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    • Reptiles and Insects OH MY!!

      Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

      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.

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    • Archery for Children (May)

      Archery for Children

      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.

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    • Nature Hike at Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge

      Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge Beach

      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.

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    • Nature Journaling for Adults (May 2014)

      View of Wildflowers

      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.

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    • Birding Excursion to Wertheim Refuge Impoundment (May)

      Photo of Impoundment

      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.

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    • 3rd Annual Tri Hamlet Community Celebration Day

      Wertheim Refuge Special Event

      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. 

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    • The Mysteries of Long Island's Box Turtle

      Box Turtle Close Up

      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.

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    • Canoe the Carmans River (June)

      Aerial View of Carmans River

      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.

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    • Archery for Children (June)

      Archery for Children

      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.

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    • Exploring the Carmans River by Dip Net

      Kids Dip Netting in River

      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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Last Updated: May 15, 2013
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