Programs & Events
December 13: View the Geminid Meteor Shower at Heckscher State Park
Youth Programs in Long Island State Parks
The Long Island Interpretive Center is home to the Regional Environmental Education Team of environmental educators. Schools, youth organizations and special interest groups can make arrangements for interpretive programs and hikes at any of the State Parks on Long Island by calling this office. In addition to group hikes there are Fun for Kids Activities, Family Adventure Programs and Adult Ed-ventures for the general public run at several State Parks. Call the office for a printed schedule or check specific parks at this Website for program listings.
School programs include Wet and Wild, where students discover the underwater world found in the ponds and streams in State Parks. Kids will giggle as they dress up as butterflies and moths during the Butterfly and Moth Program. Discover the unique plants and animals in the pine barrens at Connetquot River. These are just a few of the many exciting educational programs for schools.
The Interpretive Center also works with youth orgainizations including scouts to assist them with forestry and nature badges, hiking certificates. Come out to the interpretive center for these programs or have our staff meet you at a nearby State Park.The following activities are accessible to the Physically Challenged: School Programs, Group Tours, Guided Tours and Interpretive Programs.
*To receive information on programs via email, sign up for Long Island State Park & Nature's electronic mailing list here.