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….

First Sunday Film Series: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)

First Sunday Film Series: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)

Jan 7, 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm

An informative and entertaining documentary produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, Wasted! takes you around the world, showing the 1.3 billion tons…

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…

Camp Open House

Camp Open House

Jan 13, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Summer will be here before you know it! Children ages 5 – 16 and their families can learn more about our 2018 Watershed Nature Camp at any of our three…

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 – Jan 18, 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…

Ground Hog Day Celebration

Ground Hog Day Celebration

Jan 27, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Celebrate Groundhog Day at the Watershed Reserve with a hike to check out several burrows of these furry weather forecasters. Learn about their life history…

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Ground Hog Day

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Ground Hog Day

Jan 30, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Sun or Shadow? Can a ground hog really predict the season? Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist. …

 Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Ground Hog Day

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Ground Hog Day

Jan 31, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Sun or Shadow? Can a ground hog really predict the seasons? Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist. …

 Camp Open House

Camp Open House

Jan 31, 2018 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Summer will be here before you know it! Children ages 5 – 16 and their families can learn more about our 2018 Watershed Nature Camp at any of our three…

Storytelling: Weaving Winter Tales

Storytelling: Weaving Winter Tales

Feb 3, 2018 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Step away from the screen, cozy up and listen to our storytellers spin yarns from several cultures. Spark your imagination with stories both funny and…

Botanical Drawing: Weeds in Winter

Botanical Drawing: Weeds in Winter

Feb 3, 2018 11:00am – 3:30pm

Celebrate the endless variety of structures and the fascinating shapes and textures of the weeds of winter. Join a Watershed naturalist on an exploratory…

First Sunday Film: Tapped

First Sunday Film: Tapped

Feb 4, 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm

This 2009 documentary film on bottled water will help you see that this seemingly clean industry is not what it appears to be. It reveals the truth that…

 Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Winter Trees

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Winter Trees

Feb 6, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Look up at branches and twigs against the winter sky. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist. …

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Winter Trees

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Winter Trees

Feb 7, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Look up at twigs and branches against the winter sky. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist. …

 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…

Trail Cameras: The Secrets they Reveal

Trail Cameras: The Secrets they Reveal

Feb 10, 2018 10:00am – 12:00pm

Trail cameras are valuable research tools, offering glimpses into wildlife behavior, nest predation, population size and more.  On this family hike, join…

Tiny Tots Walk

Tiny Tots Walk

Feb 12, 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: Reptiles are Fun

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Reptiles are Fun

Feb 13, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Are turtles and snakes cool and scaly? Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class…

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Reptiles are  Fun!

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Reptiles are Fun!

Feb 14, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Are turtles and snakes cool and scaly?. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class…

The Great Backyard Bird Count Hike

The Great Backyard Bird Count Hike

Feb 17, 2018 9:00am – 11:00am

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of…

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Winter Winds

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Winter Winds

Feb 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Blustery days can be fun! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class includes outdoor…

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Winter Winds

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Winter Winds

Feb 21, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Blustery days can be fun. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class includes outdoor…

Winter Fairy Land

Winter Fairy Land

Feb 24, 2018 10:30am – 1:00pm

Celebrate winter with the mystical creatures of the Watershed Reserve. Don your fairy attire for dancing and magical games. Spend time indoors listening…

 Camp Open House

Camp Open House

Feb 24, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Summer will be here before you know it! Children ages 5 – 16 and their families can learn more about our 2018 Watershed Nature Camp at any of our three…

 Fourth Monday Home-School Class: Maple Sugaring

Fourth Monday Home-School Class: Maple Sugaring

Feb 26, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Discover the folklore and science of maple sugaring. Learn how trees are tapped and take part in the maple syrup taste test.  Come dressed for both indoor…

 Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Sensible Senses

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Sensible Senses

Feb 27, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Look! Listen! Smell! Feel! 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: Sensible Senses

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Sensible Senses

Feb 28, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Look! Listen! Smell! Feel! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class includes…

Maple Sugaring Brunch & Hike

Maple Sugaring Brunch & Hike

Mar 3, 2018 9:30am – 11:30am

Join us at the Watershed Center for this popular annual event.  Hike with the Teacher-Naturalists to our tapped trees, learn about the process to convert…

First Sunday Film: Time to Choose

First Sunday Film: Time to Choose

Mar 4, 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (INSIDE JOB, NOEND IN SIGHT) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges…

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Bears

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Bears

Mar 6, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Does a bear sleep in the woods? 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: Bears

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Bears

Mar 7, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Does a bear sleep in the woods? Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class includes…

Tiny Tots Walk

Tiny Tots Walk

Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 12, 2018 10:30am

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: Life Underwater

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class: Life Underwater

Mar 13, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Discover the denizens of the deep. 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: Life Underwater

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Life Underwater

Mar 14, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Discover the denizens of the deep. Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class includes…

The Language of Nature: Birds of New Jersey

The Language of Nature: Birds of New Jersey

Mar 14, 2018 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Dr. Luke Butler, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, TCNJ Get ready for the song of spring by learning about our feathered neighbors….

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class:The Secret life of Rodents

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class:The Secret life of Rodents

Mar 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Mouse in the House! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class includes outdoor…

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Secret Life of Rodents

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Secret Life of Rodents

Mar 21, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

A mouse in the house! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class includes outdoor…

Fourth Monday Home-School Class: Birds

Fourth Monday Home-School Class: Birds

Mar 26, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

  We’re for the birds! We dedicate one Monday per month to families who home school their children. Each month we will offer a different topic. Students…

 Tuesday Preschool Nature Class:Birds of Prey Play

Tuesday Preschool Nature Class:Birds of Prey Play

Mar 27, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Eagles and falcons and owls, Oh My! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class…

 Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Birds of Prey Play

Wednesday Preschool Nature Class: Birds of Prey Play

Mar 28, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Eagles and falcons and owls, Oh My! Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with a Teacher-Naturalist.  Each class…