Wednesday, October 25, 2023

November Programs & Fall Roundtable @ Essex County Environmental Center


Essex County Environmental Center
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Click HERE for our Fall Public Programs Brochure

Mondays— October 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.
Register HERE


Wednesdays— 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— 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

Register HERE


Saturday, November 11, 11am to 12pm
For adults. 

Welcome your friends and family for the holidays with a beautiful
holiday wreath! Together we’ll use evergreen boughs and other materials to create a seasonal work of art! All materials are included for this hands-on workshop. Fee$30 per person

Register HERE

Saturday, November 18, 10:30am to 12noon
For families. 

Visit our Lenape Learning Area to better understand how they
hunted, fished, foraged, and farmed using sticks, stones and bones. Make a clay pot and explore topics such as fire-friction, plant identification, games, clothing, and more. 

Fee: $30 per family (up to two adults and two children) or $10 per child, $12 per adult

Register HERE


Forest Friends Feeder Contest
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 8th
Project Drop-off: Friday, December 15th, by 5pm
For all ages. 

Create an edible, festive and unique wetland wildlife feeder for our outdoor exhibit.

Projects will be on display in on our forested trail for as long as the forest critters allow!

For contest rules and to register, please contact, 973-228-8776.

Essex County Environmental Center

973.228.8776  ~  621b Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068