Friday, May 10, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE WATERSHED CENTER

Events may be postponed or cancelled due to weather or low registration. Please register for events here: thewatershed.org/events

EXPLORING THE NIGHT

WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 10, 8:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Mountain Lakes Reserve, 30 Mountain Ave., Princeton, NJ
ADMISSION: $10

General Audience, ages 8+

Join this illuminating exploration of nature at night on the Mountain Lakes Preserve. Throughout the year, nighttime offers unique and revealing insights into the local ecology.

On this spring evening we may discover the songs of courting frogs, talk to owls, listen for foxes and look for lingering glowworms. Co-sponsored by Friends of Princeton Open Space, this fun-filled hike will be lead by naturalist and Watershed Education Director, Jeff Hoagland. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp.

Note: This program does not meet at the Watershed Reserve.

CLIMATE SUMMIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 11, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:
The Watershed Center

High School Students and older students are welcome to attend

The Watershed is proud to host and participate with Princeton Day School in this climate change and sustainability summit created by high school students for high school students.

The day includes the World Climate simulation game, outdoor experiential ecology activities, a keynote speaker from Terracycle, student speakers, and a non-profit fair. Engage with students from other schools and share sustainability action plans. Optional tour of the Center precedes the conference at 10 a.m.

Lunch included at no cost. Free round-trip bus from Trenton.

INTRODUCTION TO BIRDING: REI FIELD CLASS

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 12, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., ages 12+; Free
WHERE:
The Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington

Ever wanted to know more about the birds you see in your backyard or on your hikes? Learn how to get started finding and identifying local birds in the field with REI Outdoor School professional instructors. Topics covered will include bird anatomy and biology, field identification by both sight and song, how to properly use and adjust binoculars, and skills and strategies for successful birding.

LEARN TO CANOE

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., ages 15+
WHERE:
Wargo Pond, 261 Wargo Road, Pennington, NJ
FEE: $15

New to paddling? Here’s your chance to learn some basics! Join several experienced paddlers at lovely Wargo Pond to learn canoe skills and safety. We will provide all the canoes, paddles, and life jackets! The instruction will include paddling techniques, practice on the water, and a game. A certified lifeguard will be present while we are on the water. All under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

FULL MOON STORYTELLING

WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 17, 7:30 - 9 p.m., General Audience, ages 3+
WHERE:
The Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington
ADMISSION: Free

Step away from the screen and into the moonlight! Listen to our storytellers spin yarns from several cultures that will spark your imagination! Roast a marshmallow as you hear stories from far and near. Co-sponsored with the Washington Crossing Audubon Society

WATERSHED TRAIL RUN & FESTIVAL

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 19

This family event includes a 5K & 10K, all-trail experience designed to tour the 950-acre Watershed Reserve with views of meadow and forest, including Wargo Pond and Honey Brook Organic Farm. Trails are evenly graded with occasional roots, rocks, and mud hazards. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate. Pre-registered childcare is available during the race time.