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    Taxonomy Code: PL-6400.6000

    Programs that offer guided or self-guided walks or drives through parks, beach areas, wildlife preserves and other natural settings to acquaint participants with particular aspects of their environment and to increase their understanding of and appreciation for ecological balance.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ASHAROKEN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION COMMISSIONProtects the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by preserving the lands and waters they need to survive. Call for more information.SuffolkASHAROKEN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION COMMISSIONASHAROKEN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION COMMISSION
    BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM HORTICULTURAL SOCIETYPromotes sound gardening methods, the preservation of the environment and an appreciation of the arboretum and the Long Island community through an extensive education program; lectures and demonstrations at monthly meetings; newsletters and a continuing liaison with other horticultural and environmental associations. Meetings are held in Upper Carriage House. (unless otherwise noted on our site)SuffolkBAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM HORTICULTURAL SOCIETYBAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
    BETHPAGE STATE PARKFeatures 5 eighteen hole golf courses, a driving range, practice greens, 10 miles of trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, a polo field, 12 tennis courts, softball fields, model plane flying, and a bridle path. Winter sports such as sleigh riding and cross country skiing are also available, weather permitting.NassauBETHPAGE STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    CALEB SMITH STATE PARK PRESERVEProvides hiking, cross-country skiing, nature trails, fishing(freshwater and fly), refuge for wildlife, environmental educational programs and a place for people to develop an awareness and appreciation of the natural world. Events include junior angler fishing clinics and casting clinics.SuffolkCALEB SMITH STATE PARK PRESERVENEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    CAMP EDEY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMSProvides after school outdoor awareness programs for Girl Scout Troops, Daisy through Ambassador,in Suffolk County.SuffolkCAMP EDEY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMSGIRL SCOUTS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
    CAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARKOffers 27 miles of trails, bridle paths, nature walks (by reservation), and fishing (by permit), bicycling, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, environmental education and historical buildings. Events include Winter Run and Summer Run Series.SuffolkCAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    CEDAR CREEK PARKOffers courts/fields for handball, paddleball, tennis, basketball, soccer, and softball. Maintains reserved and unreserved picnic areas, field for radio-controlled model planes, sled hills, roller rink, jogging and bicycle paths, archery range, dog run, and playground. Permit or leisure pass required for some activities.NassauCEDAR CREEK PARKNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    CHRISTOPHER MORLEY PARKOffers nature trail, jogging course, boat basin for model boating, tennis courts, dog run, playgrounds, 9 hole golf course, putting green, ice skating in fall and winter, sledding hill, and cross country skiing (weather permitting), and two swimming pools and diving tank in summer. Maintains fields/courts for basketball, handball/paddleball, volleyball, paddle tennis, horseshoes, and shuffleboard. Operates Olympic size pool, kiddie pool, and diving tank. Maintains reserved and unreserved picnic areas and a concession stand. Includes studio of essayist and editor Christopher Morley.NassauCHRISTOPHER MORLEY PARKNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    COLD SPRING HARBOR STATE PARKOffers scenic vistas of the Cold Spring Harbor, bird watching, hiking trails, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing trails.SuffolkCOLD SPRING HARBOR STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    COMMUNITY ARBORETUMProvides a 40-acre portion of the campus that is designated as an arboretum which features more than 125 trees (some very rare). Each tree is labeled with interesting horticultural facts and origin information. The trees are located along a self-guided walking trail that encircles the campus' main academic buildings. One of the landmarks along the trail is the breathtaking Tudor mansion that was once the home of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. The arboretum is open to the public seven days a week from dawn to dusk, free of charge. The self-guided walking trail starts and ends at Hillwood Commons and lasts anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. Because the arboretum is a cherished part of the C.W. Post Campus, restrictions are few. We ask that you take care not to damage any plants or trees, and no pets please. We'd like our arboretum to serve as a resource for generations to come. Group tours, led by a trained horticulturist, are available by appointment. The trail is wheelchair accessible.NassauCOMMUNITY ARBORETUMLIU POST
