• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »

Teacher Workshops

Ranger-guided beach walk
Learn about Fire Island's dynamic barrier island shoreline and more during the our educator's workshops.

Free Educator's Workshop:

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Explore the wind, waves, and sand, and use Fire Island National Seashore as your outdoor classroom. Discover the forces that shape the barrier island as you experience our hands-on educator's workshops, designed to address NYS Learning Standards for middle and high school grades. Activities may include beach profiling, mineral identification, and wind and wave measurements. Workshop participants receive a certificate upon completion.

Our free workshops are open to all educators and youth group leaders who wish to use Fire Island National Seashore as an outdoor classroom. Learn all you need to know to bring school groups to the park, and to address critical coastal management issues facing future decision-makers.

You'll also get an update on Fire Island National Seashore's Traveling Trunk Program, and other educational opportunities at the park.

Registration is required, but there is no charge for our workshops. For more information please call 631-687-4780.

Ranger-guided Sunken Forest Tour
Additional teacher workshops have taken place at the Sunken Forest and at the Fire Island Lighthouse.

Did You Know?

Ranger presents talk to group on beach.

A variety of ranger-guided programs are offered year-round at Fire Island National Seashore. Each activity provides an opportunity to learn more about the park and what makes it such a special place. More...