Calendar
April 2019

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Frog Jamboree 1 :30 –2 :30 pm
Plant Sale Preview 2 –3 :30 pm
Frog Jamboree 4 :46 pm
People-Power Day 1 –3 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Night Hike Adventure 7 –8 :30 pm
Frog Jamboree 10 –11 am
Orienteering for Families 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Yoga for Nature Kids 10 –11 am
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Spring Has Sprung 2 –3 pm
Frog Jamboree 10 –11 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
Terrific Turtles 1 –2 pm
Swampy Critter Crochet 3 –4 :30 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Bear Rock Hike 10 –12 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Family Geocaching 10 :30 –12 pm
Garden Buds 1 –1 :45 pm
Bird Bonanza 1 –2 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Nature Detectives 2 –3 pm
Slime Time 4 –5 pm
Spring Break Lunch Hike 11 :30 –2 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
Let’s Letterbox 1 –2 :30 pm
Spring Treasure Hunt 10 –11 :30 am
Plant Spuds 1 –2 pm
Tin Punch Designs 2 –4 :30 pm
Spring Things Walk: Easy 10 –11 :30 am
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Feathered Friends 10 –11 am
Garden Buds 1 –1 :45 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Outdoor Skills: Fire Building 4 :30 –6 :30 pm
Born to Be Shorn 11 –4 pm
Family Orienteering 10 :30 –12 pm
Home School Days: Herbas 1 –2 :30 pm
The Truth about Ticks 5 :30 –6 :30 pm
Garden Buds 1 –1 :45 pm
Junior Naturalists 4 –5 pm
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Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
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Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
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D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
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Hitch a Ride! 10 :15 –12 pm
Building Speedwell 2 –4 pm

April 2019 Events

Wednesday, March 20 : 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Wednesdays, March 20 through April 24 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler, and learn about...

Thursday, March 21 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Thursdays, March 21 through April 25 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler, and learn about...

Monday, April 1 : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening Day: Mahlon Dickerson Campground

Monday, April 1 Opening Day: Mahlon Dickerson CampgroundExperience Mahlon Dickerson Reservation and its several different camping opportunities. Tent Sites, Adirondack...

Monday, April 1 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers &Tykes: Wonderful Woodpeckers

Monday, April 1 Toddlers &Tykes: Wonderful WoodpeckersAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Learn what makes these birds unique, listen to...

Monday, April 1 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprouts: Let There Be Light

Wednesday, May 1 Sprouts: Let There Be LightAges 3 - 4 with an Adult. Discover how plants put sunlight to work and...

Tuesday, April 2 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pyramid Mountaineers

Tuesday, April 2 Pyramid MountaineersSeniors. Enjoy a moderate hike on a variety of trails throughout Pyramid and Turkey Mountains while...

Tuesday, April 2 : 4:46 PM - 4:46 PM

Frog Jamboree

Tuesday, April 2 Frog JamboreeAll Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about...

Wednesday, April 3 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

People-Power Day

Saturday, June 22 People-Power DayThe gristmill may be water-powered, but we have many people-powered machines on hand, too. Test a...

Thursday, April 4 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Arboretum Artists: Initial Impressions

Thursday, April 4 Arboretum Artists: Initial ImpressionsAges 8 - 12. Surround your initials in a unique botanically-inspired watercolor design, and create a...

Friday, April 5 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, April 5 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program. Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.Location:...

Friday, April 5 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Night Hike Adventure

Friday, April 5 Night Hike AdventureAges 5 & Up. Bring your flashlight, and join a guided, nighttime adventure along the trails....

Saturday, April 6 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Frog Jamboree

Saturday, April 6 Frog JamboreeAll Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about...

Saturday, April 6 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Little Farm Friends: Sheep to Shawl

Saturday, April 6 Little Farm Friends: Sheep to ShawlAges 3 - 5 with an Adult. Work with wool, sing songs, play a ...

Saturday, April 6 : 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fosterfields Opening Day

Saturday, April 6 Fosterfields Opening DayCelebrate the first Saturday of the season with farm to table cooking demos, planting in...

Saturday, April 6 : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cooper Gristmill Opening Day

Saturday, April 6 Cooper Gristmill Opening DayCelebrate the 39th season at Cooper Gristmill. Discover the site’s historic machines,...

Saturday, April 6 : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Historic Speedwell Opening Weekend

Saturday, April 6 Historic Speedwell Opening WeekendDiscover what’s new this year at Historic Speedwell. Enjoy a variety of...

Sunday, April 7 : 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

3rd Annual Give Back Day!

Sunday, April 73rd Annual Give Back Day! To celebrate National Volunteers Week and our partnership with Family Promise Morris,...

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

Orienteering for Families

Sunday, April 7 Orienteering for FamiliesAll Ages. Spend time outside with the family, and learn how to use a map...

Monday, April 8 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Yoga for Nature Kids

Monday, April 8 Yoga for Nature KidsAges 2 - 6 with an Adult. Learn yoga-like poses and movements that represent animals and...

Monday, April 8 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pokémon of the Great Swamp

Monday, April 8 Pokémon of the Great SwampAges 5 & Up. Draw comparisons between legendary Pokémon creatures...

