Friday, November 13, 2020

TRY SOME NEW VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES IN MORRIS COUNTY PARKS

Morris County Park Commission

fall flowersFLORAL ARRANGING WITH SUPERMARKET FLOWERS FOR THANKSGIVING

Tuesday, November 17 – 10 am - 11 am

Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education, will virtually demonstrate how to design beautiful floral arrangements with supermarket bouquets for Thanksgiving! For more information, click here.

COST: $10 per person. Preregistration is required.  

paranormal

VIRTUAL PARANORMAL EVENINGS:

HOW TO BE A GHOST HUNTER

Friday, November 20 – 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.


Virtual Awesome Animal ArtistsVIRTUAL AWESOME ANIMAL ARTISTS

Wednesday, November 18. 4 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 5 & Up.

In this LIVE, virtual program, learn to draw a New Jersey native animal and create your own masterpiece in this live, virtual program! Guess the animal of the month with clues, then learn all the facts about this animal's life before learning to draw it using simple shapes and lines, guided by Miss Jenny. You'll be amazed at what you can do! 

Click here for more information.

COST: $6 per child.  Preregistration is required. 

TurkeysVIRTUAL 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. Click here to register.

Cost: $10 per person. 

Home School Programs

VIRTUAL HOME SCHOOL DAYS

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!

lunch and learnVIRTUAL LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

Adults.

Thursday, November 19 – The Spotted Lanternfly Is Here

The spotted lanternfly has arrived in Morris County and has been found in several of the Morris County parks. Learn how to identify them, how to get rid of host plants, and where and when to report if you do find them in your yard.

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.