Calendar
April 2021

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Frog Jamboree 3 –4 pm
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Birding at Bamboo Brook 2 :30 –4 pm
Frog Jamboree 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Frog Jamboree 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Animal Antics: Sheep 10 –10 :45 am
Wild Animal Experts: Frogs 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Lamb Frolic! 9 –10 am
Lamb Frolic! 10 :30 –11 :30 am
Frog Jamboree 10 –11 am
Kids in the Wild 3 :15 –4 :15 pm
Birding at Bamboo Brook 9 –10 :30 am
Toddler Trek: Spring Has Sprung! 11 :15 –12 :15 pm
Lunch and Learn: Wild in NJ 12 –12 :45 pm
Signs of Spring Walk 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
“Branching Out” 9 –10 am
“Branching Out” 10 :30 –12 pm
Signs of Spring Walk 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Lamb Frolic! 9 –10 am
Lamb Frolic! 10 :30 –11 :30 am
Raptor Adaptations 2 –3 pm
“Branching Out” 9 –10 am
“Branching Out” 10 :30 –12 pm
Lamb Frolic! 9 –10 am
Garden Buds 10 –11 am
Lamb Frolic! 10 :30 –11 :30 am
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“Branching Out” 9 –10 am
Born to Be Shorn 10 –3 pm
“Branching Out” 10 :30 –12 pm

April 2021 Events

Thursday, April 1 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt: Giants of the Garden

All Ages.Bring your camera or phone for this month’s hunt. We celebrate Arbor Day this month, so...

Friday, April 2 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual Day Off with Nature: Fantastic Frogs

Ages 5 – 10.As spring arrives, all kinds of frogs come out of their winter sleep to sing and mate. ...

Sunday, April 4 : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Merit Badge Workshop: Mammal Study

Boy Scouts, ages 11 & up.Learn all about the world of mammals while completing your Mammal Study Merit Badge. Some...

Monday, April 5 : 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Plant of the Month Club for Kids: Lithops

Ages 6 – 12.Meet with other plant lovers, get your hands dirty, plant a new kind of interesting, creepy, unusual or...

Wednesday, April 7 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Sprouts Outside: Bursting Buds

Ages 3 – 5 with an adult.Buds are ready to pop wide open.   Search for leaf and flower buds,...

Wednesday, April 7 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Frog Jamboree

All ages.The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools.  Learn about these two frogs...

Thursday, April 8 : 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch and Learn:  Secrets of our Treasured Gardens

Adults.Looking for treasures of botanical inspiration?  Join MCPC collection staff as we explore some of the treasured places,...

Thursday, April 8 : 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School: How’d That Get There?

Ages 6 – 12. Explore the gardens of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and look for plants that are not where they should be....

Thursday, April 8 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Frog Jamboree

All ages.The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools.  Learn about these two frogs...

Friday, April 9 : 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Animal Antics: Sheep

Ages 3 – 5 with an adult.Come welcome the new Baaa-bies! See our new lambs born this spring and learn about...

Friday, April 9 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wild Animal Experts: Frogs

Ages 6 – 10.Spend time hiking outdoors after school focusing on a different wild NJ animal each month.Cost: $10 per child. ...

Saturday, April 10 : 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lamb Frolic!

All ages.Help the farm staff socialize our baby lambs! Participants can interact with the lambs one-on-one.  This rare...

Saturday, April 10 : 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide at the Kay Center

Ages 12 & up.Enjoy a combination of Japanese oriented walking, meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. ...

Saturday, April 10 : 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Lamb Frolic!

All ages.Help the farm staff socialize our baby lambs! Participants can interact with the lambs one-on-one.  This rare...

Saturday, April 10 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Merit Badge Workshop: Mammal Study

Boy Scouts, ages 11 & up.Learn all about the world of mammals while completing your Mammal Study Merit Badge. Some...

Monday, April 12 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Frog Jamboree

All ages.The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools.  Learn about these two frogs...

Tuesday, April 13 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Home School Program: Oh, The Places You’ll Grow

Ages 6 – 12.Learn what plants need to live (and what they don’t) in this class on epiphytic plants....

