Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center Animal Preserve

The Town of Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park & Animal Preserve is located on a reclaimed landfill. Since 1974, when the landfill closed, the Town of Brookhaven Highway Department employees had worked to re-vegetate the hills filled with garbage and to build a modern recreational and educational facility. Some of the amenities at the Holtsville Park include: a triple pool complex; exercise-trail fitness course; nature preserve and ecology center, featuring Buffalo, Bobcats, Eagles, ecology exhibits and tours, free compost, greenhouses, picnic area.

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School

Take your school group on an adventurous guided tour at the Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center where students will learn about the environment, animals and plants through crafts and stories. The Center’s Animal Preserve is home to over 100 injured or non-releasable wild animals and farm animals that are available for viewing. Hands-on programs include the Pee Wee Gardening and more.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Watersheds, wetlands, environmental health, agriculture, ecosystems, endangered and extinct species, heredity, evolution.

contact info
Name: Education Department
Phone: 631-758-9664 ext. 13

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available, Outdoor seating. Cost: Fee

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

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Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center Animal Preserve

The Town of Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park & Animal Preserve is located on a reclaimed landfill. Since 1974, when the landfill closed, the Town of Brookhaven Highway Department employees had worked to re-vegetate the hills filled with garbage and to build a modern recreational and educational facility. Some of the amenities at the Holtsville Park include: a triple pool complex; exercise-trail fitness course; nature preserve and ecology center, featuring Buffalo, Bobcats, Eagles, ecology exhibits and tours, free compost, greenhouses, picnic area.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Take your scouts on an adventurous guided tour at the Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center. Scout groups can work on Environmental Science, Plant Science, and other badges through programs at the center. The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center's Animal Preserve is home to over 100 injured or non-releasable wild animals and farm animals that are available for viewing. Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award Projects are available upon request.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Plant science, air pollution, conservation, ecology, endangered species, land pollution, pollution prevention, resource recovery, water pollution, birds, fishing, forestry, hiking, genealogy, geology, nature, wildlife management.

contact info
Name: Education Department
Phone: 631-758-9664 ext. 13

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available, Outdoor seating. Cost: Fee

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

View Lesson Plan>>

Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center Animal Preserve

The Town of Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park & Animal Preserve is located on a reclaimed landfill. Since 1974, when the landfill closed, the Town of Brookhaven Highway Department employees had worked to re-vegetate the hills filled with garbage and to build a modern recreational and educational facility. Some of the amenities at the Holtsville Park include: a triple pool complex; exercise-trail fitness course; nature preserve and ecology center, featuring Buffalo, Bobcats, Eagles, ecology exhibits and tours, free compost, greenhouses, picnic area.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy an adventurous guided tour at the Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center. Activities include nature-related crafts, Pee Wee Gardening and more.

contact info
Name: Education Department
Phone: 631-758-9664 ext. 13

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available, Outdoor seating. Cost: Fee

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

View Lesson Plan>>

Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center Animal Preserve

The Town of Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park & Animal Preserve is located on a reclaimed landfill. Since 1974, when the landfill closed, the Town of Brookhaven Highway Department employees had worked to re-vegetate the hills filled with garbage and to build a modern recreational and educational facility. Some of the amenities at the Holtsville Park include: a triple pool complex; exercise-trail fitness course; nature preserve and ecology center, featuring Buffalo, Bobcats, Eagles, ecology exhibits and tours, free compost, greenhouses, picnic area.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers can take an adventurous guided tour at the Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center where they'll learn about the environment, animals and plants through crafts and stories. Hands-on programs include the Pee Wee Gardening and more.

topics covered:
Environmental studies, watersheds, wetlands, environmental health, agriculture, ecosystems, endangered and extinct species, heredity, evolution.

contact info
Name: Education Department
Phone: 631-758-9664 ext. 13

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available, Outdoor seating. Cost: Fee

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

View Lesson Plan>>

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