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To learn more about our educational programs please contact Andrew Tharler, Education and Engagement Director
Preservation Long Island
161 Main Street / P.O. Box 148
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Tel: 631-692-4664; Fax: 631-692-5265
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
[email protected]

Preservation Long Island offers several on-site programs for school groups that meet New York State English Language Arts Standard 1 and Social Studies Standard 1 requirements. Pre and post-visit materials are included. The cost for field trips is $8 per student with a $60 minimum per program.

Joseph Lloyd Manor

My Community Long Ago
Grade 1
Students experience how people, especially children, lived long ago on Long Island with hands-on activities. Cross-curriculum activities include maps, storytelling, reading and an art project.

Colonial Childhood Program
Grade 4
Students experience the social life, schooling, and everyday chores of children growing up on Long Island during the eighteenth century. The program is introduced through a video presentation and primary documents relating to two children who actually lived at Lloyd Manor. Students engage in hands-on activities including a house hunt and clay craft, play colonial games, and discover how colonial children dressed.

Colonial Craftsmen
Grade 4
Students are introduced to craftsmen trades by exploring the artifacts made by colonial potters, carpenters, coopers, and blacksmiths through biographies and their original handiwork. Activities include examining the objects needed for everyday life in the eighteenth century through a scavenger hunt at Lloyd Manor and the recreating of a clay inkwell from the colonial period.

The American Revolution on Long Island
Grades 4, 5, and 6
Students discover how Lloyd Manor was occupied by British soldiers during the Revolutionary war and study maps to understand its strategic location. A house hunt reveals remnants of loyalists’ occupation and why Lloyd Manor was a valuable asset to the British cause. Lloyd family letters are also examined to gain an understanding of the hardships of war and the family issues that resulted between the loyalists and patriots.

Slavery on Long Island
Grades 5, 7, and 11
Students explore a facet of the African-American experience in New York and Long Island by visiting the home of former slave owners and meeting the first published African-American poet, Jupiter Hammon, through video reenactment and his writings. Students uncover the story of the enslaved Africans at Lloyd manor using artifacts and primary sources.

Sherwood-Jayne Farm

Working in partnership with the Seatuck Environmental Association, Preservation Long Island offers several naturalist and environmental education programs at the Sherwood-Jayne Farm site and trails.

Tree Study
Grades K-5
Students learn the life cycle of trees as well as tree identification techniques that incorporate language arts, sensory awareness activities, and math skills used to measure/estimate height & width of tree.

Bird Program
Grades K-6
Students learn about and identify the local birds that visit the farm through observations and interactive games.

Soil Studies
Grades 4-6
Students examine soil to gain an understanding of how soil affects the diversity of plants. Hands-on activities can include the use of augers, soil sifting and percolation.

Interpretive Trail Hikes
Grades Pre-K-12
Our trails can teach a variety of topics including seasons, glacial geology and adaptations.

Speed of Seeds
Grades 4-6
Through hands-on activities, students learn where seeds come from and how they travel. Students will learn the life cycle of plants and then take home their own native plant.

Insects and Spiders
Grades K-6
Students learn why insects and spiders are an important part of nature. Through hands-on activities, students explore the farm, catch insects with nets and bug boxes, and use hand lenses to see their differences.

Custom Programs
Grades Pre-K-12
Given the unique property of the Sherwood-Jayne farm and historic house, programs can be created to meet the needs of your curriculum. There are fields, woodland trails, and glacial features to be explored. For more details, contact Peter Walsh at Seatuck Environmental Center: 631-581-6908

Custom House

Sag Harbor & the New Nation
Grades 4-5; 7-8
Students learn about the first laws passed in the United States that enabled tax levies to be collected at the Federal Port of Entry in Sag Harbor. A house hunt at the Dering home reveals objects of the international sea trade and access to primary documents from the Dering family allow students to examine history from the American Revolution to the Gold Rush.

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