Tuesday, April 13 : 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Kids in the Wild

Ages 7 – 11.Kids get outside, explore the farm and the forest and learn new topics each time.Cost: $10 per child....

Wednesday, April 14 : 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Birding at Bamboo Brook

Adults.Learn about and watch the early spring birds around the gardens at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center during their...

Wednesday, April 14 : 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Toddler Trek: Spring Has Sprung!

During this amazing time of year when nature is coming back to life, enjoy a story and a walk to...

Wednesday, April 14 : 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Toddler Trek: Spring Has Sprung!

Ages 3 – 5 with an adult.During this amazing time of year when nature is coming back to life, enjoy a...

Thursday, April 15 : 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch and Learn: Wild in NJ

Adults.Learn some amazing facts about the New Jersey wildlife that you might have thought was ordinary!  Did you...

Thursday, April 15 : 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days – Spring Babies

Ages 6 & up.Spring has finally sprung! Come to the farm and meet our newest spring arrivals. Learn all different...

Friday, April 16 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Signs of Spring Walk

All ages.Spring signs are popping up all along the trails!  Come explore to see what animals and plants...

Friday, April 16 : 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Paranormal Investigation: The Grounds of Fosterfields

All ages.Spring signs are popping up all along the trails!  Come explore to see what animals and plants...

Saturday, April 17 : 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

“Branching Out”

Ages 6 – 9.“Branching Out!” is the hands-on gardening program for young people who are encouraged to play in...

Saturday, April 17 : 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center

Ages 12 & up.Enjoy a combination of Japanese oriented walking, meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. ...

Saturday, April 17 : 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Ages 12 & up.Enjoy a combination of Japanese oriented walking, meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. ...

Saturday, April 17 : 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

“Branching Out”

Ages 10 – 13.“Branching Out!” is the hands-on gardening program for young people who are encouraged to play in...

Monday, April 19 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Signs of Spring Walk

All ages.Spring signs are popping up all along the trails!  Come explore to see what animals and plants...

Wednesday, April 21 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Sprouts:  Daffy Down Dilly

Ages 3 – 5 with an adult.One of the best signs of spring is the daffodil, and young explorers will look...

Wednesday, April 21 : 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Virtual Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 –10.In this virtual program, learn to draw a NJ native animal and create your own masterpiece!  First...

Thursday, April 22 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pre-K Nature on the Farm

Ages 2 – 4 with an adult.Families with pre-K kids take a walk on the trails and farm, learning about the...

Thursday, April 22 : 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch and Learn: The Dirt on Tomatoes

Adults.It’s almost time to put tomatoes in the ground.  Learn tricks on how to grow a...

Thursday, April 22 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Home School Days Live: Spring Spotting

Ages 6 – 12.Phenology is the study of seasonal change in nature.  Record the changes that you see as you...

Friday, April 23 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Raptor Adaptations

Ages 10 & up.Join The Nature Conservancy virtually on Zoom as The Raptor Trust takes an in-depth look at the...

Saturday, April 24 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Merit Badge Workshop: Indian Lore

Boy Scouts, ages 11 & up.Learn about the history of the Lenape people while completing your Indian Lore Merit Badge....

Sunday, April 25 : 5:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Spring Golden Hour Photography

Ages 18 & up.The farm is in bloom and spring is officially back at Fosterfields. Join staff at sunrise as...

Tuesday, April 27 : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Orienteering for Families

Ages 8 & up.Learn the basics of map and compass use, then try out your skills through a series of...

Wednesday, April 28 : 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Spring Bird Walk – Meadows & Edges

Adults.Naturalist Bill Lynch will lead us through the meadows and forest edges of Bamboo Brook as we search for...

Thursday, April 29 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pre-K – Lamb Frolic on the Farm

Ages 2 – 4 with an adult.Families with pre-K kids meet the farm’s new lambs and learn all about...

Friday, April 30 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Buds

Ages 4 - 5 with an adult.Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers, and maybe even dust off your own green...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change