About our Summer Education Programs
Seatuck’s summer programs are based at the South Shore Nature Center in East Islip. During these programs our experienced staff of naturalists and teachers guide the students through nature, weather, and other environmental topics, all while exploring the outdoors in a playful way. These programs are perfect for children with an interest in nature, animals, plants or the environment. Most of our students return year after year…come and see why! There are two options based on age.
Let your student explore the wonders of nature through these week-long summer programs at the 200-acre South Shore Nature Center. We’ll get them outside, get their hands dirty, and help them develop their connection to the natural world! This program is for students who have completed Kindergarten through 7th grade. Students are grouped by age, which may vary slightly from week to week, depending on enrollment. Programs run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for the Program is $300.00 per week.
The program will comply with all protocols by the NYS Department of Health.
Summer 2023 Program Dates
- July 10-14
- July 17-21
- July 24-28
We are also offering a “Kid in Nature” Program with the Town of Islip during the weeks of July 31- August 4, August 7-11, and 14-18 for the same ages listed above. Call 631-224-5430 to register for those weeks.
Little Nature Explorers
Much like our school-age Summer Explorer program this week-long program will give your preschooler the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature at the 200-acre South Shore Nature Center. We’ll get them outside, get their hands dirty, and help them develop an early connection to the natural world! This program is for students who have not yet started Kindergarten and may benefit from a shorter day. Programs run Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This Program is Currently Full.
South Shore Nature Center
The South Shore Nature Center is a public nature center located in East Islip, New York. The facility is operated by the Seatuck Enviornmental Association through a partnership with the Town of Islip, which owns the property together with Suffolk County and The Nature Conservancy.
Guided by the principal that it’s never too early to start developing a connection to nature, Seatuck’s pre-school programs seek to immerse youngsters in authentic, hands-on experiences in the natural world. The outdoors provide an unparalleled environment for learning and enrichment.
After School Programs
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.