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Registration is required for all Watershed Association programs, unless stated otherwise. Space is limited. All programs meet in the Watershed Center on the Reserve, unless stated otherwise. Please call (609) 737-7592 or email to register.

Payment is accepted by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard or Discover and can be dropped off at the Watershed Center or mailed to:

Education Programs
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534

Refund Policy: A full refund will be made if notice of cancellation is received at least 48 hours before a program. Call (609) 737-7592 to cancel. No refunds or credits will be given after that time. Watershed Association membership is not refundable.

    • STEM Saturdays for Preschoolers

      Saturdays, 10:00-11:00AM, Parent and child (3-5 years old), $10M/$15NM

      Parents and preschoolers can explore the STEM world (science, technology, engineering and math) together, under the guidance of Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson. Activities are all age-appropriate for early learners and designed to engage families! Topics vary monthly and include stories and outdoor exploration. Parent is expected to stay for entire class. Visit the Preschool page for dates and topics.

    • March 6 and 20

      Lunch & Learn Series

      Mondays, 11:30AM – 12:30PM, Families, $5 per child, adults free

      Parents and children 5-10 years old – pack your lunch and join Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson for a nature-themed lunch! Enjoy your lunch with us in the Watershed Center, coupled with a nature mini-lesson and a hands-on activity. We will send you home with ideas to explore and projects to tackle for further enrichment. January 23 is a special lesson on maple tree tapping! Registration is not required for any class.

    • February 17 & 21

      Birds-n-Brunch Mini-Camp – CANCELED

    • February 28

      Watershed Nature Camp Open House #2

      Tuesday, 6:30-8:00PM, Families, Free

      Drop into the Watershed Center after dinner to learn more about Watershed Nature Camp 2017! Open to families with children 5-16 years old. RSVP is not required. There is one more open house planned for March 25 (Saturday, 1:00-3:00PM).

    • March 4

      Hand-dyed & Printed Textiles Workshop

      Saturday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM, 15yo – Adult, Fee per person: $110M/$135NM

      Experiment creating texture and visual interest in fabric using rocks, stones, and minerals as resists in silk dyeing and printing on fabric. Join Master silk artist Lian Sawires in a unique exploration of hand-dyeing and printing techniques including stamping, rolling, and streaking, as well as a form of “stone shibori”. Stones can be inked and used for mark-making, or tied into cloth to create organic shapes and ghost images. The motifs of stones in design, exploration of rough and smooth and joining rocks and fabric will also be engaged using binding, drawing with resist materials and fabric inks. Participants will create three scarves and a small fabric painting and are encouraged to bring their own stones to the workshop or use those provided. Materials fee of $35.00 payable directly to instructor on the day of workshop. This workshop will take place at the Watershed Center in collaboration with the Arts Council of Princeton. Register at

    • March 4

      Woodcock Watch

      Saturday, 6:00-7:30PM, Adults and Families (children 6yo+), Free

      Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland at dusk as we watch and learn more about the spring courtship dance and fascinating life of this bird. Hike is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

    • March 11

      Maple Sugaring Brunch & Hike

      Saturday, 2 settings: 9:30-11:30AM OR 11:00AM-1:00PM, Adults and Families welcome Member fees: $15/13yo – adult, $8/child (3-12yo), under 3yo free Non-Member fees: $20/13yo – adult, $12/child (3-12yo), under 3yo free

      Join us at the Watershed Center for this popular annual event. Hike with the Teacher-Naturalists to our tapped trees, learn about the process to convert maple sap to syrup and visit the ‘evaporation station’. The highlight of the morning is a delicious pancake brunch, served with our homemade maple syrup made from trees on the Reserve! Part of this program is conducted outdoors – winter gear, including boots, is necessary. Sign up for one session – registration and prepayment are required.

    • March 17

      Go Green Day!

      Friday, 10:00AM – 1:00PM, children 6-10 years old, Fee per child: $20M/$30NM

      Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in a new way! Explore the Watershed Center with the Teacher-Naturalists to learn about its’ innovative green systems and sustainable features then team up and test your knowledge by playing Green Jeopardy! Make recycled paper in our lab then take a hike and explore the outdoors in search of signs of spring. Bring your lunch, including a refillable water bottle, and come dressed for outdoor play – boots recommended. Prepayment required.

    • March 25

      Watershed Nature Camp Open House #3

      Saturday, 1:00-3:00PM, Families, Free

      This is the final open house where you can meet Camp Director Tammy Love, but online camp registration remains open throughout the entire season! Open to families with children 5-16 years old. RSVP is not required.

    • March 29

      Rainwater Harvesting

      Wednesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Adults and Families
      $50 general public, $40 River-Friendly Residents

      Join Brittany Musolino, Stony Brook-Millstone’s River-Friendly Coordinator, and Anna Marshall, AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador, to learn all about stormwater management at home and the uses of a rainwater harvesting system. Build your own rain barrel to take home! Register through our River-Friendly Workshop Series page.

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    Woodcock Watch

    Saturday, March 4, 6:00-7:30PM, Adults & Families (children 6yo+), Free

    Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland at dusk as we watch and learn more about the spring courtship dance and fascinating life of this bird. Hike is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.Call or email to register.

    Learn more about all our programs for the coming weeks!

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