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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 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.

  • April 11, 25, May 9

    Lunch & Learn SERIES

    Mondays, 11:30AM – 12:30PM, Families, 5 Class Series Fee: $22/child; Individual Class Fee: $5 /child

    Parents and children 5-10 years old – pack your lunch and join Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson for a nature-themed lunch! Starting with the new year, we will expand our Lunch & Learn to bi-monthly get-togethers! Bring your lunch to enjoy in the Watershed Center, coupled with a nature mini-lesson to whet your appetite and a hands-on activity. We will send you home with ideas to explore and projects to tackle for further enrichment. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome! Join us for the entire series (and save) or drop in for just a few – it’s your choice.

  • April 29

    Frog Slog Night Hike – FULL

  • May 1

    First Sunday FREE Environmental Film Series

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

    “The Big Year” (2011) – Comedy. Three men find that they have come to a turning point. Stu (Steve Martin) faces a late-life crisis, Kenny (Owen Wilson) is in the grip of a midlife crisis, and Brad (Jack Black) is wallowing in a no-life crisis. During the course of one calendar year, the three friendly rivals criss-cross North America in a quest to count more species of birds than anyone else.

  • May 2 – June 13

    Language of Nature – Ecology of NJ Rivers, Streams, Lakes & Ponds

    Mondays, 7:00-8:30PM, Adults; $195M/$245NM

    Topics include physical limnology and nutrient cycling; aquatic invertebrates; freshwater phytoplankton and zooplankton; taxonomy and biology of freshwater fishes; conservation and invasive species. Instructor: Dr. Olaf Jensen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

  • May 3 – June 7

    Language of Nature – Plants & Wildflowers of Woods, Fields & Roadsides

    Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00PM, Adults; $195M/$245NM

    Topics include plant evolution and basic systematic, reproduction, morphology and physiology, better living through plant chemistry, ecological interactions, the ecology of invasives. Instructor: Dr. Laura A. Hyatt, Associate Professor of Biology, Rider University

  • May 7

    Sun Power – Green Plants, Solar Balloons & the Watershed Center

    Saturday, 10:00AM – 12:00PM, Families (children 6yo+), Free

    Enjoy this unique look at the power of the sun. Through a tour and exploratory hike, learn how the Watershed Center and the plants on our Reserve are powered by the same energy source – the sun. Families will explore practical and creative uses of the sun’s energy including our solar balloon launch and solar bug race. This event is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • May 14

    Watershed Nature Camp Open House #3

    Saturday, 2:00-4:00PM, Families, Free

    Summer will be here before you know it! Kids ages 5 – 16 and their families can meet Camp Director Tammy Love in the Watershed Center, learn about Watershed Nature Camp and Watershed Academy. RSVP is not required – drop-ins are welcome.

  • May 22

    Watershed 10K / 5K Trail Run & Festival

    Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00PM, Fees by Race Category – member discounts

    We’re excited to present the first annual Watershed Trail Run and Festival. The 10K and 5K help support the efforts of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s mission to protect and restore clean water and a healthy environment in central New Jersey. Whether you are a competitive runner or an avid walker, this event has something for you. Click for more information. Registration is OPEN.

  • June 3

    BSA ‘Reptiles & Amphibians’ Merit Badge Workshop

    Friday, 7:00-9:30PM, Boy Scouts 11-17yo, $30 per scout

    Join Merit Badge Counselor Jeff Hoagland on a night-time workshop to earn the Reptiles & Amphibians merit badge. We will begin at the Watershed Center and hike to Wargo Pond (approximately one mile). Pick up will be at the Pond House (directions sent with confirmation). Bring a flashlight and wear boots for muddy walking conditions – guaranteed! Registration and prepayment are required.

  • June 11

    Picnic at the Pond

    Saturday, 3:00-4:30PM, Families, Free

    Participate in the annual Hopewell Valley Come Outside and Play weekend. Meet us at Wargo Pond for a hike, roasted hotdogs and s’mores around a campfire! What a great way to celebrate the approach of summer. Registration required.

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Sun Power

Saturday, May 7, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, Families (children 6yo+), FREE

Learn how the Watershed Center and the plants on our Reserve are powered by the same energy source...the sun! We'll explore practical and creative uses of the sun's energy, including a solar balloon launch and solar bug race. Co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

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