Spotlights

Beach Plum Festival on September 10th!

Visit Island Beach State Park on Sunday, September 10th for the Beach Plum Festival. The day wil be filled with educational opportunities to learn more about Conserve Wildlife Foundation and other non profits in New Jersey. Present at the event will be more than 100 local vendors, selling arts and crafts, and providing guests with a variety of great food. Don't miss out! 

Waves and Wheels Festival on September 9th!

Come visit Old New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood, NJ for a celebration of all outdoor activity at the Jersey Shore. Come enjoy and celebrate your favorite outdoor activities including surfing, skateboarding, stand up paddle boarding, biking, kayaking, fishing, running, exercising, cars and water vehicles. 

Tomato Festival on September 2nd!

Come celebrate the end of the summer season at the Tomato Festival in Wilbraham Park. On Saturday, September 2nd, the festivities will begin at 9am and conclude by 5pm. Proceeds from this event benefit the West Cape May Shade Tree Commission in their endeavor to protect and improve the tree canopy of West Cape May, NJ.  

Fall Migration Bird Walk on September 13th!

Visit the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center in Far Hills, New Jersey for the 2017 Fall Migration Bird Walk - Wayward Warblers. From 8am to 10am on September 13th see songbirds pass through New Jersey on their way south for the winter. American Redstarts, Black-throated Green Warblers, and Magnolia Warblers are just a few of the species that could be observed on your hike. 

Enjoy a Wacky Wednesday at Absecon Lighthouse on August 16!

Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City offers free programs for children twelve and under on select Wednesdays in the months of July & August. Themes change weekly and include The Salty Sea, Pirates & Mermaids, Fairy Tales, Gifts of The Garden, Superheroes & Villains, Dinosaurs, and Outer Space.

Track Local Mammals on August 19th!

Visit the Plainsboro Preserve on August 19th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm for the From Chipmunks to Beaver: Tracking our Local Mammals event. Join skilled naturalists and explore different aspects of nature in New Jersey. Learn how to recognize the signs of feeding, denning and digging and discover what mammals live in the local woods and fields. 

Wild Edible Plant Walk on August 17th!

Join Wild Ridge Plants and Rachel Mackow on August 17th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for a gentle-paced hike through the preserve's trails. Learn about safe and ethical foraging, cook methods, and storage of wild foods. Explore and discover wild foods including berries, wild spices, and tea herbs. 

Late Summer Butterfly Walk on August 11th!

On Friday, August 11th, take a walk in the meadows of Bamboo Brook and see some late summer butterfly species.

Come Be A Young Astronomer on August 5th!

Learn about the Sun, the seasons, tides, lunar phases, eclipses and much more! 

NJ WILD Outdoor Expo September 9th & 10th!

The New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo celebrates the state's bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on September 9th and 10th at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, Ocean County. The Expo is free of charge and takes place rain or shine.