    COMMUNITY GARDENProvides garden beds and gazebo for workshops and group events. Summer camps and local schools, scout and church groups participate in growing vegetables and flowers for local soup kitchens. A bird-feeding area and performance space are under development. Interested gardeners should contact the club for a seasonal schedule.SuffolkCOMMUNITY GARDENCOMSEWOGUE YOUTH CLUB
    CONNETQUOT RIVER STATE PARK PRESERVESeeks to protect and preserve natural habitat which is home to a variety of plant and wildlife including waterfowl, osprey and white-tailed deer. Preserve also offers 50 miles of hiking, horseback riding (by annual permit), cross country skiing and nature trails, as well as fly fishing (with permit). The 32 mile Long Island Greenbelt Trail passes through the preserve. A museum and gift shop are also part of the preserve. Call for further information, special events, and/or environmental programs.SuffolkCONNETQUOT RIVER STATE PARK PRESERVENEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    CONSERVATION ADVISORY COUNCILAdvises the Town Board on the issuing of permits for the development and management of Riverhead Town's natural resources with emphasis on the protection of these resources.PLANNING DEPARTMENTTOWN OF RIVERHEAD
    CONSERVATION BOARDActs in an advisory capacity to the Town's decision making bodies. Also researches and examines information dealing with environmental key topic areas like land use, marine and freshwater resources, parks, solid waste as well as Federal and State legislation dealing with these topics. Meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. Call for more information.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND THE ENVIRONMENTTOWN OF HUNTINGTON
    COW MEADOW PARK AND PRESERVEPark offers playgrounds, jogging course, community meeting room, chess/checker tables, and facilities for tennis, basketball, handball/paddleball, shuffleboard, baseball/softball, football, and soccer. Maintains picnic areas, marina and year-round fishing pier. Preserve offers a quarter mile nature trail.NassauCOW MEADOW PARK AND PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    CRANBERRY BOG NATURE PRESERVEProtects the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by preserving the lands and waters they need to survive. Preserves are open to the public for the quiet enjoyment of nature. Call for more information.SuffolkCRANBERRY BOG NATURE PRESERVESUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND CONSERVATION
    DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONMaintains the process and changes in the Town's natural environment, seeks to protect the ecology of delicate areas (i.e. the Pine Barrens, the water supply, shellfish grounds) while balancing residents' needs for development of residential and commercial areas. Maintains the Mt. Sinai Harbor Marine Sanctuary and Visitors Center where shellfish farming is undertaken.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND LAND MANAGEMENTTOWN OF BROOKHAVEN
    ECOLOGY SITE, PARK AND ANIMAL PRESERVEMaintains a pool, an ecology education center and zoo which explore ways to reclaim the old landfill site as a park. Houses the greenhouses and leaf composting programs in the town.SuffolkOFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYSTOWN OF BROOKHAVEN
    EISENHOWER PARKOffers three 18 hole golf courses, driving range, practice area, pro shop, and lessons. Maintains miniature golf course, jogging and walking trails, athletic fields (some lighted for night play), tennis and basketball courts, soccer, football, baseball/softball/ hardball fields, batting ranges, bocci court and tables with inlaid chess and checker boards. Free concerts presented in the summer at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. Also have a fitness center, swimming pool, and playground. Offers sled hill, cross country skiing (weather permitting), tennis lessons, restaurant, and picnic areas. Safety Town, operated by the Nassau County Police Department, provides children with a variety of learning experiences.NassauEISENHOWER PARKNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHOREOffers a 32 mile long seashore containing natural features such as the Otis Pike Wilderness Area, and the Sunken Forest, a 300 year old Holly forest. Offers activities including hiking, wildlife viewing, camping, canoeing, boating, and fishing. Call for more information.SuffolkFIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHOREFIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE
    FOUR HARBORS AUDUBON SOCIETYProtects the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by preserving the lands and waters they need to survive.SuffolkFOUR HARBORS AUDUBON SOCIETYFOUR HARBORS AUDUBON SOCIETY
