Calendar of Events

Fourth Monday Home-School Class: Native American Life and Lore

Fourth Monday Home-School Class: Native American Life and Lore

Nov 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

What did Lenape children do for fun? Take a hike through our reserve and play some Native American games, then join our sharing circle and find out more...

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Who? Owls!

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Who? Owls!

Nov 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

Who hunts at night with silent flight? Owls! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each...

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Who? Owls!

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Who? Owls!

Nov 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Who hunts at night with silent flight? Owls! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each...

First Sunday Environmental Film Series

First Sunday Environmental Film Series

Dec 3, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A Plastic Ocean United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most...

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Eye See You!

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Eye See You!

Dec 5, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

Animals spy with many different kinds of eyes. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist. ...

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Eye See You!

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Eye See You!

Dec 6, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Animals spy with many different kinds of eyes. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist. ...

Winter Bird Walk

Winter Bird Walk

Dec 9, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am

Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland on a hike of the Watershed Reserve in search of wintering birds.  Bring binoculars and dress for possibly muddy...

Watershed Stormwater Conference

Watershed Stormwater Conference

Dec 11, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm

Stormwater is a significant problem in New Jersey.  From severe flooding to intense droughts and polluted drinking water, there are direct and indirect...

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Star Gazers

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Star Gazers

Dec 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

Reach for the stars, Jupiter and Mars. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class...

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Star Gazers

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Star Gazers

Dec 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Reach for the stars, Jupiter and Mars. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class...

Candle Dip and Sip

Candle Dip and Sip

Dec 16, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sip some wine while you learn to make colored tapers the old fashioned way in this adult night out. This is a fun and relaxing craft with beautiful results....

Candle Making

Candle Making

Dec 16, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Celebrate the approaching Winter Solstice and the return of the light by making candles with the Teacher-Naturalists!  We will create hand-dipped candles...

Welcome Winter Walk

Welcome Winter Walk

Jan 6, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am

Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland on a morning walk at the Mountain Lakes Preserve in Princeton to explore the wonders of the natural world in winter....

Tiny Tots Walks

Tiny Tots Walks

Jan 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am

You are never too young to start exploring outdoors!  You and your toddler (ages 18 months through 3 years) will experience nature as we share walks on...

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Story Time Winter

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Story Time Winter

Jan 9, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am

Frosty Fun and Snuggly Stories. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class includes...

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Story Time Winter

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Story Time Winter

Jan 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Frosty Fun and Snuggly Stories. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class includes...

In Search of Owls I

In Search of Owls I

Jan 12, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Begin the evening indoors with a presentation that will introduce you to owls, their calls and adaptations. After a Naturalist-led night hike in search...

Fabric Paint Intensive

Fabric Paint Intensive

Jan 13, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm

Dive into the surprising and diverse world of fabric paints. Come explore a half dozen artistic fabric paint techniques with Master Artisan Lian Sawires...

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: What's in a cone?

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: What's in a cone?

Jan 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am

Pine cones and spruce cones and hemlocks, oh my! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist. ...

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: What's in a cone?

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: What's in a cone?

Jan 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Pine cones and spruce cones and hemlocks, oh my! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist. ...

The Literary Language of Nature

The Literary Language of Nature

Jan 18, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018 7:30pm

Through reading some classic and contemporary nature prose and poetry, examine how writers from Genesis to modern times have captured the natural world,...

The Hibernation Challenge

The Hibernation Challenge

Jan 20, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

 Would you survive as a hibernating animal? The Hibernation Challenge is a fun and informative way to explore winter ecology and the engineering design...

Fourth Monday Home-School Class: The Frozen Forest

Fourth Monday Home-School Class: The Frozen Forest

Jan 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am

Is "the dead of winter" a myth? Find out about the lives of plants and animals during this seemingly silent season. Students may be divided into two groups...

 Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Tracks and Trails

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Tracks and Trails

Jan 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am

Who's been sneaking through the winter woods? Follow the tracks to find out. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors...

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Tracks and Trails

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Tracks and Trails

Jan 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Who's been sneaking through the winter woods? Follow the tracks to find out. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors...

 In Search of Owls II

In Search of Owls II

Feb 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Begin the evening indoors with a presentation that will introduce you to owls, their calls and adaptations. After a Naturalist-led night hike in search...

