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Avalon Park and Preserve

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Avalon’s Nature Initiative provides teens with skills to protect the natural environment and to inspire others to do the same. Offering diverse connections with local organizations, Nature Initiative coordinates events to bring our teen volunteers together with the environmental community. *Open to students in grades 8-12; all LI school districts.

What kind of students volunteer with Nature Initiative? Well, there are students who want to learn about the environment and help support healthy ecosystems across Long Island. There are those who are looking to fulfill community service hours and end up finding so much more during their participation. Some students just have a driving need to make a difference in their community and love the feeling of walking away from a job well done. All of these teens come together to form a strong, motivated group of volunteers who greet every event with enthusiasm and energy, enjoying the great outdoors, socializing with peers from different school districts, and the pride of great accomplishments.

Looking to join Nature Initiative? You can apply online at: https://avalonnaturepreserve.org/youth-programs/nature-initiative/. For more information, please visit our website or contact Program Coordinator Kayla Kraker at kayla@avalonparkandpreserve.org or 631-786-2605.

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About Avalon Park and Preserve

Location:

200 Harbor Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790, US

Mission Statement

Make a positive impact and leave a sustainable footprint...our youth participants take action to make Long Island a better habitat for all flora and fauna. Avalon’s Nature Initiative provides teens with skills to protect the natural environment and to inspire others to do the same.

Description

Offering diverse connections with local organizations, Nature Initiative coordinates events to bring our teen volunteers together with the environmental community. *Open to students in grades 8-12; all LI school districts.

Our projects are broken down into the following categories: building projects, community gardening, habitat restoration, invasive species removal, public education, species studies & science research. Some of our past opportunities included: horseshoe crab tagging, terrapin nest protection, building screech owl nest boxes, praying mantis egg case collection, evening winter walks hiking series and starting seeds for our organic produce garden.

If you are eager to create a conservation ethic and to build friendships with like-minded students who are passionate about the outdoors, then Nature Initiative might be the perfect place to fulfill your desire to serve.

Time commitments and participation will vary among our members, but the character traits we are looking for will rarely change. Please be reliable, hard-working, group-oriented, and environmentally-minded.

Students can apply online at https://avalonnaturepreserve.org/youth-programs/nature-initiative/; volunteer events run year-round. For more information, please visit our website or contact Program Coordinator Kayla Kraker at state@avalonparkandpreserve.org or
631-786-2605.

Children & Youth
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

200 Harbor RoadStony Brook, NY 11790

(40.91471,-73.14736)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Networking

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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