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 incorporates 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 the fall, winter, and spring.

2022-23 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 7 and one for 8 to 12.

All sessions take place on Tuesdays;

Winter sessions dates for the YOUNGER GROUP are as follows:

January 3, 17, 31

February 14

March 7, 21

Winter sessions dates for the OLDER GROUP are as follows:

January 10, 24

February 7, 28

March 14, 28

Spring Sessions dates will be in:

April TBD


June TBD

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

The program fee is $150 per session. This cost is for all classes held in one season.  

$275 if you register for the final two Sessions. 

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.

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