Special Services are unique programs where OEEP staff lead hands-on investigations in the classroom of your school and/or in field sites around Long Island. From citizen science projects such as butterfly banding to determining fire frequency in the Pine Barrens through tree cores, students in our Special Services programs are directly involved in authentic studies of the natural world.
OEEP staff work with teachers to customize the program to support and enhance classroom curriculum with various themes and activities. In addition, customized programs are aligned to the NYS Common Core and Science Standards. Programs are created for grades 1-12, and can be a single or a multi-day experiences.
Here is a sample of possibilities. OEEP staff can customize programs to an array of topics. Call (631) 360-3652 to discuss other topics, programs or ideas. We welcome your input!
Field Site Programs
Long Island is home to a diversity of habitats that allow students to investigate nature first-hand. Locations for programs include places such as the Pine Barrens, Fire Island, salt marshes, north and south shore beaches, man-made rocky intertidal areas, the Nissequogue River, and more. Sample field site programs include but are not limited to:
Several specialized in-school programs include but are not limited to: