Adult Nature Programs

The Conservancy offers  year-round nature education programs on a range of fascinating topics, designed just for adults. To receive the Conservancy member discount: join online!

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
  • May 15, 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
  • August 14, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 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…)

Guided Nature Walks


  • Where is Life in Winter?
    March 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Earth as a System Exploration
    April 14, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • A Search for Spring
    May 12, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Life Between the Tides
    June 9, 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. (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…)

Father’s Day Bee Box Building


  • June 16, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the vital role that bees play in our environment – then build your own Bee Block to encourage these helpful insects to make a home on your property. (more…)

International Coastal Cleanup


  • September 21, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help collect debris on the Preserve’s beautiful beach and be a part of the international initiative to clean up beaches and waterways around the globe. (more…)

Overnight Survival Training


  • October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019
    12:00 pm

Save the date for an adventurous overnight survival training retreat in the preserves woods with Ranger Eric Powers. Check back soon for more information! (more…)

Owl Prowl for Adults


  • November 2, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A magical opportunity to hear the Preserve’s native owls calling in the woods at night! (more…)