Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Helping to raise quail for release

Helping to raise quail for release

Helping to raise quail for release

Join our conservation effort to help restore the Northern bobwhite quail to Long Island.  We need dedicated volunteers who will help care for our baby and juvenile quail as they grow and prepare for a natural life.

You’ll provide food & water, clean dishes, and keep pens tidy. You’ll also observe the quail, looking for injuries, Illness, bullying, anything out of the ordinary.  Check the pen for signs of damage from predators, ensure heating bulbs are working, and adjust temperature as needed.

Volunteers sign up for one day per week for a roughly 30-60 minute shift.  Morning shift any time between 7:30 and 10:00, your choice.  And evening shift any time between 3:00 and 6:00, your choice. May 15 – July 30. You’ll watch as the quail change from week to week, and then join us for their release in August! 

Three locations:

  • Town of Brookhaven Manorville Compost Facility
  • Clark Botanical Garden Albertson, NY
  • Caleb Smith State Park, Smithtown, NY

For more info, contact Eric Powers, 631-803-6780, CEEDLI.org/quail

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REpurposed & REimagined Art Show and Auction

REpurposed & REimagined Art Show and Auction

REpurposed & REimagined Art Show and Auction

Saturday, May 18, 2024

We are thrilled that the South Bay Art Association is holding Repurposed & Reimagined Found Objects, an art exhibition, and auction to benefit CEED at the Washington Lodge on May 18. SBAA asked artists to create and donate works of art using found materials.  The results are sure to be amazing.  Join us to see the works and maybe you’ll go home with a new treasure and support CEED at the same time. 

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Birding in Fields – Beyond Basic Birding

Birding in Fields – Beyond Basic Birding

Birding in Fields – Beyond Basic Birding

Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This 3-hour workshop led by educator and birding enthusiast Katie Kleinpeter will advance our ability to find and identify birds. This is the second of a series of 3 and will start at CEED and then take place at local Suffolk County Farm. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours to take a look at the local forest birds here for the spring months.

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Survival Food and Medicine

Survival Food and Medicine

Survival Food and Medicine

Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Ranger Eric for the 6th of 10 adventures on survival. The sixth workshop in the survival series is about foraging for food and medicine.

Embark on a journey through nature with our Foraging for Food & Medicine Workshop! Unearth the hidden treasures of the wild as we guide you through the age-old practices of traditional hunter-gatherers. Learn to identify and harvest nature’s bounty, from nourishing edibles to natural remedies that have stood the test of time. With luck, we’ll be able to indulge in the simple pleasure of collecting and savoring locally found teas. Join us and unlock the secrets of the land, transforming your outdoor adventures into a source of sustenance and healing.

Be prepared for the elements with proper layers, footwear, gloves, and a hand towel.

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

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Summer Solstice Festival 2024

Summer Solstice Festival 2024

Summer Solstice Festival 2024

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 11 AM TO 3 PM

Our annual FREE family-friendly celebration recognizing Indigenous Peoples and our native plants and animals on the longest day of the year.

  •  GAMES & ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!
  • Music and entertainment throughout the festival
  • Native American dancers, music, and storytellers
  • Vendors – art, natural products, environmental organizations
  • Animal Ambassadors
  • Food Truck
  • Nature trails
  • This event and publication are fully or partially funded by the County of Suffolk.

VENDORS NEEDED

We’re hoping to accept a few more art, nature and sustainable living vendors. There is no fee for vendors to register and reserve a spot. We would love local nature and art non-profits to consider attending as well. Click here for more info.

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