Sunday, August 9, 2020

 Check Out These Fun Activities at Morris County Parks

Morris County Park Commission

farm drive thru tour

Fosterfields Drive Thru Farm Tours

Take a drive-thru tour of the farm from the comfort and safety of your vehicle! See your favorite Fosterfields animals including Hobbes, the retired Belgian draft horse, sheep, including our newest Shropshire breed, the Jersey cows, and of course, Carl the ox! See the vegetables growing in the gardens, the architectural features of the Willows, and enjoy special demonstrations that may include corn cracking, butter churning, clothes washing, and more! Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes and admission is by preregistration only. For more info, click here!

FEE: $10/carload.

floral arranging

Virtual Demonstration—Floral Arranging with Garden Flowers

August 11 - 10 am

Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education will demonstrate how to design a beautiful floral arrangement using garden flowers!

FEE: $10/person. Click here to learn more.

scavenger hunt

Family Photo Contactless Scavenger Hunt

Grab your camera or phone! Contactless scavenger hunts are a great way to safely get your family or group outdoors all year-round! Register here to receive a list of items; take a photo of every item and receive a prize! There are monthly challenges and a seasonal hunt for families with younger children and for special needs groups. Themes and prizes change monthly.

FEE: $10/person


Virtual Demonstration—Artistic Expressions Adult Watercolor Class 

Thursday, August 27 - 10 am - 11 am

Interested in learning more about watercolor? Join artist and curator Melanie Bump as she explores design, beauty and the artistic expressions of watercolor. No experience necessary. For more information, click here.

FEE: $10/person.

Virtual Childrens' Camps:

art & nature camp

Art and Nature Camp

August 10 - 14 or August 31 - September 4, 10 am – 11 am • Ages 6 - 9

Enjoy a week of drawing, projects, and crafts with the natural world as inspiration. Create masterpieces and learn about wildlife and habitats at the same time!  Each day features an hour of online learning about art and artists.  Then complete a variety of activities at home each day to continue the fun and learning!  Registrants will need to pick up a container of supplies before camp starts.

TUITION: $50/child. Click here to register!

fairy camp

Virtual Fairy Camp

August 17 - 21, 10 am - 11 am - Ages 5 - 8

Fairies are coming to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum! Join us online to learn how to attract fairies to your garden, create beautiful crowns and wands, and build a fairy house of your very own. Supplies will be provided in advance. Everyday will be an exploration of all things fairy!

TUITION: $50/child. Click here to register!

wild things

The Wild Things: Slime Scales, Feathers, and Tails!

August 24 - 28, 10 am – 11:15 am • Ages 5 - 8

Discover the amazing animals of NJ by learning all about them with a naturalist and meeting the live resident animals that call the nature center home.  Each day features an hour and fifteen minutes of online learning about a new animal family through artifacts, stories, crafts, and more. Then complete a variety of activities at home each day to continue the fun and learning! Registrants will need to pick up a container of supplies before camp starts.

TUITION:  $60/child. Click here to register!