Spotlights

kayaking, canoe, river, pond, lake, gloucester county, nj, parks, scotland run, water sports, Wilson Lake Fall Paddles at Scotland Run Park - November 4, 2019

Not too chilly to kayak! Only 15 spots available to see the fall foliage while kayaking at Scotland Run State Park. November 4, 2019 at 9:00am.

Open hearth, cooking, colonial, food, 1700s, log cabins Open Hearth Cooking - October 26, 2019

Open Hearth Cooking, Oct. 26th. Join the Friends of High Point State Park for a demonstration of open hearth cooking on the Interpretive Center fireplace.

Night hike, campfire, night climb, rock climbing, nocturnal animals, bonfire Full Moon Campfire & Night Climb October 26, 2019

Howl at the moon, dance around the fire then climb into the night!

Join the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park for a FREE and ADA accessible night climb and campfire event. 
7 pm to 9 pm
 

Herbarium Rutgers Gardens & Herbarium Van Trip October 11

Let’s take a van to explore some natural treasures at Rutgers! We will see a demonstration of pressing techniques, some unique specimens (plants, lichens, mosses, and algae), and learn how specimens are mounted, repaired, and stored. 

Night hike Twilight Autumn Equinox Hike Monday, September 23

The Fall Equinox means that the first day of autumn has finally arrived. Come out and watch the sunset by going for a walk in the park. 

House and Garden Meadowbrook Farm – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Tuesday, September 17, 9:00am-6:00pm

Lace up a pair of comfortable walking shoes, pack your favorite bag lunch, and join the Naturalists on a tour of the historic house and gardens of this beautiful 25 acre property. 

Stargazing Night of the Stars at Jakes Branch Saturday, October 5, Saturday, November 30

No telescope needed! Stars abound this Fall at Jakes Branch. Spend the night under the stars with A.S.T.R.A., Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area. 

Cardinal bird Cloverdale Monthly Bird Walks Oct 5, Nov 16 Dec 21

Learn how Cloverdale Farm County Park’s bird population changes month by month. This informative two-hour bird walk is perfect for all levels of birders.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo Saturdays and Wednesdays in September starting 9/7/2019 at 12 p.m.

BUTTERFLIES! Come and see how scientists learn about these magnificent butterflies as they make their epic journey to Mexico. Scientists will demonstrate how they attach tiny tags to their delicate wings. 

Meadow Walk Twilight Walk in the Meadows August 28 at South Cape May Meadows Preserve

Bird-watching + sunset + dinner = A Twilight Walk in the Meadows. A Nature Conservancy event in conjunction with New Jersey Audubon and Bombay Hook Birding. 

Osprey in a nest RAPTORS OF THE GARDEN STATE: OSPREY PROJECT September 5, 2019

Don't call it a Comeback! Soar with New Jersey Ospreys at the Cape May Library. An educational program featuring the life history and rebound in population of these amazing raptors. 

Family fishing trip Family Fishing Basics Wednesday, August 28

The family that fishes together stays together. Family fishing basics.

Garter snake Snakes of New Jersey: Live from Round Valley August 17, 2019

Come out for a chance to sssssee and learn all about the snakes of New Jersey.  Snake handling is encouraged! There is also a chance to maybe, see them eat.

stream Stream Stomp on June 23rd

Take a wet hike through Washington Crossing State Park's Steele Run in search of salamanders, frogs, fish and a variety of aquatic invertebrates.

rocks The Valley Rocks on June 22nd

Search for traces of the earth's history in the rocks of Round Valley Recreation Area.

marina National Marina Day on June 8th

Come to Leonardo State Marina for a free family event featuring a Youth Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs fishing tournament sponsored by Shark Sense Inc. & New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.

Great Blue Heron Bio Blitz at Whitesbog Village - May 18th to 19th

The Second Annual Whitesbog BioBlitz will take place on the weekend of Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th! The BioBlitz is a 24-hour event that focuses on identifying and quantifying as many species as possible.

Cape May Warbler 2019 Cape May Spring Festival - May 16th to 19th

Perhaps you have heard of all the legendary birding hot spots in Cape May, NJ, such as Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area (WMA), The Nature Conservancy’s South Cape May Meadows (aka “The Meadows”), and our latest addition, TNC’s Garrett Family Preserve on Cape Island Creek.

Ru Sustainable? Camden! Ru Sustainable? Camden! - April 24

While that may seem insurmountable, let’s think locally. How can we use the concepts behind the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in our lives, on our campus, and in Camden?

vernal pond Vernal Pond Walk on March 30th

Vernal ponds, unique temporary wetlands, are the breeding grounds for a number of amphibians, like frogs and salamanders, and other aquatic species. We’ll travel to a handful of High Point State Park’s ponds for a first-hand look at these fascinating habitats.

Local Policies for Environmental Justice: A National Scan Tishman Environment and Design Center releases report “Local Policies for Environmental Justice: A National Scan” 

With support from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and commissioned by Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Souteast Environmental Task Force, and Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke the Tishman Environment and Design Center...

Seeds Heirloom Seed Distribution on March 9th

RCBC, the Library Seed Bank, and the County are joining forces to create a seed library to preserve heritage vegetable varieties.  Jeff Quattrone of the Library Seed Bank will speak about the history of heirloom vegetables in Burlington County and offer advice on seed starting. 

Fishing at Dawn Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament - May 19th

The annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament is held on the third Sunday in May at Island Beach State Park. In 2019 the tournament will be held on Sunday, May 19.

American Kestrel American Kestrel Nest Box Program on March 16th

North America's smallest falcon, the American kestrel is listed as threatened in New Jersey due in large part to habitat loss and a lack of cavities for nesting. New Jersey Conservation Foundation's Franklin Parker Preserve contains wonderful habitat, but needs dedicated volunteers to build, monitor, and care for the nest boxes. 

tomatoes Rediscover the Jersey Tomato

The Rutgers NJAES Rediscovering the Jersey Tomato project is researching several facets of what makes a tomato tasty. To do something about it, the project is bringing back long lost favorite Jersey tomato varieties from the 1930s - 70s...