More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
Free Educator's Workshop
Beach Dynamics 101
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 this hands-on workshop, designed to address NYS Learning Standards for middle and high school grades. Activities include beach profiling, mineral identification, and wind and wave measurements. Workshop participants will receive a certificate upon completion.
This free workshop is 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 this workshop. Parking is available at Smith Point County Park. Workshop sessions begin at the Fire Island Wilderness Visitor Center. Bring a snack and drinking water, and come dressed in layers for a day outdoors. (Rain Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013).
For more information or to register, e-mail us or call 631-687-4780.
Did You Know?
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