Connect to Nature.

We are the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery, located at the historical Washington Lodge in Brookhaven, NY.

Learn to Connect.

The Center for Environmental Education & Discovery, or CEED, is a nature center that inspires connections to the joys of nature through education and experience. CEED serves children, youth and adults through public nature programs and events, school and community-based environmental education, conservation projects, live animal ambassadors and more!

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Experiences that connect us to the joys of nature.

ADULTS

CHILDREN & YOUTH

ORGANIZATIONS

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Education that connects us with the natural world.

EVENTS

Restoring our balance for a healthy community.
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NATURE CENTER

Conservation and education at our building and grounds.

Turtles Hatching at CEED!

Turtles Hatching at CEED!

Box Turtles Hatching!Earlier this summer, we had at least three female box turtles lay eggs at CEED. In one case, we knew exactly where the eggs were laid, so we put a box around it to protect it from raccoons and other predators.  Normally, we like to let nature take...