Spotlights

Eagle and Eaglets Check out the 2020 baby eagles on Duke Farms' webcam!

Watch the Duke Farms' Eagle Cam ANYTIME to see this year's eaglets up and about!!!

You'll find two eaglets in the nest this 2020 season and you might even see their parents bringing them food!

river clean-up Celebrate Earth Day with Stream Cleanups - Saturdays, April 18th & 25th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and earn a Watershed Stream Cleanup t-shirt as a memento of your volunteer work!

Volunteer at one of 13 locations throughout New Jersey!

D & R Canal Trail path Bilingual Nature Walk (Spanish and English) - Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Yes, bilingual!

Enjoy a casual 3-mile walk on the D&R Canal towpath between Lock 11 in South Bound Brook and Zarephath.

beach sweep 35th Annual Beach Sweeps! - Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Volunteer at one of over 70 locations throughout New Jersey!

Participants collect and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state, and local programs to reduce litter.

GIS station 33rd Annual NJDEP GIS Mapping Contest - Thursday, April 2nd from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

All state, federal, municipal, county, non-profit, and student GIS users are encouraged to attend and participate.

Have a look at the array of interesting categories!

bald eagle, eagle, sea birds, birds of prey, New Jersey, raptors, bird count, bird talk Learn about New Jersey's Bald Eagle Project March 19, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Evening's at Forsythe presents the NJ Bald Eagle Project on March 19, 2020 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. 

geocache, scavenger hunt, hiking, orienteering, nature walk, family fun Get your Geocache on! Beginner’s Geocaching Adventure Mar 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SPACE IS LIMITED The Cohansey Area Watershed Association (CAWA) will host a Beginner’s Geocaching Adventure on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Bridgeton, NJ. 

Husky, hiking, dog, dogs, winter activities, dog park Winter Dog Hike Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Grab your best friend and a leash and come out to Belleplain State Forest for a Winter Dog Hike Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM!

Nor'easter, coastal storm, coast, weather, bad weather, sea, New Jersey, lecture series Cumberland County Historical Society's Book Talk by the author of TIDAL WAVE Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 – 2-4pm

Join us for a Book Discussion by Mr. Drew Tomlin, author of, Tidal Wave: The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950​, Sunday, on February 23rd, 2020 – 2-4pm at the Cumberland County Historical Society.

Chickadee, bird count, outdoor events, winter hike, family fun, solo fun The Great Backyard Bird Count Workshop

Join us for the first Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) of 2020!  Feb. 15th from 10am - 12:30pm at the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge

 

maple trees in winter Winter Tree ID: Buds, Bark & Branches Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify trees by their buds, bark, and branching with your own take-home field guide!

 

river, watershed, Musconetcong, New Jersey River Talk: 'What is Your Water Story?' Asbury (Warren County), NJ. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 7-8:00PM

What New Jersey water source or waterway is most meaningful to you? How do you want to preserve such a resource for the future? Why?

Full Moon, Wolf moon, Duke Farms, New Jersey, night Orchids Under the Wolf Moon, Jan. 10, 6:30-8:30pm at Duke Farms

Orchids Under the Wolf Moon, Jan. 10, 6:30 at Duke Farms Join us for this unique after - hours program scheduled to highlight January’s “Wolf Moon” and Duke Farm’s spectacular Orchid Range. Meet in the Farm Barn Orientation Center for check in then take a moonlit walk to the Orchid Range to explore the wide variety of plants and to learn why and how they thrive under specialized conditions.

 

Snow, winter hike, nature center, New Jersey Welcome Winter Hike! Dec. 22, 2019 at 3pm Closter Nature Center

Sunday, December 22nd at 3pm

Come one, come all to Closter Nature Center! Layer up your winter clothes, meet at the cabin, and join us for an afternoon forest adventure.

Chickadee 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 15, 2019

This year the Princeton CBC will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Please let Brad Merritt know if you are interested in joining this year’s count. Call Brad Merritt at (609) 921-8964 or email him at BALMERRITT@aol.com.

Winter, hiking, Cheesequake state park, parks, nature walk FREE Guided Nature Hike at Cheesequake State Park, November 24th

FREE Guided hike at Cheesequake State Park, November 24th at 1:00pm. Suitable for ages 9 to adult.

holiday lights, lighthouse, Christmas tree lighting, victorian FREE! Winterfest at Twin Lights Historic Site November 30th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FREE hot chocolate and kids crafts all day! History presentations in the afternoon. Lighting of the holiday lights in the South Tower at 5:30 p.m.

Winter trees, High Point State Park, winter, hiking, nature walk, bark, trees Trees: Bare Bones, Bark, and Branches November 23rd, 1:30 to 3:00 PM

November 23, 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. All the leaves are gone and the sky is gray...Trees: Bare Bones, Bark, and Branches at High Point State Park. Register your family -- with kids ages 5 to 12 and come get down to basics and explore some of the shapes, textures, and parts of trees then make a craft to take home! 

kid's activities, scavenger hunt, hiking, state parks, washington crossing Family Scavenger Hunt November 17, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Show up and show out to see whose family is the BEST! Families and individuals will attempt to locate various natural objects in the park and obtain information about the area as they compete against themselves or others in this fun traditional game.

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.