Jewelry Making with an Amphibian Theme at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Workshop Leader: Eleni Nikolopoulos, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator A program for families with children ages 6+ First, we’ll observe a few of the amphibians housed at SoFo and learn about their characteristics. Then we’ll find out about the world’s amphibian populations, the natural processes and human practices that put them in […]

$3 – $13

Science Fair Idea: Carbon Source or Sink at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Program Leader: Ashley Federici, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator A program for families with children ages 8+ Carbon is responsible for life as we know it but, with more and more being released into the atmosphere, our climate and environments are changing. What is carbon, what kind of carbon are we talking […]

$10

Hands-on Science—Magic with Water & Ice at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Workshop Leader: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator A program for children ages 3 to 6 Join Melanie for some supercool, science magic tricks. Can you pick up an ice cube without touching it? Build an ice bridge? Make an egg float in water? Try these tricks for yourself and put […]

$7.50

Let’s Create—We’ll Make a Snow Globe with SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Workshop Leader: Ruby Jackson, Artist and Educator A program for families Transform a small, ordinary jar into an original, one-of-a kind snow globe. First, we’ll make a small centerpiece out of Sculpey clay to put on the lid of our snow globe. We’ll fire the clay piece and, while it’s “cooking”, decide what kind of […]

$6 – $13.50

Winter School Recess Programs at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Winter School Recess Programs at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) For All Ages 10:30-11:30 February 20—Monday: Winter Wonderland Walk in Vineyard Field with Melanie February 21—Tuesday: Winter Backyard Birds in Vineyard Field with Xylia February 22—Wednesday: Winter Weather & Snowflakes in Vineyard Field with Eleni February 23—Thursday: Winter Tracks & Snow Clues in […]

$7.50

A Closer Look at Trees & Their Structure with SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Program Presenter: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator A program for adults. Everyone knows what a tree looks like, but many adults may be unfamiliar with the actual structure and parts of a tree. We’ll walk a short way on the nature trail behind the museum and into the evergreen grove […]

$10

Eastern Tiger Salamander Search with Andy at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Walk Leader: Andy Sabin, President, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Board of Directors A program for all ages. Herpetologist Andy Sabin will take us into the nighttime woods in search of the largest of our native salamanders, the endangered Eastern Tiger Salamander. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see this salamander as it makes […]

Let’s Create: Super Salamander Sculptures & Habitats at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Workshop Leader: Jan Porinchak, Educator and Artist A program for kids ages 6+ Join us for a delightful hands-on-art and science sculpture workshop celebrating the migration of the fascinating Eastern Tiger Salamander! First you’ll have an up-close visit with a live Tiger Salamander while you learn some intriguing facts about this interesting amphibian; then participants […]

$5 – $12.50

Grassland to Grassland Traverse with FLPG

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Sunday, February 12 - Grassland to Grassland Traverse. 9AM- 10:30AM. Meet at the South Fork Natural History Society (SoFo) Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt on a moderatelypaced 2 mile hike from Vineyard Field to the grasslands of Poxabogue County Park. […]

Free

Bear Snores On—Hibernation Story, Song & Craft at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Program Presenter: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator For ages 3 to 5 On a cold, snowy night, Bear’s animal friends find their way out of the cold and into the warmth of his cave. As the cave begins to fill with uninvited guests, and a high-spirited party gets going, Bear […]

$7.50

Full Snow Moon Hike at SoFo with FLPG

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Walk Leader: Jean Dodds, Secretary, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt The Farmer’s Almanac tells us that since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full moon […]

Free

Nighttime Owl Prowl at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

A program for adults Walk Leader: Joe Giunta, birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, trip leader for New York City Audubon and lecturer for many local chapters, and owner of Happy Warblers LLC, a birding and educational travel company Joe Giunta is one of SoFo’s most engaging birding teachers, and this foray is one […]

$10

Blue-Spotted Salamander Search at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Walk Leader: SoFo Nature Educators Montauk’s vernal ponds are some of the few places in the world where the Blue-spotted Salamander, in its purebred form, can be found. Join SoFo on this nighttime expedition as we search for this unique native species. Please bring a flashlight and wear boots, as late winter rains will make the ground […]

$10

Science at Sea: Blubber Glove at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Workshop Leader: Ashley Federici, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator A program for families with children ages 6+ How do animals that live in the ocean, like whales and seals, deal with this cold and icy time of year? In this program, you’ll learn from Ashley how these marine mammals stay warm in […]

$10

Film Showing—ThuleTuvalu, Two Cultures & Climate Change at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

About the Film Two places at the edge of our planet are making headlines due to climate change: Thule, Greenland, because of record ice melts there; and Tuvalu, because this remote Pacific island nation is one of the first countries on the verge of sinking as a result of rising sea levels. Whereas for us […]

