Nature Programs

Our adult nature programs run between one and two hours. Advanced registration is required. These programs are for adults only; children under 16 years of age are not permitted to attend. Events usually involve some time outdoors and are held rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Register online or call 516 482-0355. Directions for trips outside the Park District will be mailed upon request.

** To register online you must first create your online registration account, to do so click HERE and follow our tutorial. **


Tuesday, August 29
7 a.m.
Kings Point Park, meet in first lot at Redbrook Road.
Wake up with nature on this early morning moderately paced hike.                Register by August 22.

NATURE AT THE MUSEUM (register online: [Computer]  [Mobile Device])

Sunday, September 10
10 a.m.
Nassau County Museum of Art
Our leisurely saunter on the nature trails will surprise and delight you. Directions: turn left after crossing the 25A Roslyn viaduct going east. Meet in first lot on the left. $2. parking fee. Register by September 2.


Sunday, September 24
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.(approximately)
Avalon Park and East Park Preserve
Stony Brook
We hope you join us for this relaxing, inspiring walk through adjacent preserves. Although questions are most welcom, there will be no formal nature presentation so that we will be able to savor the enchantment of the countryside. Registration is limited to 15 people. Bring lunch and drinking water. Be sure to ask for directions. Register by October 7.


Saturday, October 14
11 a.m.
Kings Point Park, meet in first lot at Steamboat Road.
Autumn leaves are the focus of this program. This is one in a series of walks designed to observe seasonal changes. Register by October 7.


Sunday, October 29
11 a.m.
Norman J. Levy Preserve, Merrick
Join us for an inspiring tour of this former landfill, now reclaimed by nature. You will be captivated by its beauty and awed by the views. We will ride in a small open vehicle.

Register by October 22. 


Sunday, November 12
12:30 p.m.
Kings Point Road, Redbrook Road entrance.  Native Americans were our first naturalists. There is much we can learn from them. In this hands-on program, geared for the average adult,  we will explore the land, knowledge and traditions of Long Island's indigenous people. Very little walking, with much sitting at a picnic table. Register by November 4. 


Sunday, November 26
12:30 p.m.
Alley Pond Park (off of Douglaston Pkwy)
Join us for a leisurely stroll through this city park. Be sure to ask for written directions ( Do NOT go to APEC on Northern Blvd.)
Register by November 19.


Saturday, December 9
12:30 p.m.
Garvies Point Preserve, Glen Cove
Tour this small county preserve which is rich in habitats, including seashore, pond, field and forest. Bring binoculars. Takes place outdoors.
Register by December 1.      


Sunday, December 24
12:30 p.m.
Kings Point Park, Steamboat Road entrance.
Learn how Mother Nature survives the cold during the winter months.
Register by December 17.