Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Register for CEED Nature Adventure Summer Camp 

Painting Pollinators in Watercolor

Painting Pollinators in Watercolor

Painting Pollinators in Watercolor

Sunday, June 23, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This is the third of a bi-monthly offering of classes from local nature artist and educator, Jenn Lucas. 

Join artist Jennifer Lucas for an afternoon of sketching and adding color to pollinators. 

This workshop is for adults ages 15 and over.

All materials are included.

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To Build a Fire with Sparks

To Build a Fire with Sparks

To Build a Fire with Sparks

Saturday, September 7, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Ranger Eric for the 9th of 10 adventures on survival. The ninth workshop in the survival series is about fire making with sparks.

Elevate your fire-making prowess with our Spark-Based Fire Making Workshop, a captivating journey into the art of igniting flames with a flicker and a spark! Venture beyond traditional methods and discover the thrilling efficiency of modern fire craft. This workshop focuses on spark-based techniques, where you’ll learn to skillfully use tools like ferro rods and flint to create a blaze in mere moments. Perfect for those who’ve experienced the friction-based method or newcomers alike, this session offers a dynamic, hands-on approach to learning one of humanity’s most definitive 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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Beyond Basic Birding – Find the Warblers

Beyond Basic Birding – Find the Warblers

Beyond Basic Birding – Find the Warblers

Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

The arrival of migrating and resident warblers is a thrill for birders. In a three hour workshop, educator and birding enthusiast Katie Kleinpeter helps you learn how to find and identify our region’s warblers and other springtime birds. 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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How to Make Survival Tools

How to Make Survival Tools

How to Make Survival Tools

Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Ranger Eric for the 5th of 10 adventures on survival. This one is about tool building.

Transform survival into “sur-THRIV-al” with our workshop on Improvised Tool-Building! Discover the art of crafting simple yet effective tools that can ease your tasks and boost your morale in the wild. You’ll get hands-on experience in making a variety of tools, and you’ll craft one special tool to take home with you.

Equip yourself with your survival knife (loaners available) and work gloves, and get ready to turn natural resources into invaluable assets.

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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The Wonders of Spring Migration

The Wonders of Spring Migration

The Wonders of Spring Migration

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A glimpse of movement, a flash of color, a magical melody heard but once a year. Get ready for spring migration season with an overview of Long Island’s most sought after songbirds.  Many North American songsters are soon to arrive so get acquainted (or reacquainted!) with these colorful birds through photos featuring Long Island photographers. Katie will review the field marks and songs that are important for identification, talk about how to break down these songs into easier and more manageable learning groups, and highlight where to go to find these feathered beauties.

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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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