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.

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Starflower Experiences runs an Accredited EarthkeepersTM program

enjoying a 'whiff'
Enjoying a 'whiff'

This coming summer: July 6-10, 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. 2014-2015 is the 12th year at the Martin Luther King Jr School in Wyandanch.

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Finding a Time Capsule

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:
    "Camp" open house at Manor Farm March 21 from 1-4 pm
    Auction fundraiser April 18
    Climate Change discussion March 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27 (scroll down for info and more book discussions)
    Manor Farm egg hunt April 4 from 1:00 - 4:00
    Work days at Manor Farm from 10 - 2, contact Rich at rich @ starflowerexperiences.org
    Nature Art classes with local artist Lilith Jones (scroll down for info). SPACE LIMITED
    Next Community Yard Sale is June 6, 2015. (scroll down for info)
    Long Island Naturally, our environmental fair is September 26, 2015.

Volunteers welcomed!

Climate Change discussion

"Camp" Open House at Manor Farm
  • March 21
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Come find out about the summer programs that we offer. Take this opportunity to meet us and learn about the focused and fun educational programs that we offer.

Eureka Expeditions

  •   4th grade and up
  •   Full week for a small group
  •   Based at Manor Farm, April 6-10
  •   Go exploring using GPS units

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.

Manor Farm Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, April 4
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Bring an empty egg carton and join us for our third egg hunt in the field at Manor Farm. Lots of fun for the whole family.
  • Pre-K and younger hunts with parents at 1:30 pm and 3 pm. Kindergarten and older hunts at 2 pm and 3:30 pm.
  • Games and activities throughout the day.
  • Donation: $5/person

Nature Drawing Workshop with local muralist and illustrator Lilith Jones

  • Ages 16-Adult, Space is limited
  • Lilith will teach some easy, enjoyable exercises which will help you immediately improve your observational powers, your drawaing accuracy, and most importantly, deepen your enjoyment and connection to nature. Students should bring a sketchbook and their favorite medium(s) for drawing. We'll work both inside and in the nearby woods and field.
  • Friday, April 3, 1-4 pm
  • FEE: $50
  • Click here for a registration form

Beginner's Color-mixing Workshop with local muralist and illustrator Lilith Jones

  • Ages 16-Adult, Space is limited
  • Come learn to use the color wheel to understand basic color relationships, to mix/match any color and greatly enjoy the beauty of our world. Special attention will be on colors in nature. Bring your favorite color medium (colored pencils, pastels, watercolor, etc.) for our hand-on mixing exercises or use those provided by the instructor.
  • Friday, April 10, 1-4 pm
  • FEE: $50
  • Click here for a registration form

Springtime Nature Drawing for Kids with local muralist and illustrator Lilith Jones

  • Ages 11-16, Space is limited
  • Explore Manor Farm's nearby woodlands through drawing. Learn about observing and recording our beautiful natural world in your own personal nature journal. We will do some observational and drawing exercises and games in both classroom and field. While drawing skills are not required, a love of and interest in nature is.
  • Sunday April 12, 1-3 pm
  • FEE: $30
  • Click here for a registration form

Book Discussion: The Third Plate by Dan Barber

  •   June 8 & June 29
  •   Manor Farm 7 pm
  •   Please start reading before June 8 and finish by June 29

Community Yard Sale--June 6, 2015
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

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

  •   August 10 & September 21
  •   Manor Farm 7 pm
  •   Please start reading before August 10

Book Discussion: Hope, Human and Wild by Bill McKibbon

  •   October 19 and November 16
  •   Manor Farm 7 pm
  •   Please start reading before October 19 and finish by November 16

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
      · 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!


Americorps

Timberland

for helping out at Manor Farm




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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