Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Why I pushed for CEED to have a spring camp

Why I pushed for CEED to have a spring camp

Why I pushed for CEED to have a spring camp

April 22-26

Several years ago, I was one of the CEED Board and staff who advocated for a spring vacation camp. I had been involved with other nature centers that had vacation camps and it always seemed to be a big hit with families and with nature educators.

Spring camp is a different experience from summer camp, with less heat and fewer bugs, and more nature coming to life again wonder.

An experience like this gives kids a nice break from classroom studies. They will be outside and getting more physical activity. It also solves the “what to do with the kids” problem for families that have two working adults. And it gives young people the opportunity to interact with adult role models who are passionate about connecting with nature.

I was glad when we decided to start a spring camp at CEED, and I hope to see it grow. This year, we added a single day option to CEED’s Spring Nature Adventure Camp. You can register your children for a single day, two days, or all five (April 22-26).

I hope you’ll enroll your children or pass on the news to families with children in our area.

Thanks,

Tom Pelletier

CEED Board of Directors

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Learn About LI’s Nature Places – Join us for our Spring Equinox Livestream

Learn About LI’s Nature Places – Join us for our Spring Equinox Livestream

Learn About LI’s Nature Places – Join us for our Spring Equinox Livestream

Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 7 AM to 7 PM

Join us on Saturday, March 23 for a celebration of Spring!  Every hour, on the hour from 7 AM to 7 PM, we’ll be livestreaming on Instagram.  We’ve asked some of our favorite Long Island organizations to show you one of their favorite nature spots on Long Island. Maybe you’ll discover a new one near you.  And please join us in person at CEED for a sunset bonfire at 7 PM.

Welcome Spring by connecting with us @ceedlongisland on Instagram! We hope to see you at our bonfire.

 

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Survival Series – Shelter Building

Survival Series – Shelter Building

Survival Series – Shelter Building

Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Ranger Eric for the 4th of 9 adventures on survival.  Elevate your survival skills with our Shelter Building Workshop! Learn to conquer the elements by mastering the art of shelter construction. From crafting sturdy lean-tos to improvising with space blankets, paracords, and natural landscape features, we’ve got you covered. This hands-on workshop will guide you through the essentials of creating protective structures in the wild. Bring your work gloves and survival knife (loaners available) – it’s time to get hands-on and a little messy as you build your way to safety and comfort in the great outdoors.

Be prepared for the elements with proper layers, footwear, gloves, and a hand towel. In the case of rain, we will have an indoor option.

Minimum age- 15 years old (Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.)

This is the third of 9 “stand-alone” workshops. The series consists of 9 two-hour survival skills workshops and the final event is a 24-hour survival challenge!

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Painting Small Mammals in Watercolor

Painting Small Mammals in Watercolor

Painting Small Mammals in Watercolor

Sunday, April 14, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM This is the second of a bi-monthly offering of classes from local nature artist and educator, Jenn Lucas. Join Jennifer Lucas for an afternoon of sketching and adding watercolor to familiar mammals. This workshop is for adults ages 15 and over. All materials are included. Register for all six classes at checkout and get one class free!
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Wine Cap Mushroom Workshop

Wine Cap Mushroom Workshop

Wine Cap Mushroom Workshop

Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

The Wine Cap mushroom (Stropharia rugosoannulata) is a large edible mushroom that grows easily and aggressively on wood chips and other commonly used mulching materials. It’s a terrific mushroom for beginners and can be incorporated into many landscaping projects. Come learn the basics of Wine Cap cultivation with a demonstration of bed installation on CEED’s campus and a discussion of the proper approaches to growing this beautiful mushroom at home.

$25 for attending workshop. An extra $20 for building a take-home setup (limited to 12 people, 15L tub with lid provided)

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