Visiting School Groups

The Preserve welcomes school groups (Pre-K through Grade 12) for single or multi-day programs on a range of topics led by our experienced education staff. Self-guided school visits can also be scheduled.

Program Fee: $5 per child for up to 2 hours or $10 per child for 2-4 hours, including lunch time. Parking is an additional $15 per car, $20 per van, or $30 per bus.

Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A group of tables can be reserved in advance for $25 weekdays Monday-Friday, or $50 Saturday and Sunday.

Additional charges will apply for specially requested materials, presentations, lectures, storytellers, and workshops and for the use of other locations within the Preserve, or extended hours.

Complete and return an Education Reservation Form to finalize the details of your program. Please note, proof of insurance is required.

Contact Tracy Strianese, Education Manager, at 516-571-7901 and Tracy.Strianese@sandspointpreserve.org to plan and schedule your program. We can meet with you and your colleagues to outline options for your students and to plan your next teacher professional day.

Self-Guided Program
Select your site(s): beachfront (no swimming), wooded trails, and/or fresh water pond. Programs for children age 3-7 years may be held in the outdoor nature classroom, accompanied by adults.

Fees and administrative considerations:
– Parking Fees: $30 per bus and $15 per car**

– Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first served basis. A group of tables can be reserved in advance for $25 weekdays Monday-Friday, or $50 Saturday and Sunday.

– Additional charges will apply for specially requested materials, presentations, lectures, storytellers, workshops; the use of other locations within the Preserve, or extended hours.

Complete and submit Facility Use Application at least four weeks in advance.

Proof of Insurance Required ***

NOTES:
** Parking fee for cars waived for drivers who are current members.

Scheduled pre-school programs arriving via parent carpool may arrange in advance to pay one $25 parking fee (representing one bus parking fee) for up to 25 cars participating in one 2-hour program.

***Insurance requirement for schools and organizations: a Certificate of Insurance naming Nassau County, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 and the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050 as additionally insured.