CEED, the Center for Environmental Education & Discovery, will be hosting a free virtual event on June 20 to welcome the days of summer. While it is not permitted to gather in person for …
CEED, the Center for Environmental Education & Discovery, will be hosting a free virtual event on June 20 to welcome the days of summer. While it is not permitted to gather in person for the annual Summer Solstice Festival, the tradition of celebrating the arrival will continue online from 4-6 p.m. The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and the official first day of the summer season. CEED will be honoring the culture of Long Island’s indigenous peoples by celebrating with their customs that highlight native plants and animals. There will be meet-and-greets, nature tours, live animals and virtual performances. CEED’s own co-founder and wild- life biologist, Ranger Eric Powers, and Arawak Taino Indian artist and storyteller, Ferdinand “Uaian” Bruno, will host the Zoom-based webinar event.
Featured guests include:
• Shinnecock cultural performers
• Uaian, professional storyteller and artist of the Arawak Taino people
• Quogue Wildlife Refuge
• Kevin Walsh, local science educator
• Long Island Explorium
• Anthony Marinello, native gardener and founder of The Long Island Native Plant
Pre-registration is required to attend this free virtual event via Zoom webinar. Registration links can be found at www.CEEDLI.org or on CEED’s Facebook and Instagram pages, CEEDLONGISLAND.