$10

Beat Winter Boredom: Animal Origami at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Workshop Leader: Crystal Oakes, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator A program for everyone ages 6+ What better way to beat winter boredom than by making your own toys or decorations? In this workshop, Crystal and you will work together as she gives you step-by-step instructions for making various origami animal creations. Some […]

$10

Family Listening Field Walk: Winter Sounds Around at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Walk Leader: Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator Nature’s sounds are all around us every day. We hear people talking, birds singing, the wind blowing…but do we really stop and just listen? Join Melanie on a listening walk; we’ll notice the sounds of nature, measure them with a sound meter, and […]

$10

Family Fun: Create a Pretend Underwater World at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Workshop Leader: Ruby Jackson, artist and educator There are so many fish and marine animals in the sea! Let’s look at the SoFo fish tanks and touch tank for inspiration, then make our own sea creatures out of Sculpey clay. We’ll fire the pieces we’ve made and then glue them into our fish bowl. No […]

$10

Interactive Storytime: Winter Edition at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Storytime Leader: Eleni Nikolopoulos, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator Who is still awake in Vineyard Field, the field behind SoFo, in the winter, and who is sleeping? Let’s learn about some of the animals that we might come across in the field. There might be a fox, or squirrel, or maybe even […]

$10

Let’s Create a Snowstorm in a Jar: A Family Program at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Workshop Leader: Ashley Oliver, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator Winter brings cold weather and beautiful white snow! Did you know that snow forms when water vapor in the atmosphere freezes into snow crystals? These snow crystals begin as small six-sided crystals and, as they fall through clouds of ever-changing temperatures and through […]

$6 – $16

Full Wolf Moon Hike with SoFo & FLPG

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Walk Leader: Dai Dayton, President, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt Legend has it that native tribes related this moon to the nighttime howling of wolves. Join us to mark the first of the year’s full moons, on this leisurely-paced […]

Free

Tots, Tales & Whooo… Story & Craft at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Storytime Leader: Ashley Federici, SoFo Nature Educator. A program for ages 3-5. This is the time of the year when many owls are ready to nest and start a family. When the owl eggs hatch, in about a month or so, baby owls must learn about what other animals live in the dark woods. Join […]

$2 – $9.50

SoFo Introduces a Book Discussion Group for Adults

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

You are invited to join us for coffee/tea and pastries and to meet our book discussion leader, Lisa Kiss, as we introduce SoFo’s once-a-month discussion group featuring books about nature, science, and environmental Issues. At this first meeting, you’ll decide on the day of the week, monthly dates, and book titles for subsequent meetings. Group […]

Free

Winter School Recess Programs at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Winter School Recess at SoFo December 26, Monday—December 30, Friday For Children of All Ages 10:30 am – 11:30 am This is a great time of year to join our SoFo Nature Educators for some fun in the field. Winter brings natural beauty to the outdoors and new things to use your senses for—silhouettes of […]

$7.50

The Shortest Day — The Winter Solstice for Kids at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Program Leader: Eleni Nikolopoulos, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator. A program for ages 6-8. December 21 marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Let’s celebrate this day with a delightful book, Wendy Pfeffer’s The Shortest Day. We’ll discuss what happens on this day, and why the winter solstice is […]

$3 – $10.50

Winter Wanderers — In the Museum and the Field at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Program Leader: Ashley Federici, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator. A program for ages 6 to 8. As the seasons change and temperatures drop, many animals head toward warmer climates. People spend more time in their warm homes, but how do the animals prepare for winter? Join Ashley on an outdoor nature walk, […]

$2 – $9.50

Over in the Forest — Story & Craft at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Program Leader: Xylia Serafy, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator. A program for ages 3-5. Come learn the story of ten woodland animals while Xylia reads Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek. We’ll follow each animal as it adventures through its woodland habitat and count each one of its babies. […]

$3 – $10.50

(Night After) Full Cold Moon Hike with FLPG & SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Wednesday, December 14 – (Night After) Full Cold Moon Hike, 6 to 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt & the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo). During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. Sometimes this moon is also called the Long […]

Free

Owls by the Light of the Moon at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Walk Leader: Joe Giunta, birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, trip leader for New York City Audubon and lecturer for many local chapters, and owner of Happy Warblers LLC, a birding and educational travel company Listen for the whinnying sound of the Eastern Screech Owl or maybe even the seven-noted hoot of the Great […]

$10

Holiday Tree Decorations for the Birds at SoFo

South Fork Natural History Museum 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY, United States

Workshop Leaders: South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Staff Feeding wild birds in winter is especially important in our area, where development has removed a good deal of natural winter food resources for local birds. Join the SoFo staff in what has become a holiday tradition, and make bird-friendly decorations for a holiday tree, using […]

$3 – $13

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