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Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

How to Cultivate Oyster Mushrooms

How to Cultivate Oyster Mushrooms

How to Cultivate Oyster Mushrooms

Saturday, November 18 · 3 – 4:30pm EST

Taking the first steps on the journey to cultivating your own mushrooms can be intimidating, but there is no better companion to start with than Pleurotus ostreatus, the Oyster Mushroom.

Hardy, fast-growing, delicious and prolific, oyster mushrooms are aggressive decomposers of cellulose and excellent recyclers of paper, fabric and wastewood.

This workshop will introduce participants to the cultivation of oyster mushrooms on pasteurized straw and untreated logs and will include information on spawn shopping and preparation, different methods of pasteurization, inoculation practices, monitoring of colonization, and methods to induce fruiting.

Participants will prepare and take home a 5-gallon ‘oyster tower’ and an inoculated ‘totem’ log to be fruited at home. All materials for cultivating your own mushrooms at home are included in the registration cost, there are no additional fees.

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Owl Prowls – Nov. 18 and Dec. 15

Owl Prowls – Nov. 18 and Dec. 15

Owl Prowls – Nov. 18 and Dec. 15

Saturday, November 18 · 6 – 7:30pm EST – Adults only

Join us for a night of owls with adults.  The event will begin with Ranger Eric telling us about the owls of New York, and their important role in our ecosystem.  You’ll even get to meet a live owl! After the Owl Talk, we will head out on our trails for an owl prowl to see if we can hear our local owls hooting. CEED’s Ranger Eric is an amazing birdcall imitator, and his imitation of screech owl calls is legendary. Screech owls are one of the common owls on Long Island and we often see and hear them on our Owl Prowls.

We’ll also keep our eyes out for any of our nighttime creatures, such as flying squirrels, foxes, opossums! You never know what we’ll see.

Friday, December 15 · 6 – 7:30pm EST – For all Ages

Join us in December and bring your favorite people of all ages, including kiddos.  They’ll be exicited to meet a live owl and learn about owls and their important role in our ecosystem.  Then we’ll head out on the trail for an owl prowl to see if we can hear our local owls hooting. CEED’s Ranger Eric is an amazing birdcall imitator, and his imitation of screech owl calls is legendary. Screech owls are one of the common owls on Long Island and we often see and hear them on our Owl Prowls.

We’ll also keep our eyes out for any of our nighttime creatures, such as flying squirrels, foxes, opossums! You never know what we’ll see.

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Sketching and Painting Seasonal Greenery

Sketching and Painting Seasonal Greenery

Sketching and Painting Seasonal Greenery

Sunday, December 10 · 11am – 1pm EST

Learn to make beautiful art and holiday decorations with Jenn Lucas.

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Cold Stun Sea Turtle Talk

Cold Stun Sea Turtle Talk

Cold Stun Sea Turtle Talk

Thursday, October 19 · 6:30 – 8pm EDT

Of the seven species of sea turtles In the world, four of them inhabit the water around Long Island every summer. Learn from Atlantic Marine Conservation about these four species, Including where they migrate, and what challenges they face.

Cold stunning is what happens when a sea turtle enters water too cold for their system. Many years ago, these turtles just died, but after years of research, the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and a few other non-profits have created a method of rehabilitation to increase survival rates. These organizations count on volunteers to help find these turtles before it Is too late. Find out more about these turtles and how you might be able to help. Registration Is limited and required.

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See a Partial Solar Eclipse with an Astronomer

See a Partial Solar Eclipse with an Astronomer

See a Partial Solar Eclipse with an Astronomer

Sunday, Oct. 14, 12:30 pm

Join us as the moon gets in the way of the Sun on Saturday, October 14th at 12:30! We will be able to view a rare site of a partial ‘Ring of Fire’ with Astronomer Charlie Eder from the Vanderbilt Planetarium will be joining us with his solar telescope and various solar viewing tools!  We will have the chance to look at the sun safely and learn from one of the experts in the field. From Long Island, we will have the opportunity to safely view a partial solar eclipse. 

This will not happen in the United States again until 2039!!

Don’t worry if it’s raining, Charlie is always prepared.  He has one of his fabulous presentations on solar eclipses that will be ready in the event of inclement weather.

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