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Check Out These Fun Spring-time Programs @ Morris County Parks
HUNT: KIND OF BLUE
really no blue flowers? Find out in this fun family activity! Shake off
the winter doldrums by finding as many types of flowers in as many
different shades of blue as you can! Click here
for more info.
per family or group of 6 or less. Preregistration required.
SPRING FORWARD 5K
Join us on a
beautiful 5K run/walk on the scenic trails of Central Park of Morris
County. After completing your run, you’ll end the race with a one-of-a-kind finisher medal and post race festivities. Family and friends are
welcome. Runners and walkers of all abilities welcome. Whether you’re a
beginner running their first race or you’re lacing up your running shoes
for your 100th, this course is perfect for everyone. Sign Me Up!
Frog Jamboree Just for Littles at Great
Swamp – April 2
little ones to hear the music of the spring frogs as they call from the
forest pools. Spy on them as they try to find mates and learn all about
the lives of frogs from a naturalist. Held rain or shine! Check it
Frog Jamboree at Pyramid Mountain – April
peepers and wood frogs are calling from the forest pools. Learn all about
these two frogs while listening to their chorus and spy on them from the
trails on a naturalist-led walk. Rain or shine. Check it
Frog Walk for Adults – April 5
for adults only will visit various vernal pools in the forest to view the
mating rituals of the spring peepers and wood frogs, visible only during
a short window each spring. Learn about the frogs' fascinating adaptations
for survival and many other interesting facts. Check it out!
Cost: $5 per
person for each program. Preregistration required.
ARRANGING WITH SUPERMARKET FLOWERS
Learn how to
use supermarket flowers to make a knock-out bouquet using a floral
"frog." Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education,
will lead this hands-on, virtual class. Join to watch and learn or grab
your own flowers and supplies and follow along. Click here to learn more!
per person. Preregistration required.
6TH ANNUAL TUBBS
LECTURE WITH JACK ALEXANDER: LILACS—A PURPLE HAZE
Award-Winning Lilac propagator, Jack Alexander, is this year’s
speaker at the Annual Tubbs Lecture hosted by the Willowwood Foundation.
With more than 40 years of propagation experience at the Arnold Arboretum
of Harvard University, Mr. Alexander will speak on some of his favorite
varieties of lilacs. Following his talk, he will lead a tour of the
Willowwood Arboretum’s extensive lilac collection. I want to go!
Cost: $30 per person. Preregistration required.
MCPC is Hiring!
joining one of the many departments of the Morris County Park Commission?
Now is your chance!
Looking for a fun, unique experience for your child this
summer? Check out what the Morris County Park Commission has to offer!
There are still spaces available for "Branching Out!", Garden
Buds, Learn-To-Skate and Golf, so click here to find some awesome camp
Look What’s Coming:
Rain Gauges – April 11
rain is so important to a farm! In this program, create your own rain
gauge and see why the Fosters measured the rainfall.
Hand Spinning with Wool – April 12
traditional ways to create yarn from wool! See how the fibers are
prepared for spinning, then use your own drop spindle to create yarn.
Everyone will get a chance to take a whirl on a spinning wheel.
Spring Seedlings – April 13
staff and plant Heritage seeds for your home vegetable garden. Then tour
the site to see how the farm prepares for Spring! Please wear appropriate
clothes and footwear for a farm.
Natural Dyeing with Flowers – April 14
Learn how to
create natural dyes from colorful flowers. Everyone gets to take swatches
home at the end of the program. Please wear older clothes, as the dyes
per child/adult pair. Preregistration is required.
April 9 and 10 - More Sessions Added!!
newest arrivals to the farm! Help the farmers socialize the baby lambs by
playing with them one on one. Everyone will have a change to pet and hold
a lamb. To register please call, 973.326.7645. Meet the
per lamb. Maximum 2 people per lamb. Preregistration required.
April 7 at Great Swamp & April 18 at
is a great time to learn how water moves around the world and around our
neighborhoods. Discover how the water cycle works through an experiment,
become a water droplet moving through the cycle yourself, and then take
to the trails to find evidence of water's movement in the wild. Adults
can drop kids off or stay and join in. Click here
for more info!