Long Island NY: Marine Life Exploration and Sustainable Seafood Dinner
Join us on a afternoon and evening adventure celebrating the marine life of Long Island! Get wet, get muddy, and get hands on with a biologist led hike to Flax Pond Ocean Inlet. Afterwards, we will eat a sustainable local seafood dinner and tag horseshoe crabs to add data to the Cornell Cooperative Extension's survey that helps manage horseshoe crab populations.
Participants need to provide their own transportation from Flax Pond to the Mirabelle Restaurant and Tavern, and then to West Meadow Beach.
Packing list: Be sure to wear clothes/shoes that can get wet and muddy, bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a change of clothes/shoes and meet at flax pond marine laboratory at 4:30 pm. The full day will last approximately from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm (detailed schedule below)
Open to ages 8 and up, our max group size is 10 people. As part of our commitment to conservation, part of your purchase includes a donation to a local environmental conservation organization!
Please call 631-371-1816 for any questions, weather updates, or concerns.
4:30-7:00 Hike to Flax Pond Ocean Inlet
7:00-7:45 Clean Up, head to Mirabelle Restaurant & Tavern
7:45-9:00 Sustainable Seafood Dinner & Trivia
9:00-10:00 Fish Printing
10:00-11:30 Travel to Horseshoe Crab Site & gather population data with the Cornell Cooperative Extension