Thursday, February 18, 2021

Winter Education and Activities in Morris County Parks! 

Morris County Park Commission

This Week:

tricky tracksWILD ANIMAL EXPERTS ONLINE: TRICKY TRACKS

February 20-21

Winter is a great time to learn who has been out & about in nature.  Learn to identify some common tracks that are routinely seen this time of year.  Learn more here.

Cost: FREE.  Preregistration is required.

 

Virtual Home School DaysVIRTUAL HOME SCHOOL DAYS: WATER HABITAT

February 23

Plants can live in different kinds of water habitats.  Discover how some plants can survive under the water, how they photosynthesize, and how they interact with other water creatures. Click here to learn more.

Cost: $12 per person (includes a materials fee).  Preregistration is required.

 

crawliesCREEPY CRAWLIES!

February 23

In this virtual program, meet our resident creepy crawlies and learn what makes an insect an insect.  Can you conquer the insect true or false challenge?  More info here!

Cost: $10 per household.  Preregistration is required.

 

In-Person Home School DaysIN-PERSON HOME SCHOOL DAYS: WINTER BIRDS

February 25

Gather around the feeders to learn how to identify our winter resident birds.  Learn the correct way to use binoculars, and find out how you can be part of ongoing citizen science that helps to determine the health of bird populations.  Find out more.

Cost: $10 per child.  Preregistration is required.

Lunch and Learn:

lunch and learnVIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN

February/March Classes

12 noon – 12:45 p.m.

February 25Top Ten Gardening Questions Answered and More!

How do I prune my hydrangeas? How do I prune my clematis? Is it time to divide my peonies? These and other common garden questions will be answered by Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education. Email Ann at afahey@morrisparks.net  by February 18 and she will add your questions to the presentation.

March 11 Fashion Through the Ages

In celebration of Women’s History month, join Museum Registrar Katie Humphreys as we take a virtual tour through the changing face of women’s fashion over the past two hundred years. Discover why certain choices became fashionable, learn how to identify what decade a dress is from, and get a sneak peek at how our museum professional staff preserves these delicate pieces for the future.  

March 18Be Bear Aware

Black bears are an important part of our natural world, and all New Jersey residents should know how to react if they encounter one of these amazing mammals. An interactive multimedia presentation, bear artifacts, and a fun simulation activity help participants to better understand black bear history, adaptations, life cycle, diet, and needs.

March 25Wildflowers of the Tourne

Join members of the Rockaway Valley Garden Club as they virtually tour the Tourne Wildflower Trail and discuss spring ephemerals and other native flowers.

Click here for more information about virtual home school programs. 

Cost: $10 per person. Preregistration is required.

Look What’s Coming:

FAMILY SWAMP STROLL

February 26

Get outside with a peaceful nature walk at the Great Swamp, learning about the wildlife and plants along the way.  Learn more here.

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

swamp stroll

 

family farm stroll

FAMILY FARM STROLL

March 4

Take a walk on the farm, learning about the history of the area and the animals that live there!  Check it out!

Cost: $5 per person.  Preregistration is required.


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