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Our Mission Statement

Sweetbriar Nature Center ECSS: Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit corporation which exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services. Through education and examples, ECSS encourages responsible decision making, appreciation, and respect for the unique wildlife and ecosystems found on Long Island.

Sweetbriar Nature Center is situated on 54 acres of varied garden, woodland, field and wetland habitats on the Nissequogue River. Hundreds of species of plants and animals make homes here.

 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY11787, 631-979-6344, Fax# 631-979-9233,



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Art Classes Starting Up In the New Year

About the Artist

Meagan Flaherty is a professional artist, born and raised on Long Island where she frequents state and county parks to draw inspiration from the natural world.  Prolific since childhood, Meagan spent over a decade fine tuning her skills and talents under the instruction of Jeffrey K. Fisher. Her work has …

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Holiday Party for Wildlife

Celebrate the holiday season at Sweetbriar Nature Center.  Visitors will have photo opportunities with a holiday celebrity or two,  create crafts in our Wonderland Workshop or, go on a holiday ornament scavenger hunt.  Do some holiday shopping during the festivities.  Peruse hoiiday ornamnents and bird houses made by children in the Smithtown community …

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2017 Fall Birdseed Sale

The next bird seed sale is in December.   You can order by December1st and pick up is on December10th. 

To order seed click on the link below the blue jay and print out and send in the form.

bird seed order form dec 17

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Creatures of the Night

Join us to meet some of the nocturnal creatures at  Sweetbriar.  Sweetbriar educators will share owls and other creatures of the night and then go on a walk along our woodland and meadow trails to discover some of the cool things that go on in nature when the sun goes down. Of course we will …

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Holiday Discovery Weeks

December 26th through the 29th 9am to 3pm Ages 5-11 Sweetbriar’s experienced educators help open up the wonders of the natural world for children, through hands-on activities, live animals, crafts, and much more.  Themes from Tuesday through Friday: Fur-ever Mammals, Cold Blooded Creatures, Jumanji, New Year’s Wildlife Party $70/day or $265/for all four days for …

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I Love Apple – Paint & Taste- Mommy and Me

Please join local artist and instructor, Alycia D’Avino for a scrumptious apple painting and tasting party. The instructor will guide you step by step through a Fall themed painting while you enjoy a slice of apple pie! Class includes all materials and pie

For more information on Alycia go to her website,

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2018 Library Programs

Sweetbriar Nature Center presents 


The Rainbow Almond Tree  

Join Sweetbriar Educator and author, Eric Young, for a reading of his new book, The Rainbow Almond Tree.  He will also share some rain forest animals as he introduces children to the wonders of these natural treasures.



The Music of Nature

This summer Sweetbriar …

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