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

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Enjoying a 'whiff'

This coming summer: July 5-8, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, followed by an optional week of Earth Explorers

Download a registration flyer here: Earthkeepers Summer 2016

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. 2015-2016 is the 13th year at the Martin Luther King Jr School in Wyandanch.

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Connecting in the 'web of life'

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:
    Auction fundraiser April 16, 2016
    Book discussions at Manor Farm... scroll down for info
    Manor Farm egg hunt March 26 from 1:00 - 3:00
    Earth Day at Manor Farm April 22 from 1:00 - 3:00
    scroll down for info on our Nature's Way summer program
    Work days at Manor Farm Saturdays from 10 - 2, contact Rich at rich @ starflowerexperiences.org
    Next Community Yard Sale is June 4, 2016. (scroll down for info)

Volunteers welcomed!

Nature's Way

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.

Download a registration flyer here for our summer experiences: Nature's Way 2016

Join us for Earth Day at Manor Farm
  • April 22
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Hands-on concrete ways to start going 'green.' Bring an old T-shirt to make a shopping bag. Learn about the summer programs that we offer.

Eureka Expeditions

  •   4th grade and up
  •   Full week for a small group
  •   Based at Manor Farm
  •   Monday - Friday, April 25-29 and Feb 15-19
  •   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.

Download registration flyer here:
Eureka April 2016    Eureka February 2016

Manor Farm Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, March 26
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Join us for our fourth egg hunt in the field at Manor Farm. Use our Egg cartons to collect eggs. Lots of fun for the whole family.
  • Hunts at 1:20, 1:40, 2:00, 2:20, and 2:40
  • Pre-K and younger may hunt with a parent
  • Games and activities throughout the day
  • Donation: $5/person

Community Yard Sale--June 4, 2016
We'll be holding a Community Yard Sale at Manor Farm on Saturday June 4 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: Join us for a discussion of The Zero Waste Solution by Paul Connett

  •   Mondays, January 11, February 22, and March 14
  •   Manor Farm 7 pm
  •   Please start reading before January 11 and finish by March 14
  • Email or check website to confirm date.

Climate Change Counterpoint Discussion

  •   Mondays, April 11 & May 9
  •   Manor Farm 7 pm
  •   Watch some videos of actual news broadcasts and examine the topic of climate change from different perspectives.
  • Email or check website to confirm date.

Can you help?

We are looking for donations of:
      · berets (adult sized)
      · pitchers (for drinks)
      · cloth napkins
      · solid color table cloths for 8' tables
      · old Ranger Rick magazines
      · gloves/mittens for winter
      · tree branches approximately 3" in diameter
      · garden rakes (not leaf rakes)
      · 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

HRH health care
for translating our Earth Rangers' asthma flyer

and Slow Food North Shore
for help with our Milton L Olive Middle School garden



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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