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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.

  • July 24

    BSA ‘Insect Study’ Merit Badge

    Thursday, 9:30AM – 1:00PM, Boy Scouts 11yo+, $20 per boy

    Join Education Director/BSA Merit Badge Counselor Jeff Hoagland for this half-day workshop, designed to help Boy Scouts earn the ‘Insect Study’ merit badge. Out on the trails in field, forest, and streamside scouts will learn to observe and identify a wide variety of insects, discovering the secret lives of our smallest neighbors. Registration is by individual Boy Scout, not troop.

  • July 26

    Great Watershed Stream Exploration – Opossum Road Woods*

    Saturday, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, Families and Adults, $5 per person

    Join us at Opossum Road Woods in Montgomery for an exploration of life in and around the Beden Brook. Expect to meet a variety of creatures including salamanders, frogs and aquatic insects. Wear old sneakers for wading and bring a water bottle. Nets are provided.

  • July 26

    Moth Mania

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

    Begin the evening by learning the differences between butterflies and moths, then venture into the night with SBMWA Education Director Jeff Hoagland to ‘meet the moths’. Under the enthusiastic guidance of several moth specialists, and utilizing some moth-ing equipment (ie. Mercury-vapor and ultraviolet lamps) and techniques, we will discover a fascinating and colorful world hidden by night. Bring a flashlight.

  • July 29

    Forts & Fairies

    Tuesday, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, Children 5yo+; Fee per child: $8 M/$12NM

    Travel with us into the ‘secret gardens’ of the Reserve in search of magical residents of the woods! Join us in creating a fanciful fairy village far away from where the grown-ups tread. Children should bring a refillable water bottle. Fairy finery and gnome haberdashery is encouraged!

  • August 1

    Butterfly Tea Party – FULL

  • August 2

    Lake Carnegie Canoe Paddle*

    Saturday, 9:30AM – 12:00PM; Families (children 8yo+) and Adults; Fee range: $25-$50 depending on watercraft

    Join us for a guided morning paddle on Lake Carnegie, in cooperation with Griggstown Canoe and Kayak Rental in Princeton. Naturalist and Education Director Jeff Hoagland will share some of the many wonders of Lake Carnegie. View the lake from a different perspective, discovering firsthand a wide array of plant and animal life.

  • August 9

    14th Annual Butterfly Festival – Flying Colors!

    Saturday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Families; Fee per person: $10 or $25 per carload

    Enjoy a full day of family fun outdoors, with butterfly and insect exhibits, fun interactive enviro-zones, live music, local food, artisans, and more! No pets or alcoholic beverages please. Purchase discount tickets here.

  • September 6

    Mercer County Insect Festival*

    Saturday, 1:00-4:00PM, Families, FREE

    Look for the SBMWA Teacher-Naturalists at this annual event sponsored by Master Gardeners of Mercer County. Held at the Mercer Education Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Pennington. Learn more at

  • September 13

    Back to Camp Day!

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

    Bring your family back to camp for an afternoon! Meet up with friends and see your counselors again when you hike to the Stony Brook, build shelters in the woods or visit our critters! Bring a snack and water bottle. Just like camp, it’s rain or shine so dress for the weather! RSVP requested, 609-737-7592.

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Moth Mania!

Saturday, July 26, 8:30PM, Adults and families (children 6yo+); Fee per person: $10M/$15NM

Discover the differences between butterflies and moths, then venture into the night with Education Director Jeff Hoagland to 'meet the moths'. We will discover a fascinating and colorful world hidden by night. Bring a flashlight, registration required.

Learn more!


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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