East End Eco-Ventures

Join us to explore the east end of Long Island through nature-based outdoor adventures and educational activities.

The best days of summer…

Best days of the summer season are yet to come! Join us out on the water.
Our first Nature Adventure and Water Safety Course was held earlier this month. Lots of time on and in the water, no ticks, and lots of fun. Ask to see our detailed summary and photos. Image
 
The Wednesday Full Moon paddle with Group for the East End is full, but here are some other great trips that are coming up:
 
Intro to Surfing & Beach Ecology

Wednesday & Thursday

August 21-22  10 am – 3 pm
Ages 10-15
 
This course merges two fun topics that one can spend a lifetime mastering: catching waves and beach ecology. We’ll be covering water safety, swimming and paddling in the surf zone, reading waves and rip currents, surfing, the physical processes at work on the beach, beach and dune flora and fauna and their respective adaptations.
Location: Napeague
Fee: $100 per day.
 
Can’t make the age limit? Contact us if you are interested in an adult version of this course, and we can arrange one for September. 
 
Instructors: Mike Bottini and Juliana Duryea. Both of us are professional wildlife biologists, and are CPR, First Responder and ocean certified lifeguards with over 20 years of combined ocean lifeguard experience. Mike is also a a certified water safety instructor (WSI), and worked as an Outbound Bound instructor for many years. Juliana is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School.
 
Georgica Pond Paddle
Thursday
August 22  5:30 – 7:30 pm
 
Beautiful pond to explore by paddlecraft. Rentals available. Leader: Mike Bottini
Sponsored by the Southampton Town Recreations Department. Register with the Town at 631-728-8585.
 
Nature Paddle: Focus – Flowers of the Salt Marsh
Saturday
August 24  ·  9 am – 11 am
Leader: Mike Bottini

This nature paddle will take you along the salt meadows of Accabonac Harbor to observe some of the striking but easily overlooked wildflowers that are in bloom. Single kayaks ($40), tandem kayaks and canoes ($60) and stand up paddleboards ($50) are available to rent (and include lifejackets). Or bring your own.
Photo: Sea Lavender
To make a reservation for this program, please call the South Fork Natural History Museum at 631-537-9735

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