Calendar

Dec
9
Thu
Museum Closed: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
11
Sat
SOFO’s Annual Decorate a Holiday Tree for the Birds: This is a family workshop. @ South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am

Workshop Leaders: SOFO Staff

Feeding wild birds in winter is especially important in our area, where development has removed a good deal of natural winter food resources for local birds. Join the SOFO staff in what has become a holiday tradition and make bird-friendly decorations for a holiday tree using seeds, dried fruits, and some surprising additions. You’ll also be able to make some of these treats to take home and use as decorations on your own “holiday tree” for the birds. Bring a shoebox to take home some of your decorations. Material fee: $5 per participant

There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735 or email info@sofo.org. 

Museum Closed: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
12
Sun
The Barrier Beach Wildlife of Cupsogue County Park: This program is for adults, teens, and children age 10 and older. @ Westhampton
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am

Walk Leader: Frank Quevedo, SOFO Executive Director

Cupsogue Beach County Park is a biodiverse area of Long Island’s barrier islands. Seasonal migrants tend to be associated with the spring and summer, but winter also brings different species to Long Island. During winter months northern migrant species travel south, many of which can be viewed at Cupsogue. On this walk we will search for seals, diving ducks and other wildlife that inhabit the park during this time.

There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at info@sofo.org or call 631-537-9735. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

A Walk Back in Time─ 3.0mile Trail Walk at the William Mulvihill Preserve: This program is for adults, teens, and children age 8 and older. @ Sag Harbor
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am

Walk Leader: Melanie Meade, SOFO Education and Outreach Coordinator

Let your senses be your guide as you explore this unique woodland trail. The trail starts in a forest of oak, hickory, beech, and mountain laurel and passes by vernal ponds, kettle holes and glacial erratics on the way to the edge of the Great Swamp. We’ll look for signs of the deer, hawks, foxes, and eagles that call this habitat home. At the trail’s end, the scent of pine trees fills the air in a grove of planted white pine.

There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735 or email info@sofo.org. 

SOFO Cleans the Beach—Help Needed! @ Location TBD
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm

SOFO Cleans the Beach—Help Needed!

Cleanup Crew: 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 natural environment of the South Fork. The mission of the museum itself is to stimulate interest in, advance knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment. Our staff has decided that—in order to uphold the mission of the museum—we need to take direct action to help protect our  Long Island habitats. That’s why we have decided to continue our “SoFo Cleans the Beach” program throughout the winter. We hope you will join us on our mission to pick up as much trash as possible. Our plan is to go to a different beach each month and clean for one hour. During our cleaning session, we will tally up what type of trash we are 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. This is a free program for all ages.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at info@sofo.org or call 631-537-9735. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dec
15
Wed
Owls by the Light of the Moon─Annual Foray with Joe Giunta: This program is for adults. @ Bridgehampton
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Photo by: Greg Hume

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.

Listen for the whinnying sound of the Eastern Screech Owl or maybe even the seven-note hoot of the Great Horned Owl on this nighttime owl prowl that marks the beginning of our owls’ courtship season. Joe, an expert birder and a delightful teacher, will present a brief slideshow and then take you into the field to call owls in for actual sightings. Bring binoculars and a flashlight. Limited enrollment.

There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735 or email info@sofo.org. 

Dec
16
Thu
Museum Closed: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
18
Sat
SOFO’s Young Environmentalists Society (YES!) for ages 10 – 16 @ South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

SOFO’s Young Environmentalist Society (YES!): Ages 10-16

Club Leader: Mare Dianora, an educator and the mother of two young sons, is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice involves building community and exploring connections to home and place.

The mission of SOFO’s new Young Environmentalists Society, known as YES!, for ages 10 to 16, is to engage young minds in developing a fuller awareness and understanding of the current state of our environment. The group works together and, through experience-based learning, place-based learning, critical thinking processes, and local activism, develops strategies for individuals and the community that are designed to shape how we live on this planet now and in the future. The Club meets the last Saturday of each month, from 10am to 11:30am.

This is a free program, thanks to the generosity of a foundation which prefers to remain anonymous. There is bilingual support for Spanish speaking participants. The date may change for this program. Please contact SOFO at (631) 537-9735 or info@sofo.org for up-to-the-minute information.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at info@sofo.org or call 631-537-9735.

Exploring Sharks Through Their Form and Function with Greg Metzger, Field Coordinator, SOFO Shark Research and Education Program: This program is for all ages. @ South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am

Exploring Sharks Through Their Form and Function, with Greg Metzger

Presenter: Greg Metzger, Field Coordinator, SOFO Shark Research and Education Program

This presentation will teach participants about the similarities and differences among a wide range of sharks found in the North Atlantic. You’ll have an opportunity to see, up-close, various jaws, skin samples, and shark fins. This program is ideal for shark enthusiasts as well as anyone else interested in marine animals or the sea.

There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at info@sofo.org or call 631-537-9735. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pop-Up

This is an example pop-up that you can make using jQuery.

0