Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation

This working marine preservation foundation offers a number of programs to visiting groups for learning about marine mammals. Meet the Foundation’s biologists, see seals and sea turtles in rehabilitation, and learn about the effects pollution and human activity have on these creatures’ environment. Groups can also seine ponds and collect plants on an ecology walk, as an educator discusses species identification and conservation. A can’t-miss offering is the Foundation’s Seal Cruise on the Captain Lou Fleet, where groups can observe seals and discuss their biology and behavior.
Contact Info
Address: 467 E. Main Street, Riverhead, New York 11901. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-369-9840. Website: www.riverheadfoundation.org. Hrs: Vary. 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours. Cost: Fee. 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, 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