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Bobwhite Quail Releases 2024

Bobwhite Quail Releases 2024

Bobwhite Quail Releases 2024

Message from the Quail Team

Wow, what an amazing year!  We had over 1,700 quail eggs hatching over 40 classrooms  and libraries across Long Island hatch quail this year. We have 3 large pens holding the quail now getting them ready for release and are in the process of building a movable one at CEED. Please join us for one or more of our release dates below to cheer these little ones on as they enter the local natural habitats where they belong.

We would also like to give a huge shout out to our Quail Pen Volunteer Coordinators:

Jean Lentin – Caleb Smith State Park

Olive Archer – Town of Brookhaven Manorville Compost Facility

Mike Ring – Clark Botanic Garden

If you know or see any of these people, please thank them for the tremendous amount of time and effort managing the feeding and care of the quail.

Thank you as always for your support!

Get outside and enjoy nature!

Quail Release Dates

Join us at one or more of the following locations!

  • Friday Jul 19, 10:00 AM Brookhaven State Park
  • Tuesday Jul 23, 10AM North Hempstead Bike Path
  • Saturday Jul 27, 10AM Caleb Smith State Park
  • Tuesday Jul 30, 10am at CEED Washington Lodge
  • Thursday Aug 1, 10AM Longwood Estate

Eric Powers, CEED Site & Program Director

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How to Make Survival Ropes

How to Make Survival Ropes

How to Make Survival Ropes

Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Ranger Eric for the 7th of 10 adventures on survival. The seventh workshop in the survival series is about Cordage.

Dive into the art of crafting cords, strings, and ropes, and discover how these essential elements can be the key to constructing shelters, ladders, beds, or even crafting a bow for friction fire. This hands-on workshop is all about learning the intricacies of cordage, preparing you to twist, braid, and weave your way through any challenge. Expect to put your fingers to work and maybe get a bit messy, so dress comfortably. Bring along your work gloves and get ready to master the ropes of survival.

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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To Build a Fire With Friction

To Build a Fire With Friction

To Build a Fire With Friction

Saturday, August 3, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Ranger Eric for the 8th of 10 adventures on survival. The eighth workshop in the survival series is about fire making with friction.

Ignite your survival skills with our Friction-Based Fire Making Workshop, one of our most requested and exhilarating classes! Step into the primal world of firecraft while learning the ancient art of conjuring flames from the raw elements of nature. This workshop is dedicated to the hands-on exploration of friction-based techniques, where you’ll learn to transform simple materials like wood, cordage, and your own determination into a comforting campfire. You will learn how to gather kindling, different techniques to place firewood, and how to turn your ember into a flame. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your skills, this workshop will kindle a deeper connection with the most elemental of survival skills.

Be prepared for the elements with proper layers, footwear, gloves, and a hand towel. In the case of rain, there will not be an indoor option. 

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

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Indigo Dying Workshop

Indigo Dying Workshop

Indigo Dying Workshop

Saturday, August 24, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join Berndaette Puleo for a very exciting Indigo Dying workshop! With just some leaves of the Japanese Indigo plant and a sprinkle of salt, you will dye a silk item of your choice. There will be silk scarves to wear or gift bags that will hold a bottle of wine.

After you dye your item of choice, you will stencil a design with rolled up leaves or indigo pigment. You can even hammer a leaf print right onto your dyed item. You will experience the magic of indigo and take home something beautiful that is uniquely yours.

In addition, you can take home some stems that will root in a matter of days and plant them. You may have some leaves to play with, or if they flower, seeds for next year.

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Watercolor Seashells Workshop

Watercolor Seashells Workshop

Watercolor Seashells Workshop

Sunday, August 25, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join artist Jennifer Lucas for an afternoon of sketching and adding color to beach finds. We will be carefully observing seashells designs and brining them back to life in watercolor. This workshop is for adults ages 15 and over. All materials are included.

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