Ecology Sites/ Nature Centers on Long Island

We all love animals don’t we? We have some wonderful places to visit on Long Island where the staff takes care of some incredible animals and educates the community on how we can help and protect them, as well.

I recommend visiting all of the places listed below with your family. They are all wonderful.

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Caleb Smith State Park Preserve- Nature Quest

Last Sunday, one of our local Momees, Jen headed out with her family to Caleb Smith State Park Preserve for one of their programs. Their program was called Nature Quest (a scavenger hunt) and everyone had such great time on the beautiful walking trails and grounds.


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Visit the Animals here on Long Island- Places to Go

Heading out with your family? How about a day out to visit and learn about animals? Long Island has a lot of great places to visit where animals are the main attraction.

Check out our list of great places to visit:

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South Shore Nature Center


located at 130 Bayview Avenue
East Islip, NY 11730
Phone: (631) 224-5436

 Since I was a little girl I loved visiting the South Shore Nature Center. I grew up on the south shore in Oakdale and I went here often to go for nature walks. If you take Bayview Avenue more south you will end up at the East Islip Marina. Around this area you will see a lot of deer.

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Sweetbriar Nature Center

Located in Smithtown, NY this nature preserve is a great place to visit.

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” Sweet Briar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit corporation which exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services. Through education and examples, ECSS encourages responsible decision making, appreciation, and respect for the unique wildlife and ecosystems found on Long Island.” –

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