On Halloween night, Max not only handed out candy to trick or treaters, he gave and read them a poem.
Max wrote Nature articles for Newsday for 15 years.
Max conducted Taproot Workshops for two decades.
Was an English teacher in the Farmingdale School district Middle School.
He was a tough disciplinarian. “Don’t think, just write.” is what he said to kids who couldn’t get started.
He was a member of the Tourism Long Island Advisory Committee. He worked hard to include nature areas on Long Island as tourist destinations.
A memorial brick will be placed in his honor at the Walt Whitman Birthplace which reads: MAX WHEAT; FAMILY MAN; YOU CAN WRITE A POEM; FIRST NASSAU LAUREATE
He ran a poetry workshop at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park and the Hempstead Plains for 7 years.