After School Programs


After School Naturalist Club

Our exciting After School Naturalist Club provides students the opportunity to experience nature as it happens. This child-centered program allows for in-depth exploration of nature under the guidance of our outdoor educators. 

Each session centers around what’s happening in nature during the season and incorporate both short and long-term student projects. Examples include shelter building, owl prowls, and pond studies. These programs are geared towards ages 5-12 and take place outdoors at our 200-acre nature center in East Islip. Sessions are offered in both the fall and spring semesters.

2021-22 Sessions

Three sessions of the Naturalist Club will be held in the coming months: one for the fall (Oct-Dec), winter (Jan-March), and spring (Apr-June) seasons. Each session will include two separate groups, one for students ages 5 to 8 and one for 9 to 12.

All Session take place on Tuesdays;

Winter session dates for the YOUNGER GROUP are as follows:

January  4, 18

February  1, 15

March 8, 22

Winter session dates for the OLDER GROUP are as follows:

January  11, 25

February  8

March 1, 15, 29

Spring Sessions dates for the YOUNGER GROUP are as follows:

April 5, 26

May 10, 24

June 7

Spring Sessions dates for the OLDER GROUP are as follows:

April 12

May 3, 17, 31

June 14

All programs run from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The program fee is $125 per session. This cost is for all classes held in one season.  

The Naturalist Club will be held at the South Shore Nature Center (130 Bayview Ave, East Islip, NY 11730). Programs will take place outdoors, so students must be dressed for the weather.

We will follow all current COVID-19 guidelines, including the wearing of a mask at all times. Spring

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