONSERVATION & BEACH CLEAN-UP (Grades: 2-12)
Help keep our seas free of debris! What is marine debris and how can it have serious impacts on both marine wildlife and humans? How does our trash make it to the ocean and how long will it stay there? We answer these important questions and discuss how we can make a difference. Students participate in a beach clean-up using provided materials for safe trash pick-up. This activity will be followed by an evaluation of what the students have discovered and hands-on time with live local marine animals that are affected by pollution.
BEACH LIFE TALK & TOUR (Grades: K-12)
Let's explore the beach! This program includes a hands-on introduction to local marine life, exploring time as we help students seine the bay and learn about the animals we collect and beach-combing for treasures on a scavenger hunt.
Seasonal, weather permitting; please wear water shoes and dress for the weather.
NEW! Long Island’s Marine Ecosystems: Fresh vs. Saltwater (Grades: K-12)
Enjoy the best of both worlds! Long Island is surrounded by saltwater but freshwater can be found within our coastline. Both of these different, yet similar ecosystems are crucial in better understanding Long Island’s marine ecosystems. Students will participate in our preserve’s nature walk, witness wildlife along the trail, visit a flourishing freshwater pond, and collect water samples to observe under a microscope at our Environmental Education Center. Our program will conclude with a lesson and interaction with live, local animals from saltwater ecosystems.
Extension option: Take a trip to Asharoken Beach to seine and collect saltwater creatures, so that you can observe both ecosystems (only 5 minutes away!)
Fuchs Pond Preserve is a part of the 21-acre preserve in Northport which consists of a 5-acre, spring-fed freshwater pond, freshwater marsh, and upland slope forest. This wetland preserve neighbors Crab Meadow Beach, the perfect area for nature exploring.
For more information, call or email Alexandra Stevens (email@example.com) at 631-239-1800 EXT. 3
Bussing a problem?
Schedule an in-school field trip. For only a few dollars per child, your class can have an exciting hands-on experience that they will never forget!
We accept BOCES funding for payment.
We are happy to accommodate your curriculums needs. Please feel free to call to discuss options. (Advanced notice is required)
Last updated May 5, 2022