Starflower Experiences
Long Island, New York
 
e-mail us at info@starflowerexperiences.org

Starflower Experiences, Inc. is a local not-for-profit educational organization that offers programs and experiences to help people understand, appreciate, and live more in harmony with the earth's life systems.

The SUNFLOWER MAZE at Manor Farm is now open daily from 8 am through 8 pm.
See more pics here:

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Starflower Experiences runs an Accredited EarthkeepersTM program

recording her own example
Recording her own example

This summer: July 7-11, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, followed by an optional week of Earth Explorers

Download a registration flyer here for our summer experiences: Summer 2014

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.

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Checking out tadpoles in the pond

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:
    book discussion August 5 and Sept 8 and another September 29 and October 20 (scroll down for info and more discussions)
    Work days at Manor Farm from 10 - 2, contact Rich at rich @ starflowerexperiences.org
    Manor Farm Haunted Trail Nights Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 24-26
    Next Community Yard Sale is September 27, 2014. (scroll down for info)
    Long Island Naturally, our environmental fair is September 27, 2014.

Volunteers welcomed!

Eureka Expeditions

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.

Download registration flyer here: Eureka August 2014

Book Discussion: RAISING ELIJAH by Sandra Steingraber

Nature- themed drawing class with local muralist and illustrator Lilith Jones

Book Discussion: The Third Plate by Dan Barber

Community Yard Sale--June 7, 2014
We'll be holding a Community Yard Sale at Manor Farm on Saturday September 27 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

Introduction to nature journaling for children with local muralist and illustrator Lilith Jones

  • Ages 11-16, Class Limit: 8
  • Expand your awareness of and appreciation for nature: Learn about observing and recording our beautiful natural world in your own personal nature journal. We will do some observational and drawing exercises in both classroom and field. While drawing skills are not required, a love of and interest in nature is.
  • Sunday October 12, 1-3 PM
  • FEE: $35

Color-mixing workshop with local muralist and illustrator Lilith Jones

  • Ages 16-Adult, Class Limit: 8
  • Learn to use the color wheel to understand basic color relationships and to mix/match any color.
  • Special attention to colors in nature. Bring your favorite color medium for our hands-on mixing exercises or use those provided by the instructor.
  • Sunday October 19, 1-4 PM
  • FEE: $ 60

Climate Change discussion

  •   November 10, 24, December 8
  •   Manor Farm 7 pm
  •   Based on articles handed out October 20 and subsequent meetings

Book Discussion: Energy Unbound: A Fable for America's Future by Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins and Seth Zuckerman.

  •   January 12
  •   Manor Farm 7 pm
  •   Please read the book before coming

Book Discussion: Hope, Human and Wild by Bill McKibbon

  •   February 23 and March 9
  •   Manor Farm 7 pm
  •   Please start reading before February 23 and finish by March 9

Can you help?

We are looking for donations of:
      · a DVD player
      · berets (adult sized)
      · pitchers (for drinks)
      · cloth napkins
      · solid color table cloths for 8' tables
      · covered cake/cookie trays
      · a dark glass bottle with cork (large enough to put a note in)
      · some old stockings
      · old Ranger Rick magazines
      · gloves/mittens for winter
      · tree branches approximately 3" in diameter
      · trowels, garden rakes (not leaf rakes)
      · garden gloves
      · garden hoses
      · clippers and loppers for trimming trails
      · binoculars
      · a small digital camera
      · 10 x 10 'festival' tents
      · raincoats/ponchos to fit ages 10 through adult
      · a library-style step stool

Thanks for the very generous help!


in Jericho for food at LI Naturally

and helping out at Manor Farm

Emerald Brand
for being a sponsor for LI Naturally

NY2O
for being a sponsor for LI Naturally




We're seeking people to help keep trails trimmed in Berkeley Jackson County Park and Manor Road Park. If you are not susceptable to poison ivy, we especially need you! We also need someone who can do some minor carpentry/constructon for a few interior projects at Manor Farm.

You can phone us at 516-938-6152 or email us at info@starflowerexperiences.org.


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Donations to Starflower Experiences are tax-deductible.
You can still send a check or donate needed items, but if you want to donate here online, now you can!


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