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Pine Barrens Discovery Day
Saturday, September 12th 10am – 4pm
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley

Sponsored by Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission

A full-day of educational fun for the whole family, there is something for everyone ages 5 to adult. Come learn about one of Long Island’s most important natural areas, The Pine Barrens!

Participate in fun shops, nature walks, seine the Carmans river, build an underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) and remotely explore the river, seining and dock scrapping for some hands-on aquatic life fun, visit the Kids Discovery Center, crafts, games and activities, and exhibits for the entire

Our fun shops include presentations about Long Island’s birds of prey, marine life, native plants, make a pitch pine bonsai, nature sketching, smart phone photography, tracking turtles, Fire Rangers, wildlife forensics and MORE.

Also join expert Naturalists on guided walks along the trails of the Refuge and on the Carmans River! Seining and dock scrapping for some hands on aquatic life fun! All ages welcome!

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult on Nature Walks

Pre- registration necessary for Underwater Robotics~ Find fish and build a ROV!

For complete Schedule and more information, please go to:


The third Long Island Natural History Conference took place Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2015 in the Berkner auditorium at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY.

Thanks to the 97 participants who completed the survey. The responses are quite interesting. A summary is available here (pdf). The detailed report is available here (pdf).

Videos of all sixteen sessions are now available here.

Videos for all sessions of earlier Conferences are available here: 2012, 2013.

Would you like to become a Member of the Long Island Nature Organization, eligible for discounts on publications, nature tours, and other benefits? If so, please go here to join us.

Long Island Nature Organization, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation. Our IRS tax-exempt ID is 31954. All contributions are tax-exempt to extent provided by law.


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