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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.

  • April 16

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the Pond!

    Wednesday, 8:30–9:30AM; Adults only; FREE for Members/$5NM

    Start your 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.

  • April 16

    Tiny Tot Walk – canceled

    Wednesday, 10:00–11:00AM; Children 18-36 months with an adult; Fee per child: $7M/$10NM

    Join Naturalist Pam Newitt for an outdoor exploration of the natural world. All children must be walking and accompanied by an adult. Come dressed for possibly muddy walking conditions – we always go outside, boots are recommended.

  • April 19

    Nature Camouflage Egg Hunt

    Saturday, 10:00–11:00AM; Families (children 3-10 yo); Fee: $8 per child, adults free

    Wander through the fields and forests of the Watershed Reserve with our Teacher-Naturalists to see how many naturally dyed eggs you can discover. Children should bring a basket or bag for egg gathering. Rain or shine, registration requested, walk-ins welcome!

  • April 22

    Celebrate Earth Day at the ‘Shed

    Tuesday, 5:00–7:30PM; Families; Fee: $15 per family

    Visit the Watershed Reserve after work or school to celebrate Earth Day! Teacher-Naturalists will be on hand to lead hikes to the Stony Brook or into the forest, introduce you to our resident critters and help you create simple Earth Day crafts. Meet Ken Walters, ‘The Bee Guy’, apiarist and owner of Yellow Bee Honey in Lawrenceville. Learn more about honey bees and the crucial role they play in pollination. Ken will have honey for sale, produced locally from his hives. Our ‘pop-up’ Nature Shop will also be open, offering 20% off all purchases. Registration requested. Program co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • April 25

    Frog Slog Night Hike – FULL

  • April 26

    Wild Edible Hike

    Saturday, 8:30AM–12:30PM; 15yo – Adult; Fee per person: $20M/$25NM

    Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland for a delicious hike on the Watershed Reserve, in search of wild edible plants. Explore the traditions of our European and Native American roots (no pun intended) as we eat our way through forest and field!

  • April 30

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    Wednesday, 8:30–9:30AM; Adults only; FREE for Members/$5NM

    Start your 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.

  • May 4

    The Ecology of Princeton Institute Woods

    Sunday, 2:00–5:00PM; Adults only; Fee: $5 per person

    Join Dr. Henry Horn, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, for this popular and enlightening look at forest dynamics in Princeton Institute Woods. Discover life and death in the forest while examining a myriad of adaptations in various species, all occupying distinct niches throughout the forest. Program is co-sponsored Friends of Princeton Open Space.

  • May 10

    How Clean is My Stream?

    Saturday, 10:00 – 11:30AM; 15yo – Adult; FREE

    Join us in Kunkel Park for a hands-on stream exploration of the Stony Brook. In collaboration with the Pennington Public Library, we will learn about the Watershed Association’s role in monitoring local waterways and conduct water chemistry tests. ‘Meet’ some of the stream inhabitants during a biological assessment of the brook and inspect GIS maps highlighting land use upstream. Join us to find out what YOU can do to preserve water quality! Wear old sneakers or boots for wading into the shallow water. Register by emailing trussell@penningtonlibrary.org, meet us at the park pavilion. Program is co-sponsored by the Pennington Public Library.

  • May 10

    Exploring Nature’s Renewal through Photography

    Saturday, 3:00 – 6:00PM; Adults only; Fee per person: $40M/$50NM

    Learn firsthand about the emergence of spring from the awakening of insects and other small creatures to the unfolding of foliage and flowers. Explore the Watershed Reserve trails with one of the Teacher-Naturalists and photographer/artist/environmentalist Clem Fiori. Clem will provide individualized attention and photography instruction throughout the afternoon. Participants must bring their own cameras (35mm or digital SLR). Macro or micro lens attachments and tripods would be useful but are not necessary. Register at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777. Program is co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton.

  • May 14

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    Wednesday, 8:30–9:30AM; Adults only; FREE for Members/$5NM

    Start your 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.

  • May 16

    Tiny Tot Walk

    Friday, 10:00–11:00AM; Children 18-36 months with an adult; Fee per child: $7M/$10NM

    Join Naturalist Pam Newitt for an outdoor exploration of the natural world. All children must be walking and accompanied by an adult. Come dressed for possibly muddy walking conditions – we always go outside, boots are recommended.

  • May 17

    Back to the River – Millstone River Canoe Trip

    Saturday, 9:30AM – 2:30PM; 15yo – Adult; Fee varies $25-$50 per person, dependent on craft

    Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland for a paddle on the Millstone River, from Griggstown to Manville. Canoes/kayaks are rented onsite and fee covers watercraft, paddle, and PFD as well as guide/naturalist and lifeguard services. Space is very limited and registration is required. Call for more information, 609-737-7592. This program does not meet at the Watershed Reserve.

  • May 17

    2014 Watershed Nature Camp Open House!

    Saturday, 2:00–4:00PM; Families; FREE

    Summer is just around the corner! Kids aged 3-16 and their families can meet Camp Director Tammy Love, learn about our camp and register for this summer! Registration for Open House is not required. Additional Open Houses held on April 12 and May 17.

  • May 28

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    Wednesday, 8:30–9:30AM; Adults only; FREE for Members/$5NM

    Start your 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.

  • May 31

    Great Stream Exploration of the Stony Brook

    Saturday, 10:00AM – 12:00PM; Adults and Families (4yo+); Fee: $5 per person

    Meet the Teacher-Naturalists at the Watershed Reserve to take a short walk to the Stony Brook, where we will search for life in and around the brook. Expect to discover a variety of creatures including crayfish, salamanders, frogs and aquatic insects. Wear old sneakers or boots for wading and bring a water bottle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Nets are provided. Program co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • May 31

    Spring Flowers & Flower Pressing

    Saturday, 1:30 – 3:30PM; Adults and Families (8yo+); Fee: $15 per person

    Celebrate spring by learning about flowers and how to preserve their loveliness beyond this season! Using a variety of techniques, we will press flowers that we find on the Reserve. Participants will each take home their own flower press.

  • June 13

    Tiny Tot Walk

    Friday, 10:00–11:00AM; Children 18-36 months with an adult; Fee per child: $7M/$10NM

    Join Naturalist Pam Newitt for an outdoor exploration of the natural world. All children must be walking and accompanied by an adult. Come dressed for possibly muddy walking conditions – we always go outside, boots are recommended.

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Wild Edible Plant Walk

Saturday, April 26, 8:30AM - 12:30PM, 15yo - Adult, $20M/$25NM

Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland for a delicious hike on the Watershed Reserve trails, in search of wild edible plants. Explore the traditions of our European and Native American roots as we eat our way through forest and field - YUM!

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