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

  • July 27 – August 10

    Habitat Hunters Series

    Wednesdays, 10:00AM – 12:00PM, children 7-10yo Class fee per child: $12M/$18NM; Series Fee: $30M/$45NM

    Explore unique habitats all around the Watershed Reserve with Teacher-Naturalist Vicky Allen! Dress for summery weather and outdoor adventure. Wear a hat and bring a refillable water bottle. Register for individual classes or save when you register and pay for the entire 3-class series!



  • July – August

    Summer Preschool Nature Classes

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30AM each day; Weekly topics, choose one day. Class fee per child: $10M/$15NM. Register and pre-pay for 5 classes, receive the 6th class free.

    Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson and Teacher-Naturalist Alison Novobilsky. Each class includes outdoor exploration, stories and simple crafts. A parent must stay with any child younger than 4. Registration required – some summer dates are already full! Sign up for individual classes or SAVE when you register and pay for entire 6-class series! Visit the Preschool page for dates and topics.

  • July 25

    Butterfly House Tour

    Monday, 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Adults and Families, $5 per person

    Join one of our Teacher-Naturalists for a guided tour of the butterfly house. Bring your camera and a water bottle. The Watershed Center and butterfly house are handicap-accessible. If time allows, we will head into the fields to try our hand at catching butterflies with nets. Registration suggested, drop-ins welcome.

  • July 30

    Fairy Festival

    Saturday, 10:30AM – 1:30PM, Families, $10 per person (under 3 years old free)

    Come to the Fairy Festival on the Watershed Reserve! Celebrate with the Rainbow Fairies, Woodland Fairies and Forest Elves…join them in a dance around the maypole, create magical crafts, construct villages along the Fairy Trail and play in the stream with the Water Sprites! Fairy finery and gnome haberdashery is strongly encouraged. Registration requested but not required.

  • July 30

    Moth Mania

    Saturday, 8:30PM, Adults and Families (children 6yo+); Fee per person: $10 M/$15NM

    Begin the evening by learning the differences between butterflies and moths, then venture into the night to ‘meet the moths’. Under the enthusiastic guidance of several moth specialists, we will utilize some ‘moth-ing’ equipment and techniques to discover a fascinating and colorful world hidden by night. Bring a flashlight. Registration required.

  • August 1

    Butterfly House Tour

    Monday, 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Adults and Families, $5 per person

    Join one of our Teacher-Naturalists for a guided tour of the butterfly house. Bring your camera and a water bottle. The Watershed Center and butterfly house are handicap-accessible. If time allows, we will head into the fields to try our hand at catching butterflies with nets. Registration suggested, drop-ins welcome.

  • August 6

    Garden-inspired Books

    Saturday, 9:30AM – 4:00PM, 15yo – Adult, Fee: $75M/$100NM

    Learn to create pop-ups, tip-ins and sculptural inclusions to transform a blank book (supplied by Arts Council of Princeton instructor) into a unique journal or art object. Embellish your own altered book using botanicals gathered during a brief Naturalist-guided hike on the Reserve. Bring an Xacto knife and utility knife/box cutter, a metal ruler, pencil, erasers and sharpener and any dimensional objects (such as earrings, keys, knick-knacks, ticket stubs, stamps, decorative beads). Additional materials fee of $25 fee payable directly to instructor on day of workshop. Participants should bring a bag lunch, refillable water bottle and snack. Register directly at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

  • August 6

    Butterfly Tea Party

    Saturday, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, Families (children 3-10), Fee per child: $10M/$15NM

    Join the Teacher-Naturalists for a lesson about native butterflies and their life cycles. After a tour of the butterfly house, we will head into the fields to try to catch butterflies in our nets. Then return for a tea party of lemonade, sugar cookies and a story under our tent! Adults must stay with children. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • August 8

    Butterfly House Tour

    Monday, 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Adults and Families, $5 per person

    Join one of our Teacher-Naturalists for a guided tour of the butterfly house. Bring your camera and a water bottle. The Watershed Center and butterfly house are handicap-accessible. If time allows, we will head into the fields to try our hand at catching butterflies with nets. Registration suggested, drop-ins welcome.

  • August 8

    Lunch & Learn

    Monday, 11:30AM – 12:30PM, Families (children 5-10yo), $5 per child

    Pack a picnic lunch and head over to the Watershed Center for a lesson on a seasonal topic with Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson. We always head outside for a hands-on exploration, so dress appropriately and bring a water bottle. Adults must stay with children. Drop-ins welcome.

  • August 10

    Summer Tiny Tot Walk

    Wednesday, 10:30-11:30AM, children 18-36 months, Class fee per child: $7M/$10NM

    Here comes summer and let’s head outside with Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson! Experience nature with your toddler as Miss Allison shares stories, simple crafts and a short outdoor exploration. All children must be walking and accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

  • August 13

    Butterfly Festival: Celebrating the Swallowtail!

    Saturday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Adults and Families, $25 per carload

    The Black Swallowtail was recently designated the official butterfly of New Jersey! This year’s festival features tours of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, nature hikes on the Reserve, live music, local food and artisans, an insect zoo, cool science enviro-zones, and a butterfly & bug parade for children. No pets or alcoholic beverages.

  • August 16

    Butterfly House Tour

    Tuesday, 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Adults and Families, $5 per person

    Join one of our Teacher-Naturalists for a guided tour of the butterfly house. Bring your camera and a water bottle. The Watershed Center and butterfly house are handicap-accessible. If time allows, we will head into the fields to try our hand at catching butterflies with nets. Registration suggested, drop-ins welcome. This is the final Naturalist-led tour of the Butterfly House for the summer. The house will remain open to the public 7 days a week, dawn to dusk, until late September.

  • August 17

    Butterfly Tea Party

    Wednesday, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, Families (children 3-10), Fee per child: $10M/$15NM

    Join the Teacher-Naturalists for a lesson about native butterflies and their life cycles. After a tour of the butterfly house, we will head into the fields to try to catch butterflies in our nets. Then return for a tea party of lemonade, sugar cookies and a story under our tent! Adults must stay with children. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Habitat Hunters


Wednesdays, July 27, August 3 and 10; 10:00AM - 12:00PM, children 7-10 years old; Class fee: $12M/$18NM


Explore unique habitats all around the Watershed Reserve with Teacher-Naturalist Vicky Allen!. Dress for summer-y weather and bring a water bottle and snack. Registration required; sign up for the 3 week series and save!


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