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Registration is required for all Watershed Association programs, unless stated otherwise. Space is limited. All programs meet at the Watershed 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 Main Office 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.

  • December 20

    Candle Making – FULL, registrations no longer being accepted for this program.

  • January 10

    Welcome Winter Walk

    Saturday, 9:30-11:30AM, Adults and Families (5yo+), $5 per person

    Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland on a morning walk at the Mountain Lakes Preserve in Princeton. Dress warmly, boots are recommended. This hike is co-sponsored by the Friends of Princeton Open Space. Meet Jeff at the Preserve in Princeton, not the Watershed Reserve in Pennington.

  • January 14

    Take a Walk on the WINTERY Wild Side

    Wednesday, 8:30-9:30AM, Adults only, FREE for members/$5 non-members

    Start your winter day off right with a walk on the Watershed Reserve trails with Teacher-Naturalist Allison Jackson. Allison’s well-trained eye and experience will help you better observe seasonal changes and enjoy all the benefits of being outdoors. Walks will happen snow or shine so dress appropriately for seasonal temperatures and possible snowy conditions. Binoculars, camera and nature journal are encouraged.

  • January 16

    In Search of Owls I

    Friday, 7:00-8:30PM, Adults and Families (6yo+), $10M/$15NM

    Begin the evening indoors with a presentation that will introduce you to owls, their calls and adaptations. After a Naturalist-led night hike in search of the nocturnal raptors, we will warm up indoors with a hot beverage. Two additional hikes offered on January 24 and 30.

  • 2015 Summer Camp Fairs

    January 17, 12:00-3:00PM at Quakerbridge Mall in Lawrenceville

    January 24, 10:00AM – 3:30PM at Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton

    Families, FREE admission to both camp fairs

    Summer will be here before you know it – look for Watershed Nature Camp Director Tammy Love at these 2015 Summer Camp Fairs! Learn more about our camp, daily activities and the trips we have planned for the upcoming season.

  • January 17

    Wildflowers & Weeds in Winter Sketching Workshop

    Saturday, 11:00AM – 3:30PM, 16yo – Adult, $55M/$65NM

    Join Arts Council of Princeton botanical illustrator Ruth Councell for an illuminating look at last season’s wildflowers. Begin with a short, brisk walk to collect specimens to be used during the studio session. Enjoy your bag lunch (hot beverages provided) with other participants then sharpen your drawing skills under Ruth’s tutelage. Register through the Arts Council of Princeton, www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. Inclement weather date is January 31.

  • January 22

    Maple Tree Tapping Time

    Thursday, 12:00-12:45PM, Families, $5 per person

    Help the Teacher-Naturalists get ready for maple sugaring season 2015! Join us for a short talk ab out maple sugaring then head out on the property and assist as we tap the maple trees that we will use this year for sap collection. Come dressed for wintery weather; boots recommended. This event is co-sponsored by the Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • January 24

    In Search of Owls II

    Saturday, 7:00-8:30PM, Adults and Families (6yo+), $10M/$15NM

    See description from January 16. One additional hike will be offered on January 30.

  • January 30

    In Search of Owls III

    Friday, 7:00-8:30PM, Adults and Families (6yo+), $10M/$15NM

    See description from January 16. This is the final owl hike for the 2015 winter season.

  • January 31

    Groundhog Day Celebration

    Saturday, 2:00-4:00PM, Families, $7 per person

    Celebrate Groundhog Day at the Watershed Reserve by visiting several burrows of these furry weather forecasters. Learn about their life history and role in the ecological community. After our hike, we will play a hibernation game (weather permitting), warm up by our outside fire, enjoy a hot beverage and make a Groundhog Day craft.

  • February 7

    Winter Exploration Geocache

    Saturday, 1:30-3:30PM, Families and Adults, $5 per person, to cover cost of refreshments

    This ‘event-cache’ is a great introduction to the hobby of geocaching as well as the ecology of winter. Track animals, identify winter weeds and much more! Appropriate for beginners or experienced cachers, registration requested. Participants must bring their own GPS unit. Dress for wintery walking conditions, boots are recommended.

  • February 11

    Take a Walk on the WINTERY Wild Side

    Wednesday, 8:30-9:30AM, Adults only, FREE for members/$5 non-members

    Start your winter day off right with a walk on the Watershed Reserve trails with Teacher-Naturalist Allison Jackson. Allison’s well-trained eye and experience will help you better observe seasonal changes and enjoy all the benefits of being outdoors. Walks will happen snow or shine so dress appropriately for seasonal temperatures and possible snowy conditions. Binoculars, camera and nature journal are encouraged.

  • February 21

    Winter Tree Exploration Hike

    Saturday, 2:00-3:30PM, Adults and Families (8yo+), $5 per person

    Learn about life in the forest by uncovering the secret lives of trees. Come dressed for walking in wintery conditions, boots recommended. This hike is co-sponsored by the Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • February 28

    BSA ‘Geocaching’ Merit Badge Workshop

    Saturday, 9:30AM – 12:00PM, Boy Scouts 11yo+, $20 per Scout

    Join Education Director/Merit Badge Counselor Jeff Hoagland for a workshop designed to help Boy Scouts earn the ‘Geocaching’ merit badge. Learn about navigating the natural terrain using a GPS unit and hunt for geocaches on the Watershed Reserve! Registration is by individual scout, not troop. GPS unit required; a limited number may be available for loan.

  • March 6

    Woodcock Watch

    Friday, 6:00-7:30PM, Adults and Families (6yo+), FREE

    Discover the local avian harbinger of spring – the woodcock. Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland at dusk for a short hike and learn more about this bird’s fascinating spring courtship dance and life. This hike is co-sponsored by the Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • March 7

    Maple Sugar Memories

    Saturday, 10:30AM – 12:00PM – Session I Saturday, 1:30 – 3:00PM – Session II

    Bring your family to the Watershed Reserve to enjoy the maple syrup made on site this year. After a short walk to visit our tapped trees and the ‘evaporation station’, take our maple syrup taste test challenge and warm yourself by our fire. Dress for wintery walking weather – boots recommended. Register for either Session I or II.

  • March 11

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    Wednesday, 8:30-9:30AM, Adults only, FREE for members/$5 non-members

    Start your early spring day off right with a walk on the Watershed Reserve trails with Teacher-Naturalist Allison Jackson. Allison’s well-trained eye and experience will help you better observe seasonal changes and enjoy all the benefits of being outdoors. Walks will happen rain or shine so dress appropriately for seasonal temperatures and possible muddy conditions. Walks will continue bi-weekly throughout the season – join one or all! Binoculars and nature journal are encouraged.

  • March 28

    Nature Camouflage Egg Hunt

    Saturday, 10:30-11:30AM, Families (children 3-10yo+), $8 per child, Adults FREE

    Wander through fields and forest of the Watershed Reserve with our Teacher-Naturalists, in search of naturally-dyed eggs. Children should bring a basket or bag for egg collection. Held rain or shine, registration is requested.

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Events

Welcome Winter Walk in Princeton

Saturday, January 10, 9:30 - 11:30AM, Adults and Families (children 5yo+), $5 pp

Join Jeff Hoagland at Mountain Lakes Preserve in Princeton for an early winter walk! Dress warmly, boots are recommended. This hike is co-sponsored by the Friends of Princeton Open Space.

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