After School Nature Enrichment Bilingual Program


At SoFo Museum in Bridgehampton, NY

Tuesday and Thursdays: 4-5pm

Starting September 18th

The South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo), the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island, is very pleased to announce its new After School Nature Enrichment Bilingual Program, made possible by grants from the All For the East End (AFTEE) Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) and an anonymous organization. SoFo’s Nature Bilingual program helps ensure that all Latino and Hispanic families in our community are able to experience all that our museum has to offer while learning about the fragile ecosystems of Long Island.  Local College Bilingual Student Janet Soledad, a Freshman at Suffolk Community College, with plans to major in Environmental Science in college, will work in conjunction with SoFo’s Nature Educators to guide visiting families through the museum’s scientifically accurate natural habitat interactive exhibits; the terrariums, aquariums and acclaimed touch tank, home to over 23 species of marine animals; to experience guided nature walks; and to study the wildlife, marine life, and rich natural heritage of our area.

A bilingual instructor will be at SoFo every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5pm.  Admission to this program is free for participating families.

Each year, SoFo offers over 250 educational and environmental programs for children and adults.  By reaching new audiences who have not yet been served by SoFo, we hope to further engender an ongoing connection to the natural world through direct observation and discovery, providing the tools everyone needs to become engaged and responsible stewards of our planet now and for generations to come.

“We are extremely grateful to the Long Island Community Foundation and to our Anonymous Foundation for enabling SoFo to offer this very important program,” says Frank Quevedo, SoFo’s Executive Director.  Adds Minerva Perez, Executive Director of OLA of Eastern Long Island, “OLA is so pleased that Latino families will be connected to the important work that SoFo is doing.”



A SoFo Museum en Bridgehampton, NY

Sábado 10:00am-2:00pm

SOFO está feliz de anunciar un nuevo programa bilingüe de enriquecimiento natural después de la escuela, hecho posible por una beca concedida por la Long Island Community Foundation y un donante anónimo. Este programa fue ofrecido para asegurar que todas las familias Latinas en nuestra comunidad tengan la oportunidad de experimentar lo que el museo tiene para ofrecer y al mismo tiempo puedan aprender acerca de los fragiles ecosistemas de Long Island. Este programa de la naturaleza habilita a estudiantes bilingües a trabajar en conjunto con nuestros educadores de la naturaleza, con el fin de guiar a los niños visitantes y los padres sobre las exhibiciones cientificamente realistas; los terrarios, acuarios, y el aclamado tanque de animales interactivo, hogar de más de 23 ejemplares de animales marinos; para guiar paseos en la naturaleza; y para estudiar la fauna silvestre, vida marina, y rico patrimonio natural del área.

Instructores bilingües estarán disponibles en el museo los sábados de 10:00am-2:00pm. Admisión a este programa será gratis para familias que esten participando.

“Nosotros estamos extremadamente agradecidos a la Long Island Community Foundation y nuestro donante anónimo por darnos la oportunidad de ofrecer un importante programa para nuestra comunidad,” dice Frank Quevedo, el Director Ejecutivo  de SOFO.

Minerva Perez, la directora Ejecutiva de OLA of Eastern Long Island, dice, “OLA está feliz de ver a las familias Latinas conectando con el importante trabajo que SOFO está haciendo.”