Friday, September 22, 2023

Fall Family Festival Rescheduled to Sunday, October 15th @ Essex County Environmental Center


Essex County Environmental Center
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Fall Family Festival Has Been Rescheduled to
Sunday, October 15, 2023

(Rescheduled from 9/23 due to heavy rain forecast)

Essex County Gardener' Contest & Harvest Showcase is still on! 
While the date has been changed for Fall Fest to 10/15/23, the Harvest Showcase will go on! 

Families are welcome to visit us inside Garibaldi Hall on September 23rd, 11-2, to see the Essex County Gardeners' Harvest showcase, make lavender sachets & garden art, and enjoy apple cider and some fall treats!  Youth and families are welcome! 


Monday, September 25, 5:30pm to 7pm

For families. This rrribbettting program will take an up-close look at our pond ecosystem. Search out and identify the life found in the pond through magnifying glasses, microscopes, and field guides. Fee: $30 per family (up to two adults and two children) or $10 per child, $12 per adult
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Thursday, September 28, 4:45pm to 6:45pm

For families with young children ages 4 and up. Meet at the end of
Locust Avenue in Roseland and hike 1-mile total to explore this National
Historic Landmark that is home to three-toed Grallator dinosaur tracks from
the late Triassic age. Using clay, we’ll make and take an impression of an
existing track and leave the site undisturbed for future paleontological study.
Fee: $12 per child, $15 per adult
Register HERE 


Mondays—September 25; October 16, 30; November 13, 27; December 4, 18

For Ages 2 and 3; 10am to 11am AND For Ages 2 to 5; 3pm to 4pm
Join us for explorations of nature as we study plants and animals and observe the colors, shapes, textures, and sounds in the Environmental Center’s forest habitat. Please come dressed for the weather; all classes include an outdoor adventure. All children must be walking and accompanied by an adult. Paths cannot accommodate strollers. Please be prepared for all weather conditions. Maximum of two children per adult. All sessions are limited to 10 children. This is not a drop off class; adults must accompany children.
Fee: $15 per child per session.
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Saturday, October 7, 9am to 1pm

For adults and children ages 12 and up. Paddle up the Passaic River from the Environmental Center to Okner Park in Livingston! Pack your own snack to enjoy at the park and then float back down to Garibaldi Hall where we launched. The session includes basic paddling safety and techniques and all equipment. For intermediate and advanced paddlers. Children ages 12 and up may paddle with a parent guardian. Fee: $40 per person
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Wednesday, October 25, 6pm to 7:30pm

For families. Come out to build a campfire and practice fundamental fire skills in asafe and controlled environment. Once we get our fire burning, we’ll roast marshmallows and make S’mores. All ages welcome. Fee: $30 per family (up to two adults and two children) or $10 per child; $12 per adult
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Wednesdays— October 11, November 8. 4pm to 5pm

For children ages 5 through 9. Uncover and discover ecosystem interactions at the frog pond. Explore with nets, magnifiers, and microscopes to investigate what lives at the pond and learn from a naturalist what can be done to protect and conserve the pond inhabitants. This is a drop-off and pick-up class (children only). Fee: $10 per child per session

Thursdays— October 19, November 16, December 14, 4pm to 5pm

For children ages 5 through 10. We’ll explore the forest using nets, binoculars, magnifiers, and microscopes to investigate nature in our wooded wetland habitat. Together we hope to foster an ethic of stewardship and offer an opportunity to take part in hands-on conservation projects. This is a drop-off and pick-up class (children only). Fee: $10 per child per session

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Essex County Environmental Center
973.228.8776  ~  621b Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068