Family Nature Programs

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy offers nature education programs and seasonal celebrations for families throughout the year. Children of all ages are welcome.

Our unique programs include STEM and STEAM curriculum-based activities, so children are discovering facts and concepts that relate directly to their studies in school while having fun at the Preserve.

Programs take place inside the historic mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning Center & Outdoor Classroom; weather permitting, we also venture out to the Great Lawn, gardens, woods, beach and pond for hands-on learning experiences. Please check the location for specific programs at the Gatehouse when you arrive. Adult supervision is required for all family programs.

Most programs are discounted with a 12-month membership. Join online!

Guided Nature Walks


  • July 12, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 9, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 13, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 11, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 8, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 13, 2020
    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.  (Event Information)

Virtual & Onsite Summer Learning Adventures


  • Summer Art: 3-4 Yrs
    July 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Summer Art: 3-4 Yrs
    July 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Summer Art: 3-4 Yrs
    July 27, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Summer Art: 3-4 Yrs
    August 3, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Summer Art: 3-4 Yrs
    August 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Summer Art: 3-4 Yrs
    August 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Summer Art: 5-7 Yrs
    July 13, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Summer Art: 5-7 Yrs
    July 20, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Summer Art: 5-7 Yrs
    July 27, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Summer Art: 5-7 Yrs
    August 3, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Summer Art: 5-7 Yrs
    August 10, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Summer Art: 5-7 Yrs
    August 17, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Summer Art: 8-10 Yrs
    July 13, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • Summer Art: 8-10 Yrs
    July 20, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • Summer Art: 8-10 Yrs
    July 27, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • Summer Art: 8-10 Yrs
    August 3, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • Summer Art: 8-10 Yrs
    August 10, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • Summer Art: 8-10 Yrs
    August 17, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • STEAM: 3-4 Yrs
    July 14, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • STEAM: 3-4 Yrs
    July 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • STEAM: 3-4 Yrs
    July 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • STEAM: 3-4 Yrs
    August 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • STEAM: 3-4 Yrs
    August 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • STEAM: 3-4 Yrs
    August 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • STEAM: 5-7 Yrs
    July 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • STEAM: 5-7 Yrs
    July 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • STEAM: 5-7 Yrs
    July 28, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • STEAM: 5-7 Yrs
    August 4, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • STEAM: 5-7 Yrs
    August 11, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • STEAM: 5-7 Yrs
    August 18, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • STEAM: 8-10 Yrs
    July 14, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • STEAM: 8-10 Yrs
    July 21, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • STEAM: 8-10 Yrs
    July 28, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • STEAM: 8-10 Yrs
    August 4, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • STEAM: 8-10 Yrs
    August 11, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • STEAM: 8-10 Yrs
    August 18, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
  • Family Yoga: 2+
    July 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Family Yoga: 2+
    July 22, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Family Yoga: 2+
    July 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Family Yoga: 2+
    August 5, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Family Yoga: 2+
    August 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Family Yoga: 2+
    August 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Yoga: 5-7 Yrs
    July 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Yoga: 5-7 Yrs
    July 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Yoga: 5-7 Yrs
    July 29, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Yoga: 5-7 Yrs
    August 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:40 am

The Conservancy developed a whole new format for Summer Camp 2020: six weeks of Learning Adventures for children age 3 – 10 combine virtual sessions at home with onsite exploration and fun projects at the Preserve.  (Event Information)

Bugs as Pets!


  • July 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Biologist Eric Powers leads us through the realm of bugs, including insects, arachnids, and myriapods. We’ll find out which ones make great pets and which ones don’t. Participants will get an up-close look at Eric’s fantastic bug collection during this interactive session – some may even get to hold several of these amazing creatures. Admission  (Event Information)

National Honeybee Day


  • August 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Honeybees serve a vital purpose in our environment as pollinators. Discover the world of the extraordinary honeybee and the mysteries of honey as we explore its many special qualities.  (Event Information)