    GARVIES POINT MUSEUM AND PRESERVEOffers a natural history museum and nature preserve. Offers 5 miles of nature trails, and self-guiding nature trail with descriptive signs in braille for the visually impaired.NassauGARVIES POINT MUSEUM AND PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    GOVERNOR ALFRED E. SMITH/SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARKComprised of 1288 acres, this park offers a variety of facilities, events, and services including the beach off Long Island Sound, swimming, hiking trails (including the Greenbelt Trail), bicycling, picnic areas, refreshments/cafeteria, boardwalk, golf facilities (9 and 18 hole courses, putting green, driving range, clubhouse, pro-shop, golf tournaments), winter run and summer run series, cross country skiing, model airplane show, spring golf outing, and high school and college cross country running. Bicycles restricted from Boardwalk. No pets allowed year round in park.SuffolkGOVERNOR ALFRED E. SMITH/SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    GRANT PARKPark offers an outdoor roller rink and artificial ice rink for both public and private sessions, game areas including horseshoes, shuffleboard, basketball, tennis, and handball/paddleball along with soccer, softball/baseball, and Little League, and a sled hill used in winter months. Playgrounds provide three separate age group play areas, a spray pool, gazebo, reserved and unreserved picnic areas, fishing lake and paths for runners, walkers, and bicyclists. No pets allowed.NassauGRANT PARKNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    GREAT SOUTH BAY AUDUBON SOCIETYProtects the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by preserving the lands and waters they need to survive. Call for more information.SuffolkGREAT SOUTH BAY AUDUBON SOCIETYGREAT SOUTH BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY
    HEMPSTEAD LAKE STATE PARKOffers picnic areas, 9 miles of bridle paths, 20 tennis courts (tennis tournaments during summer, call for registration), playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic pavilions, hiking and walking trails, a softball field, cross country skiing, fresh water fishing(permit required) and fishing. Restored Historical Carousel and Party Pavilion are now available for birthday parties and other events. Events include fishing festival and clinics, summer run series.NassauHEMPSTEAD LAKE STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    HITHER HILLS STATE PARKOffers ocean front camping (April to mid November for tent and trailer sites), hiking, nature trails, hunting, swimming, 2.5 miles of ocean beach, salt water surf fishing, fresh water fishing (w/NYS fishing license), softball field, volleyball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, general store, bridle paths, and cross country skiing. Summer events include line dancing and sandcastle contests.SuffolkHITHER HILLS STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    HOYT FARM NATURE PRESERVEOffers nature trails, a Nature Center, farm animals, Hoyt House Museum and playground area on a 133 acre nature preserve. Also offers educational programs which include Maple Sugaring, Pond Life, Animals on the Farm, Critter Camouflage and others.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF PARKS, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDSTOWN OF SMITHTOWN
    HUNTINGTON-OYSTER BAY AUDUBON SOCIETYProtects the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by preserving the lands and waters they need to survive. Call or check website for additional information.SuffolkHUNTINGTON-OYSTER BAY AUDUBON SOCIETYHUNTINGTON-OYSTER BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY
    INTERNSHIPSOffers several summer intern positions at a not for profit organization, dedicated to providing native wildlife rehabilitation services and natural science education. The interns will assist with animal care of permanently disabled wildlife and the rehabilitation of wildlife brought to the center. The candidates should have a love of animals and preferably some experience working with animals. This is a unique opportunity to work with a variety of wildlife, from turtles to owls, close up. With the help of experienced naturalists and rehabilitators the intern can learn a great deal about the natural history and habits of each individual species as he/she helps prepare them to return to the wild. The animal care intern will assist with feeding, record keeping, routine care of patients, treatments and evaluations. Although we are excited to accommodate an intern or volunteer at any time during the year the greatest need is during the months of May, June, July, August and September. It is preferred that interns work at least 15 and 20 hours per week and must be 18 years of age or older. Other internships include Butterfly and Moth Vivarium Intern, Garden Intern and Summer Education Intern. Those willing to volunteer their time are always welcome. Call for more information.SuffolkINTERNSHIPSE.C.S.S. SWEETBRIAR NATURE CENTER
    INWOOD PARKOffers fields/courts for tennis, basketball, softball/Little League, football, and roller rink. Provides a children's playground, picnic area, facilities for saltwater fishing, and crabbing. Maintains boat ramp and paths along the park for joggers and walkers..NassauINWOOD PARKNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    JONES BEACH STATE PARKOffers 6.5 miles of ocean beaches, part of a 2,413-acre park. Main attractions include swimming, surf fishing, and a 14,400-seat amphitheater. Facilities include pools, bathhouses, band shell, 2-mile boardwalk, 2-mile health walk, 4-mile bike path, boat basin, 4-finger piers, bait station, surf casting, picnic areas, 4 basketball courts, 22 shuffleboard courts, 8 volleyball courts, paddle tennis, equipment rentals, pitch-putt golf, 2 softball fields, food stands, boardwalk restaurant(new construction pending), ice cream parlor, and exhibits. Lifeguards