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Kids Culture 05.12.22

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 16:10
Max Philip Dobler

Citizen Scientists at SoFo

 It's a special time of year for the horseshoe crab, and on Saturday, the South Fork Natural History Museum will give adults and children ages 5 and up the chance to become citizen scientists on a nighttime beach walk to witness the crabs emerging from the water and depositing their eggs in the sand. The museum calls it "one of nature's most amazing seasonal wildlife events."

 Tagging of horseshoe crabs, which helps scientists monitor their populations, will also take place. The free event, held in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension, begins at 8:30 p.m. at Pike's Beach in Westhampton Beach.

 Earlier that day, SoFo will host a walk through Vineyard Field, behind the museum in Bridgehampton, to search for and learn about black racer snakes. The program is for anyone age 5 and up, and costs $15 per adult and $10 per child. Museum members can attend for free.

 On Sunday, SoFo will hold an all-ages trail cleanup at Clam Island Preserve in Southampton at 9 a.m. There will be a full-moon hike for all ages on Monday at 8:30 p.m. to witness the "Flower Moon," which draws its name from the abundant blooming of flowers at this time of year. Led by Dai Dayton of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, registration for the free walk is by email to [email protected] (priority will be given to members of the Friends group).

 SoFo requires advance registration for all of its programs. The phone number for sign-up and questions is 631-537-9735.

More for Kids and Teens

Amagansett Library

Sewing felt pouches for ages 8 to 11, Saturday, 1-2 p.m. 631-267-3810, amagansettlibrary.org.

East Hampton Library

D.I.Y. seed planting kits for teens, materials pickup tomorrow, 3-5 p.m. Shake-and-make music for kids up to 3 years, Tuesday, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m. Hot glue and watercolor art for grades six to eight, Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Rock painting for kids ages 7 to 10, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-324-0222, easthamptonlibrary.org.

Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

Melted crayon suncatchers for ages 8 to 12, tomorrow, 4-5 p.m. Soap making for grades 6 and up, Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m. Sensational sounds musical discovery for ages 2 and up, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-537-0015, hamptonlibrary.org.

John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor

Butterfly story time for children with an adult caregiver, tomorrow and Sunday, 11-11:30 a.m. Pajama story time for kids up to age 8, next Thursday, 7-7:30 p.m., 631-725-0049, johnjermain.org.

Montauk Library

All-ages screening of the film "Sing 2" (rated PG), Saturday, 2-4 p.m., no advance registration necessary.

Project Most, East Hampton Neighborhood House

All-ages Saturday Run Club, Saturday and May 21, 8 a.m. Team-building games for ages 6 to 12, Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Rainbow snack squares and construction challenge for ages 6 to 12, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $35. Egret watercolor project with the Art Nanny for kids up to age 4 with caregivers, next Thursday, 10-11 a.m., $25, projectmost.org.

 


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