Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Get a Jump on Spring Plantings

Get a Jump on Spring Plantings

Get a Jump on Spring Plantings

Saturday, January 20, 2024 · 1 – 2:30pm EST

Winter Seed Sowing Workshop

Get a jump on spring planting! Winter sowing Is the process of planting seeds outdoors in a container during the winter months. The specifically modified milk jug remains outdoors until the seedlings emerge in the spring. This method protects the seeds from animals and harsh weather, but the exposure to colder temperatures breaks dormancy and the seeds germinate.

For more information or any questions, please email info@ceedli.org or call 631-803-6780.

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Go Beyond Basic Birding – Beaches

Go Beyond Basic Birding – Beaches

Go Beyond Basic Birding – Beaches

Saturday, February 10, 2024 · 9am – 12pm EST

Join us to explore winter birds in a Barrier Beach habitat.

This three-hour workshop will advance our ability to find and identify birds. This is the first of a series of three and will take place at local Smiths Point Barrier Beach. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours to take a look at the local waterfowl here for the winter months.

Each workshop will begin indoors with a short classroom session. Then we head outdoors to explore a local Long Island ecosystem.

It is a great gift for the holidays!

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Go Beyond Basic Birding – Freshwater Habitat

Go Beyond Basic Birding – Freshwater Habitat

Go Beyond Basic Birding – Freshwater Habitat

Saturday, January 20, 2024 · 9am – 12pm EST

Join us to explore winter birds in freshwater habitats.

This 3-hour workshop will advance our ability to find and identify birds. This is the first of a series of three and will take place at local Patchogue freshwater lakes. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours to take a look at the local waterfowl here for the winter months.

Each workshop will begin indoors with a short classroom session. Then we head outdoors to explore a local Long Island ecosystem.

Series:

  • January 6th Beyond Basic Birding in a Freshwater Habitat
  • February 10th Beyond Basic Birding in a Barrier Beach Habitat
  • March 9th Beyond Basic Birding in a Field Habitat

Purchase all 3 at a discounted price. It is a great gift for the holidays!

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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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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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