Groundhog Fun on Long Island

The Groundhog Traditions will begin this Friday on Groundhog’s Day when our local groundhogs make their public predictions. Our two locally famous adorable furry predictors are Holtsville Hal and Malverne Mel. Will there be six more weeks of Winter? Hopefully the weather will be good so we can find out!

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Sweetbriar Nature Center’s Long Island Woodland Exhibit: Forest to Forest

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown announces the grand opening of a new sensory experience. Visiting families can climb up the staircase of our nature center and take in the beauty and diversity of our simulated rain forest as they have been able to do for many years.  However, now, when they pass through the tropical […]

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Interactive Story Time- Pout Pout Fish

Last month, we had so much fun at Sweetbriar Nature Center with our Interactive Story Time. We read the Pout- Pout Fish and did a lot of fun activities outdoors to accompany the story.   Ms. Ann read the children the Pout- Pout Fish as the kids enjoyed our sensory activity of playing with the […]

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Interactive Story Time- Time To Sleep

We had a great time reading Time to Sleep, by Denise Fleming with our little friends at the Sweetbriar Nature Center.We read the story last week and did a fun sensory craft and activity to go along with the book. Ms. Ann begins her story time greeting all her friends and their parents/ caregivers. We […]

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Groundhog’s Day 2016

Will the groundhog see their shadow tomorrow morning? That is the question we will be asking two groundhog’s here on Long Island, tomorrow. I am talking about Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal. Holtsville Hal is pictured to the right- photo courtesy of http://www.longislandpress.com Malverne Mel pictured to the left is a photo taken by http://www.newsday.com […]

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Interactive Story Time – The Snowy Day

We had a great time sharing The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats with our little friends at the Sweetbriar Nature Center yesterday!  Thank you to all the families who braved the cold weather to join us for our monthly interactive story time.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR- 2016

What a great year it has been for us with the support of our local parents and businesses here on Long Island. We look forward to all that 2016 has in store.

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December Story Time at Sweetbriar Nature Center

We had a great Interactive Story Time at Sweetbriar Nature Center yesterday. We read The Mitten by Jan Brett and did a craft and song related to the book. Before, we read the story we had the children color their mittens and/ or glue festive tissue paper to the front of the mitten. This was […]

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Sweetbriar Nature Center- Annual Fundraiser

We had such a wonderful time at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown this past Saturday. We saw some familiar faces and enjoyed a lot of new ones too. Sweetbriar everyday connects the community with Wildlife and their grounds are beautiful. At the Butterfly and Bird Wildlife Festival there were talented craftsmanship vendors, family entertainment, Long […]

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