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Sun 01 May
Custom Walking Sticks
Sunday, May 1, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy this unique workshop designing your own walking stick. Sticks, some carving tools, wood burners and decorative materials will be provided. (If you have your own tools and gloves please bring them).

Registration: Required
Thu 05 May
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Flower Power
Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Children ages 3-5. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

April 7th (3/24): Spring Has Sprung
April 21st (4/7): Earth Day Every Day
May 5th (4/21): Flower Power
May 19th (5/5): Birds on the Wing
June 2nd (5/19): Colorful Rainbows
June 16th (6/2): Pond Explorations
June 30th (6/16): I Spy a Dragonfly

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Registration: Required
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Come join us at Caleb Smith State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project 1: Gardening
Project 2: Invasive Plant Removal
Project 3: Painting

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Contact event coordinator Kathleen Roth for more information: kathleen.roth@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Sat 14 May
Wearable Art
Saturday, May 14, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Design your own personal nature shirt using colorful paint, a super cool collection of nature stamps and your own imagination. We will show you how to make the most unique prints for your shirt. Please bring one light colored t-shirt and a large paper bag per participant.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 May
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Birds on the Wing
Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Children ages 3-5. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

April 7th (3/24): Spring Has Sprung
April 21st (4/7): Earth Day Every Day
May 5th (4/21): Flower Power
May 19th (5/5): Birds on the Wing
June 2nd (5/19): Colorful Rainbows
June 16th (6/2): Pond Explorations
June 30th (6/16): I Spy a Dragonfly

Pre-register by date in paranthesis

Registration: Required
Sat 21 May
Family Wildlife Walk
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will get together for a fun walk through trails in the preserve. We will investigate everything we think is interesting.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 May
What's Blooming on the South Side
Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will meet on the south side of the park for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb's native wildflowers. We will be on the lookout for several species we know to be in the park, but have not located. Perhaps you can!

Registration: Required
Sat 28 May
May Flowers
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

April showers bring May flowers. We will start the program inside and then head outside for a pleasant flower scavenger hunt in the preserve. Are you ready?

Registration: Required
Thu 02 Jun
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Colorful Rainbows
Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Children ages 3-5. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

April 7th (3/24): Spring Has Sprung
April 21st (4/7): Earth Day Every Day
May 5th (4/21): Flower Power
May 19th (5/5): Birds on the Wing
June 2nd (5/19): Colorful Rainbows
June 16th (6/2): Pond Explorations
June 30th (6/16): I Spy a Dragonfly

Pre-register by date in paranthesis

Registration: Required
Sat 04 Jun
Butterfly Safari
Saturday, June 4, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Discover a butterfly's life cycle, metamorphosis and survival technics. Enjoy an expedition into the fields of Caleb Smith to catch, observe close up and release these beautiful insects.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Jun
Junior Angler Fishing Tournament
Saturday, June 11, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

This fun ‘Catch and Release' Tournament is sponsored by Friends of Caleb Smith. There is a $10 member fee or a $15 non-member fee. All children will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. Prizes will be awarded.

(Ages 5-8) 9:00 – 11:00 am

(Ages 9-12) 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Jun
2016 Junior Angler Freshwater Catch & Release Fishing Tournament
Saturday, June 11, 2016 09:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

This Fishing Tournament is geared towards girls and boys, ages 5 to 12 years old, and is conducted into two sessions. All bait, hooks and bobblers will be provided. A limited amount of light fishing rods will be available for use at each session; anglers are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Pre-registration is required by calling Caleb Smith State Park Preserve at (631) 265-1054.

$10 for members of the Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve $12.00 for non-members Vehicle use fee in effect

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Jun
Smithtown History Presentation & House Tour
Sunday, June 12, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Delve into the rich history of Smithtown with a rare opportunity to view vintage photos of original buildingsAdult Program and aerial views of Smithtown and the Wyandanch Club, which was responsible for saving this precious parcel of land from development. After the presentation, we will tour 2 floors of the old club house.

Registration: Required
Thu 16 Jun
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Pond Explorations
Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Children ages 3-5. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

April 7th (3/24): Spring Has Sprung
April 21st (4/7): Earth Day Every Day
May 5th (4/21): Flower Power
May 19th (5/5): Birds on the Wing
June 2nd (5/19): Colorful Rainbows
June 16th (6/2): Pond Explorations
June 30th (6/16): I Spy a Dragonfly

Pre-register by date in paranthesis

Registration: Required
Sat 25 Jun
Nature's Rainbows
Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will discover how to mix colors to make the colors of the rainbow. Play with prisms and other ways to create rainbows. There will be hands on activities and a craft.

Registration: Required
Sun 26 Jun
Pond Expedition
Sunday, June 26, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Dive into the world of pond life and discover some fun facts through hands-on activities. We will start indoors and then go down to the pond for scooping and identifying what we have found. We have set up baby pools so we can easily scoop up tadpoles, snails and many other creatures to observe close up.

Registration: Required
Thu 30 Jun
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- I Spy a Dragonfly
Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Children ages 3-5. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

April 7th (3/24): Spring Has Sprung
April 21st (4/7): Earth Day Every Day
May 5th (4/21): Flower Power
May 19th (5/5): Birds on the Wing
June 2nd (5/19): Colorful Rainbows
June 16th (6/2): Pond Explorations
June 30th (6/16): I Spy a Dragonfly

Pre-register by date in paranthesis

Registration: Required