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Popular Naturalist To Lead Walk Through Preserve
Naturalist Jan Christopher Porinchak will lead an in-depth exploration of the natural wonders of Caleb Smith State Park Preserve on Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown, on Saturday, June 28, at 1:30 p.m. Reserve by calling (631) 766-9868. The walk will take approximately two hours, and is not recommended for children under ten years old. The event, sponsored by Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve is free, however, the preserve’s parking fee of $8 will be in effect.
Mr. Porinchak will lead participants on a walk through the many landscapes of the park, offering tips on identifying the various plants and animals that will be encountered. An avid naturalist and environmental advocate, Mr. Porinchak has coordinated numerous environmental stewardship projects for Nissequogue River State Park and is a hike leader for the Long Island Sierra Club.
In addition to teaching art at the Jericho Middle School, he is an award-winning natural science illustrator whose work is used to educate the public about our natural world.
For more information about Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve, their events and the park, go to: www.friendsofcalebsmith.org