Friday, March 5, 2021

Learn all about Nature with these Programs for Everyone!

Morris County Park Commission

Virtual Home School Days

HOME SCHOOL DAYS

Ages 6-12

Click here for more information about home school programs. 

Cost: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.

VIRTUAL: WONDROUS WOODPECKERSMarch 9

Play a Jeopardy game to learn everything there is to know about these fascinating creatures.  Find out what kinds we have, what their unique adaptations are, and many more fun facts!

IN-PERSON: THE STORIES OF TREESMarch 11

Why is a dogwood called a dogwood? How did the oak tree help start the Revolutionary War? Learn stories, legends, and myths about some of the oldest residents of the USA. Dress for the weather.


Virtual Awesome Animal Artists

VIRTUAL AWESOME ANIMAL ARTISTS

March 10

In this virtual program, learn to draw a NJ native animal and create your own masterpiece.   Guided by Miss Jenny using simple shapes and lines…you’ll be amazed at what you can do! Check it out!

Cost: $6 per child. Preregistration is required.

fact or fiction




VIRTUAL FACT OR FICTION – NATURE EDITION

March 10

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? In this interactive virtual presentation, determine what really is fact or fiction regarding some of the most commonly seen and talked about New Jersey animals. Learn more!



Lunch and Learn:

lunch and learnVIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN

March Classes • Adults

12 noon – 12:45 p.m.

Click here for more information about virtual Lunch and Learn programs. 

Cost: $10 per person. Preregistration is required.

Fashion Through the Ages – March 11

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 behind the scenes look at how our museum professional staff preserves these delicate pieces for the future.  

Be Bear Aware – March 18

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.

Wildflowers of the Tourne – March 25

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


Look What's Coming:

FOREST BATHING WITH RICH COLLINS, ANFT GUIDE

March 20 at Willowwood Arboretum

A Japanese walking meditation reminds us that we are part of nature, not separate from it. This program is a mix of meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion. Space is limited. Learn more here.

Cost: $20 per person. Preregistration is required.

forest bathing