One of the best ways to appreciate nature and its wildlife is to get out there and experience it.  Long Island, and particularly the East End, provides great places to explore, view wildlife, and learn more about the natural history and importance of our local environment.  

Family Fun and Learning 

To Do List...  


Visit Downs Farm Nature Preserve  (Town of Southold) and explore nature with this scavenger hunt that leads you through easy walking trails. 

Hit any beach and have fun while learning about marine ecosystems using this scavenger hunt.

Visit Group for the East End for educational experiences and outings. Check out Group for the East End's Summer Field Ecology Program for children ages 8-13.  

Visit local wildlife organizations and learn more about wildlife conservation:
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
South Fork Natural History Museum
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center 
Riverhead Foundation
Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons

Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

​Downs Farm Preserve

"In the end we will conserve only what we love: we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." (Baba Dioum, 1968)