Join us for a week of conservation and preservation activities including music, tours, movie screenings, round table discussions, paint & sip, field lessons with experts and much more!
Learn, Help, Great Family Fun!
Wednesday August 9
9am: Oyster Farm Tour: Includes Pond and Hatchery (16 or Older)
10am: Island Naturalist Exploration: Justine Kibbe will be taking a group on an adventure in the Sanctuary of Sands. Ages 8-12 with or without an adult to meet at the corner of Airport Rd. (Limited space)
4pm: Round Table with Chris Finan and the Utlity Co. Let’s talk water!
7pm: Movie Screening: A Plastic Ocean
Thursday August 10
10am Recreational Path Tour: Start your morning exploring the path with guide Alex Williams, learning the differences between native and invasive vegetation. Meet at 9:45am at the Ballfield to carpool to the Gatehouse.
2pm: Pond Life: Hosted by the Dennison Pequot Museum: We’ll explore the pond, with dip nets and buckets, collecting and observing the local ponds of Fishers Island. Discover unique species of pond life including fish, frogs, and aquatic insects. Children under 6 accompanied by an adult.
6pm: Paint & Sip: Explore your inner artists while sharing a laugh with friends as you transform a blank canvas into a beautiful nature scene. Painting supplies included. BYOB at Community Center, art room upstairs. (Limited space)
7pm: Movie Screening: Ocean Warriors with Katie Carpenter & Crew
Friday August 11
9am-12pm: Beach and Marine Debris Clean Up: Come and help out! Prizes awarded for most collected and heaviest haul. Photo by Justine Kibbe
1pm: The Importance of Eelgrass: Soren Dahl from Long Island Nature Conservancy will be sharing the importance of eelgrass, and why its conservation is so imperative, especially along Fishers Island’s coast. Community Center, upstairs in big meeting room.
2pm: Symmetry in Nature: Hosted by the Dennison Pequot Museum there are patterns in nature! Meet live animals and take a nature hike through the Demonstration Garden focusing on symmetry found right in our own backyard.
5pm Plum Island Talk and Aerial Presentation: Presented by Louise Harrison from Save the Sound will be giving a talk on the island; see it all from a different angle and learn it’s past and future.
7pm: Movie Screening: Chasing Coral, an epic adventure to capture our changing oceans
Saturday August 12
9am-12pm: IPP Craft Fair: Come visit our table for t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and Naturalist photo greetings cards. FIC Hosts vocalist Maria Sangiola: Enjoy an uplifting musical performance, boasting of nature’s gifts and beauty.
11am: Prof. Doug Tallamy Parade Ground Tour: Stroll through the parade grounds with acclaimed University of Delaware professor, Doug Tallamy. (Meet at sign board entrance.)
4pm: Meet Prof. Doug Tallamy and Adam Mitchell at the Community Center for a wine and cheese reception. Learn about the Conservancy’s successful Parade Grounds grassland restoration project, its history, and the healthy ecosystems that have been reinvigorated in this area.
Sunday August 13
11am: Prof. Doug Tallamy Parade Ground Tour: Stroll the Parade Grounds with acclaimed University of Delaware entomologist and author Douglas W. Tallamy, Ph.D. Meet at Sign Board entrance.
**Email Kristen Peterson to sign up for activities or to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be scheduling private walkabouts with Prof. Tallamy at your residence, times are filling up very quickly so please let us know if this is something you’re interested in.