Education and Awareness
Marine Education is a major focus of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. Programs are geared toward teaching about environmental awareness as well as what can be done to help support the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. These programs include school visits, tours of the facility, slide and lecture presentations, and special programs. Seal cruises from Freeport and seal walks are offered seasonally.
The Primary mission of the Riverhead Foundation is the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured seal, dolphins, whales, porpoises, and sea turtles. Some of these species are highly endangered and on the verge of extinction. One of the best ways to preserve the environment is by promoting education and public awareness of the marine environment and its conservation. We do this by providing the following educational programs, designed to teach the public about the importance of our natural environment. All monies raised from educational programs support the Foundationís endeavers.