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Should We Stop Our Shifting Sands?

Should We Stop Our Shifting Sands?

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Beaches are in a constant state of flux. The sands shift with the tides, slowly morphing the coastline. Beach goers flock to beaches that mere months earlier didn’t have much sand; there are more changes as months turn into years. Long Island’s unique geologic composition of shifting and churning sand coastlines requires boaters to stay […]

A Walk in the Sun

A Walk in the Sun

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The words “walk” and “sun” in the same phrase likely conjure up images of strolling during warm weather while enjoying balmy breezes. Yet for me, the opposite is true, as the walks I most enjoy are on a desolate beach as an intense winter or early spring sun warms me and a brisk northwest wind brings […]

The Color of Sand

The Color of Sand

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The shores of the Bahamas are tinted pink with bits of coral. Shale makes the beaches of Shelter Cove in California a stark shade of grey. Hawaiian sands get their many vibrant hues courtesy of volcanic lava. The captivating bi-colored beaches of Fire Island, New York are made of quartz and feldspar. Within the finest, […]

Hands-On Marine Education

Hands-On Marine Education

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island’s Environmental Education program, part of New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), uses fun hands-on activities to educate kids about the marine environment. Throughout the year, the staff regularly makes presentations at schools.