Last Updated: 1/8/22; Contributors: Bridget-W.
Overall Observations: CCE has been around for an astounding 104 years! They provide exciting events and community driven focuses. Focusing on youth development seems to be very important to them. There are many opportunities, events and even camps available for children to participate. They collaborate with Cornell University, community services and the government to provide resources to protect the environment, educate parents and also work with the Suffolk County Farm to provide educational programs for students aged pre-k - 12 grade and those with special needs.
Long Island Explorer: Love for the environment seems to be quite natural for the people at CCE. They have a desire to keep the environment clean safe and protected and educate people on how to do the same.
LI Geology & Plant Communities: There is an entire Agriculture section that discusses many different plant/farm related topics. There are very informative articles and guides for several different plants from Potatoes and berries to Hemp and Weed.
Noteworthy: The website did not have specific information about different local trails and greenways, nor of freshwater. However, they have special events for the community that involve seed sowing, picking berries and different tours and programs about agriculture.
Wildlife Observations: The website contains a plethora of information and content about wildlife and marine life. I love how they focus on using animals and animal sciences as health and wellness. The CCE has programs and classes that appear to be therapeutic for people facing stress and people with special needs.
Marine Ecology Observations: The CCE has a Marine Sciences program that is 36 years old and has been focusing on protecting our waters, providing a clean environment for our fish, fowl and plants...basically trying to safeguard our environment while providing public education about environmental consequences. I think that it's pretty cool they've launched a website dedicated to digital education during the pandemic.
Contacting Park Resource: Contacted the Extension Education Center - I asked them how many offices/labs does the CCE have? They said 13 in NY but there are several other offices and affiliates that they collaborate with on a national and international level as well.