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Sweetbriar Nature Center ECSS: Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit corporation which exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services. Through education and examples, ECSS encourages responsible decision making, appreciation, and respect for the unique wildlife and ecosystems found on Long Island.

Sweetbriar Nature Center is situated on 54 acres of varied garden, woodland, field and wetland habitats on the Nissequogue River. Hundreds of species of plants and animals make homes here.

 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY11787, 631-979-6344, Fax# 631-979-9233, swbriarncli@aol.com

  

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2015 Creatures Of the Night, a perfect way to spend your Friday the 13th

Once again Sweetbriar is offering owl prowls each season. Sweetbriar educators will share some of our resident nocturnal animals with participants and then go on a walk along our woodland and meadow trails to discover some of the cool things that go on in nature when the sun goes down. Of course we will try to call …

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Bird Seed Sales

 

Bird seed sales happen seasonly.  Go tot he link below

Bird Seed Sale

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Coming soon – Searching for Sweetbriar Sam – a Groundhog Adventure

Come find out if Sweetbriar Sam is planning to hibernate for another 6 weeks or predict an early spring.   We will have a fun scavenger hunt to learn some facts about groundhogs, play with shadows, and meet some other animal hibernators and weather predictors.  Make a fun groundhog craft to take home.

When: Sunday, …

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Summer Discovery Weeks Open House

SWEETBRIAR NATURE CENTER IN SMITHTOWN PRESENTS

AN OPEN HOUSE FOR SWEETBRIAR SUMMER DISCOVERY WEEKS  Camps for pre-schoolers, children ages 5-11, and adventure camps for middle schoolers  SATURDAY, MARCH 7, FROM NOON TO 4PM

SWEETBRIAR WILL OFFER CHILDREN AND PARENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR THE FACILITY INCLUDING VISITING OUR …

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Bird Sleuth: A FreeTeacher workshop presented by Four Harbor Audubon

Sweetbriar Nature Center is hosting this exciting workshop presented by Four Harbors Audubon and Sweetbriar’s very own wonderful educator, birder and nature advocate, Sue Krause.  This workshop is part of Audubon’s free Pennington Ambassador workshops for all classroom teachers.  All attendees will receive a Pennington bird feeder, coupons, and hand outs to compliment Sweetbriar’s Feathered …

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Sponsor an Animal

SUPPORT SWEETBRIAR’S WILDLIFE

Help support our Wildlife.   Sponsor an animal by giving a donation to the nature center.

sponsor animal

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WINTER IS COMING, OUR WILDLIFE NEEDS HELP!!!

Last winter’s heavy snowfalls woke us up to the need for volunteers to be on call for snow removal.  If you have a snow blower or small tractor or even a small group of people with shovels, we could use your help. We need paths cleared to our outdoor animal enclosures so we …

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WINTER DISCOVERY DAYS (February 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20)

Winter Discovery Days for ages 3 to 4, and ages 5 to 11

Once again Sweetbriar Nature Center will be offering daily natural science programs over the school breaks for both pre-schoolers and elementary school children..   Each day will be a different natural science theme.  Each day is chalk filled with fun hands-on activities, interaction with …

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