Adult Education

Do you enjoy a walk in the woods, through meadows and along stream corridors? Thousands of people enjoy getting close to nature and understand the importance of preserving our natural areas. Yet most of us have had little opportunity to learn much about the wild creatures and plants that surround us. Think about how much richer your outdoor experience will be when you can identify birds, trees, plants or insects and understand how they relate to each other as well as to us.

Taught by faculty from local colleges and universities, our Learning the Language of Nature series will give you that knowledge.

Each course consists of 6 weeknight classes and 3 Saturday morning field trips. All classes are held at Watershed Center in Hopewell Township. Field trips take place on the Watershed Reserve and at other natural sites around New Jersey. Enrollment is limited to 15 people per course.


There are no tests, papers, or projects. All that is required is interest and attendance. Students who complete four courses will earn a Citizen Naturalist certificate from the Watershed Association and a Watershed fleece vest.