Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve

Students at the Hoyt Farm Nature Center will enjoy its many live animals, educational displays, and even a Native American artifact collection. School groups can participate in hands-on programs that introduce them to animal characteristics, classifications, and behavior. Some programs include Animals on the Farm, Critter Camouflage, Hibernation & Migration, and What Makes Me a Mammal? Groups can also learn about maple sugaring; the types of animals that live in and around ponds; and the life cycles of humans, butterflies, birds, and frogs. Hoyt Farm is only open to Smithtown residents, therefore, nonresidents are required to pay a small surcharge.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 200 New Highway, Commack, NY 11725. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-543-7804. Email: hoytfarm@tosgov.com. Website: www.smithtownny.gov/facilities/facility/details/1. Hrs: Daily 8AM-Sunset, Nature Center Daily 1PM-4PM, Museum Weekends 1PM-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. 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.... Continue