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Adult Nature Programs 2015
Programs run between 1 & 2 hours. Advance registration may be required (unless otherwise noted).

Programs are geared for adults only; children under 16 years of age are not permitted to attend. Events usually involve some time outdoors and are held rain or shine, so dress accordingly. For reservations call 482-0355. Directions for trips outside the Park District will be mailed upon request. Be sure to ask!

Stepping Stones Lighthouse NEW!
Sunday, January 25
1p.m.
Great Neck House
You will be fascinated by the Great Neck Historical Society’s presentation highlighting our own local lighthouse and the current grassroots efforts to restore it. (Park card required for admission to Great Neck House). Register by 1/19

Birding Basics for Beginners (80% indoors)
Steppingstone Park
Saturday, February 7
1 p.m.
This hands-on program will introduce adults to birds and their adaptations. It will also provide information on where to go and what to get to learn more. Binoculars suggested. Register by 1/30

Birding Around Great Neck
Saturday, February 21
1 p.m.
Meet in front of the main library (Bayview Avenue), then car pool to various birding spots where we will walk to search for winter waterfowl and other birds. Bring binoculars.
Register by 2/14

Winter Water Walk
Saturday, March 14
11 a.m.-2:15 p.m. (approx.)
Caumsett State Park, Huntington
While our main goal is to leisurely observe winter water fowl and seashore life, we will also have time to relax and socialize during a moderately-paced, hilly, 5-mile hike to and from Long Island Sound. This program takes place outdoors. Bring binoculars. Be sure to request directions. Register by 3/7

Just-A-Hike
Sunday, March 29
12:30 p.m.
Muttontown Preserve, Equestrian entrance**
While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this moderately paced hike, thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing and socializing. Takes place outdoors. ***Be sure to ask for directions.
Register by 3/22

Spring Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, April 12
1 p.m.
Kings Point Park; Steamboat Road entrance; meet in first lot
On this stroll, one of a series designed to observe seasonal changes, we’ll focus on baby birds as we savor nature’s rebirth in spring. No registration required.

Spring at Shu Swamp
Sunday, April 26
12:30 p.m.
Shu Swamp, Mill Neck
Our tour of this idyllic private preserve will be led by the enthusiastic knowledgeable warden. It’s off the beaten track so be sure to ask for directions and leave extra travel time.
Register by 4/18

Nature in the Neighborhood
Saturday, May 9
11 a.m.
Creek Park, Great Neck Road entrance
Enjoy a refreshing stroll in this little-known retreat. Register by 5/2

Birds with Botany for Beginners
Saturday, May 30
11 a.m.
Uplands Farm, Cold Spring Harbor
This program is geared for the novice adult birders. We will also see and learn about fantastic wildflowers. Bring binoculars. Request directions when registering. Register by 5/22

Long Walk
Saturday, June 13
11 a.m.
Kings Point Park, Steamboat Road entrance; meet in first lot
You will get some exercise and learn about nature too as we tour the perimeter of our own 175 acre preserve. No registration required.

Plant Focus NEW!
Sunday, June 28
11 a.m.
SW corner of the Village Green (by tree carving sculptures)
The main goal of this program is to learn to identify wild plants using guide books. (Wild flower guide book recommended). Register by 6/21

Early Summer Seasonal Stroll
Saturday, July 11
11 am
Kings Point Park; Steamboat Road entrance- meet in first lot
This is a part of a series designed to observe seasonal changes. We’ll focus on flowers during this casual stroll. No registration required.

Walk Before Work
Tuesday, July 28
7 a.m.
Kings Point Park, Steamboat Road entrance- meet in first lot
Wake up with nature on this early morning, moderately paced hike. No registration required.

Late Summer Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, August 9
11 a.m.
Kings Point Park, Steamboat Road entrance- meet in first lot
On this stroll, another in our series designed to observe seasonal changes, we will witness summer’s slow subtle change as she withers and goes to seed. No registration required.

Walk Before Work
Thursday, August 27
7 a.m.
Kings Point Park, Steamboat Road entrance- meet in first lot
Wake up with nature on this early morning, moderately paced hike. No registration required.

Nature at the Museum
Sunday, September 13
10 a.m.
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn
Our leisurely saunter on the nature trails will surprise and delight you. Directions: turn left after crossing the 25A Viaduct going east. Meet in first lot on left. Parking fee $2.
Register by 9/7

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