Starflower Experiences runs an Accredited EarthkeepersTM program
This summer: July 7-11, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, followed by an optional week of Earth Explorers
The Earthkeepers program is run at sites around the world!
Rangers of the EarthTM
Starflower Experiences was lucky to be a pilot site for The Institute for Earth Education's Rangers of the Earth program. 2013-2014 is the 11th year at the Martin Luther King Jr School in Wyandanch.
This powerful program takes a whole year to complete, yet requires only 2 full days at an outdoor site plus opportunities for youngsters to explore natural places in their own community.
Check out our upcoming events:
"Voluntary Simplicity" discussion course starts Jan 28, 2014. (scroll down for info)
book discussions April 8 and 29; also May 20 and June 10 (scroll down for info)
Manor Farm egg hunt April 19 from 1:00 - 4:00
Eureka Expeditions spring break April 14-18 from 9:00 - 4:00 (scroll down for info)
Work days at Manor Farm from 10 - 2: May 3, December 6
"Camp" open house at Manor Farm March 22, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Come find out about our summer programs.
Next Community Yard Sale is June 7, 2014. (scroll down for info)
Long Island Naturally, our environmental fair is September 27, 2014.
“Voluntary Simplicity” Discussion Course
Starflower Experiences will be hosting this discussion course created by the Northwest Earth Institute (www.nwei.org). The Northwest Earth Institute believes that “individuals, motivated by their renewed recognition of Earth-centered values, are the true facilitators of change. Only through action by committed individuals will a sustainable future be brought to fruition.” Course starts Feb 4. This course will meet on Tuesday evenings at Manor Farm.
This five-session discussion course addresses the distractions of modern society that keep us from caring for ourselves, our relationships, and our environment. Please register by Jan 5 so books can be ordered and received before the course begins. Cost is $27 for the workbook. Groups are limited to 8-12 people. Sign up now! Download a registration flyer with the dates.
Learn the keys to the modern day high-tech scavenger hunt known as geocaching. Each day we will travel to a different natural wonder on Long Island where you can use our GPS units to find the hidden clues that will unlock a treasured surprise for all participants.
Registration flyer will be available soon.
Manor Farm Egg Hunt
Book Discussion: Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too by Beth Terry
Book Discussion: RAISING ELIJAH by Sandra Steingraber
Community Yard Sale--June 7, 2014
We'll be holding a Community Yard Sale at Manor Farm on Saturday June 7 from 10 am to 4 pm. For a donation of $20 you can have a 10'x10' space to sell your unwanted stuff. If you love garage/yard sales, this is for you! If you want to reserve a space, click here: Yard Sale Reservation form
Youngsters who follow Nature's Way will begin their expedition each day at our headquarters at Manor Farm where they will be involved in games and challenges to better understand their natural neighbors. Then they'll set off along "Nature's Way" in the
woodlands of the adjacent Berkeley Jackson County Park where they'll have the chance to practice and apply their new understandings
as well as learn to appreciate the natural beauty of this area. Finally, participants will come to see how they can help the plants and animals that live together and depend on each other in natural communities.
Registration flyer will be posted soon.
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