Educational Programs

Marine Discovery Day With “The Butterfly Effect Project”

Protecting our water is a community effort and education is key to inspiring the next generation of clean water stewards. Peconic Baykeeper works with local schools and other groups to lead hands-on programs that teach participants about our aquatic ecosystems, water quality issues, and individual stewardship actions.

“Day in the Life of” Program

In 2017, PBK expanded our education programs across Long Island to inspire the next generation of clean water advocates. PBK’s involvement in the “Day in the Life of” program helped reach over 2,500 island-wide, including our spearheading of two brand new “Day in the Life of” programs: Forge River and Fire Island! This program combines sampling in the field with classroom analysis and has been a great way to connect students to their respective watersheds.

“A Day in the Life of Fire Island”


Other programs include:

  • Classroom Visits
  • Biological Sampling (beach seining)
  • Lectures and presentations
  • Oyster Garden Tours
  • Nature walks
  • Beach cleanups
  • Boat trips (limited to small groups)


To date, PBK has worked with the following types of groups:

  • Science classes (K-12)
  • Boy and Girl Scout Troops
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Libraries
  • Environmental non-profits and “Friends” Associations

We’re always looking for new ways to spread the word about the importance of safe, clean water! To schedule an event with us, contact our office at (631) 653-4804 or email [email protected]