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Sat 21 Apr
Power of Seeds
Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the arrival of plants and flowers emerging from the ground - but they all began as seeds! Come discover the magic of seed germination that is happening everywhere you look this time of year! Ages 5 and up.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Apr
Celebrate Earth Day
Sunday, April 22, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

It's Earth Day here at the beach! Join us for this Big Event with fun games, crafts, and activities that will help us be better stewards and appreciate the environment. Stop in for this Free Event and discover what you can do, the planet will thank you!

Tue 01 May
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- To Mom, with Love
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

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.

Registration: Required
Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Register: https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/zumi7km0s89kjp/

Meeting location: West Bathhouse Employee Parking Lot

Special instructions: Volunteers should follow Event Parking Signs

Project 1: Instillation of snow fence. Instillation of beach access mat. Beach clean-up. All ages welcome. Please bring: hat, sunscreen, warm clothes and closed toed shoes

We can accommodate: Large Groups, Small Groups, College student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts

For questions about this event:
Call: 516-679-7200
Email: camille.campo@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Sun 06 May
Nature Sketching
Sunday, May 6, 2018 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's discover the basics of nature sketching! We'll take a hike to do art work in the field – like fun sketching Games and wildlife still lifes. We will provide the paper, pencil, and charcoal.

Registration: Required
Fri 11 May
Horseshoe Crab Evening Walk
Friday, May 11, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight.

Registration: Required
Tue 15 May
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Horseshoe Crabs
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

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.

Registration: Required
Fri 18 May
Horseshoe Crab Evening Walk
Friday, May 18, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 May
Amphibian Explorers
Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

It's Fowlers toad season here at the Nature Center! Let's discover more about these cute little amphibians and their life cycle. Then we'll take a walk down to explore the shallow pools and see if we can find them in their natural habitat. Ages 5 and up.

Registration: Required
Sun 20 May
Living Fossil Walk
Sunday, May 20, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet!

Registration: Required
Sat 26 May
BETHPAGE AIR SHOW AT JONES BEACH
Saturday, May 26, 2018 until Sunday, May 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

The 2018 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach features the United States Navy Blue Angels along with the US Army Golden Knight Parachute Team. Other performers include Screamin' Sasquatch and the American Airpower Museum Warbirds. Arrive early to enjoy the numerous displays and vendors as well as avoid traffic delays and parking field closures. This is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition you do not want to miss!

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018 Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Time: 12:00 Noon – 5:00pm (both days)

Fee: $10 Vehicle Use Fee

Sat 02 Jun
Living Fossil Walk
Saturday, June 2, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet!

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Jun
Fins & Scales (Fish Dissection)
Sunday, June 3, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

From salmon and flounder to trout and bass, fish come in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we find out what makes them all tick. Through dissection we will explore the internal and external anatomy of fish.

Registration: Required
Tue 12 Jun
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Dad and Me!
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

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.

Registration: Required
Sat 16 Jun
Plover Hike
Saturday, June 16, 2018 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Come take a walk with us to see the endangered Piping Plover, that nest on the sandy beaches of Jones Beach. We will observe different nesting sites and hopefully get to see some hatchlings.

Registration: Required
Sun 17 Jun
Father's Day Hike
Sunday, June 17, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

It's a day to honor Dads here at the Nature Center, and nothing says I Love You like a stroll down by the ocean! Come celebrate Father's Day by bringing Dad down to the beach for a late spring hike.

Registration: Required
Tue 26 Jun
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Shapes
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

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.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jun
Nature T's
Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's make a piece of wearable beach art! We will start with beach combing to collect some tools from nature. Then head back to our working stations to create a summer nature inspired t-shirt. Please bring a light-colored T-shirt for each participant. Ages 5 and up.

Registration: Required