Calendar

Oct
21
Sat
CANCELLED
COME DRAW WITH US! Nature Drawing for Beginner & Intermediate Levels: Adults & Teens
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am

Drawing by Peg Conklin, student of Muriel Appelbaum

Workshop Leader: Muriel Appelbaum

Do you think you’d enjoy drawing, but can’t seem to find the perfect time to do it? Come draw with us. If you’ve drawn before, come hone your skills in a comfortable and relaxed place and, if drawing is new for you, this is an enjoyable way to get started in an encouraging setting. Bring a 9”x12”drawing pad with a hard back for support and two drawing implements, for example: very soft (dark) pencil (4B is good), conte crayon, or ballpoint pen.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

RESCHEDULED DATE: NOVEMBER 11, 2017 – 10:30am
Bring the Stars Inside—Make a Fall Constellation Projector: Family/Children 8+
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am

Photo Credit: NASA

Workshop Leader: Crystal Oakes, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator

The night sky has fascinated people for thousands of years; before television and even books we have told stories around campfires about the images that we saw in the night sky. Not only were the stories entertaining, but those same star-images helped humans navigate over land and sea as well as predict the changing seasons. Join us to learn about the science and mythology of the most prominent fall constellations and make a constellation projector to up-light your room. Material Fee $5

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

SoFo’s 1st Members-Only Celebration
A Day of Festivities Free to Members
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Oct
22
Sun
Nature Prints—A Walk & A Workshop: Family
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am

Walk & Workshop Leader: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator

Leaves are found in many shapes and sizes, with varying patterns in their veins and along their edges. Join Xylia for a nature walk through Vineyard Field and collect your favorite leaves and flowers. Take a minute to really look at what the different flower petals and leaves look like, and learn what the parts of a flower and leaf are used for in each plant. Bring a T-shirt or pillowcase or any other piece of fabric, and we will use the treasures we find outside to create a wonderful Nature Spray-Dye masterpiece! Material fee $5

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Make Animals & Rocks Using Polymer Clay: Adults & Children 6+
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm

Left: Polymer Clay Rocks by Carol Crasson; Right: Polymer Clay Animals by Ruby Jackson

Workshop Leaders: Ruby Jackson, artist & educator, & Carol Crasson, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Education/Communications Director

Once again Ruby will work her magic to help you create amazing polymer clay animals. She’ll be joined by Carol, who has been making polymer clay rocks for many years. Together they will introduce you to the colorful and fascinating world of this versatile medium and teach you some tips and tricks to craft your most inventive ideas. No experience necessary, just a willingness to let your imagination go wild as you create forms that are realistic or fanciful. We’ll use Sculpey clay and tools, so if you have some to work with, bring them along. If you want to use ours, there will be a material fee of $10.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Oct
26
Thu
School Group Visit: 10:15-11:15am
Oct 26 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Oct
28
Sat
Mapping the Recent Geology of Long Island in 4D with Daniel Davis, Chair in the Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook University
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am

The landforms of Long Island are young and dynamic, shaped by glaciers, wind, tides, and storms. This makes them ideal targets for study using a combination of recent and historical maps and aerial images along with geophysical techniques such as ground-penetrating radar and optically stimulated luminescence dating. This combination of surface and subsurface mapping and dating allows us new insights into Long Island’s hilly moraines, its rapidly changing barrier islands, and its parabolic dunes—from the active Walking Dunes of Napeague to the Grandifolia Dunefield of Baiting Hollow that formed in response to winds blowing from the late Pleistocene glaciers.

Dan Davis has been a member of the faculty at Stony Brook since 1986 and is now Chair in the Department of Geosciences. His research in structural geology and tectonics has focused on theoretical and laboratory studies related to the mechanics of mountain building. Other areas of research include geological aspects of nuclear test-ban monitoring and the application of geophysical techniques to glacial and post-glacial geology. His public outreach spans astronomy as well as geology, and includes co-authorship (with Guy Consolmagno) of the book Turn Left at Orion, Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope──and How to Find Them, published by Cambridge University Press

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Turkey Trot for Tots—Nature Walk & Turkey Leaf-Craft: Family/Children Ages 3-5
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am

Walk & Workshop Leader: Ashley Federici, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator           

Turkeys wobble, gobble, and display their beautiful tails. Let’s learn more by talking turkey while we go on a nature walk to find tracks, feathers, and maybe even spot a turkey! We will also collect beautifully colored fall leaves to make our very own turkey craft to bring home. Material fee $3

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Hand Paint a Dried Gourd for Halloween: Family/Children All Ages
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm

Workshop Leaders: Pat Robben and Trish Brophy. Pat, a basket weaver for over 23 years, teaches workshops for children and adults. She is very active in the Basket Weavers Guild of Eastern Long Island and the Long Island Basket Guild. Trish, a Native American from the Mohawk Tribe, uses various grasses, embellishments, and weaving in the beautiful hard-shell gourd work she creates. She is also a member of both basket weavers’ guilds.

We don’t eat gourds, but they are in the same family as some of the edible plants we do eat, like pumpkins and squash. You find gourds in many shapes and sizes and, when dried, they provide an excellent surface to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Join Pat, a basket weaver for over 23 years, and Trish, an artist and a Native American from the Mohawk Tribe, who’s an expert in decorating gourds and uses various grasses, embellishments, and weaving in the beautiful hard-shell gourd work she creates. In this delightful and creative opportunity, learn how to choose just the right gourd for your project and how to turn it into a perfect addition to your Halloween décor or Thanksgiving centerpiece. For this workshop, Trish will provide the gourds and supplies, and there will be a material fee of $12 for each gourd-decorating participant.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Oct
29
Sun
Climate Change Survival Game: Family/Children Ages 8+
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am

Game Designer & Leader: Eleni Nikolopoulos, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator

Have you put any thought into what will happen to Long Island’s native wildlife in our warming climate? As the climate is changing, our native species are in a race to adapt, and if they can’t adapt fast enough, they won’t survive. Join us for an interactive game where you will choose a species that currently lives on Long Island and pretend to live a day in the life of that species. We will have to come up with some unique adaptations to survive the warming climate. Do you have what it takes to overcome the many challenges of climate change and adapt as the temperature rises? Join us and find out!

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

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