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Event Calendar

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.

  • September 10

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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

    Start your autumn 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.

  • September 13

    Back to Camp Day at Wargo Pond

    Saturday, 2:00-4:00PM, 2014 Summer Campers and their families, FREE

    Bring your family and friends back to camp for an afternoon around the pond. Meet up with summer camp friends and see your counselors again when you hike around the pond, use the seine net from the shore, create watercolors on the dock and enjoy marshmallows roasted on a campfire. Just like camp, it’s rain or shine so dress for the weather. RSVP requested, 609-737-7592 or camp@thewatershed.org.

  • September 19

    Creepy Spider Night Hike

    Friday, 7:30-9:00PM, Families (children 5yo+), Fee per person: $8M/$12NM

    Crab spiders, jumping spiders, wolf spiders, orb and funnel weavers and more! Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland on our annual night hunt on the Watershed Reserve trails. Bring a flashlight.

  • September 20

    On the Move

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

    Discover the mystery and magic of migration on the Watershed Reserve. During this morning walk, we will scan the skies for migratory hawks and search our meadows for Monarchs and dragonflies on their way to their winter grounds. Want to join the journey south? This hike is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • September 20

    Plein Air Painting Workshop

    Saturday, 10:00AM – 2:00PM, 16yo-Adult, Fee: $50M/$60NM

    An exciting new workshop that embraces the great tradition of painting outdoors! Using oils, acrylics or watercolors, participants will discover the challenge of painting natural light and how it changes over time, explore how color defines forms, learn how to represent natural colors and experiment with brush strokes and textures. Taught by Arts Council of Princeton instructor Ray Brown. Workshop includes a Naturalist-led walk on the Reserve trails for inspiration. Bring a bag lunch. Register through ACP at 609-924-8777 or www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

  • September 24

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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

    Start your autumn 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.

  • October 11

    Fungus Among Us

    Saturday, 9:30AM – 12:00PM, 16yo – Adult, Fee: $7M/$10NM

    Enter the Kingdom of Fungi, the common yet fascinating world of mushrooms. Meet a variety of mushrooms on our walk and learn about their role in medicine and cooking, as well as nutrient recycling. At the conclusion, we will sample some locally farmed varieties.

  • October 22

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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

    Start your autumn 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.

  • October 25

    Explore Princeton Institute Woods with Dr. Henry Horn

    Saturday, 9:00AM – 12:00PM, Adults only, $5 per person

    Join Dr. Henry Horn, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University for this popular look at forest dynamics in Princeton Institute Woods. This hike does not meet on the Watershed Reserve in Pennington. Co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • October 25

    Nature of the Night Halloween Hike

    Saturday, 6:00-9:00PM, Families (children 5-10yo), $10 per person OR $25 per family

    It’s BACK – our annual family-friendly and non-scary night hike on the Watershed Reserve! Join the Education Staff to explore the ecology of night and magic of Halloween. Includes campfire in the woods, roasted marshmallows and story-telling. Guided hikes begin every 20 minutes; last hike begins at 8:00PM. Registration and pre-payment are required.

  • November 1

    Under Rocks and Logs

    Saturday, 1:00-2:30PM, Families (children 5yo+), $5 per person

    Get out the day after Halloween and search for REAL creepy crawlies! On this family hike explore life under logs and rocks from the tiny to the furry. We might meet familiar sow bugs and millipedes as well as click beetles and meadow voles preparing for winter. Co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • November 5

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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

    Start your autumn 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.

  • November 15

    Harvest for the Holidays – Botanical Arrangements

    Saturday, 9:30AM – 1:00PM, 14yo – Adult, Fee: $50M/$60NM

    Create festive holiday decorations that will never wilt with Arts Council of Princeton instructor Janet Keller Laughlin. Begin with a Naturalist-led hike to collect specimen items such as vines, seed pods and other dried plant materials. Then head indoors to construct and embellish botanical assemblages, wreaths and orbs. $10 fee to cover the cost of supplemental dried plant material, hot glue guns, wire, grapevine wreaths and orbs is payable to instructor on day of workshop. Bring your own clippers, gloves and imagination. Register through ACP at 609-924-8777 or www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

  • November 19

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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

    Start your autumn 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.

  • December 3

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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

    Start your autumn 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.

  • December 6

    Winter Bird Walk on the Reserve

    Saturday, 9:00-11:00AM, 15yo – Adult, $5 per person

    Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland on a morning hike of the Watershed Reserve trails in search of wintering birds. Bring binoculars and dress for possibly muddy or snowy trail conditions. Co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • December 17

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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

    Start your autumn 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.

  • December 20

    Candle Making

    Saturday, 1:00-3:00PM, 8yo – Adult, Fee: $10M/$15NM

    Join Teacher-Naturalists Allison Jackson and Tammy Love to celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of light by making candles! This was a very popular workshop last year – don’t miss it. We will create hand-dipped candles, sand candles and molded candles. Learn how to shape candles and add embellishments, then go home with your unique handmade gifts.

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Events

Creepy Spider Night Hunt

Friday, September 19, 7:30-9:00PM, Families (children 5yo+), fee per person: $8M/$12NM

Crab spiders, jumping spiders, wolf spiders, orb and funnel weavers! Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland on our annual night hunt on the Watershed Reserve trails. Bring a flashlight - registration required.

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