Project Feederwatch at Downs Farm Preserve

Project Feederwatch at Downs Farm Preserve

Date/Time
Friday, February 1
9:00 am - 10:00 am


Friday, February 1, 2019 from 9 to 10 a.m. 

Do you like to feed and watch birds? Curious how to attract certain birds and stumped on what kinds of seed and feeders to use? Have you thought about being a “Citizen Scientist” to help bird researchers learn more about bird populations and ways to protect our feathered friends? If you said “yes” to any or all of these questions, come by the Downs Farm Nature Center in Cutchogue to learn more about “Project Feederwatch,” an international program from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology dedicated to understanding songbird populations. During the winter we will have times for Citizen Scientists to record birds visiting the Downs Farm feeders and this may be just the volunteer gig for you! For more information, please contact Aaron Virgin at 631-765-6450 ext. 218 or acvirgin@eastendenvironment.org.

Friday Night Flicks: Straws at Bay Street Theater

Friday Night Flicks: Straws at Bay Street Theater

Date/Time
Friday, February 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Friday, February 1, 2019 from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution. It’s estimated every day 500 million plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches. They’re non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets, and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually. Together with Bay Street Theater, Group for the East End is screening this film as part of their efforts to raise awareness about the negative effects of single-use plastic on eastern Long Island’s land, water and wildlife. 60 Minuets Toxic will also be screened following Straws. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased online at baystreet.org.