available, hours and dates vary. Summer events include New York Air Show, a volleyball tournament, an Independence Day fireworks program, Summer Run Series and Pitch Putt Tournament. Empire Passport accepted no pets allowed. The Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center contains, interior and exterior environmental exhibits, a butterfly garden, and children activities. Call for further information.NassauJONES BEACH STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    LAKELAND COUNTY PARKProvides fully accessible facility, designed for disabled individuals that offers recreational activities for all age groups, including a playground, nature trails, boardwalk, basketball courts, fishing, shuffleboard, and picnicking. Not all activities are available year round. Call for further information.SuffolkLAKELAND COUNTY PARKSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND CONSERVATION
    LLOYD HARBOR CONSERVATION BOARDProtects the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by preserving the lands and waters they need to survive. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month at Village Hall. Call for more information.SuffolkLLOYD HARBOR CONSERVATION BOARDINCORPORATED VILLAGE OF LLOYD HARBOR
    LONG ISLAND GREENBELT TRAIL CONFERENCE, INC.Protects hiking trails on Long Island. Also leads guided hikes for all ages and abilities, and historical tours on Saturdays in the Blydenburgh County Park. Offers a speakers bureau on topics including: hiking, nature, and exercise. Produces newsletter. Call for information and schedule.SuffolkLONG ISLAND GREENBELT TRAIL CONFERENCE, INC.LONG ISLAND GREENBELT TRAIL CONFERENCE, INC.
    LONG ISLAND HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETYProtects the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by preserving the lands and waters they need to survive. Meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of the month from September to June, at 1pm, at Farmingdale University Conference Center. Call for additional information.SuffolkLONG ISLAND HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETYLONG ISLAND HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY
    MARINE STUDIES ENRICHMENT PROGRAMSelected Long Island high school students are immersed in the marine environment through a 5-day, 4-night residential summer camp located on Long Island’s east end. From morning to night, students learn about physical and chemical oceanography, marine ecology, invertebrate zoology and more through hands-on investigations in both a lab and field setting. This program is offered free of charge to students through a partnership with the Avalon Park and Preserve. Interested students must complete an application to be considered in April/May. For more information, contact Jennifer Cressy or John Shiels.SuffolkMARINE STUDIES ENRICHMENT PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
    MARINE STUDIES INSTITUTEOffers a 2-week intensive summer camp that focuses on the marine ecosystems of Long Island. Through fieldwork and lab investigations, students examine the non-living and the living aspects of north and south shore environments. Topics such as human impact, ecological interactions such as food webs and biological community structure, and the scientific method are explored through hands-on activities. MSI is offered to students attending 7th grade in the fall, and takes place during July or August. This program is offered free of charge through a partnership with New York Institute of Technology. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkMARINE STUDIES INSTITUTEWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
    MASHOMACK PRESERVEProvides a place for people to enjoy and appreciate nature while restoring the health of the natural communities. Hiking trails are open daily.SuffolkMASHOMACK PRESERVETHE NATURE CONSERVANCY
    MONTAUK POINT STATE PARKOffers hiking trails, surf fishing (Montauk surf classic each September), picnic areas, snack stands, gift shops, seal walks during winter months, playground, bridle path, hunting, bird watching, cross country skiing, and a view of the historic Montauk lighthouse.SuffolkMONTAUK POINT STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    MUTTONTOWN PRESERVEProvides miles of marked nature trails on 550 acre preserve, maps and brochures for self-guided walks, guided nature walks and school educational programs. Maintains trails for cross-country skiing (weather permitting), year round equestrian trails and special horse van parking area. Offers rental rooms in Chelsea, a c. 1924 estate, to non-profit educational and public service organizations, excluding fundraising events.NassauMUTTONTOWN PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    NISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARKOffers Greenbelt Trail, which is a walking and hiking trail, soccer field, canoes and kayak launching and rental programs marina (call for details), fishing, bird watching, history tours, activity room for children, gardens, and guided tours. The park is a designated State Bird Conservation Area.SuffolkNISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    NORTH FORK AUDUBON SOCIETYProtects the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by preserving the lands and waters they need to survive. All preserves are open to the public for the quiet enjoyment of nature. Call for more information.SuffolkNORTH FORK AUDUBON SOCIETYNORTH FORK AUDUBON SOCIETY
