Events Calendar
Public Programs 2014

Mommy and me

A Nature-based "Mommy and Me Program" will be starting this fall at Sweetbriar Nature Center for children ages 2-3 yrs old. Children love exploring and making discoveries. Our 55 acre preserve includes fields and a forest for taking short hikes. Children will visit the sensory garden to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature. Play with instruments, create art and more at our new interactive discovery play area. Program Coordinator/Educator Nancy Adornetto will introduce fun, interactive activities for you and your child. Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles and Babysitters welcome!

Please contact Nancy Adornetto @ 631-979-6344 ext. 303 for more information

Pre-registration is required for all Family Programs other than the Wildlife Craft Fair.

Creatures Of the Night

Join Sweetbriar Naturalists for an evening with owls and other creatures of the night. Participants will meet two of our resident owls, an opossum, and a couple of other nocturnal wanderers. Then we will go on a night hike on our preserve to call some of our wild owls and then return for an owl treat. Dress for the weather. Heavy rain cancels.

When: Friday, May 16, 7pm to 9:30pm
Who: Families with children 7 and up
How Much: $5/person for members and scouts, $6/person for non-members

Turtle Walk

Join us in our annual box turtle scavenger hunt and count. The turtles will be examined and tagged and to be released after our annual wildlife/craft fair. Meet one of our resident Eastern Box Turtles along with some of our other turtles and create a turtle craft to take home. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, 9am to Noon
Who: All Welcome
How Much: $5/person for members and scouts, $6/person for non-members

Wildlife and Craft Fair

Come to Sweetbriar for a day of fun and education. Along with the usual exciting entertainment, crafts, games, face painting, animal shows, craft vendors there will be a falconry demonstration with live birds of prey and a live wolf. Food and refreshments available.

Date: Saturday, June 14, 10am to 5pm
Ages: All welcome
How Much: $10/car or family

Rainbows in Nature: A Celebration of Spring

Come visit Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown for an afternoon of treasure hunts, an animal presentation, relay races, face painting, and of course tours of our wondrous enclosed Butterfly Garden. Highlighting the event will be local author, Michelle Zimmerman, as she leads children on magical adventures through story and a full spectrum of rainbow fun including a butterfly hunt and a rainbow butterfly craft to take home.

When: Saturday, June 21, 1-2:30pm
Who: Families
How Much: $5/person for members and scouts, $6/person for non-members