Marine Studies

Avalon Nature Preserve is proud to sponsor the Western Suffolk BOCES Marine Science Enrichment Program. This unique summer opportunity gives local students the chance to immerse themselves in Long Island’s dynamic marine environment.

Despite living on an island where the ocean and estuaries are never far away, many Long Islanders never take full advantage of living in a coastal, estuarine environment. Avalon and Western Suffolk BOCES have teamed to provide our Marine Science Enrichment Program for local teens who wish to understand our connection to and reliance on these unique marine resources. Our one-week, residential summer program is offered at no cost to successful applicants and takes place in mid-summer each year.