Thursday, January 21, 2021

Winter Activities to Enjoy in Morris County Parks 

Morris County Park Commission

This Week:

Virtual Home School DaysVIRTUAL HOME SCHOOL DAYS: THE NEW JERSEY BIOME

January 26 

Did you know that the Earth is divided into natural areas called biomes?  Learn all about biomes, including the temperate forest that makes up Morris County’s biome in this virtual program.  *Must pick up supplies at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.  Click here for more information.

Cost: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.


 

feeders and feathered friendsFEEDERS AND FEATHERED FRIENDS

January 28

Winter is the best time to put up some bird feeders and see who arrives to feed.  In this virtual program find out the best kinds of feeders to use, how to discourage squirrels, and fun facts about the year-round resident birds you’re likely to see.  Check it out!

Cost: $10 per household. Preregistration is required.


 

family treasures oral historyLUNCH AND LEARN: FAMILY TREASURES - ORAL HISTORY

January 28

Have you ever wondered how to capture family members’ memories for posterity but were unsure where to start?  Join museum staff as they discuss the basics of taking oral histories and share some examples from the Historic Collections of the Morris County Park Commission.  Learn more here.

Cost: $15 per person. Preregistration is required.


Spotlight On:

maple sugaring demo

MAPLE SUGARING DEMONSTRATIONS

Saturdays, January 23 – March 13

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. AND  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. This year, the program will be held entirely outdoors. Get more info!

Cost: $5 per person, age 3 & up. FREE per child under age 3. Preregistration is required.


Look What’s Coming:

algae ballPLANT OF THE MONTH CLUB FOR KIDS

February 1

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.  In February, discover algae balls.  Is it a plant or is it more?  Please pick up supplies at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Check it out!

Cost: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.

 

pre-k on the farmPRE-K NATURE ON THE FARM 

February 4

Families with pre-K kids take a walk on the trails and farm, learning about the natural world around them.  Learn more.

Cost: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.


 

coyoteCOYOTES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

February 4

Whether you’ve seen them or not, wild coyotes are living among us.  In this virtual program learn how they survive in our neighborhoods, amazing facts about their lives and history, and what to do if you see one.  Click here to learn more.

Cost: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.