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Nature Programs 2016

2016 Adult Nature 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!

NEW! Marine Missions
Sunday, Feb. 14
12:30 p.m.
This indoor presentation by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation will focus on seals. You will also learn about the Foundation’s challenging and exciting rescue work. Register by 2/7.

NEW! Go Native
Sunday, Feb. 28
12:30 p.m.
Join Jane Jackson of the North Shore Land Alliance at Great Neck House when she will explain why it is better for nature and your garden if you use native plants. She will also suggest attractive alternatives to replace popular non-natives. This program takes place indoors. Register by 2/21

Just-A-Hike  
Sunday, March 13
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 3/6.

Birds, Beach and Botany for Beginners
Saturday, March 26
12:30 p.m.
Garvies Point Preserve, Glen Cove
Though small, this county preserve is rich in habitats including seashore, pond, field and forest. Tour them with us. Bring binoculars. This program takes place outdoors. Register by 3/19. Be sure to request directions.

History of Caumsett State Park, Huntington
Sat., Apr. 9
11 a.m.
On this hilly, moderately long walk (approximately 2 miles) we will study the park’s social economic, architectural and political history. Parking fee applies. Register by April 1.

Spring Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, April 30
11 a.m.
Kings Point Park; Redbrook 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, May 15
11 a.m.
Shu Swamp, Mill Neck
Take a two-mile stroll through this little-known, private preserve noted for its early spring wildflowers. Shu Swamp is located off the beaten track so be sure to ask for directions and leave extra travel time.
Register by 5/8

Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Sunday, May 29
11 a.m.
You can survive on your own at Kings Point Park. During this hands-on program, geared for the average adult, you will learn how to find food, start a fire and build shelter. Meet in the first lot of Kings Point Park at the Steamboat Rd. entrance. No registration required.

Nature in the Neighborhood
Sunday, June 12
10 a.m.
Enjoy a refreshing stroll in this little-known retreat. Held at Creek Park at the Great Neck Road entrance. Register by 6/5.

NEW Inspirational Walk
Saturday, June 5
10 a.m.
This program is a quiet, leisurely ramble, generously interspersed with readings selected to enhance your appreciation of the beauty, wonder and tranquility of nature. Meet by the wood carvings on the SW corner of the Village Green. Register by 6/18.

Early Summer Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, July 10
10 am
Kings Point Park; Redbrook 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
Thursday, July 28
7 a.m.
Kings Point Park, Redbrook Road entrance- meet in first lot
Wake up with nature on this early morning, moderately paced hike. No registration required.

Late Summer Seasonal Stroll
Saturday, August 13
10 a.m.
Kings Point Park, Redbrook 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
Tuesday, Aug. 30
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 11
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 9/3.

Something Special
Sunday, Sept. 5
11 a.m.
Norman J. Levy Park in Merrick
Join us for an inspiring tour of this former landfill, now reclaimed by nature. You will be captivated by its beauty and awed by its views. A small open vehicle accommodating a few physically challenged people is available for a separate tour. Let us know if you need this service. Register by 9/18. Be sure to request directions.

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