Date & Time: October 8–31, 2021 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Tanglewood nature preserve

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) and our need for student volunteers to work our SpookyFest fundraiser that runs for 4 weekends in October, beginning the weekend of October 8th-10th and ending Sunday, October 31st – Halloween! CSTL is a non-profit science education organization located on the Tanglewood nature preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Road in Rockville Centre, NY, 11570. For its yearly fundraiser, CSTL holds SpookyFest, where the grounds are transformed into both scary and non-scary attractions! This event helps us to provide year round services that include low cost educational programs for area students and care for over 40 abandoned and disabled animals at our facility. Sign up through the CSTL website (

CSTL is looking for student volunteers to help out with SpookyFest by filling the following roles.

  1. Scare everyone as a Zombie in the Maze of Horrors and Haunted Woods(required to wear all dark clothing/shoes. Students with their own scary costume or make-up can come wearing it, otherwise CSTL can provide a costume)
  1. Be a Merry Monster– a friendly non-scary “monster” in the child-friendly Enchanted Forest Walk (CSTL will provide the costume – will be positioned at specific spots in the walk to interact with children/families and have pictures taken)
  1. Guide families through the Non-Scary Enchanted Forest Walk(Students with their own child friendly/non-scary costume can come wearing it, otherwise CSTL can provide a costume)
  1. Help kids with Arts and Crafts– CSTL will provide a sample Halloween craft and all the materials and supplies for kids to create their own version of the craft
  1. Work at the Entry Table– greeting/check-in/tickets/directing where to go


–  SpookyFest occurs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the weekends listed below. You can volunteer for as many or as few of the nights as they wish.

  • Oct. 8-10
  • Oct. 15-17
  • Oct. 22-24
  • Oct. 29-31

–  Volunteers are needed each night from 5pm – 10pm.  (CSTL will provide a light snack at 5 pm)

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