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Fun for Kids: Franken Fish, A fish dissection
Sunday, October 26, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

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.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Happy Halloween (Come in costume!)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Poetry Hikes
Saturday, November 1, 2014 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore techniques to turn your hiking experience into poetry. Maxwell C. Wheat Jr., first poet laureate of Nassau County and Tom Stock, poet, teacher and naturalist, demonstrate how to create a poem through the touch of a sea shell, trace of beach grass across a cheek, or smell of Atlantic breezes.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Stargazing, Presented by "AOS"
Friday, November 7, 2014 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join "AOS" the Amateur Observer's Society at the nature center this fall as we observe the stars and constellations. Together we'll discover more about these diamonds in the sky.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures are programs usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: Robert Moses, "The Power Broker"
Friday, November 7, 2014 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Enjoy a lecture on the history of Jones Beach and Robert Moses, the "power broker" himself. There will be a PowerPoint presentation discussing the man who created Jones Beach and the New York State Park system.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Adult Ed-ventures are specially designed for ages 18 & up.

Registration: Required
Robert Moses Lecture & Discussion
Friday, November 7, 2014 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

A lecture giving the history of Jones Beach and the power broker himself. We will have a discussion and PowerPoint presentation discussing the man who created Jones Beach.

Please Note: The August 1st date for this program was canceled, and rescheduled for November 7.

 

Registration: Required
Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles, Presented by Riverhead
Sunday, November 9, 2014 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600
The Riverhead Foundation will be giving a PowerPoint lecture on the effects the quick change of ocean water temperatures have on sea turtles. This program is free to attend, and is not recommended for young children. This is an outreach program designed to pass on the knowledge of he work that is being done and how you can help sea turtles and The Riverhead Foundation.
Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Animal ABCs
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Dream Catcher
Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Learn about the beliefs behind the 'dream catcher.' Then, using natural materials, each family will create their own dream catcher to hang in their home.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures are programs usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Turkey Time
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Native American Games
Sunday, November 30, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Come to the Nature Center to play games that Native Americans learned to help develop their skills for survival.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Spikes & Shields
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and vrafts. Children ages 3-5.

Two sessions held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Poetry Hikes
Saturday, December 13, 2014 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore techniques to turn your hiking experience into poetry. Maxwell C. Wheat Jr., first poet laureate of Nassau County and Tom Stock, poet, teacher and naturalist, demonstrate how to create a poem through the touch of a sea shell, trace of beach grass across a cheek, or smell of Atlantic breezes.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Holiday Wreath
Sunday, December 14, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

The Holiday season is in full swing. Come create a beautiful natural wreath to ring in the New Year. (One wreath per family)

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Family Adventures are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: Winter Solstice Hike
Saturday, December 20, 2014 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Let's welcome winter and celebrate that the days will be getting longer! We will go for a walk around our shore and see the winter visitors that have arrived.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Adult Ed-ventures are specially designed for ages 18 and older.

Fun for Kids: Winter Survival
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Winter can be a difficult season for anyone to get through. Come learn how the animals of Jones Beach survive the winter months. We will have activities and games.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program for all facilities. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
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