This summer, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO)’s Summer of Science returns to in-person programming at the WMHO’s Ernst Marine Conservation Center in West Meadow Creek.

Three sessions (each a four day program) will run depending on age group from July 12th to August 13th. Registration is required for these programs. Depending on the program, cost per child is $250 to $275. Early Bird registration by June 15th will include a $25 reduction in the program rate.

These open-air outdoors programs emphasize hands-on exploration of plant and animals species along the shoreline, student driven research projects, and scavenger hunts to compare & contrast the marsh and sandy beach habitats.

Salt Marsh Explorers (ages 6 to 9) runs from July 12th to the 16th, Salt Marsh Detectives (ages 10 to 12) runs from August 9th to the 13th. Both programs are $250 per student, start at 10am and end at 11:30am. Salt Marsh Scientists (ages 13 to 17) runs from July 26th to the 30th, is $275 per student, starts at 10:00am and ends at 1pm.

To learn more about Summer of Science programs, register your child, and to learn more about the WMHO, call the Ward Melville Heritage Organization office at 631-751-2244.