Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center

Connecting people with nature while promoting a sense of environmental stewardship through natural science educational programs.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Photo: Gary Robinette/Audubon Photography Awards

Upcoming Programs and Events

The health of our visitors, supporters, and staff is of utmost importance to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center. In an effort to help protect our community, we are following recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local governments and closing the Center building until further notice. Trails will remain open, but we will not have restrooms or accommodations available.

Photo: Mike Fernandez



Check out available plants and the order form HERE. Orders can be placed by filling out the order form and emailing it to


Thursday, October 15, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A New Place to Gather:

Using Native Plants to Create Welcoming Outdoor Spaces

As the world has recently changed, so has our perspective about gathering outdoors. In this era of social distancing, creating native outdoor spaces for classrooms, offices, medical waiting rooms, family meeting spaces for the elderly, recreation, and our own backyards has never been more important. In this new normal, where we need quiet, peaceful outdoor spaces, there is no time like the present to learn about healthy, native ecosystems and habitats from experts in the industry.

Join Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center (TRSAC) and Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI) for an exciting online workshop with keynote speaker Larry Weaner of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates (founded in 1982). Larry’s knowledge combines expertise in horticulture, environmental science, and the traditions of garden design. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design, American Gardener, Wildflower magazine, and the North American Native Plant Society’s The Blazing Star. He has also won numerous awards for his work.

Other expert speakers include: Rusty Schmidt from Long Island Native Plant Initiative and Nelson, Pope, and Voorhis, Jillian Bell from Audubon Connecticut, and Helen Forgione from Natural Area Conservancy.

Topic Highlights

  • Native plants and invasives
  • Ecological design for functional spaces
  • Benefits for people and beyond
  • Implementation tools, tips, and strategies
  • Community and team collaboration
  • And more!

View full workshop schedule and details

  • Workshop Fee: $45 per person (limited-time discounted rate, $70 per person after October 8)
  • CE Credits are available
  • Zoom login info will be sent via email after you register


For questions, email or call 516-922-3200.

Birds of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center

Visit the Sanctuary

Our trails and gardens are open everyday dawn - dusk.

Staff Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center
134 Cove Road Oyster Bay, New York 11771

phone: (516) 922-3200

Volunteer With Us!

We have many volunteer opportunities at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center.  From helping with our education programs to trail work and planting native gardens, there are many ways to get involved and help out at the Sanctuary.  Click here to view our volunteer brochure for more information about ways to get involved.  Email Kathryn D'Amico, the Volunteer Coordinator at for a list of our current opportunities.