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Sat 29 Sep
Wild Weather: (Children’s Program)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Join us for some experiments and activities that help demonstrate the power of lightning, tornados and hurricanes. Appropriate for children ages 6+.

Registration: Required
Sun 30 Sep
Amazing Monarchs: (Family Program)
Sunday, September 30, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Monarch butterflies fly our east coast shore line this time every year; only their offspring return. Learn about these amazing flyers and how they make their long trip.

Registration: Required
Tue 02 Oct
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

October 2nd- Spikes and Shields

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

Sat 13 Oct
Hawk Migration Walk
Saturday, October 13, 2018 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Adult Program: The barrier beaches of Long Island are a key stop along the Atlantic Flyway and a major migratory route for thousands of raptors each fall. Join us at the Nature Center where we will search for hawks and falcons. Enjoy a ringside view of this amazing phenomenon. Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Oct
Take a Bird to Lunch
Saturday, October 13, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Children Program: Autumn is the time of year when birds are bulking up on food. Whether they are using the energy to make a long migration or they need their fat reserves to get them through a long cold winter, it is important for birds to get some big meals in the fall. Let’s help them out! Come create some special take-home bird feeders to help out the feathered friends in your yard! Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Tue 16 Oct
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

October 16th- Feathered Friends

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

Sun 28 Oct
Halloween Myths
Sunday, October 28, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Children Program: Was that an owl or a ghost? Can bats really turn into vampires? What happens to wolves under a full moon? So many legends surrounding this time of year are based on animals. But what is real and what is just a story? Come discover the origins, myths, and truths behind some spooky Halloween tales Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Tue 30 Oct
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

October 30th: Happy Halloween

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Sat 10 Nov
Owl Pellet Dissection
Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Children Program: Humans have been intrigued by owls for thousands of years. Come learn all about these secretive birds, and meet one of our live owl residents! We will investigate their feeding habits by dissecting an owl pellet. For age 6 and up. Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Sun 11 Nov
West End Hike
Sunday, November 11, 2018 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Adult Program: On this brisk, fall walk, we will be investigating the various plants and migratory birds that can be seen at this time of year. Bring your hiking shoes and your cameras for some beautiful morning photo opportunities. Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Tue 13 Nov
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

November 13th- Gobble Gobble

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Sun 18 Nov
Harvest Wreath
Sunday, November 18, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Family Program: The Autumn harvest creates a wonderful collection of natural materials to use for crafting this time of year. Using an assortment of grasses, seedpods and dried flowers, you will create a wonderful harvest wreath that is a perfect accent for the autumn season. There is an additional $5 per person for materials. (no charge if you bring your own wreath) Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Nov
Native American Games
Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Children's Program: Through the ages, children have played games that teach them the skills they’ll need as adults. Native American children who lived on Long Island long ago played games that helped them survive in the natural world. As the world has changed, so have the games. Come test your skills with games that local Native American children used to play. For age 6 and up. Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Nov
Dream Catcher
Sunday, November 25, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Family Program: What’s a dream catcher? How is its beautifully woven pattern created? We will explore the myths and legends behind this creative activity. Then together, each family will make a dream catcher and decorate it with feathers, and beads. All materials will be supplied. There is an additional charge of $1 per dream catcher for materials. Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Nov
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

November 27th- Animals ABC's

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Sat 08 Dec
Winter Survival
Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Children Program: Explore some of the amazing ways animals survive in extremely cold weather. Some will burrow into the earth to escape it and some sleep through it. Some migrate to another climate and others can brave the cold. Through fun games and activities discover what life is like for these hearty winter survivors. For ages 6 and up. Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Sun 09 Dec
Pinecone Creations
Sunday, December 9, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Children's Program: Pine cones open up to spread their seeds in Autumn, and then drop from their trees in winter. So this is a great time to find them and make some crafts! Join us as we collect some and create fun pine cone animals to take home! Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Tue 11 Dec
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

December 11th- Happy Holidays

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Sun 16 Dec
Holiday Wreath
Sunday, December 16, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Family Program: The Holiday season is in full swing. Why not welcome friends and family with something festive for your front door? Come create a beautiful natural wreath to ring in the New Year. Display it at home or give it as a gift. There is an additional $5 per person for materials. (no charge if you bring your own wreath) Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Sat 22 Dec
Winter Solstice Hike
Saturday, December 22, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Adult Program: Grab your hiking shoes and join us for a beach walk during the shortest daylight time of the year: the winter solstice! On this invigorating hike, you will search for all sorts of creatures that make Jones Beach their winter home. Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Tue 01 Jan
1st Day Hike New years Day Seal Walk
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Family Program: Happy New Year! Welcome in 2019 by taking a stroll along the beach to see our winter visitors. Dress for the weather! Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required