- This event has passed.
Birdability: Accessible Birding for Every Body
October 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 amFree
This event is geared toward people of the public with invisible and/or visible disabilities who are interested in birding and getting out in nature. We will be following a 0.75 mile loop trail around Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center.
The Center has binoculars available for those without.
“Birdability Week is a celebration of birders with disabilities and other health concerns, and an opportunity to share resources and ideas to help the birding community be accessible, inclusive and welcoming to everybody and every body! An annual event held in October and supported by National Audubon, it was inspired by #BlackBirdersWeek, Latino Conservation Week and Let’s Go Birding Together.” As a group, we will go around the ADA accessible trails around JBENC to ensure that folks of all abilities can access the birding wonders of Jones Beach.
Tactile Studio has a narrative written description (here) of what is like to be a family navigating some of Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center’s accessible features.
JBENC Accessibility Features:
Accessible parking spots each with curb-cuts
Switch-operated front doors
Ramps to the north and south deck
Paved no-step paths throughout our pollinator garden
Braille & tactile elements on interpretive panels
Audio tours in English, Spanish, Mandarin, ASL, and English Audio Description.jones jones
* Those with an Empire Pass can use their pass in place of this fee.
The Hauppauge Public Library does not endorse non-library events or entities described in the events calendar. Because events may be changed, rescheduled or cancelled, event information should be confirmed with the event organizer. While the Hauppauge Public Library makes every effort to ensure the most accurate information is provided, the Hauppauge Public Library assumes no liability for the costs or inconvenience of any party due to information which may be incomplete or inaccurate.
All event submissions will be reviewed and approved by a moderator. Please allow up to 5 days for event submissions to appear in the calendar.