Spotlights

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.

Birding on August 5th!

Join skilled Naturalists at the plainsboro Preserve on Saturday, August 5th from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.. Explore the varied habitats of the Preserve to spot this season’s young, late nesters, early migrants, and more. Bring your binoculars! 

Learn to Surf Fish on August 4th!

Lean the fundamentals of surf fishing with Park Naturalists and volunteers from the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association. 

Come See Creatures of the Night on August 1st!

Join the Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Stephanie Feigin for a presentation on bats, one of the most fascinating creatures of the night. Bats have a reputation as being spooky or even fearsome, but they are actually one of the most beneficial animals to people; and right now, bats need our help! Learn what you can do to keep them around. 

Take A Child's Life Tour of Ringwood Manor on July 29th!

This fun and energetic 45-minute tour of Ringwood Manor focuses on the children of the Hewitt family. Learn all about the activities, games, & pranks they played at the Manor, and what a child’s life would be like during the late 19th century.

Take a Sedge Islands Kayak Eco-Tour on July 30th!

Learn more about one of the largest estuaries in New Jersey. Park Natural Educators will guide participants on an aquatic expierence to learn about the many historical and ecological functions of the bay, and how it is all intertwined. 

Be an Island Explorer on July 26th!

If you like exploring the outdoors, learning about animals, and investigating the ecosystem, then you’re an Island Explorer! Join us for 2 hours of catching fish, spying on birds, or learning about turtles, and more. A different topic is explored each week. Drop off your child for 2 hours of fun!