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Our Mission Statement


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

                           

 CORPORATE SPONSORS AND PATRONS

Go to the link below to find out  more about our corporate sponsors.  Please visit their websites and get to know our supporters.

   Thank you to all our Wonderful Corporate Sponsors

ANOTHER WAY TO SUPPORT SWEETBRIAR

Sweetbriar Nature Center is now a client of Investors Bank and the Care2Share Affinity Program.
Every one who opens an account with the bank helps support Sweetbriar.  Go to the link below to start the ball rolling.

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New and Exciting Event at Sweetbriar: Mommy and Me Painting Party at Sweetbriar Nature Center

 

Please join artist and instructor, Alycia D’Avino, for a fun and educational session of painting.  She will guide you and your child step-by-step as together you create a spring themed painting. 

There is limited space so register now.   For more information on Alycia go to her website, www.yummistudios.com.

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Creatures of the Night

Join us to meet some of the nocturnal creatures at  Sweetbriar.  Sweetbriar educators will share owls and other creatures of the night 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 …

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Butterfly and Bird Wildlife/Craft Fair

 

Come to Sweetbriar’s annual Wildlife and Craft Fair for a day of fun and education   It is also the grand opening of our enclosed Butterfly Garden.  Along with this exciting event musical entertainment, crafts, games, face painting, animal shows, craft vendors and much more will be offered throughout the day.  Food and refreshments …

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Egg Hunt scramble

Spring Egg Hunt and Celebration

               

Sweetbriar welcomes the season with a fun filled day of face painting, games, stories, wildlife programs, egg hunts, animal presentations and a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.

When: Saturday, April 15, 12 to 4pm

Who: Families of children of all ages

How much:  $15/child, $5/adult

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Yard Sale for Wildlife

 

Yard Sale For Wildlfie   

Help support our rehabilitated wildlife!  Drop by Sweetbriar Nature Center and browse through our yard sale.  Items include household goods, collectibles, antiques, fabric, aquariums and more.   Our volunteer gardeners will be having a plant sale also.  Each dollar helps care for our animals.  Items include collectibles, antiques, …

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New Art exhibit Comes to Sweetbriar: Native Plants by artist, Diane Bouchier

Description:  Native plants have a subtle beauty and help support pollinators, including birds, butterflies, and bees.  Working in cooperation with the Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI), Diane Bouchier  has created a series of colored pencil drawings featuring native perennials, grasses, flowering shrubs and trees.  Diane hopes that the exhibition will make Long Island …

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Dates Are Here!!! Sweetbriar Summer Discovery Weeks

Finally the dates are posted on our School Vacation Programs page for the summer of 2017 Discovery Weeks.  Get a jump on your summer and register early, by May 15, and get the early bird discount.  We look forward to seeing some of our returning faces and some new faces this year.

 

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Spring Discovery Days over the April Break, April 10-14

Need a place to send your child over the holiday break.  Sweetbriar’s experienced educators will help open up the wonders of the natural world for children, through hands-on activities, live animals, crafts, and much more. Themes in chronological order: Spring Into Spring, Sweetbriar Surprises, Warm Blooded and Loving It, Vacation Is Over, and  Eat …

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