NATURE DAYS 2017
Hosting an array of conservation and preservation activities that are sure to educate and entertain!
Join us for a week of Music, Tours, Movie Screenings, Round Table Discussions, Paint & Sip, Field Lessons with Experts and Much More!
Learn, Help, Great Family Fun!
Wednesday, August 9
- 9:00 am: Oyster Farm Tour: Includes Pond and Hatchery (16 or Older)
Meet at the field lot by the Malinowski’s home off Oriental Avenue
- 10:00 am: Island Naturalist Exploration: Justine Kibbe will be taking a group on an adventure in the Sanctuary of Sands. Ages 8-12 with or without an adult. (Limited space)
Meet at the corner of Airport Rd. and Whistler Ave.
- 4:00 pm: Let’s talk water! Round Table with Chris Finan and the Utility Co.
Meet at the Community Center
- 7:00 pm: Movie Screening: A Plastic Ocean
At the Movie Theater
Thursday, August 10
- 10:00 am: Recreational Path Tour: Start your morning exploring the path with guide Alex Williams, learning the differences between native and invasive vegetation.
Meet at 9:45 am at the Ballfield to carpool to the Gatehouse.
- 2:00 pm: Pond Life: Hosted by the Dennison Pequot Museum: We’ll explore the pond, with dip nets and buckets, collecting and observing the local ponds of Fishers Island. Discover unique species of pond life including fish, frogs, and aquatic insects. Children under 6 accompanied by an adult.
- 6:00 pm: Paint & Sip: Explore your inner artists – cancelled
- 7:15 pm Reception with movie producer Katie Carpenter & Crew,
8:00 pm Movie Screening Ocean Warriors. At the Movie Theater
Friday, August 11
- 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Beach and Marine Debris Clean Up: Come and help out! Prizes awarded for most collected and heaviest haul. Pick up supplies (bags, gloves) at the Transfer Station and return your trash findings between 11:30-12:00 to the Transfer Station.
- 1:00 pm: The Importance of Eelgrass: Soren Dahl from Long Island Nature Conservancy will be sharing the importance of eelgrass, and why its conservation is so imperative, especially along Fishers Island’s coast.
Community Center, upstairs in big meeting room.
- 2:00 pm: Symmetry in Nature: Hosted by the Dennison Pequot Museum there are patterns in nature! Meet live animals and take a nature hike through the Demonstration Garden focusing on symmetry found right in our own backyard.
At the HLF Museum
- 5:00 pm: Plum Island Talk and Aerial Presentation: Presented by Louise Harrison from Save the Sound will be giving a talk on the island; see it all from a different angle and learn it’s past and future.
At the Community Center’s big room, elevator available.
Saturday, August 12
- 9:00 am-12:00 pm: IPP Craft Fair: Come visit our table for t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and Naturalist photo greetings cards. FIC hosts vocalist Maria Sangiola: Enjoy an uplifting musical performance, boasting of nature’s gifts and beauty.
- 11:00 am: Prof. Doug Tallamy Parade Ground Tour: Stroll through the parade grounds with acclaimed University of Delaware professor, Doug Tallamy.
Meet at Conservancy sign board entrance on Whistler Ave.
- 4:30 pm: Meet Prof. Doug Tallamy and Adam Mitchell for a wine and cheese reception. Learn about the Conservancy’s successful Parade Grounds grassland restoration project, its history, and the healthy ecosystems that have been reinvigorated in this area.
Community Center’s big room, elevator available.
Sunday, August 13
- 11:00 am: Prof. Doug Tallamy Parade Ground Tour: Stroll the Parade Grounds with acclaimed University of Delaware entomologist and author Douglas W. Tallamy, Ph.D. Meet at Conservancy sign board entrance on Whistler Ave.
We will also be scheduling private walkabouts with Prof. Tallamy at your residence, times are filling up very quickly so please let us know if this is something you’re interested in.
We need volunteers.
Here’s your chance to get involved, and join the fun of Nature Days 2017!
Email Kristen Peterson to sign up for
activities or to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org