Outdoor Environmental Education

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    Taxonomy Code: PL-7400.6300

    Programs that offer open-air learning experiences, particularly for schoolchildren, that promote appreciation for and understanding of local ecosystems and our fundamental connections to the world around us. Activities may include identification of plants, insects and animals and exploration of their habitats, learning about weather and its relationship to environmental processes, geological history and demonstrations of the importance of biodiversity and sustainability. Students may investigate the life cycles of animals in a pond; observe the growth and reproduction of common plant species; examine the form and function of leaves, stems, roots and flowers and how these features help to classify plants; consider the interrelationship between predator and prey; learn how different animals grow and change with the seasons; learn and practice compass navigation and other outdoor skills; and/or make other discoveries which foster engaged and responsible environmental citizenship. Outdoor education programs may be provided through schools, conservation authorities or other organizations.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    COINDRE HALL MARINE PROGRAMProvides educational programming, outreach, and classes in commercial fisheries, seafood marketing, aquaculture, marine environmental issues, and fisheries technology. Offers a summer camp program featuring environmental science for children 6-12 years old.SuffolkCOINDRE HALL MARINE PROGRAMCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
    COMMUNITY AND YOUTH BUREAU PROGRAMSOffers drug and alcohol counseling, crisis counseling, job development and referral, tutoring, Homework help, Improvisation teen theater, peer leadership training, drug prevention, support groups, environmental issues group, grandfriends, social skills group, young families group, home safety programs, basketball and recreational activities. Parent resources available.SuffolkCOMMUNITY AND YOUTH BUREAU PROGRAMSREACH CYA
    CORNELL MARINEOffers marine and environmental education, as well as maritime history tours and classes for students 3 years of age to adults. Call for more information.SuffolkCORNELL MARINECORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
    ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMConducts lessons in environmental science for elementary and high school students in East Hampton, Shelter Island, Southampton, Bridgehampton and Riverhead. Lessons take place both in the classroom and in the field. Call for more information.ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMGROUP FOR THE EAST END INC.
    ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE PROGRAMSOperates East Meadow Farm (EMF) Horticulture and Demonstration Garden Center. Provides educational information on water conservation, pesticide reduction and pollution awareness, integrated pest management practices, horticulture waste reduction, plant care for garden/landscape and pesticide safety. Operates Environmental Horticulture Information Center M-Thurs. 10am-4pm, and a Horticulture Helpline. Horticulture enrollees receive L.I. Gardening Publication. Call for registration information. Conducts CCE Master Gardener volunteer training program. Soil testing and demonstration gardens are at East Meadow Farm location.NassauENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE PROGRAMSCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF NASSAU COUNTY
    GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONProvides public education regarding the links between common environmental exposures and human health. Creates informational projects including developing and distributing printed materials in-school learning programs, organization of public meetings, and maintenance of an educational web site. Grassroots Healthy Lawn Program teaches natural lawn care for professionals and homeowners. The Child Safe School program provides individuals, school staff, and education professionals with information and resources promoting the use of green cleaning products in schools. Call or visit website for more information.NassauGRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONGRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
    HICKSVILLE GREGORY MUSEUMOffers collection of minerals, fossils, butterflies, moths, and seashells as well as local historical materials. Educational programs in the sciences are offered for school and scout groups in house or as outreach programs. Call for further information.NassauHICKSVILLE GREGORY MUSEUMHICKSVILLE GREGORY MUSEUM
    LITTLE BUGSOffers children ages 4-6, the opportunity to learn about insects and bugs including their body parts, life cycles, habitats, diet and more. Activities might include songs, movement and the opportunity to handle the small creatures.SuffolkLITTLE BUGSCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
    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.
    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
    NATURE EXPLORIUMMiddle Country Public Library is proud to be the first library in the nation to offer the Nature Explorium, an outdoor learning space for children and families. Developed in collaboration with the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids (LINCK),the Nature Explorium contains a variety of areas, all geared toward connecting children to a different aspect of nature. Whether they're reflecting on a poem under a willow tree, climbing on a tree stump, or expressing artistic talent through song and dance on the Play It Stage, children will discover the gift of nature. When children have regular contact with nature, they learn and grow better. Dedicated to exploration and discovery, the Nature Explorium provides children with the opportunity to learn and reinforce valuable life experiences, including the development of observation skills, visual-spatial skills, and social skills. By providing this outdoor area for the community, the Library offers a unique way to connect literacy, learning and an appreciation for nature as a regular part of the library visit.SuffolkNATURE EXPLORIUMMIDDLE COUNTRY PUBLIC LIBRARY
    OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONOffers outdoor/environmental education programs in three outdoor learning laboratories. Also offers in-school assembly programs and other special services such as environmental consultants and special programs for gifted/talented and special education youngsters.SuffolkOUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONSCOPE EDUCATION SERVICES
    OUTDOOR/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONUses a multidisciplinary approach to study nature. Our mission is to inspire a child’s sense of wonder for the natural world and enhance classroom concepts through discovery-based learning. By employing direct observation and hands-on learning experiences both in and out of the classroom, the OEEP supports and enhances existing school curricula. The OEEP also fosters the sustainable use and preservation of the natural environment by laying the foundation for responsible action and helps districts by: providing engaging lessons and activities that directly support the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards and STEAM education; integrating language arts, math, social studies, science and the arts into environmental concepts; facilitating exciting, interactive experiences with nature for students; utilizing natural resources where students can observe, hypothesize, experiment, collect, analyze and interpret data, and draw conclusions; providing teachers with in-service training, curriculum development, and ongoing instructional support. The Outdoor Environmental Education Program is provided in cooperation with SCOPE Education Services. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkOUTDOOR/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
    OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-DAY-USE PROGRAMTeachers participate in a week long intensive environmental education training program during the summer. Teachers are involved in activities relating to: New York State Science Core Curriculum; marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecology; math in the out-of-doors; orienteering; language arts; natural history interpretive techniques and strategies for enhancing and revitalizing the elementary classroom curriculum. Each teacher is presented with a Curriculum Guide of materials pertinent to the specific environment site in which they are enrolled. Teachers then implement lessons during three to five school days making use of the equipment, resources and our instructional staff at our outdoor laboratory. The Learning Labs are located at Caleb Smith Outdoor Learning Laboratory; Sunken Meadow Outdoor Learning Laboratory and Connetquot Outdoor Learning Laboratory. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkOUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-DAY-USE PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
    OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMTeachers and students live and learn together at sites on or off Long Island for several days where they focus on the natural environment and traditional curricula. This is preceded by in-service training and planning guidance. The following are On Long Island sites: Camp Quinipet and Dorothy P. Flint. The following are off-Long Island sites. Ashokan Center Kingston, NY; Frost Valley Environmental Education Center, Frost Valley YMCA, Oliverea; Greenkill Outdoor/Environmental Education Center, Huguenot, New York and Sharpe Reservation, Fishkill. Call for specific facility information.SuffolkOUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMSWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
    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
    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.
    SIERRA CLUB, LONG ISLAND GROUPTo explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives. See website for additional information and contact information.SuffolkSIERRA CLUB, LONG ISLAND GROUPSIERRA CLUB, LONG ISLAND GROUP
    SUFFOLK COUNTY FARM AND EDUCATION CENTEROffers group and family educational programs related to agriculture, environment, animal sciences, nutrition, gardening and historical programs. Also offers summer programs for youth in grades K-12 and early childhood programs for children ages 2-5.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY FARM AND EDUCATION CENTERCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
    SUFFOLK COUNTY MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTEROffers education programs focused on marine environmental issues for school groups, community groups, families, teachers, adults and children.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTERCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
    SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAMSOffers a variety of summer recreation programs for girls and boys 5-12 years of age. Programs may include but are not limited to Go Green, Why Should We Recycle focusing on environmental conservation, Fun with Fitness! highlighting nutrition and physical fitness, and the Crayon Box That Talked emphasizing teamwork and cooperation. Call for more detailed program information.SuffolkSUMMER RECREATION PROGRAMSGIRL SCOUTS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
    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
    THE COLD SPRING HARBOR WHALING MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTERCollects, preserves, and exhibits objects and documents about the whaling industry and whale conservation today and about Cold Spring Harbor and Long Island maritime history for its diverse public and school/group visitors. There are self-guided tours on tapes for French, German, Italian, and Spanish speakers. Provides a Speakers Bureau which presents on topics dealing with maritime history, whaling, biology, marine mammals, and other related topics. Publishes newsletter titled A Whaling Account. Call for further information.SuffolkTHE COLD SPRING HARBOR WHALING MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTERTHE COLD SPRING HARBOR WHALING MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER
    WHALE WATCH AND RESEARCH CRUISESOffers full day or 2 day (overnight) whale watch cruises to observe whales in the waters of Coastal New York and New England. Call for dates and more information.SuffolkWHALE WATCH AND RESEARCH CRUISESCOASTAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SOCIETY OF LONG ISLAND, INC.

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