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Mangano Announces Science and Nature Exploration Day at Tackapausha

       

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced Science and Nature Exploration Day will take place at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve on Saturday, July 20th.

In observance of all that is nurtured and celebrated at the museum, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve will be offering live animal programs, trail walks, hydro-powered rockets, HAM Radio trailer, an art exhibit featuring local artists, and a mad science lab featuring crafts, fairy jars, and slime. Additionally, Lindenhurst High School Robotics Club will showcase their fighting robot. The National Guard 106th Air Rescue Wing and Grumman Historical Society will also be present.

From 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. there will be live music and poetry with “The Coyote,” a local musician. From 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. the Amateur Observers Society (AOS) will be offering telescope moon-gazing at different areas throughout the Preserve. At 8:30 p.m. there will be an outdoor movie presentation of: Forbidden Planet.

The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, the first tract of preserve land acquired by Nassau County, is one of the most popular preserves on the South Shore. The Museum and Preserve provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy a physically and spiritually invigorating hike in a convenient and accessible location. In addition, the preserve incorporates a 3,000-square-foot museum with displays about the ecology of Long Island, as well as animal exhibits and shows and interactive activities for children.

The preserve consists of three sections with trails that meander through each part. In the southern section, the preserve is host to the largest Atlantic White Cedar “stand,” or grouping of trees, in Nassau County, located in a swamp just north of Tackapausha Pond, near Merrick Road. In the central section, a small, secluded pond draws waterfowl and amphibians. The northern section, between Clark and Jerusalem avenues, includes a small wetland.

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is located at: 2225 Washington Avenue, Seaford, NY 11783 and is open Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For further information please call: (516) 571-7443 or visit the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.