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Our Mission Statement


Sweetbriar Nature Center ECSS: Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit, 501c3, 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, swbriarncli@aol.com

                           

 CORPORATE SPONSORS AND PATRONS

Go to the link below to find out  more about our corporate sponsors.  Please visit their websites and get to know our supporters.

   Thank you to all our Wonderful Corporate Sponsors

ANOTHER WAY TO SUPPORT SWEETBRIAR

Sweetbriar Nature Center is now a client of Investors Bank and the Care2Share Affinity Program.
Every one who opens an account with the bank helps support Sweetbriar.  Go to the link below to start the ball rolling.

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Searching for Sweetbriar Sam – A Groundhog Adventure

Come find out if Sweetbriar Sam is planning to hibernate for another 6 weeks or predict an early spring.   We will have a fun scavenger hunt to learn some facts about groundhogs, play with shadows, and meet some other animal hibernators and animals with different solutions for cold weather.  Make a fun groundhog craft to …

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February Break Discovery Days

Once again Sweetbriar Nature Center will be offering daily natural science programs over the school breaks for elementary school children..   Each day will be a different natural science theme.  The days are chalk filled with fun hands-on activities, interaction with our residents, non-releasable wildlife, crafts, games, and much more.   Themes from Monday to Friday include …

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Nature and Art Collide at Sweetbriar this February

Classes meet the needs for a variety of ages.   For more information e-mail Meagan at meaganflahertyart@gmail.com or call Sweetbriar and ask for Eric, 631-979-6344, ext. 302

 

Art in Nature Young artists will draw, paint, collage, sculpt and craft projects while exploring nature and wildlife. Multimedia projects designed to celebrate …

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2018 Winter Birdseed Sale

The winter bird seed sale dates will be announced shortly..   

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

 

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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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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.

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The Music of Nature

This summer Sweetbriar …

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