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Cloverdale Weekend Children’s Programs Let’s hit Cloverdale’s trails and have some fun as we explore the natural world around us. This program will take place outdoors so please dress for the weather and wear comfortable sneakers or boots. If inclement weather, the program will be canceled. LOCATION: Pavilion, Cloverdale Farm County Park, Barnegat DATES: Saturdays, Saturday, January 2 Saturday, January 23 Saturday, February 27 Saturday, March 6 TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 am FEE: Free, No registration requiredFind out more »
Please check in at the General Store porch and sign in. First, a few safety guidelines: First and foremost, we need everyone to wear a mask in the buildings and outdoors in close proximity. If you don't have a mask, please help yourself to one of the ones we have available. We have disposable masks at the General Store next to the hand sanitizer station. Please keep a 6' distance when you are able, working in separate areas is a…Find out more »
Saturday, March 6 | 10:00–4:00 p.m. In bygone days, it wasn’t uncommon for a farm boy or girl to hitch a ride on the back of a big draft horse while it was being driven back to the barn after a day working in the fields. During this program, kids 5 – 12 will learn the differences between draft, saddle and carriage horses when they climb aboard a fully harnessed workhorse for a ride down the lane…after, that is, they…Find out more »
The following programs are Free, No Registration Required. MAXIMUM: 8 Location: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River Scales and Tales - Saturdays and Sundays - 11:00 am - 11:30 am Join a park naturalist as they dispel the myths and fears of native snakes. You will see some of our live snakes up close and personal. Learn what makes these native species so special, and why they are such an important part of the ecosystem. This program…Find out more »
National Day of Unplugging Hike Garret Mountain Reservation Saturday, March 6 - 12:30 PM Admission: Free Registration: Required Register National Day of Unplugging is an awareness campaign that promotes a 24-hour respite from technology annually observed the first weekend in March. Leave your cell phone in the car as our leader takes you on an early spring walk of Garret Mountain Reservation.Find out more »
Saturdays, January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, 20, & 27, March 6 & 13. Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. This year, the program will be held entirely outdoors. Date: Saturday, January 23—Saturday, March 13 Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. AND 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Boulevard, Chatham Township, 07928. Cost: $5 per person, age 3 & up. FREE…Find out more »
Situated in the heart of the New Jersey Highlands, the Township of West Milford offers a welcome respite from the hectic pace of the metropolitan area. The WEST MILFORD MUSEUM site is located in the center of this large Township, at 1477 UNION VALLEY ROAD, and contains numerous records of the Township's development through the centuries. The Museum presents an eclectic view of local and regional history through permanent and changing exhibits of artifacts, documents, photographs, books, and videos. The…Find out more »
Tour groups help decide the route of the tour based on their interests! Blueberry fields? Cranberry Bogs? Nature trails? Architecture? Women's History? You help decide! These hikes will be outdoor only, please dress for the weather, bring water and appropriate shoes for sandy, grassy, sometimes muddy trails with roots. We recommend bug spray and we have some on the porch if needed. Bring your mask and please practice social distancing. The first Saturday of each month we have a Volunteer…Find out more »
Cattus Island Nature Walks Be a part of a 40-year Ocean County tradition! Join a park naturalist and follow in the footsteps of such legendary local environmentalists as A. Morton and Betty Cooper, Dorothy Hale and Pete McClain.Be prepared to discover the fascinating and diverse wonders of the natural world. *No registration required. LOCATION: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River DATE: Saturdays and Sundays TIME: 2:00 – 3:00pm January 16 & 17 - Animal Habitats January 23…Find out more »
2021 update from the Bank of America website, "As our partners continue to reopen, we encourage you to check with our partners for current reopening plans, safety procedures and operating hours. If you choose to visit a museum, in addition to following physical distancing, we encourage you to wear a face covering, as encouraged or required in many parts of the country." Complete details can be found here https://www.jerseyfamilyfun.com/free-admission-at-select-museums-this-weekend-with-the-bank-of-america-museums-on-us-program/ Offer valid during the first full weekend (Sat and Sun) of…Find out more »