Calendar

Oct
13
Sat
SoFo Cleans the Beach: All Ages
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am

Program Leaders: South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Environmental Educators

If you have ever been to the museum and spoken to any of our educators, you know how much we care about preserving the healthy, natural environment of the South Fork. This is clearly a part of the mission of the museum itself, which is to stimulate interest in, advance knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment. The SoFo staff has decided that—to uphold the mission of the museum—we need to take direct action to help keep Long Island habitats pollution-free. That’s why we are doing our “SoFo Cleans the Beach” programs.  We hope you will join us for this program to pick up as much trash as possible. We will tally what type of trash we find and, when we are finished, weigh it out. Over time, we will be able to get an idea of the kind of trash that is washing up on our beaches—and we can knowledgeably advocate avoiding those materials in the future. We’re excited to continue this program and hope you will join us in reaching our goal of keeping our hometown beaches pollution-free!

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

Museum Closing for Event
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Protecting our Sacred Land—Finding a Common Ground, A Conversation with The Center for Humans & Nature & Other Conservationists
Cosponsored by The Center for Humans & Nature and South Fork Natural History Museum
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Oct
14
Sun
Passerine Fall Migration Walk for Adults
Oct 14 @ 7:30 am

Walk Leader: Joe Giunta, birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, trip leader for New York City Audubon and lecturer for many local chapters, and owner of Happy Warblers LLC, a birding and educational travel company

The first Canadian cold weather fronts come through our area at this time of year, bringing with them waves of migrating passerines (perching birds). Most of these birds migrate at night but, during the day, they alight to feed and rest. Join Joe, expert birder and delightful instructor, on this, one of his most popular walks.

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

Oct
20
Sat
SoFo’s Young Birder’s Club with New Club Leader Miles Todaro: Children 8-18
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am

Club Leader: Miles Todaro, South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator

Birding is a great way to make new friends, learn about the environment, and get outside! The South Fork Natural History Museum is delighted to continue hosting its Young Birders Club. The club, which meets on the third Saturday of every month, is open to anyone ages 8-18 interested in learning about birds. We’ll focus on birding in local areas, since Long Island has many great habitats that are home to a wide variety of species.

New club leader Miles Todaro will join the two club advisors, both avid birders: Frank Quevedo, the South Fork Natural History (SoFo) Executive Director, and Barbara Blaisdell. Please bring binoculars if you have them (we have a few pairs to lend) and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States (if you have one.)

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

Learn to Make Animal Origami: Adults/Children 6+
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am

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

What better way to beat boredom than by making your own toys or decorations? In this workshop, Crystal and you will work together as she gives you step-by-step instructions for making various origami animal creations. Some projects may be simples ones, needing only five steps; others may be more complicated, necessitating as many as 17 steps. You’ll come away knowing how to make tadpoles, frogs, butterflies, foxes, birds, fish, and insects. Material fee: $3 per participant.

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

Museum Closed at 1pm for Private Birthday Party
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm
Atlantic Marine Conservation Society’s Sea Turtle Stranding Training: Adult/Teen
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm

Program Presenter: Hannah Winslow, representative from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

“How to Help Sea Turtles in NY,” a lecture introducing the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and what it’s doing to promote marine conservation, including the conservation of our four local species of sea turtles. Learn about these threatened and endangered marine animals which inhabit our local waters in the summer months, the threats they face during their time in New York — now through the winter months— and what you can do to help them.

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

Oct
21
Sun
CANCELLED
Montauk Trail Hike with the CCOM at Money Pond: All Ages
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am

Cosponsored by South Fork Natural History Museum & Concerned Citizens of Montauk

Hike Leaders: Eleni Nikolopoulos, Environmental Educator at South Fork Natural History Museum and Kate Rossi-Snook, Environmental Advocate at Concerned Citizens of Montauk

Join the Concerned Citizens of Montauk and the South Fork Natural History Museum for a fast-paced trail walk along Montauk’s beautiful Money Pond trail. We will be joined by a representative of CCOM who will tell us about how the organization is working to help the community preserve the natural environment of Montauk and the importance of water quality in our local ecosystems. This trail walk will be full of interesting conversation while we take in the beautiful Montauk scenery. Join us for this free hike, and get to know what’s going on in Long Island’s easternmost community.

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

Downstairs/Touch Tank Closed for Program: 10:30-11:30am
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am