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:
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.
Groundhog Day CelebrationSaturday, 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.
Winter Exploration GeocacheSaturday, 2:30-4:30PM, 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. The time for this event is correct and different from what appears in Winter Wellspring.
Take a Walk on the WINTERY Wild SideWednesday, 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.
Winter Tree Exploration HikeSaturday, 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.
BSA ‘Geocaching’ Merit Badge WorkshopSaturday, 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.
Woodcock WatchFriday, 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.
Maple Sugar MemoriesSaturday, 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.
Take a Walk on the Wild SideWednesday, 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.
Nature Camouflage Egg HuntSaturday, 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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Saturday, February 21, 2:00-3:30PM, Adults and Families (children 8yo+), $5 per person
Join Teacher-Naturalist Allison Jackson for a hike on the Reserve and learn about life in the forest. This hike is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon. Registration required..
Volunteer at the ‘Shed
Discover the many ways you can help at the Reserve. We have volunteer opportunities available in many different capacities. Are you good at event planning? Clearing trails? Conducting scientific research? Or are you looking for a corporate work day for you and your coworkers? Click here to learn more and complete a volunteer application..
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