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 in 2019. Fridays will be added in January 2020. This outdoor educational enrichment program is designed to run each week during the school calendar year. The Nature School, which is separate from our one hour regular programs, is an “outdoor school” focusing on Science, Math, Art, Writing, and Conservation.

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.

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!

Sunday Afternoon Family Nature Hikes Next hike is Saturday December 21st to discuss and celebrate the winter solstice! Time & Location TBA

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