    OLD FIELD ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATIONReviews building permit and tree removal permit applications for conformity with environmental regulations of New York State. Protects the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by preserving the lands and waters they need to survive. Call for more information.SuffolkOLD FIELD ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATIONOLD FIELD ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
    OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-SCIENCE ENRICHMENT EXCURSIONSOffers grades K through 12 excursions from Manhattan to Montauk and beyond. BOCES staff will discuss and offer assistance with all science-based excursions. We work with museums, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, aquariums, etc. SUNY Stony Brook provides the Biotechnology Teaching Laboratory-grades 7-12. Local History can be explored by historians or scholars at historic sites, students truly become immersed in historical archaeology and Native American Studies at locations such as Blydenburg Park, Caleb Smith, Hoyt Farm and school sites. In addition students can attend the NYS Science and Engineering Fair. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkOUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-SCIENCE ENRICHMENT EXCURSIONSWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
    OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-SPECIAL SERVICESOffers unique programs where OEEP staff lead hands-on investigations in the classroom of your school and/or in field sites around Long Island. From citizen science projects such as butterfly banding to determining fire frequency in the Pine Barrens through tree cores, students in our Special Services programs are directly involved in authentic studies of the natural world. OEEP staff work with teachers to customize the program to support and enhance classroom curriculum with various themes and activities. In addition, customized programs are aligned to the NYS Common Core and Science Standards. Programs are created for grades 1-12, and can be a single or a multi-day experiences. Sample programs include: Field Site Programs; Challenge Course; Native New Yorkers; Bay Investigations; Marine Mammals; Barrier Beach Ecology and Geology; Interpretive Canoe Trip; Invasive Species; Restoring Eelgrass Communities; Farming the Sea: A Mariculture Project; Exploring Long Island's Pine Barrens; Insects; Ornithology and Long Island History. In Addition we offer In-School Programs. Several specialized in-school programs include but are not limited to: Earth Balloon; StarLab; Life Cycles and Macroinvertebrates; Exploring Long Island's Fisheries Resource and other specialized programs that have been developed for the classroom. Here is a sample of possibilities. OEEP staff can customize programs to an array of topics. Call (631) 360-3652 to discuss other topics, programs or ideas.SuffolkOUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-SPECIAL SERVICESWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
    PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENTOffers year round recreational programs and facilities including basketball, rollerblading, hockey, volleyball, horseshoes, tennis, sailing, lifeguard courses, swimming instruction, soccer, softball, handball, and cross country skiing. Offers a variety of parks and beaches that include picnic areas, nature trails, and town docks. Oversees numerous museums and historical sights. Call for further information.SuffolkPARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENTTOWN OF EAST HAMPTON
    PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM STATE HISTORIC PARKFeatures 409 acres of rolling lawns, gardens, woodlands, and nature walks. Visitors may see displays in the Camellia greenhouse and the Main Greenhouse, as well as go on guided tours of the Coe Hall Mansion. Seasonal activities include outdoor tent and lawn concerts, classes, flower shows, craft shows, holiday tree lighting and festivals. Hiking allowed. Call for further information.NassauPLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM STATE HISTORIC PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    REVEREND ARTHUR MACKEY SENIOR PARKOffers nature trail, playground, reserved and unreserved picnic areas, and fishing in 27 acre park. Maintains fields/courts for basketball, handball, tennis, softball and Little League baseball.NassauREVEREND ARTHUR MACKEY SENIOR PARKNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    SANDS POINT PRESERVEOffers 216-acre nature preserve for passive-use outdoor recreation. Maintains Castlegould (c.1902), housing visitor center, special exhibit halls, museum shop and snack bar Hempstead House, open for special events, guided tours, and Wedgewood China exhibits Falaise, Mansion of the late Captain Harry F. Guggenheim.NassauSANDS POINT PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    SEAL WALKProvides a naturalist led walk to observe seals in their natural environment. Seal biology, ecology, evolution, behavior, and status are discussed along with beach ecology. Call for more information.SuffolkSEAL WALKCOASTAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SOCIETY OF LONG ISLAND, INC.
