Calendar

Feb
18
Mon
Winter Weather—Nature Walk with Rachel
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 18 Monday: Winter Weather—Nature Walk with Rachel

February 19 Tuesday: Sleepy Spiders—Nature Exploration with Miles

February 20 Wednesday: Evergreens in Winter—Nature Walk with Melanie

February 21 Thursday: Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Feb
19
Tue
Sleepy Spiders—Nature Exploration with Miles
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Photo Credit: Judy Gallagher

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 19 Tuesday: Sleepy Spiders—Nature Exploration with Miles

February 20 Wednesday: Evergreens in Winter—Nature Walk with Melanie

February 21 Thursday: Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Full Snow Moon Hike at SOFO with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt: All Ages – Free Event
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm

Photo Credit: Michael Gil

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum

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

The Farmer’s Almanac tells us that, since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full moon the Full Snow Moon. Join us on this leisurely paced, one-hour hike through open-field trails behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) and stay afterward for some light refreshments and convivial conversation.

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

Feb
20
Wed
Evergreens in Winter—Nature Walk with Melanie
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 20 Wednesday: Evergreens in Winter—Nature Walk with Melanie

February 21 Thursday: Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Feb
21
Thu
Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 21 Thursday: Birds of Vineyard Field—Nature Walk with Xylia

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Feb
22
Fri
Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum

with SOFO Museum Environmental Educators

* For Children of All Ages *

February 22 Friday: Tracks and Scat—Nature Exploration with Taylor

Feb
23
Sat
Birding with Frank: Winter Sea Ducks: Adults/Teens
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am

Black Scoters in Surf

Walk Leader: Frank Quevedo, Executive Director, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)

Thousands of scoters, loons, eiders, and many other arctic avians come to our inshore waters off Montauk Point each winter to feed on the vegetation and invertebrates that live on the ocean floor. Here, we will scan the ocean surface with our scopes and try to identify these arctic visitors as they dive for food and frolic in the surf. Bring binoculars and/or a scope and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States, if you have them. This program is for adults and teens; however children ages 10 and older may attend.

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

Rotting Log Wildlife: Children ages 9+
*New STEAM based programming
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am

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

Our tiny friends from the summer months seem to disappear when the winter comes. Ever wondered where the spiders, slugs, and centipedes sleep when the snowfall covers the ground? Join Miles to learn more about a favorite hibernation hideaway of countless chilly creatures, as we explore the biodiversity of the wriggly winter wonderland in our backyards.

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

Eastern Tiger Salamander Search with Andy: Family/Children age 6 and older
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Walk Leader: Andy Sabin, President, South Fork Natural History Museum Board of Directors

Herpetologist Andy Sabin will take us into the nighttime woods in search of the largest of our native salamanders, the endangered Eastern Tiger Salamander. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see this salamander as it makes its way to the pond to mate and to lay its eggs. Please bring a flashlight and wear boots, as late winter rains will make the ground soggy. This walk will take place only if there have been heavy rains.

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

Mar
2
Sat
Migration Headache—The Dangers Birds Face—Could You Survive the Journey? Children ages 6-8
*New STEAM based Programming
Mar 2 @ 10:30 am

Program Leader: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator

Birds that migrate don’t travel all at once. Many migrating water birds—including ducks, geese, and herons—require more than one wetland habitat for nesting, resting, and wintering. The loss of even one of these habitats makes the journey that much harder for them. If you were a migrating water bird, do you think you would survive? Find out in this interactive migration survival game.

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