Programs

Sweetbriar Nature Center's programs are fun and educational. We have programs for children of all ages.

Sweetbriar Scout Programs
Art Classes for ages 9 through 14
Sweetbriar Birthday Parties
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2014 Discovery Weeks

Sweetbriar Nature Center presents exciting educational programs over the summer. Each day children will participate in hands on activities, nature crafts, games and first hand experiences with our resident animals. It is our goal to help youngsters gain greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world and the wondrous living things with which we share it.

Registration Fees: 5% off per sibling per week; 10% off early bird discount through May 15th. All payments are nonrefundable

April Discovery Week

April 14-18
April Showers Bring May Flowers, Warming Up, Get the Dirt, Road to Rio, Water World.
Early bird discount up to March 15

Fee
$65/day/member     $75/day/non-members
$250/week/members
$290/week/non-members

» Payment Voucher - The payment voucher is good for all school vacation weeks despite it being set up for the summer weeks.  Simply indicate which days your child will be attending the February or April Discovery Days on the voucher.

Summer Discovery Weeks

Registration by the week only
Daily 9-3        
Ages  5-6,  7-8 , 9-10

Earth Investigators*
This week, children become Earth Investigators discovering the wonders of non-living & living parts of the planet from rocks and fossils to plants and animals
Ages 5-10
July 7-11 / August 4-8

Adventures on the Waterside*
During this week, children will go on adventures along the Nissequogue River, they will go on a stream trek to waterfalls and learn about animals and nature through guided exploration
Ages 5-10
July 14-18 / August 18-22

Amazing Animals I and II*
Children will meet many of our resident animals, search out wildlife on the preserve and be involved in fun activities as they gain a better understanding of the animals with which we share the earth
Ages 5-10                 
I-July 21-25 / August 11-15
II- August 25-29

Science Seekers
Become a scientist by boldly tackling different science challenges. Build the strongest bridge, create an airplane that flies farthest and much more. Celebrate your success the last day with a special science guest!
Ages 5-10
July 28- August 1

*Field trips are at an additional cost. Discounts available for early registration up to May 15th. $20 extended care to 5pm. All payments are non-refundable

» Payment Voucher - The payment voucher is good for all school vacation weeks despite it being set up for the summer weeks.  Simply indicate which days your child will be attending the February or April Discovery Days on the voucher.

Explorer's Clubs

Explorer's Club
We will go beyond the borders of Sweetbriar to explore new frontiers. Canoe the Nissequogue, hike the greenbelt trail and explore the forests, wetlands & beaches of Long Island. A camp out with barbecue, campfire, and night hike brings the week to a close.

Ages 11-14 
June 30 - July 4 & Aug 18- 22

How much: members $375 / non members $425

Explorers club Alumni*
For teens who have attended Explorers Club two or more summers.
Ages 13-16
July 14-18 / August 11-15

How much: members $375 / non members $425

Wildlife rehabilitation*
Do you love baby animals? Learn how to feed and care for them by a licensed rehabilitator. Take field trips to other rehabilitation facilities and find out how to become licensed.
Ages 12-17
June 30 - July 4: All about birds
August 25-29: All about mammals

How much: members $375 / non members $425

» Payment Voucher - The payment voucher is good for all school vacation weeks despite it being set up for the summer weeks.  Simply indicate which days your child will be attending the February or April Discovery Days on the voucher.

Natural Wonders Pre-school

Help introduce the wonders of the natural world to your child. An experienced educator will lead your youngster through a day of exciting activities, crafts, stories and much more! Children will gain a greater appreciation of nature and wildlife.
Ages 3-4
July 21-25 / July 28- August 1
August 21-25 / August 28 - Sept 1

OUTDOOR DISCOVERY AREA to provide  children  the  chance  to  experiment  with music, art and free movement.

Times: 9am to 12pm or 9am to 3pm

How much: 1/2 Day: members $135 / non members $160
                      Full Day: members $245 / non members $290

» Payment Voucher - The payment voucher is good for all school vacation weeks despite it being set up for the summer weeks.  Simply indicate which days your child will be attending the February or April Discovery Days on the voucher.

Cancellation Policy

Sweetbriar Nature Center reserves the right to cancel a Discovery Week session due to insufficient enrollment. If  Sweetbriar cancels a session, all fees will be fully refunded.

If you remove your child from a Discovery week session before it begins, membership fees are non-refundable and the refunds are as follows:

# Days Before Session Begins
Non-Refundable Amount
21+
50% of program fee
20-14
75% of program fee
13-0
100% of program fee

Sorry, we cannot make exceptions

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