Adult Nature Programs

Biologist & Ranger Eric Powers returns for a second season of nature education programs on a range of fascinating topics, designed just for adults. To receive the Conservancy member discount: join online!

Growing Love Gardening at the Preserve


  • February 10, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The cold winter season is the perfect time to plan your gardens, for fresh vegetables and herbs throughout the growing seasons.  The Growing Love Community Garden and Sands Point Preserve Conservancy partner up in Castle Gould’s Great Hall to educate interested gardeners – from children to adults – in two special sessions to inspire everyone to think (more…)

Guided Nature Walks


  • February 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this monthly series of themed walks as we explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment. Our expert guides include Tree Sister Hildur Palsdottir, Port Washington Monarch Alliance Founder David Jakim, (more…)

Forest Therapy Walk


  • February 23, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • March 23, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • April 27, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • June 29, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • September 28, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • October 26, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • November 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wellness programming at the Preserve expands in 2019 with monthly Forest Therapy Walks led by certified guide Linda Lombardo. Based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s, each unique walk inspires mindful connections with the natural elements of the woods for a range of healthful benefits. Walks conclude with (more…)

Family Butterfly Day


  • May 5, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venture into the immersive live butterfly exhibit in Hempstead House! More than 120 exotic butterflies will call the “Breakfast Room” home, complete with an indoor tropical garden and fresh citrus fruit on which to feed. See if you can identify all of the species! Butterfly crafts and educational activities will be available in the mansion (more…)