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The Tiana Bayside Facility is surrounded by marine habitats to explore!

tiana bayside seining

Seining, hiking and other outdoor exploration is a regular part of programming at Tiana Bayside.

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Bayside Adventure and ArtSea week long summer programs are offered here July-August.

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Programming at Tiana Bayside integrates marine science and artistic expression.

tiana coastal plant nursery

The Coastal Plant Nursery is used to propagate plants for local restoration projects

Tiana Bayside Facility

We are pleased to announce that we are offering programs for 2023!

Visit our East End Education website for program details.

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Tiana Bayside Facility offers a truly unique setting for youth education in marine science. Students will get to explore the diversity of life within the marine habitats surrounding the facility, including the ocean beach, the dunes, the calm waters of Shinnecock Bay, the salt marshes, and the seagrass meadows.

ArtSea Art and science both require careful and keen observational skills. The
marine habitats surrounding Tiana Bayside Facility are full of visual, tactile, and scientific wonder!
CCE’s ArtSea Programs at Tiana offer an experience like no other. These week-long sessions foster personal creative expression, while immersing students in the marine environment. Led by local artist, Carolyn Munaco, students learn the techniques of painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage using the creatures and seascapes around them as inspiration. A typical day at ArtSea includes one or more art projects, accompanied by hands-on science lessons created by CCE educators, with daily outdoor habitat exploration and touch-tank time. Students collect found objects and natural specimens, observe wild animals in nature, study the patterns in plant life and insects, and create works of art that are personal and spark a sense of pride. ArtSea offers something for everyone.

Bayside Adventures is a 5-day, science intensive session, that will immerse students in the multidisciplinary field of Marine Science. Students will learn how to formulate and test scientific questions, perform experiments, measure environmental parameters such as temperature and salinity, and record their data, just like a scientist. Activities include seining for local fish and invertebrates, hiking through the salt marsh, bird watching, shell collection and species identification, viewing specimens under microscopes, and even optional dissections of local fish and a shark. Each student will set up and care for their own individual fish tank to house their week’s collection.

Seahorse Art & Science Program In this specialty program, students will become immersed in the world of seahorses! Each day we will focus on different aspects of the biology, ecology and behavior of seahorses. The highlights of this program will include daily seining to contribute scientific data to CCE's Seahorse Conservation Initiative, by capturing, photographing, measuring and using other scientific equipment to monitor the population seahorses in the eelgrass meadow. Students will also get the unique opportunity to snorkel over the eelgrass meadows, discovering many of the elusive species that shelter there. On Friday, the day will take place at the Old Ponquogue Bridge site, just down the road from Tiana. Parents must transport their children to and from this site, and are welcome to stay and enjoy the fun! Detailed information will be provided.

When not in the water, students will set up fish tanks and conduct experiments, help our local seahorse populations through stewardship activities including eelgrass restoration and coastal clean ups, and have the opportunity to work on a seahorse inspired art project everyday with the guidance of local artist Carolyn Munaco.

ArtSea June 26 -30

Bayside July 10-14 SOLD OUT

ArtSea July 17-21 SOLD OUT

Seahorse July 24-28 

ArtSea July 31- August 4

Bayside August 7-11 SOLD OUT

Seahorse August 21-25 

ArtSea August 28- Sept. 1

Timeline History

Summer 2012: Establishment of SPAT Program operation at the facility. Spring 2016: Southampton Town welcomed CCE to submit a proposal for expanded facility use Spring 2017: Facility improvements and renovation to education spaces. Summer 2017: Opening of new facility! 2018-2019 Program expansion.


  • Establishment and Operation of Satellite Shellfish Nursery
  • Classroom and Outreach Space Improvements 
  • Coastal Plant Nursery Design and Establishment 
  • Outreach Program Design and Delivery

Tiana Bayside Facility
89 Dune Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946


Kimberly Barbour
Marine Program Outreach Manager
631-727-7850 x 329

Last updated April 24, 2023