Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center

At the Center, groups learn about LI marine life, including scallops, clams, oysters, and horseshoe crabs. Shellfish and finfish cultivation has been a part of Suffolk County since the late 1800s, and visitors will learn about that fascinating history. Starting with a tour of the aquaculture hatchery, learners will engage in lively discussions and activities that end with a hands-on tank experience filled with local marine species. Groups can learn how researchers have helped reinstate Peconic Bay scallops into local waters and about the efforts underway to restock the bays. Hiking, kayaking, and other recreational activities are available.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 3690 Cedar Beach Rd., Southold, NY 11971. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-852-8660. Email: suffolk@cornell.edu. Website: www.ccesuffolk.org/marine. Hrs: Weekdays 8:30AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

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