Part of our Mission at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge is to provide unique and exciting nature programming for all ages, something we have done since the early 1960’s. In light of recent events, we have updated our most popular programs and are now able to offer them virtually utilizing Google Meet, Zoom or Facebook live.
All programs can be tailored to your audience’s age or interests. Don’t see a topic you want? We can work together to make one for you!
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Meet the Animals
A variety of critters can be brought to your computer screen for students (of any age) to learn about, including snakes, turtles, mammals, birds of prey, and some creepy crawlies. Choose a theme for your program: Nocturnal animals, Native species, or Rainforest animals. $150.00/session.
This 45-minute program will teach children and adults all about bats, including their anatomy and amazing physical adaptations, various lifestyles of bats from all over the world — including Long Island — and their ecological importance to the planet. The lesson will include a power point presentation, as well as various artifacts such as taxidermy bats, a bat skeleton, posters, and a bat fossil replica. $125.00/session.
Birds of Prey
This program will introduce your patrons, students or scouts to live birds of prey, as they meet our resident raptors. Attendees will learn the personal history of each native New York animal and why it lives at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, as well as the adaptations that allow these animals to be such incredible hunters. $185.00/session.
Meet a variety of reptiles, including snakes, turtles, and tortoises! Attendees will learn all about various reptiles and their lifestyles and how you can help local species. $150.00/session.
All About Turtles
This 45-minute program will teach children and adults all about turtles, terrapins and tortoises. Chelonian anatomy and physical adaptations will be discussed, as well as what types of native turtles can be found on Long Island. The lesson will include a power point presentation, as well as the presentation of artifacts such as shells and eggs. Attendees will meet a variety of live turtles and tortoises that are cared for at the Refuge. $150.00/session.
Frogs of Long Island
Hop into a great lesson about the 9 species of native frogs that call Long Island home. Frog anatomy, amphibians, and life history will be discussed during this 45 minute PowerPoint presentation. While each species is being discussed, its call will be played for students to hear. Lesson can be edited for age group. $125.00/session.
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds
Learn all about our local hummingbird species, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and how to attract them to your yard. A power point presentation will cover a variety of topics about this amazing feathered species. This program is geared towards adult audiences. $125.00/session.
Virtual Guided Woodland Hike
There’s so much to learn about in the forest! We know that not every group can travel to the Refuge to enjoy the trails, so that’s why we’re bringing the trails to you! “Hike” through habitats including the Pine Barrens, a field, a pond, and a bog. Topics include local flora and fauna, fire ecology, forest layers, decomposition, succession, and habitat protection. $150 /session.
Have you always wanted to start identifying the birds in your backyard but didn’t know where to start? This slideshow presentation will help you learn all about the birds that might flock to your backyard, and how to attract them with specific types of bird seed. This program can be geared toward families with children or adult audiences. $125/session.