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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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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Check out our marine aquarium

Check out our marine aquarium

Check out our marine aquarium

We have moved our small marine aquarium to a larger tank and incorporated many fascinating creatures as well as equipment donated by Ron Petrozzo, a member of the Long Island Aquarium Society. It’s a nice addition to our newly opened Marine Hall. Next time you visit the Washington Lodge, check it out!

Tom Pelletier

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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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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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Welcome to Fall – Our Annual Festival

Welcome to Fall – Our Annual Festival

Welcome to Fall – Our Annual Festival

Saturday, September 23, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CEED’s Annual Fall Festival is a great way to leave summer behind and welcome the glories of a Long Island Fall. Join us Saturday Sept. 23 for:

  • Scultpure on the Trail
  • Ryu Shu Taiko Drums
  • Art Vendors
  • Sustainable Living Vendors
  • Crafts
  • Live Animal Ambassadors
  • Nature Walks
  • Food Truck
  • The event is family-friendly, and free.

And it’s your last chance to see Sculpture on the Trail, our amazing Art & Nature exhibition.

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