Friday, August 30, 2019

Upcoming September Events at The Watershed Institute

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

WHERE: The Watershed Institute (formerly the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association), 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, New Jersey 08534
www.thewatershed.org 
609.737.3735

TRENTON RIVER DAYS FAIR

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPT. 28, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE:
South Riverwalk Park (near the Trenton Thunder Stadium)
ADMISSION: Free
General Audience

Join us for a celebration on the Delaware River! This free event includes food and educational activities for the whole family! Explore games and exhibits about the life of the Delaware River, and then enjoy a boat ride or paddle along the river's banks. Live music and entertainment will be provided by Son 7 and performers from the Trenton Circus Squad.

Participants can help plant a wildflower meadow, and discover River-Friendly tools and habits to bring home.

The event is brought to you by The Watershed Institute, Mercer County and the Mercer County Park Commission, The City of Trenton, D&R Greenway Land Trust, and the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River.

CREEPY SPIDER HUNT

WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 7:30-9 p.m.
WHERE:
The Watershed Institute
ADMISSION: $5 per person
General Audience, ages 5+

Crab spiders, jumping spiders, wolf spiders, orb and funnel weavers and more! Join our annual night hunt with nocturnal naturalist Jeff Hoagland. Bring your flashlight or headlamp to use as we navigate the trails in search of many different types of spiders.

HOMESCHOOL NATURE CLASSES

WHEN: FALL SEMESTER - SEPT. 10, 17, 24, OCT. 8, 22, 29, NOV. 5, 12, 9:30- 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:
The Watershed Center
ADMISSION: $105 per semester ($15 per class drop-in fee).

Join us each semester for weekly classes that comprehensively explore a topic. There will be classroom-style presentation of information before the outdoor investigations for children ages 5-8 and 9-12.

This semester is all about insects! We will cover:  Insects 101, pollinator insects, aquatic insects, predatory insects, insect adaptations, monarch migration, the social life of insects, insect-human interactions, and insects in winter.

OUT THERE READING GROUP

WHEN: WEDNESDAYS, SEPT. 18, OCT. 16, NOV. 13, DEC. 11, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
WHERE:
The Watershed Institute
ADMISSION: Free
Adults

Jeff Hoagland will facilitate this reading group as we explore a wide variety of writing about nature, wildness and the wilderness. Participants will receive a monthly email with curated poems and prose focused on a specific topic or author. Register for individual sessions or all. Light refreshments provided.

TIE -DYE DAY

WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 5- 7 p.m.
WHERE:
The Watershed Institute
ADMISSION: $5 per person
General Audience

Missing your tie-dying activities from summer camp? Watershed Nature Camp participants and their families may bring three adult-size shirts (or the equivalent amount of fabric) to dye! We'll have red, yellow and blue colors to mix and help you make your own colors and patterns! Feel free to bring a friend, too!

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CLASS

FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m.
WHERE:
The Watershed Institute

This introductory session will provide an overview of the upcoming changes in the NJ storm water rule, why it matters and the requirements for green infrastructure. Design, installation, and maintenance of these structures will also be discussed. An optional tour of storm water facilities including a green roof, rain gardens, and porous paving will be provided at the end of the event.

The Watershed Institute will hold a two-day course with a certification in February, 2020.

SAVE THE DATE:

The Watershed FEST

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
WHERE:
The Watershed Institute

The Watershed FEST is an annual themed evening of great food and excellent company.

3RD ANNUAL WATERSHED CONFERENCE

FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:
The Watershed Institute
ADMISSION: $35/$45 (Early Bird registration until Oct. 11)

Registration is open for the 3rd Annual New Jersey Watershed Conference.

Join us and learn more about the benefits of storm water management, green infrastructure, harmful algal blooms, and other topics.