Friday, November 20, 2020

Fun Fall Festivities at Morris County Parks

Morris County Park Commission

This Week Virtually:


TurkeyVIRTUAL CRAFTERNOON: TURKEY TIME

Saturday & Sunday, November 21 - 22

Ages 6 - 10.

Join a naturalist for an online nature craft program. This lesson includes most materials, along with fun facts all about turkeys, and crafting instructions. Participants must call ahead to pick up their materials at the Great Swamp OEC. All participants must have at home: glue stick.  Click here to learn more.

Cost: $10 per person.


VIRTUAL ANIMAL ANTICS: TURKEYS

Tuesday, November 24 – 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

All Ages.

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, meet our resident turkeys! See where they live, how they interact with each other, and why they are important to Fosterfields. For more information, click here.

Cost: $10 per person. 


Home School Days:

Home School Programs

December Classes

1 pm - 2 pm • Ages 5 - 12

Tuesday, December 1 Owl Pellet Exploration

After an introduction to the amazing adaptations of New Jersey’s owls using feathers, taxidermy mounts, and other artifacts, pairs dissect owl pellets to reconstruct the skeletons of their prey. Participants must pick up their materials at the GSOEC before class. 

Cost: $12 per child. 

Tuesday, December 8 Winter on the Homefront 

Join the March Sisters as they celebrate the winter holidays during the Civil War as we take a tour through Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. In this literary quest, use the themes from the book to learn how life would have been on the home front during the war between the states.

Cost: $10 per household.

Tuesday, December 15 Water, Water, Everywhere!

Every living thing on earth needs water to survive – animals and plants. Explore the power of water, the way plants get water into their system, and how animals (like us) need plants to get the water we need, too.

Cost: $10 per person. 

Preregistration is required. Click here for more class information and to register!


Look What's Coming:

lunch and learnVIRTUAL LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

Thursdays, December 3, 10, & 17 – 

12 noon – 12:45 pm

Adults.

Thursday, December 3 Protecting Holiday Treasures

Join museum staff as they share insights about caring for your holiday family heirlooms to help extend their life in years to come, and take a peek at some of the historic ornaments in the Park Commission’s collections.

Thursday, December 10 Fact or Fiction - Nature Edition

Should I pick up a fallen baby bird? Do you get two worms when a worm is cut in half? Do black bears actually hibernate? Enjoy an interactive presentation while determining what really is fact or fiction regarding some of the most commonly seen and talked about New Jersey animals.

Thursday, December 17 Bringing Greens Indoors

Learn how to tell the difference between pine, fir, and spruce trees. Discover which kinds of greens in your own yard are perfect for cutting and how to successfully bring them inside for seasonal d├ęcor. 

Cost: $10 per person. Preregistration is required. Click here to learn more.


air plantVIRTUAL PLANT OF THE MONTH CLUB

Monday, December 7 – 4 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 6 - 12.

Meet with other plant lovers, get your hands dirty, plant a new kind of interesting, creepy, unusual, or rare plant, and learn how to take care of it. Click here to learn more!

Cost: $10 per person. 


paranormal 2VIRTUAL PARANORMAL EVENINGS:

HOW TO BE A GHOST HUNTER

Friday, December 11 – 7 pm - 8 pm

Do haunted houses call to you? Are ghost stories your favorite? Join the Morris County Park Commission and Specter Seekers Paranormal Society founder, Frank Rigillo, for a virtual lecture on how to become a paranormal investigator! 

Click here to register.

Cost: $20 per person.