ART + SCIENCE – Winter Vacation Workshops with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program
Tuesday to Friday, February 21-24 | 11:30AM to 12:30PM | Ages 3-7* | FREE (Registration separate for each session)
*Children must be accompanied by an adult; This is not a drop-off program.
All materials will be provided.
Join art instructor Carolyn Munaco and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Educator Rachel Neville for four unique sessions where art will meet science.
Tuesday 2/21 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm:
“Marine Life Exploration”
Touch tank, sketching, and fish printing
Join us for a touch tank activity where you will get up close and personal with different marine species that call Shinnecock Bay home.
Students will learn about the biology and behavior of these species and their importance to our local ecosystem.
Following this we will sketch our favorite species and practice the art of fish-printing to create a work of art on a reusable tote bag!
Wednesday 2/22 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm:
“Shorebirds of Long Island”
Shorebird Identification, egg demonstration, and puppet-making
Join us for a lesson on shorebirds found on Long Island. We will begin with learning
about some commonly seen species, followed by a lesson on egg camouflage.
Following this we will create unique shorebird puppets.
Thursday 2/23 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm:
“The Salt Marsh”
Animal ID cards, mural game, field ID book
During this program students will learn about local species that live in our marshes.
Following this they will take part in an interactive activity requiring the students to place
each species in the proper habitat on our coastal landscape mural.
We will also create our own field ID books which students can use to identify local marsh species.
Friday 2/24 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm:
“Bivalves in our Bays”
Shell sorting, touch tank, photo craft
Examine and explore live shellfish and learn how to identify their differences.
Help sort shells of these species into the correct bins that represent their habitats.
Finally, students will have an opportunity to pose for a photo holding their favorite
bivalve and create a special frame to take it home in.