 In Search of Owls III

In Search of Owls III

Feb 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Begin the evening indoors with a presentation that will introduce you to owls, their calls and adaptations. After a Naturalist-led night hike in search...


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Mercer County Insect Festival Mercer County Insect Festival

Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pmLook for us at this annual event sponsored by Master...read more

Mercer County Insect Festival

Look for us at this...
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Monarch Morning for Daisy and Brownie Girl ScoutsMonarch Morning for Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts

Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pmJoin us to learn about the incredible migration of...read more

Monarch Morning for Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts

Join us to learn...
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Rain Barrel WorkshopRain Barrel Workshop

Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pmJoin the Franklin Township Environmental Commission...read more

Rain Barrel Workshop

Join the Franklin...
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Junior Girl Scout GeocacheJunior Girl Scout Geocache

Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
1:30pm - 3:30pmDiscover the fun of geocaching! Girl Scouts will learn...read more

Junior Girl Scout Geocache

Discover the fun...
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: SpidersTuesday Preschool Nature Class: Spiders

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
10:00am - 11:30amThe itsy-bitsy spider did what? Children 3-5 years...read more

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Spiders

The itsy-bitsy spider...
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Language of Nature: Ecology of New Jersey’s Rivers, Streams, Lakes & PondsLanguage of Nature: Ecology of New Jersey’s Rivers, Streams, Lakes & Ponds

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pmDeepen your understanding of, and appreciation for,...read more

Language of Nature: Ecology of New Jersey’s Rivers, Streams, Lakes & Ponds

Deepen your understanding...
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: SpidersWednesday Preschool Nature Class: Spiders

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pmThe itsy-bitsy spider did what? Children 3-5 years...read more

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Spiders

The itsy-bitsy spider...
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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Nature Play Film ScreeningNature Play Film Screening

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pmThe Stony Brook Garden Club presents a free screening...read more

Nature Play Film Screening

The Stony Brook...
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Tiny Tots Walks with Ms. AllisonTiny Tots Walks with Ms. Allison

Monday, Sep 18, 2017
10:30am - 11:30amYou are never too young to start exploring outdoors! ...read more

Tiny Tots Walks with Ms. Allison

You are never too...
Monday, Sep 18, 2017
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Language of Nature: Trees of New Jersey & their LivesLanguage of Nature: Trees of New Jersey & their Lives

Monday, Sep 18, 2017
7:30pm - 9:00pmDeepen your understanding of, and appreciation for,...read more

Language of Nature: Trees of New Jersey & their Lives

Deepen your understanding...
Monday, Sep 18, 2017
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Monarch MadnessTuesday Preschool Nature Class: Monarch Madness

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
10:00am - 11:30amVisit with the King and Queen... of Butterflies! Children...read more

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Monarch Madness

Visit with the King...
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

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Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Monarch MadnessWednesday Preschool Nature Class: Monarch Madness

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pmVisit with the King and Queen... of Butterflies! Children...read more

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Monarch Madness

Visit with the King...
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
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Eco-Printing and Dyeing: Plant Material Eco-Printing and Dyeing: Plant Material

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pmNature inspires people in many ways. Learn how to imbed...read more

Eco-Printing and Dyeing: Plant Material

Nature inspires...
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Family Botany Family Botany

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
10:00am - 11:30pmMeander through field and forest to discover our fascinating...read more

Family Botany

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Fourth Monday Home-School Class: Incredible Insects Fourth Monday Home-School Class: Incredible Insects

Monday, Sep 25, 2017
10:00am - 11:30amWe will explore some of the myths, mysteries and crucial...read more

Fourth Monday Home-School Class: Incredible Insects

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Monday, Sep 25, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

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Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Goodbye Summer, Hello FallTuesday Preschool Nature Class: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
10:00am - 11:30amShorter days and colorful leaves mean autumn has arrived....read more

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Shorter days and...
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

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Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Goodbye Summer, Hello FallWednesday Preschool Nature Class: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pmShorter days and colorful leaves mean autumn has arrived....read more

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Shorter days and...
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

CANCELLED Out There: Voices from the Wild CANCELLED Out There: Voices from the Wild

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
7:30pm - 9:00pmFacilitator Jeff Hoagland invites you to enjoy this...read more

CANCELLED Out There: Voices from the Wild

Facilitator Jeff...
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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