Sunday, September 20, 2020

Fabulous Fall Events in Morris County Parks


September 22

Before you clean out your garden this fall, don’t forget to save some seeds! Learn the difference between heirloom and hybrid, old and new, as well as how to save, store, and reuse your plants and seeds year after year. This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardeners CEU. Check it out here.


September 23

Ages 6 - 12.

Learn all about owls and their adaptations from a naturalist during this LIVE virtual program. Then follow her instructions to dissect an owl pellet and attempt to assemble the skeleton of its prey. Participants must call ahead to pick up their materials from the Great Swamp OEC. All participants must have at home: liquid glue. Learn More Here!

Home School Programs:

Home School Programs


October Classes • 1 pm - 2 pm • Ages 5 - 12

October 6 - Amazing Lenape Artifacts

Explore the culture of the Lenape Indians of New Jersey with an emphasis placed on the importance of the natural world in their daily existence. Tour a model wigwam decorated as if it’s still lived in.

October 13 - Spider Sense!

It’s time to learn about the creepiest bugs of Halloween; spiders! This class is all about our eight legged friends and the work they do for our benefit. Learn how the create webs, use vibrations to track movement, and help us get rid of pests. During the class, create your own web and see what a spider can do!

October 20 - Ferns and Fun!

Learn about the lifecycle of the prehistoric ferns and how many thousands of different kinds of ferns there are today. Discover how we know ferns were around millions of years ago and make a nature “fossil” out of clay. Pick up supplies prior to class.

COST: $10/child per class. A $2 material fee may apply.

farm drive thru tourFOSTERFIELDS FARM TOURS

Fosterfields Farm Tours has new site hours!

There are now 2 ways for you to 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! Check out what’s growing in the gardens and talk with a farmer from the safety of your own vehicle during drive thru tours or enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the farm. Tours are by preregistration only. For more info, click here!

Drive Thru Tours: Thursdays at 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Walk Thru Tours: Fridays at 1 pm and 1:30 pm. Saturday 10 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2 pm

COST: Drive Thru: $10/carload. Walk Thru: $5/person.

scarecrows in the garden


October 9 – November 6

The arboretum is open and during the month of October, scarecrows will be on display throughout the gardens. Take a leisurely stroll or challenge yourself with a scarecrow scavenger hunt to win a prize. Check it out!

COST: $10 per person.

Click here for more class information!