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May
28
Thu
Camouflage in Nature
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Photo Credit: Miles Todaro

This is a Zoom Online Program

Environmental Educator Paul King III will explore how the camouflage defense mechanism allows organisms to disguise their appearances, and blend in with the surroundings while concealing their locations and movements.

To sign up, please complete our PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM and we will send you a zoom link to reserve your spot.

May
30
Sat
Conscience Point Shellfish Lab Tour
May 30 @ 2:00 pm

This is a Zoom Online Program

Ashley Oliver, graduated from Long Island University with a degree in Environmental Sustainability. Having grown up on the South Fork, Ashley loves spending time on the beach and learning more about local waterways. Ashley has had a passion for aquaculture for many years. At Ashley’s Full-Time job, she is an Algae Culturist, but spends her time off raising and selling oysters, and clams at Conscience Point.

Join Ashley on a Zoom tour through the Conscience Point Shellfish Lab. Follow the life of a farmed shellfish from the time they are swimming until they’re set free, or eaten for dinner! See the tanks that hold the larval shellfish, and learn about what shellfish eat. Then see how they are grown in the Harbor. Ashley will talk about the benefits of aquaculture and sustainability efforts by these non-traditional farms. At the end Ashley will explain how you can enjoy the tasty Conscience Point Oysters.

To sign up, please complete our PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM and we will send you a zoom link to reserve your spot.

Jun
3
Wed
Backyard Birds: Downy Woodpeckers and Friends!
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm

Photo Credit: Melanie Meade

This is a Zoom Online Program

Program Presenter: Melanie Meade, SOFO Education/Outreach Coordinator

Join Melanie and observe some of our common woodpeckers as they search for food in the backyard. The nearby woods have many old trees that are home to a host of boring insects, like bark beetles, and insect grubs are a favorite food of woodpeckers. Come along and meet the Downy Woodpecker, and other woodpeckers. This program, with photos, videos, and a bird quiz, is fun for young children, young birders and the young at heart.

To sign up, please complete our PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM and we will send you a zoom link to reserve your spot.

Jun
6
Sat
“The Greatest Reptile & Amphibian Show” — An Introduction to Reptiles and Amphibians
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is a Zoom Online Program with Erik’s Reptile Edventures

Meet amazing reptiles. Amphibians, and bugs from around the world! This one hour presentation features Odyss the 5 foot American Alligator, Twinkie the 14 foot python,toname a few.You will learn the differences between reptiles and amphibians and which ones you can find in your own backyard.

There is a nominal fee associated with each of Erik’s classes. The fee will be is $15 for an individual, $20 for two guests, $25 for a family of up to 5 people, and $125 for each school group of up to 25 people. All of our online classes will benefit environmental programs and initiatives at SOFO. To reserve your spot and to register please select an option below. For more information, please contact info@sofo.org.

Jun
10
Wed
Who’s Who in the Garden: Identifying Common Insects.
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm

Photo Credit: Miles Todaro

This is a Zoom Online Program

Program Presenter: Miles Todaro, SOFO Environmental Educator

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. That means the insects in your garden are already hard at work. In this online program you’ll learn the basics of how to tell different kinds of common garden insects apart, as well as a bit about the role they play in your backyard ecosystem.

To sign up, please complete our PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM and we will send you a zoom link to reserve your spot.

Jun
13
Sat
Turtles, tortoises, and more Turtles
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Photo Credit: Erik’s Reptile Edventures

This is a Zoom Online Program with Erik’s Reptile Edventures

Meet Froucho the 50 pound alligator snapping turtle, Dozer the 40 pound african spur thigh tortoise, and explore how these amazing animals have survived in nature for millions of years. You will also learn how to go turtle watching and what you can do to help turtles during #turtleegglayingmonth.

There is a nominal fee associated with each of Erik’s classes. The fee will be is $15 for an individual, $20 for two guests, $25 for a family of up to 5 people, and $125 for each school group of up to 25 people. All of our online classes will benefit environmental programs and initiatives at SOFO. To reserve your spot and to register please select an option below. For more information, please contact info@sofo.org.

Jun
17
Wed
Endangered Species: Knowing is Caring
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm

Photo Credit: Taylor Ruhle

This is a Zoom Online Program

Program Presenter: Rachel Speckenbach, SOFO Environmental Educator

When we hear that an animal is “endangered” we know that it means there aren’t very many left in the world. But what does it really mean in relation to a species survival? Join Environmental Educator Rachel as she discusses conservation status, the protections that come with an endangered species listing, what it takes to re-stabilize a population and more. This program is geared towards an older audience but anyone interested is welcome to attend.

To sign up, please complete our PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM and we will send you a zoom link to reserve your spot.

Jun
20
Sat
Frogs and Toads from Northeast America and from around the World
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Photo Credit: Erik’s Reptile Edventures

This is a Zoom Online Program with Erik’s Reptile Edventures

Meet amazing frogs of all shapes and sizes that create all sorts of sounds and live in all sorts of places. Learn how to listen and locate frogs and toads in your neighborhood. You will also discover how you can help frogs thrive in harmony with humans.

There is a nominal fee associated with each of Erik’s classes. The fee will be is $15 for an individual, $20 for two guests, $25 for a family of up to 5 people, and $125 for each school group of up to 25 people. All of our online classes will benefit environmental programs and initiatives at SOFO. To reserve your spot and to register please select an option below. For more information, please contact info@sofo.org.

Jun
24
Wed
Backyard Herpetology: Turtles, Frogs and Snakes…Oh MY!!
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm

Photo Credit: Miles Todaro

This is a Zoom Online Program

Program Presenter: Jackie Avignone, SOFO Environmental Educator

Tune in to learn about “herps,” reptiles and amphibians, of the South Fork. We will explore some of the animals you might find on your next walk through Vineyard Field or maybe even your very own backyard! Log on to expand your knowledge about our local frogs, snakes, and turtle species.

To sign up, please complete our PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM and we will send you a zoom link to reserve your spot.

Jun
27
Sat
Snakes of the world!
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Photo Credit: Miles Todaro

This is a Zoom Online Program with Erik’s Reptile Edventures

Snakes are everywhere! From the world’s largest Anacondas of South America, to the tiniest snakes of Madagascar, to the garter snakes of North America. You will meet some of these GIANT snakes, and discover some that may live in your own backyard. Get ready to explore diversity of the slithery sort and the amazing things they do to help nature do its job.

There is a nominal fee associated with each of Erik’s classes. The fee will be is $15 for an individual, $20 for two guests, $25 for a family of up to 5 people, and $125 for each school group of up to 25 people. All of our online classes will benefit environmental programs and initiatives at SOFO. To reserve your spot and to register please select an option below. For more information, please contact info@sofo.org.

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