    SOUTH SHORE NATURE CENTERA 200 acre preserve which stretches to the shores of the Great South Bay. It contains mature upland forests, freshwater wetlands, vast salt marsh, and an extensive network of trails and boardwalk. It also houses a Visitor's Center which provides interactive exhibits and collections of both live animals and mounted wildlife specimens and dioramas. The Nature Center is operated by the Seatuck Environmental Association through a partnership with the Town of Islip, which owns the property together with Suffolk County and The Nature Conservancy.DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRSTOWN OF ISLIP
    SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITYThe Council on Environmental Quality was established in 1970 under Article I of the Suffolk County Charter and Article 47 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law. It has the responsibility for environmental review and administering the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) under Chapter 279 of the Suffolk County Code with respect to county initiated projects and activities. Under its mandated charter responsibilities, the Council is advisory to both the county Executive and Legislature.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITYSUFFOLK COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
    SUMMER SCIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMSDesigned to provide students with a unique opportunity to learn about science, meet new friends, and have fun in small group settings. Offered to students entering grades 2-5 in the fall, activities include forensic science, animals, nature art, chemistry, nature detectives and more. Programs take place at the Outdoor Learning Lab at Caleb Smith State Park, and offer students the chance to have fun with science in a natural classroom. Call for more information.   SuffolkSUMMER SCIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMSWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
    TACKAPAUSHA MUSEUM AND PRESERVEMaintains 84-acre wildlife sanctuary/nature preserve. Presents exhibits on Long Island wildlife, small collection of regional wild animals, and live animal and video programs highlighting natural history subjects. Preserve also has nature trails.NassauTACKAPAUSHA MUSEUM AND PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    TIFFANY CREEK PRESERVEProvides public nature trails in 197-acre preserve encompassing a variety of ecological communities.NassauTIFFANY CREEK PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    TRAILVIEW STATE PARKOffers approximately 9 miles of hiking and biking trails which is part of Long Island Greenbelt Trail System, bird watching, horseback riding and cross country skiing.NassauTRAILVIEW STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    UPLANDS FARM SANCTUARYProvides a place for people to enjoy and appreciate nature while restoring the health of the natural communities. It is a preserve and office facility for the Nature Conservancy on Long Island. Hiking trails are open daily dawn to dusk.SuffolkUPLANDS FARM SANCTUARYTHE NATURE CONSERVANCY
    VALLEY STREAM STATE PARKOffers picnic areas, children's play areas, horseshoe courts, basketball courts, bocci ball courts, volleyball, woodland trails, and comfort stations.NassauVALLEY STREAM STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
    VOLUNTEER PROGRAMOffers volunteer opportunities as tour guides, assistants in repair and restoration, gardeners, nature program leaders, clerks and receptionists at various locations. Write or call for specifics.NassauVOLUNTEER PROGRAMNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    WANTAGH PARKOffers Olympic, kiddie, and diving pools, picnic tables, lockers, showers, concession facilities. Maintains fields/courts (some lighted) for tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, football, and game area for chess/checkers. Provides Senior Citizen Gazebo, picnic areas, playground, jogging path and an enclosed dog run. Maintains nature trails through 54-acre natural area. Operates marina, launch ramp and fishing pier.NassauWANTAGH PARKNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    WELWYN PRESERVEProvides four marked nature trails through 204-acre former Pratt Estate containing wide variety of plant and animal wildlife. Offers trail maps. Houses Holocaust Memorial and Education Center of Nassau County in main building. Call for information and hours.NassauWELWYN PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
    WHITE POST ANIMAL FARMProvides families with the chance to learn about, interact with and enjoy animals in a natural farm setting. Offers spring, summer, fall and planting field trips throughout the year. Provides job opportunities for 30 to 40 youths at various times during the year. Also hosts annual Fall Farm Festival. Call for more information.SuffolkWHITE POST ANIMAL FARMWHITE POST ANIMAL FARM
    WILDWOOD STATE PARKOffers 769 acres of hardwood forest on the Long Island Sound. Attractions include saltwater fishing, cross-country skiing, and trailer/tent sites for campers. Facilities include beach, picnic area, softball field, hiking trails (about 11.5 miles), volleyball court, 2 basketball courts, horseshoe pits and nature trails. Activities include Fall Festival and cross-country skiing. Empire passport accepted no pets allowed. Call for further information.SuffolkWILDWOOD STATE PARKNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION

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