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January 20, 2017

The Cheap Cure for Cabin Fever

by Chris Grech

Looking for something different to do this winter? How about some fun family activities that won't break the bank? Need some new ideas? Here are some great events at Jones Beach State Park and Connetquot River State Park Preserve. Get out of the house and cure cabin fever!

Jones Bach State Park

Winter Seal Walks
Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park (Long Island)
Our winter visitors are here! Come join us for a short talk about seals and then bundle up as we walk along the shoreline to see these amazing mammals.
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park (Long Island)
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 -11:30 and 1:30 - 2:30pm
January 24th: Counting Critters
February 7th: Heart 2 Heart
February 21st: Animal ABC's
March 14th: Rainbow Connection
March 28th: Animal ABC's
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Dream Catcher
Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park (Long Island)
What's a dream catcher? We will explore the myths and legends behind this creative activity. Together, each family will make a dream catcher and decorate it with feathers beads. All materials will be supplied. (One dream catcher per family)
Family Program
$4.00 per person
Children under 3 are free
Phone: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required

Winter Run Series: Jones Beach 5K
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Jones Beach State Park (Long Island)
Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:00 AM
The final race of our 2017 Winter Run Series is a Favorite Sport Team themed 5K run. Single race sign-ups are available beginning the Monday prior to this race or on-site the day of for $15. The race will take place in Field #4.
Phone: (516)785-1600

Scrap the Winter Blues Away
Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park (Long Island)
Make a keepsake to give as a gift or keep for yourself. We will show you how to make a nature inspired scrapbook. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring pictures and any other special items to add to your pages.
Children's Program
$4.00 per person
Children under 3 are free
Phone: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required

Bayberry Candles
Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park (Long Island)
We will teach you the history of bayberry candle and each family will make their own candle to take home.
Family Program
$4.00 per person
Children under 3 are free
Phone: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required

Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Deer Detectives
Saturday, January 21, 2017 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072
Where have all the deer gone? Expand your deer knowledge indoors as we explore the ways of the white-tailed deer. Outdoors we will become deer detectives and search for the clues that the deer have left behind.
Children's Program
$4.00 per person
Children under 3 are free unless participating.
Registration: Required

Hike Through History
Sunday, January 22, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072
You've seen the house, now see the grounds! Discover the old bicycle path in the park. Why aren't the entrance posts at the entrance of the park? Learn these facts and more when you join us to hike through the hidden history of Connetquot.
Adult Program
$4.00 per person
Registration: Required

Shelter Rock Cycle- Friends of Connetquot Lecture Series
Saturday, January 28, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072
Do you know that our island rests on a foundation of metamorphic bedrock 230 to 350 million years old?
Join Dr. Bennington for a fascinating presentation and Show-and-Tell. A paleontologist by training, Dr. Bennington is a professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability at Hofstra University. Have an interesting rock or fossil you'd like to share or want to have identified? Bring it along!
Free Program. Refreshments will be served.
For reservation call 631-581-1072 or email rsvp@friendsofconnetquot.org
Registration: Required

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.
January 31st: Snow Day
February 14th: To Nature with Love
February 28th: Tracks and Traces
March 14th: Rainbows!
March 28th: Spring is Here!

Tracks and Traces
Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072
Exploring the forest can be exciting during the winter. Learn how to ‘read the signs' animals leave behind, then take a hike as we search for tracks and traces that might even lead us to the animals!
Adult Program
$4.00 per person
Registration: Required

Snow!
Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072
Celebrate the snowy season! Did you know that no two snowflakes are alike? Have you ever wondered how snow forms? Join us to explore more fun snowflake facts through activities and crafts.
Children's Program
$4.00 per person
Children under 3 are free unless participating.
Registration: Required


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