Saturday, February 1, 2020

FEBRUARY EVENTS @ THE WATERSHED INSTITUTE IN PENNINGTON

WINTER WEED COLLAGE RELIEF WORKSHOP
WHEN: SATURDAY, FEB. 8, Adults, 1-3:30 p.m. each day
WHERE:
The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, and The Seward Johnson Atelier
FEE: $160 per person

Join us for this unique two-part workshop as we partner with The Seward Johnson Atelier. The first part takes place at The Watershed Institute, where we explore weeds, trees, and other plants in winter. We will collect and assemble our collages. Then the second part takes place at The Seward Johnson Atelier where you will take part in the devesting of your sand mold and observe the pouring of your aluminum relief!

FIRST SUNDAY FILMS
PROMISED LAND
WHEN: SUNDAY, FEB. 2, 1-3 p.m.
WHERE
: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington
ADMISSION: General Audience, Free

You can do both this Sunday—watch our film and then the Super Bowl.
In Promised Land, Matt Damon stars as Steve Butler, a corporate salesman whose journey from farm boy to big-time player takes an unexpected detour when he lands in a small town, where he grapples with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors.

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN FOR WATERSHED NATURE CAMP AND ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The popular Watershed Nature Camp and Watershed Academy for High School Students are open to the public for enrollment and these programs fill quickly. Consider becoming a member and get a head start each year on enrollment as well as a 5% discount on these programs and 20 % discount on many other programs. Become a member today!           

WINTER FAIRY FESTIVAL
WHEN: SATURDAY, FEB. 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE:
The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington
ADMISSION: Children, $10 per person (free under age 2)

Come celebrate the mystical creatures of the winter Watershed! We will dance, play magical games, listen to winter tales, and create fairy art. Then, venture outside if you wish for some winter wonder exploration too! Dress in fairy attire for indoor activities and/or in winter gear for outdoor activities.

MAPLE SUGAR BRUNCH
WHEN: SATURDAY, FEB. 29; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE
: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington
ADMISSION: General Audience, ages 8+, $22 per adult, $15 per child (free under age 3)

Join us Saturday, February 29 for this sweet fundraiser. Discover the history, folklore, and science of maple sugaring. Take part in our taste test and head out to our trees to learn how they are tapped. The highlight of the morning is a delicious pancake brunch, served with fresh, local maple syrup. This year, proceeds from the Maple Sugar Brunch help support our Camp Scholarship Fund. Sign up for a stack of pancakes and you’ll be creating friendships and unforgettable memories for some lucky campers. So grab your friends and family for a morning of sweet syrupy goodness at The Watershed Institute.

HOPEWELL BOROUGH PLASTIC BAG BAN
Even though the New Jersey Legislature didn't pass a statewide ban on plastic bags, straws, and other single-use items during the past session, some local towns took action.

About a dozen fifth-graders from the Hopewell Elementary School and staff from The Watershed Institute joined the voices on Jan. 2 in urging the Hopewell Borough Council to finalize a ban on distribution by businesses of single-use plastic bags. The Council voted unanimously to have the ban go into effect on Earth Day (April 22, 2020).

NEW RIVER-FRIENDLY PROGRAM
Do you know of an organization who would like to be recognized for their "green practices"?

The River-Friendly program has launched a new recognition program for 'Community Partners' that will include small businesses, churches, municipal buildings and others who seek to improve their environmental stewardship. Check out our newest program!

SAVE-THE-DATE
WORLD WATER DAY FESTIVAL
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE
: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington
ADMISSION: General Audience, $5 per person, (no charge for children 3 and under)

Celebrate World Water Day with us! Participate in the Water Olympics, become a River-Friendly Resident, explore life in the brook with our microscopes, take the water taste challenge, and much more!

UNDERSTANDING AND IDENTIFYING THE BIRDS OF NEW JERSEY
WHEN: 7:30 - 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings in March and April
WHERE
: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington
FEE: Adults, $245

This engaging and enlightening course returns for a fifth year! Get ready for the song of spring by learning about our feathered neighbors. Discover their behavior, habits and habitats while examining their evolution, morphology, and taxonomy. Identify bird neighbors on several field trips and learn about bird conservation. Includes three Saturday morning field trips, to Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, the Watershed Reserve, and Rogers Wildlife Refuge. Instructed by Luke K. Butler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, at The College of New Jersey.