Owl Prowl

FAMILY PROGRAM Come dissect an owl pellet and meet a DPNC resident owl. Learn about the life cycles and amazing adaptations of these remarkable birds.

Quetzals: Icons of the Cloud Forest

Renowned ornithologist and author Alan Poole will present an illustrated talk based on his new book about a dazzling bird that is native to the cloud forests of Mexico, and Central and South America.

Save the Animals

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY, United States

FAMILY PROGRAM Many animals are facing the threat of extinction, but you can help! Meet live animals and learn how you can help their species with some simple tips.

The House that History Flowed Through

Museum Director Pierce Rafferty’s illustrated talk chronicles how the history of Fishers Island from the Colonial era to date can be traced through the evolution of a single island structure: the Mansion House. Reception to follow.

Wildflowers

FAMILY PROGRAM Flowers come in an incredible array of shapes, sizes and colors. Students will have a chance to dissect a flower and learn the roles pollination plays in plant reproduction.

Jellyfish Near Fishers Island and Beyond

Dr. Mary Beth Decker, Research Scientist in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale, will give an illustrated talk that sheds light one of the ocean’s most mysterious invertebrate animals.

FIND 2024

A Week (5 DAYS) of Learning Programs from August 12-16 for young Island naturalists ages 5 to 10. The cost per participant is $400 for the week. To promote group cohesion and learning, we encourage all participants to attend all five sessions.

Creepers and Leapers

FAMILY PROGRAM Live frogs, snakes and salamanders provide an up-close introduction to the interesting adaptations of our native amphibians and reptiles.

Fighting Plastic Pollution on Fishers Island and Beyond

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY, United States

Megan J. Wolff, Ph.D., MPH, Health Policy Director of Beyond Plastics returns to the Museum to discuss what efforts individuals can make to reduce their consumption and exposure to plastics. Co-hosted with Fishers Island Conservancy.

Animal Rehabilitation Stories

FAMILY PROGRAM Discover the interesting and important work wildlife rehabilitators do to help injured animals!

Season of the Osprey

Fishers Island Theater

Join us at the FI Theater for a night of entertainment and conservation education with CT filmmaker Jacob Steinberg. Following the screening there will be a Q&A and discussion with the filmmaker.

Menhaden

Filmmaker Jacob Steinberg will present an illustrated talk documenting his current work in progress: a film illustrating the critical importance of menhaden to our fisheries and our development as a nation.

Rock Cycle Ruckus

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY, United States

FAMILY PROGRAM Rocks are amazing! Learn about the cycle they go through as they turn from sedimentary to metamorphic to igneous and back again by playing games and seeing lots of awesome rock samples!

The Wondrous World of Fireflies

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY, United States

Biologist and professor emerita at Tufts, Dr. Sara Lewis will present an illustrated talk to unlock the mysteries of one of our greatest ambassadors for Earth’s natural magic.