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!

Autumn Fest!


  • Autumn Fest
    October 17, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Autumn Fest Rain Date
    October 24, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Autumn season and Halloween with outdoor activities for children of all ages!  (Event Information)

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Eric


  • October 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • November 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • December 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Biologist and ranger Eric Powers knows the Preserve’s wildlife and landscape like the back of his hand after years of leading marvelous nature programs, including the popular Owl Prowl, Pond Exploration, and the fantastic Overnight Wilderness Survival courses. He was named the 2020┬áLong Island Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year and is the Program Director  (Event Information)

Guided Nature Walks


  • November 13, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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)