Long Island is one of the most populated suburbs in the United States yet there is ample wildlife habitat available. While carnivores may engender fear and misunderstanding, you can learn about how they benefit the ecology and environment even here on hyper urban Long Island. Join Frank Vincenti of the Wild Dog Foundation as he discusses wild canines of the past, present and future in our environment.
A guided tour of your senses. Approximately one mile hike. For families with children aged six and up.
Meet at the center for a guided hike. Look for resident wildlife as you walk the refuge trails. Bring binoculars.
Wait look at that tree! See trees in a way you never did before. On the trails, help us determine if a tree is healthy or not, what caused the problem and what can we do about it. See a tree cookie. This interactive family friendly program is geared towards children aged 6-10 and their families.
Join Naturalist Ernie Lewis as he takes you on a tour of an area of the refuge usually closed to visitors. This is a Friends of Wertheim Refuge members only hike. We will meet in the visitor center parking lot and carpool to the impoundment. Bring binoculars. Must be at least 12 years old to participate. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Call 631-286-0485. Limit 15 people.
As Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Help us keep the refuge clean. Meet in the refuge parking lot and we will walk to the beach together. All equipment (gloves, vests, litter grabbers, bags and snacks) will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. $4.00 admission fee is waived for litter pick up participants. Refuge located at 12 Target Rock Road, Huntington, NY 11743. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Call 631-286-0485.
Make nature journals using found objects and recycled cardboard. Please bring two empty cereal boxes and your imagination. Ages 10 and up please. Limit 10 children. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Call 631-286-0485.
Here is your chance to, not only see interesting insects up close, but hold them too!! Join staff from the Long Island Aquarium as they teach you about Peruvian Stick bugs, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, bearded dragons, Tarantulas, and Halloween crabs. The animals will rotate every 15-20 minutes, while an educator will tell you about the animal’s interesting features and show you how to handle each.
Join Naturalist Todd Weston as he teaches the joys of shooting a bow and arrow. All equipment provided. Children age 8 and above. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. No reservations required.
Join Naturalist Peg Hart, as she explores one of the most popular Long Island national wildlife refuges. The hike will start in the parking lot and wind along a relatively flat trail to the beach and through the woods. Birding at this refuge is usually spectacular, so bring your binoculars. This is a Friends of Wertheim Refuge members only hike. Refuge located at 2595 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. There is a $4/vehicle entrance fee. Limit 15 people. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Call 631-286-0485.
Enjoy a Saturday walk to the Welcome Cabin where we will observe and record the unfolding arrival of spring! Bring pencils, sketchbook and any art supplies you prefer. Beginners welcome! Ages 16 and up please. Limit 10 people. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Call 631-286-0485.
Join Naturalist Peg Hart as she takes you on a tour of an area of the refuge usually closed to visitors. This is a Friends of Wertheim Refuge members only hike. We will meet in the visitor center parking lot and carpool to the impoundment. Bring binoculars. Limit 15 people. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Call 631-286-0485.
This HUGE event is actually three events in one: Tri Hamlet Community Day, Pine Barrens Discovery Day and International Migratory Bird Day. Activities will take place throughout the day and include canoeing, archery, bird feeder building, guided hikes, fun shop lectures, live animals, kid’s activities and more.
Join Volunteer Pat Brack as she shares her knowledge of Long Island’s box turtles. You will have a chance to see these live animals close up, while you learn about their life. This interactive family-friendly program will feature games and crafts. Suitable for families with children aged six and up.
Experience the refuge from the scenic Carmans River. You will be paddling for approximately 2 -3 hours. All equipment provided. This is a Friends of Wertheim Refuge members only program. Must be 16 years old to participate. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call 631-286-0485.
This interactive program is designed for families to get wet and dirty together. Participants will use nets to catch wildlife living in the river. Naturalists will be available to help ID your finds! Ages six and up. All minors must have an adult to accompany them. ADULT SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED. No reservations required.
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