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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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Sensational Snakes!

 

Meet seven sensational species of serpent, and learn about their special adaptations and qualities.  We will also make fun crafts and enjoy some hands on activities to learn how snakes move.  Weather permitting we will venture down to garter snake creek to see early signs of spring …

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Spring Discovery Days for ages 5 to 11

Spring Discovery Days for ages 5-11

Over the holidays give your child a day, two days or an entire week of fun and exciting natural science programs at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown.  Each day children will participate in hands-on activities, …

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Call for donations for annual Yard Sale for Wildlife

 

 

Sweetbriar is holding its annual Yard Sale for Wildlife on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26.   Once again we are looking for

donaitons to support our mission and help care for our wildlife.  This year we are looking for collectibles, antiques, artwork, small peices of furniture and other items that are in good …

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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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Bird Seed Sales

Bird seed sales happen seasonly.  Go tot he link below

Bird Seed Sale

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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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SWEETBRIAR NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS ALIGN WITH THE COMMON CORE

We are excited to announce that our school programs are now aligned with the common core, thanks to the expertise of life long educator, Jane Lombardo.  Educators can go to our Educational Programs page on this web stie and look through all of our programs..

Jane Lombardo is an elementary teacher, and has been providing …

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baby opossum

2014/15 Spring/Summer Library Programs

Sweetbriar Nature Center presents 

 

 

The Rainbow Almond Tree  

Join Sweetbriar Educator and author, Eric Young, for a reading of his new book, The Rainbow Almond Tree.  He will also share some rain forest animals as he introduces children to the wonders of these natural treasures.

 

Starting in the Spring!

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 Wildlife Heroes

 Sweetbriar Nature Center

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