Thursday, January 14, 2021

Winter Fun in Morris County Parks

Morris County Park Commission


January 18 – 10 am - 11:30 am

Ages 6 - 12.

Enjoy a special program on your day off from school featuring a LIVE penguin from Jenkinson’s Aquarium! Learn all about penguins of the world, listen to a penguin story, make a penguin craft, and leave with more activities to try on your own. Find out more.

Cost: $15 per person.  Preregistration is required.


January 20 – 2:30 pm - 4 pm

Get some fresh air and learn the science of winter plant identification along the easy, scenic trails of the Kay Center. Check it out!

Cost: $15 per person.  Preregistration is required.

winter plants at kay

Home School Days:

Virtual Home School DaysJanuary Virtual Classes

1 pm - 2 pm • Ages 6 - 12

Tuesday, January 19 – Chickens

What came first; the chicken or the egg? Learn all about our feathered friends in this online class. Discover how to properly hold a chicken, and learn all about their social ways, their eggs, and what they eat.  

Tuesday, January 26 – The New Jersey Biome

New Jersey has more than one type of biome.  Learn what they are, where they are, and then dig into the temperate forest that is Morris County. Pick up supplies at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Click here for more information about our virtual home school programs. 

Cost: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.

In-Person Home School DaysJanuary In-Person Classes

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm • Ages 6 - 12

Tuesday, January 19 – Winter Chores

Fosterfields might close for the season, but our farm chores continue all winter long. Join us for this fun, hands-on program and learn how our farmers still maintain the farm during the colder months. Saw wood, sweep the barn, stack hay, and much more! 

Tuesday, January 26 – Maple Sugaring

Head into the forest to learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Hear the legend of how maple sugaring started at the wigwam.

Click here for more information about our in-person home school programs.

Cost: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.

Look What's Coming:


Saturdays, January 23 - March 13 

1 pm - 2 pm AND 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

Ages 3 - 5 (with an adult).

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. Learn More Here!

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

feeders and feathered friends


January 28 – 4 pm - 5 pm

Winter is the best time to put up some bird feeders and see who arrives to feed. In this LIVE, 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.