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Our Mission Statement


Sweetbriar Nature Center ECSS: Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit, 501c3, 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

Nature Center Open 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Daily

Nature Preserve Open 9:00 AM  – 4:30 PM Daily

                                           Outdoor Enclosed Butterfly Vivarium: Open 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily                                             (Second week of June through September, weather dependent)

 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.

.myinvestorsbank.com/home/community/care2share

  

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2018 Summer Birdseed Sale

The summer bird seed sale will be in June.   The form will be ready in May.

To order seed click on the link below the blue jay and print out and send in the form.

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Wildlife Yoga every Friday at Sweetbriar

 OWL YOGA BACK THIS FRIDAY AT 6:30PM

 PRE-REGISTRATON REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 SO CALL NOW!    631-979-6344

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Help out Sweetbriar by Buying on AmazonSmile

Support Sweetbriar when you buy on Amazon by going through AmazonSmile.  We are listed as the Environmental Centers of Setauket Smithtown.

 

 

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Donations Needed for Sweetbriar Nature Center’s Spring Yard Sale

Starting immediately Sweetbriar is looking for donations for our annual spring yard sale and fundraiser.   The proceeds go toward our mission of providing nature education and wildlife rehabilitation to local residents.  The yard sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29.    We are taking antiques, collectibles, memorabilia and other “cool” stuff.    …

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Calling all Businesses and Individuals: Sponsor an Event or a Camper

Being a small not for profit we are always looking for monetary donations to help the center in general or support a major event.   In exchange we can give your business greater exposure.   If you are looking to warm your heart, businesses can support disadvantaged children.  Your donation can help a child enjoy …

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Summer Discovery Weeks Open House This Saturday

Sweetbriar will offer children and parents an opportunity to tour the facility including visiting our rain forest room and woodland exhibits, learning more about our summer programs , and meeting some of our resident animals.  The Program Director will be available to answer any questions. Refreshments will be available. When: Saturday, March 3, Noon to …

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Spring Break Discovery Days

Once again Sweetbriar Nature Center will be offering daily natural science programs over the school breaks for elementary school children..   Each day will be a different natural science theme.  The days are chalk filled with fun hands-on activities, interaction with our residents, non-releasable wildlife, crafts, games, and much more.   Themes from Monday through Friday are …

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Awesome Art Classes Starting the Second Week in April

Classes meet the needs for a variety of ages.   For more information e-mail Meagan at meaganflahertyart@gmail.com or call Sweetbriar and ask for Eric, 631-979-6344, ext. 302

 

All Materials Fee due at start of classes.

 

Bring a friend get a 5% discount!  Click on the link below to register  Art Class …

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