Sweetbriar Nature Center

About Sweetbriar Nature Center

ECSS: Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit, 501c3, corporation which exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services. Sweetbriar Nature Center is on 54 acres of varied garden, woodland, field, and wetland habitats on the Nissequogue River. Hundreds of species of plants and animals make homes here. Our grounds are open to the public year-round.
Our center cares for and rehabilitates approximately 2,000 sick, orphaned, and injured wild animals yearly. Sweetbriar is also home to over 100 non-releasable and domestic animals. We provide hundreds of environmental and natural science programs to schools, libraries, and other organizations throughout the year.
Through education and examples, ECSS encourages responsible decision-making, appreciation, and respect for the unique wildlife and ecosystems found on Long Island.

62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY11787, 631-979-6344, Fax# 631-979-9233,


Butterfly house volunteer

August 2020 - October 2020 Smithtown, NY
“Being outside.”

Vivarium intern

May 2019 - September 2019 Smithtown, NY
“I appreciated the opportunity to expand my knowledge of entomology as well as my knowledge of wildlife and the surrounding environment.I was also thankful for the opportunity to do research on the monarch butterfly.”
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