Nature Programs - January through March 2017
2016 Adult Nature Programs run between 1 & 2 hours. Advance registration is required. 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!
Printable Park Directions - Click on links to download.
Photo Op Walk
Saturday, January 14
Caumsett State Park, Huntington
On this hilly one and a half mile stroll we will pause briefly in areas of natural or historic interest. At each location, a guide will provide background information and allow a little time for snapshots. Bring your own camera and photo skills. Register by January 6. Be sure to request written directions.
Birding in Douglaston
Sunday, January 29
Join us as we observe some of our interesting resident winter birds. Bring binoculars. Register by 1/20. Be sure to request directions.
Sunday, February 12
Steppingstone Park (90% indoors) In addition to learning how to identify and tap a maple tree, you will learn the cultural, historical, economic and scientific background of this uniquely American craft. Held rain or shine. Meet at large building on right as you enter park. Register by 2/4.
Site Saving in Great Neck
Sunday, February 26
Great Neck House (Takes place indoors)
The Great Neck Historical Society is hoping to restore and preserve the Saddle Rock Grist Mill and the Stepping Stone Lighthouse. This presentation will teach you about their work and both of these historic buildings. Register by 2/19.
Our Pure Water
Friday, March 10
Water Pollution Control, 236 East Shore Road (next to Santelli Garden Center)
Concerned about our water? This facility will demonstrate what they do to keep our water pure.
Eighty (80) percent of this program takes place indoors.*Important to register by 3/1. Held rain or shine.
Sunday, March 26
Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich. 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; trails may be muddy. *Be sure to ask for written directions.
Register by 3/19