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Sat 19 Aug
Wrack Line Walk
Saturday, August 19, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

The "wrack line" refers to the trail of shells, seaweed, and other debris that is washed ashore and left at high tide line. Join us for a walk on the beach as we explore the wrack line for the treasures it might be hiding!
Registration: Required
Sun 20 Aug
Rubbish Rhumba
Sunday, August 20, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

We all know we should try to reuse and recycle whenever we can. But did you know that you can turn some of your garbage into musical instruments? Join us as we show you how to transform your trash into musical treasure!
Registration: Required
Thu 24 Aug
Stargazing Nights
Thursday, August 24, 2017 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Join the members of the Amateur Observers Society this Summer to observe the stars and constellations. Feel free to bring your telescopes or binoculars, though it is not necessary, and together we'll enjoy the amazing diamond in the sky!
Fri 25 Aug
Sunset Stroll
Friday, August 25, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Bring your walking shoes and join us for a leisurely stroll along the jetty. Make sure to also bring your camera for some amazing sunset photo opportunities.
Registration: Required
Sat 26 Aug
What's Up With Weather
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

From wind and rain to sunny skies, the weather on Long Island can change so quickly. Through a combination of demonstrations and experiments, we will explore some different types of weather.
Registration: Required
Thu 31 Aug
Stargazing Nights
Thursday, August 31, 2017 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Join the members of the Amateur Observers Society this Summer to observe the stars and constellations. Feel free to bring your telescopes or binoculars, though it is not necessary, and together we'll enjoy the amazing diamond in the sky!
Sat 02 Sep
Precipitation Investigation
Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Acid rain is a problem that affects the whole Earth. Through games and activities, we will discover what acid rain is, how it is caused, and what we can do to stop it.
Registration: Required
Sun 03 Sep
Baywalk
Sunday, September 3, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's go for a stroll along the bay. Together, we will discover some of the plants and animals that make this unique environment their home
Registration: Required
Sat 09 Sep
Max Wheat Memorial Poetry Writing Workshop
Saturday, September 9, 2017 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join us for a day of nature and poetry as we continue a tradition started at the Nature Center by the late, great Max Wheat! Tom Stock, a naturalist, poet, hiker, and experienced workshop leader will be taking on the programs in honor and remembrance of Max. Please come prepared with lunch, outdoor dress, and writing tools.
Registration: Required
Sun 10 Sep
Tracks & Traces
Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Children will become nature detectives as they unravel the clues left behind by the park's wildlife. Make your own Tracks & Traces book filled with your favorite animal tracks to take home.
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Sep
Geology Rocks
Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Did you know that there are rocks that glow in the dark, rocks that float, and rocks that conduct electricity? Come explore the intriguing world og geology!
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Sep
Bike & Bird
Sunday, September 17, 2017 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Bring your bicycles and your binoculars and join us for a morning ride. Together, we will get some exercise while discovering some of the birds that spend their summers at the beach.
Registration: Required
Fri 22 Sep
Jones Beach: "Castles in the Sand"
Friday, September 22, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Jones Beach is one of the most visited state parks in all of New York, second only to Niagara Falls. But have you ever wondered how it got to be so popular? Join us as we reveal the origins of one of this state's most beautiful parks.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Sep
Fantastic Creatures and Where to Find Them
Saturday, September 23, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Come down to the Nature Center to be a junior cryptozoologist! From The Loch Ness Monster, to Bigfoot, we will try to uncover the mysteries behind these legendary creatures.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Sep
Winged Wanderers
Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Monarch butterflies are making their way down south. Those from the northeast fly along our east coast shore line this time of year migrating one way down to spend the winter in Mexico! Come learn about the lives of these amazing flyers and how the make their long trip.
Registration: Required
Fri 29 Sep
Family Game Night
Friday, September 29, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

The weekend is here! Time to have some fun! Bring the whole family down to the Nature Center for some Friday night wildlife-inspired games and activities.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Sep
Monarch Beach Walk
Saturday, September 30, 2017 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Autumn is right around the corner, and this time of year is when the great Monarch butterfly migration begins. These amazing little insects travel thousands of miles to reach their wintering grounds. Join us for a wlak along the barrier island, a migratory route for Monarchs during their journey south.
Registration: Required