Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
134 Cove Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
A few weeks after the death of Theodore Roosevelt, the National Association of Audubon Societies decided to erect a fountain in his memory. Sculptress Bessie Potter Vonnoh was commissioned to create the statue. A permanent location for the fountain remained to be decided.
In October 1923, Emlen and Christine Roosevelt donated 12 acres of land in Oyster Bay, N.Y., to the National Association of Audubon Societies with the condition that the land would be preserved in memory of Theodore Roosevelt. The Association decided that this new sanctuary would be an ideal location for the memorial fountain.
The sanctuary was one of the five nature education centers across the United States to receive an award for excellence in environmental education from Mutual of Omaha.
The center offers hands on exhibits in their Trailside museum and an expansive year-round education programs and events including; innovative children programs, Nature camps, Nature walks and trips, botany seminars and field trips, maple sugaring etc.
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