Calendar

Oct
30
Sat
SOFO’s Young Environmentalists Society (YES!) for ages 10 – 16 @ South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)
Oct 30 @ 10:00 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.

Nov
14
Sun
SOFO Cleans the Beach—Help Needed! @ Location TBD
Nov 14 @ 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.

Nov
21
Sun
SOFO’s Young Birders Club: For ages 8 to 18
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am

SOFO’s Young Birders Club: For ages 8 to 18

Club Leader: Frank Quevedo, SOFO Executive Director

Birding is a great way to make new friends, learn about the environment, and get outdoors. Join our Young Birders Club! The Club meets at 10AM on the third Sunday of every month and is open to anyone ages 8 to 18 who is interested in learning about birds. Since Long Island has many great habitats that are home to a wide variety of species, we concentrate on birding in local areas. The Club’s leader is Frank Quevedo, SOFO Executive Director and an excellent and avid birder. The Club advisor is Barbara Blaisdell, an educator and experienced birder. Please bring binoculars if you have them (we will have a few pairs to lend) and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States. If you don’t have a field guide, we’ll have one for you to use. This is a free program.

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.

Nov
27
Sat
SOFO’s Annual Thanksgiving Open House: All Ages @ South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10AM-4PM

SOFO open free of charge for all ages. 

Self-guided Scavenger Hunt, on Museum Grounds, for Children

Pick up a scavenger hunt list and return it to the museum front desk for a prize.

 

11AM-1PM

Face or Arm Painting for Children, with Fun4UFaces 

 

1-2PM

Guided Bird Walk in Vineyard Field

SOFO’s Young Environmentalists Society (YES!) for ages 10 – 16 @ South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO)
Nov 27 @ 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.

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.

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
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.

Dec
19
Sun
SOFO’s Young Birders Club: For ages 8 to 18
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am

SOFO’s Young Birders Club: For ages 8 to 18

Club Leader: Frank Quevedo, SOFO Executive Director

Birding is a great way to make new friends, learn about the environment, and get outdoors. Join our Young Birders Club! The Club meets at 10AM on the third Sunday of every month and is open to anyone ages 8 to 18 who is interested in learning about birds. Since Long Island has many great habitats that are home to a wide variety of species, we concentrate on birding in local areas. The Club’s leader is Frank Quevedo, SOFO Executive Director and an excellent and avid birder. The Club advisor is Barbara Blaisdell, an educator and experienced  birder. Please bring binoculars if you have them (we will have a few pairs to lend) and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States. If you don’t have a field guide, we’ll have one for you to use. This is a free program.

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.

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