Rainforest At Sands Point Preserve


Rainforest storytime and animal presentation is happening on Feb. 20 at Sands Point Preserve. Children can take a mini-staycation just as February break draws to a close and join storyteller, naturalist and children’s author Eric Young as he reads his book, The Rainbow Almond Tree.

At this event, visitors to the preserve can discover the perils and joys of the rainforest—a wondrous natural place—and meet some live animals that dwell there, including a tree frog, a walking stick and a python.Rainforest021716A Rainforest021716B Rainforest021716C

Sign up for one of two sessions: 11 a.m. or 12 p.m. Dress in layers and, weather-permitting, spend the day and enjoy a winter hike on the many wooded trails and mile-long beach.

Admission is $15 per car or $5 with a membership pass. Preregistration is required. Email your name, preferred session start time, and the number of adults and children (with their ages) to info@friendsspp.org.

For additional information or to purchase the newly available 12-month membership, go to www.thesandspointpreserve.com, call 516-571-7901 or visit the Gate House at 127 Middle Neck Rd. in Sands Point. Friends of the Sands Point Preserve is a nonprofit organization with the mission to protect and preserve the 216-acre waterfront grounds and historic mansions and to provide a range of cultural arts events and educational programs for families and schools in the Phil Dejana Learning Center and Outdoor Classroom.


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