Turtleback Farm & Education Center

WINTER 2019 

Winter Solstice Celebration Saturday, December 21st, 4:30-5:45 pm, Southold, Join us for our first annual Winter Solstice Celebration as we welcome the longer days to come with warmth and light. Drumming, bonfire, night hike and activities, hot cocoa and cookies! This event is for all ages, suggested donation is $5 per person.

Science & Nature Programs are offered throughout the year to families, home schooling groups, and girl scout troops. School Holiday and School Break Programs for upper primary aged students are also available.

The Nature School: Cutchogue 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays. Fridays will be added soon. This outdoor educational enrichment program is designed to run each week during the school calendar year. The Nature School, which is separate from our regular programs, is an “outdoor school” focusing on Science, Math, Art, Writing, Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship. 

Young Birders Club Budding Ornithologists explore the basics of bird anatomy, song, behavior, field identification, and the natural history of local species. Binoculars are recommended but not required. Participants should be comfortable with hiking and being outdoors in all seasons. Next meeting is Saturday January 18th. Spittlebugs Nature Awareness Program Morning Nature Exploration Series for Ages 3-5 and their caregivers (ages 18 months to age 7 welcome) starts back up in the Spring of 2020!

Saturday Afternoon Family Nature Hikes Next hike is Saturday January 11th for full moon night hike and owl prowl.

DOWN THE ROAD Summer Program: To learn about our weeklong summer programs, please visit the Summer Program page. Monday-Friday, 9 am – 2 pm. Different host locations throughout the North Fork from Cutchogue to Southold. This enrichment program thematically integrates science, art, writing, games, cooperative activities, nature awareness, and more.

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Saturday, January 11th, 11:00 am: Join us as we stand with Lea on January 11th at the Riverhead Aquarium as she creates change for our planet. #bethechange #youthforclimate #onelove

Campers observing a box turtle on the first day of camp in 2017.