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Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Schedule of Events

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown will offer the following nature programs during winter 2019. Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $4.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. Free parking until April 2019. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Please be prompt. If others are waiting, your place may be given to them if you have not arrived when the program starts. *indicates all-access programs.

Tiny Tots: “Let’s Discover Nature” Hour – Ages 3 – 5

Thursdays 10:00 – 11:00 am

The “Let’s Discover Nature” Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program’s theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning.

January 10 January 24 February 7 February 21 March 7 March 21

(12/27) Who’s Been Walking in the Snow? (1/10) Slippery Seals *
(1/24) Valentine’s Day *
(2/7) T o Nature with Love *

(2/21) Rock Hounds
(3/7) In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb *

Slippery Seals: Children’s Program *
Saturday January 12 10:00 – 11:00 am
How do seals and other animals survive in such extreme cold environments. A craft will follow. Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

Wildlife Oddities: Family Program *
Sunday January 13 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Join us as we explore fascinating wildlife oddities through hands-on fun and games. Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

South Side Winter Walk: Adult Program

Sunday January 27 9:30 – 11:30 am

Walk along the Nissequogue River to view this pristine area. Bring your camera and dress appropriately.

Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

Deer Detectives: Children’s Program

Saturday February 9 10:00 – 11:00 am

Indoors, we will discover deer habits and habitats. Outdoors we will put our knowledge to the test! Dress appropriately.

Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

The Trail Less Travelled: Adult Program
Sunday February 10 9:30 – 11:30 am
Enjoy the fresh winter air with a moderately paced walk on the Red Trail. Dress appropriately. Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

Experimenting With Magnetic Attractions: Family Program *
Friday February 22 10:00 – 11:30 am
There will be many activities and experiments set up for hands-on discovery play! Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

Who’s Been Walking in the Snow? Family Program

Sunday February 24 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Become a nature detective on a walk in the park searching for animal clues. Make a tracks and traces book to take some with you. Dress appropriately.

Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

To Infinity and Beyond! Children’s Program *
Sunday March 10 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Enjoy a lively, engaging journey into space as you discover the fascinating final frontier. Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

Wind Catchers: Family Program

Saturday March 23 10:00 – 11:30 am

Wind plays an important part on this planet. Create your own unique shell windcatcher to take home.

Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

South Side Birding: Adult Program

Sunday March 24 9:30 – 11:30 am

We will take it slow, enjoying the wetland scenery while searching for the usual residents and hopefully some returning migrators.

Reservations are required (631) 265 – 1054

Trout Unlimited Fishing Clinic Saturday, March 9th

9:00 am – 12:00 noon (Ages 16 & Up)

Trout Unlimited is sponsoring this wonderful clinic that will introduce you to the fundamentals of fly fishing. No equipment necessary. Indoor lecture to be followed by demonstrations and practice on the lawns.

Please dress for the weather.

Reservations Required For All Programs: (631) 265 – 1054

 

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