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!

Gems, Minerals & Fossils


  • June 11, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM Volcanos, diamonds, marble, and fossils… discover how these are all parts of our fascinating geologic cycle in a hands-on program with Ranger Eric Powers. He’s bringing his extraordinary rock collection and invites you to bring your own specimen to investigate together. After the presentation, we will head to the beach to explore (more…)

Father’s Day – Build a Bat Box


  • June 18, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Biologist/Ranger Eric Powers as he de-mystifies the bat species. This natural predator of disease-carrying mosquitoes is often misunderstood and sometimes feared. We’ll learn why bats are great neighbors, and participants will build a bat box to take home. All equipment and materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own drills. (more…)

Bee Whispering at the Apiary


  • June 25, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 23, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 19, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Discover the extraordinary honeybee in the Preserve’s Apiary in three 90-minute sessions this season. Beekeeper Jean-Marie Posner will lead programs about the biology and life cycle of this beneficial insect, and the complex social structure of the hive – including the powerful queen bee and her drones. Attend one or all sessions, and join any (more…)

Tea & Meditation


  • July 9, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • August 13, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • September 10, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Conservancy welcomes Jennifer Goldman and her fascinating program: Tea & Meditation, a full-sensory introduction into the world of medicinal plants, essential oils, and mindfulness. Class begins with a heart-opening tea meditation that soothes the spirit. It follows with light stretching and meditative movement that awakens the body. It finishes with the exploration of essential (more…)

White Party, A Benefit for Education Programming


  • August 3, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! You’re invited to a summer party on Thursday, August 3, at 7 – 10 pm in the opulent setting of Hempstead House and Rose Garden to benefit education programming at the Sands Point Preserve. Individual Tickets: $85 per person VIP Tickets include a cocktail hour at the Stable: $125 per person Purchase online (more…)

Owl Prowl for Adults


  • October 29, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM Back by popular demand, the adults-only Owl Prowl is a wonderful opportunity to hear the Preserve’s wild owls calling in the woods. The program begins with an indoor presentation by Biologist & Ranger Eric Powers. We’ll learn how to identify owls by sight and sound, and how to attract these beneficial birds (more…)