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 »
Educational treasure chests are available for classroom use, to help your students get more from their class visit to Fire Island National Seashore.
These chests contain field guides to the island, seashore life, shells, sand samples, magnets, a magnifying glass, teacher's packet, plant guides, and other treasures.
Please call two or more weeks in advance of your visit to reserve a treasure chest. You can then pick up a treasure chest for your class at the Fire Island National Seashore interpretation office in Patchogue, New York, and return the chest when you visit the park.
Within Suffolk County we may be able to deliver the chest to your school, accompanied by a park ranger who will visit the classroom for 30 minutes, introducing the wonders of Fire Island.
There is no charge for this ranger service or for borrowing the treasure chest. To reserve a treasure chest and to schedule a ranger visit contact:
Did You Know?
The Piping Plover is one of Fire Island National Seashore's threatened and endangered species. It makes its nest above the high tide line on clean, undeveloped beaches in the early spring. Chicks are fledged by late summer. More...