Calendar

Mar
28
Sat
SOFO’s Young Environmentalists Society (YES!)
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
SOFO's Young Environmentalists Society (<i>YES!</i>)

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 will work together and, through experience-based learning, place-based learning, critical thinking processes, and local activism, will develop strategies for individuals and the community that are designed to shape how we live on this planet now and in the future.

The Club’s leader is Mare Dianora—an interdisciplinary artist whose practice involves building community and exploring connections to home and place—is an educator and the mother of two young sons. The Club meets the last Saturday of each month, from 10am to 11:30am. This is a   free program, thanks so the generosity of a foundation which prefers to remain anonymous. Please visit our website, sofo.org, for further information, and contact info@sofo.org to join the Society.

There will be bilingual support for Spanish speaking participants.

COME DRAW WITH US—Drawing from Nature: Adults/Teens 15+
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am

Drawing by Susan Rubin

CANCELED

Workshop Leader: Muriel Appelbaum. Muriel is a working artist with an MFA in Studio Art from Pratt Institute in NYC. She mostly draws from nature—landscapes, people, and live animals. See her artwork at www.murielappelbaum.com.

Draw with us in a comfortable and encouraging setting.  Energize your observational and drawing skills by sketching natural objects — live animals, skulls and shells, taxidermy, wild plants.  Draw for your enjoyment and for your portfolio.  Bring a 9”x12” drawing pad with a hard back for support, and two drawing implements—for example, a very soft (dark) pencil (4B is good), conté crayon, or charcoal. Limited enrollment.

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

Mar
29
Sun
Meet the Turtles of Long Island: All Ages
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am

CANCELED

Program Leader: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Education & Outreach Coordinator

Here on Long Island you might see a Box Turtle in the forest or a Painted Turtle basking in the warmth of the sun on a log by the river. There are turtles that live in salt marshes too, called Diamondback Terrapins. Meet all of these and more! Learn where they live and how to spot them. Use your turtle sense and see if you can identify a sea turtle model too!

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

Apr
4
Sat
Searching for Alewife—A Migratory Fish—with the Peconic Baykeeper, Peter Topping: Adults and Children 5+ @ Southampton
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Photo by the Peconic Estuary Partnership

CANCELED

Program Presenter, Peter Topping, Peconic Baykeeper

Join Pete and SOFO staff as we search for one of the East End’s most unique and threatened migratory fish species, the Alewife. Streams and rivers along the East Coast once “ran silver” every spring as alewives and other diadramous fish made their annual spawning migrations from saltwater to freshwater. Join us as we search for alewives in Southampton’s Alewife Creek. Along the way, we’ll learn about the history of these threatened and ecologically important fish as well as about the efforts being made to protect their future on Long Island. This will also be a great opportunity to see osprey, herons, and egrets, so bring binoculars

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