Tiana kids photo collage

Kids enjoying outdoor exploration and getting creative with art at Tiana Bayside.

Tiana habitats collage

Tiana Bayside program participants explore both the bayside and oceanside of Hampton Bays.

tiana seining

Seining, hiking, and other outdoor exploration is incorporated into all of our programs.

Tiana ponquogue seining day

The fun isn't just for kids! Art and science programming is offered for all ages.

South Fork Marine Education

Long Island’s South Fork is a worldwide attraction, in part because of the beauty of it's different marine habitats. The Atlantic Ocean and the Peconic, Shinnecock and lesser Bays are part of the unique culture here, with many residents who's livelihoods often depend on our marine resources and landscapes, to thousands of summertime visitors who want to enjoy the beauty and bounty that the South Fork has to offer. Cornell Cooperative Extension has been educating the citizens of Suffolk County for over 30 years about our marine resources, and offers educational programming both in-school or at the Town of Southampton's Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays. School programs are designed to interest students in grades K-12 in the many diverse and exciting marine topics, and to teach them how they can help protect and enhance our marine environment. Please view our school program brochure on the right side of this page for specific programs and pricing. Tiana Bayside programming offers topics in both Marine Science and Art, or both! Check out the Tiana Bayside page for more information on programs run out of this facility.

Tiana Bayside Summer Programs

Tiana Bayside Facility offers a truly unique setting for youth education and summer recreation. From our facility on Dune Rd. in Hampton Bays, students can explore the diversity of marine habitats that make Long Island such a special place to live and visit. Sheltered from the ocean by the dunes, the calm waters of Tiana Bay harbor salt marshes, seagrass meadows, and mud flats. A short walk across the protective barrier island, and you arrive at the mighty Atlantic Ocean. This unique position allows students to gain an understanding of the biology and ecological importance of these marine ecosystems and the species that inhabit them. All of our summer programs are led by experienced CCE Marine Educators, skilled in fostering positive relationships between children of all walks of life. Students who attend our programs forge a life-long relationship with maritime culture and come away deeply inspired by the natural world.

Dates and Times

Each program runs Monday through Friday 9am-2pm

Drop-off no earlier than 8:50am

No before or after care provided . ArtSea Camp is $350 per week plus a $25 material fee.

Program Dates (2020) Age Theme Price
ArtSea 1 July 6-10 6-9 yrs


Bayside Adventures 1 July 13-17 6-9 yrs


ArtSea 2 July 20-24 9-12 yrs


Bayside Adventures 2 July 27-31 9-12 yrs


ArtSea 3 Aug 3-7 6-9 yrs $375
Bayside Adventures 3 Aug 10-14 6-9 yrs


Bayside Adventures 4 Aug 17-21 9-12 yrs Shark Week


ArtSea 4 Aug 24-28 9-12 yrs $375

Our South Fork Marine Education Headquarters is located at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays.


Hazel E. Wodehouse
South Fork Marine Educator/LISRP Volunteer Coordinator

Last updated January 28, 2020