Calendar

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
Feeding Time at the Museum: Who Eats Whom? Children Ages 3 – 5
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am

Workshop Leaders: South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educators

Get ready for a little behind-the-scenes tour at SoFo. Our educators will give you a chance to see how we prepare the food for our animals to eat; then you’ll get up close and personal with the animals as they are fed. We’ll investigate food webs and the structural differences between carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores.

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: 2-3pm
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feeding Time at the Museum: Who Eats Whom? Children Ages 6+
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

Workshop Leaders: South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educators

Get ready for a little behind-the-scenes tour at SoFo. Our educators will give you a chance to see how we prepare the food for our animals to eat; then you’ll get up close and personal with the animals as they are fed. We’ll investigate food webs and the structural differences between carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores.

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

Oct
24
Wed
Full Hunter’s Moon Hike with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt: Family
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photo Credit: Michael Gil

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt & South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)

Hike Leader: Jean Dodds, Secretary, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. Leaves are falling from trees, deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally harvested in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that came out to eat the fallen grains. Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo), and afterward for some convivial conversation and refreshments in the moonlight.

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