Tuesday, April 9 : 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Teacher Training Workshop: Project WILD

Tuesday, April 9 Teacher Training Workshop: Project WILDTeachers of Grades K - 12. Join Project WILD, an award-winning, interdisciplinary conservation and...

Tuesday, April 9 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, April 9 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, April 9 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spring Has Sprung

Tuesday, April 9 Spring Has SprungAll Ages. Home for Spring Break? Stop by the Great Swamp, and check out the...

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

Frog Jamboree

Wednesday, April 10 Frog JamboreeAll Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about...

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

Sprouts: Get Up, Get Growing

Wednesday, April 10 Sprouts: Get Up, Get GrowingAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Learn about big and small seeds and how...

Wednesday, April 10 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprouts: Get Up, Get Growing

Wednesday, April 10 Sprouts: Get Up, Get GrowingAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Learn about big and small seeds and how...

Wednesday, April 10 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Adventures: The World of Water

Wednesday, April 10 Home School Adventures: The World of WaterAges 5 & Up. Follow the ways water travels through the ecosystem...

Thursday, April 11 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Terrific Turtles

Thursday, April 11 Terrific TurtlesAll Ages. Learn about the turtles found in the Great Swamp with touchable objects and a...

Thursday, April 11 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrating the Highs and Lows of the SS Savannah

Thursday, April 11 Celebrating the Highs and Lows of the SS SavannahDid you know that the first steam ship to...

Thursday, April 11 : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Swampy Critter Crochet

Thursday, April 11 Swampy Critter CrochetAdults. Join a naturalist for a special crochet session while learning to make critters found...

Thursday, April 11 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make and Take Workshop: Early Spring Container Garden

Thursday, April 11 Make and Take Workshop: Early Spring Container GardenAdults. Plant spring flowering bulbs and pansies, and create a...

Thursday, April 11 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cooper Gristmill Lecture Series

Thursday, April 11 Cooper Gristmill Lecture SeriesJoin this special, bi-monthly lecture series covering various topics, including the history of local...

Friday, April 12 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, April 12 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program.Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location:...

Saturday, April 13 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Friends’ Plant Sale Gardening Education Extravaganza

Saturday, April 13 Friends’ Plant Sale Gardening Education Extravaganza Learn from the experts as both Rutgers and Morris County...

Saturday, April 13 : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Industrial Heritage Tours: Split Rock Iron Furnace

Saturday, April 13 Industrial Heritage Tours: Split Rock Iron FurnaceTake advantage of this rare opportunity to visit Morris County&rsquo...

Saturday, April 13 : 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workers on The Farm:1900s Immigration Experience

Saturday, April 13 Workers on The Farm:1900s Immigration ExperienceStep into the shoes of Irish immigrants, and learn what it...

Saturday, April 13 : 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Speedwell Goes…Federal (1780-1800)

Saturday, April 13 Speedwell Goes…Federal (1780-1800)Explore the hidden histories of Stephen Vail, former owner and resident of Historic...

Sunday, April 14 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bear Rock Hike

Sunday, April 14 Bear Rock HikeAges 7 & Up. Enjoy a moderate hike to Bear Rock while learning about spring ephemerals,...

Sunday, April 14 : 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Hidden Treasures of the Collection

Sunday, April 14 Hidden Treasures of the CollectionLearn about the fine and decorative art pieces in the Vail House during...

Sunday, April 14 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Watercolor Techniques for Painting Flowers and Leaves

Sunday, April 14 Watercolor Techniques for Painting Flowers and LeavesSpend the afternoon painting flowers and leaves using various techniques, including...

Monday, April 15 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days: Herbals

Monday, April 15 Home School Days: HerbalsGrades 1 - 4. Discover the fascinating history of herbs, plant your own to take home,...

Monday, April 15 : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enjoying Nature Through Art & Writing

Monday, April 15 Enjoying Nature Through Art & WritingAges 7 - 10. Home for Spring Break? Join a special hike along our...

Tuesday, April 16 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, April 16 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, April 16 : 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Family Geocaching

Tuesday, April 16 Family GeocachingAges 7 & Up. Get outside with the family, and use a GPS and map to locate...

Tuesday, April 16 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bird Bonanza

Tuesday, April 16 Bird BonanzaAges 5 & Up. Learn how to identify birds by markings, color, and songs during a walk...

Tuesday, April 16 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Hiking Adventure

Tuesday, April 16 Family Hiking AdventureAges 7 & Up. Enjoy the week off from school with the family on a fun...

Tuesday, April 16 : 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Garden Buds

Tuesdays, April 16 through June 18 Garden BudsAges 4 - 5 with an Adult. Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers, and dust...

Tuesday, April 16 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Yoga for Nature Kids

Tuesday, April 16 Yoga for Nature KidsAges 2 - 6 with an Adult. Learn yoga-like poses and movements that represent animals and...

Wednesday, April 17 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: This Is For The Birds

Wednesday, April 17 Sprouts: This Is For The BirdsAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Look for nests at the Arboretum, and...

Wednesday, April 17 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nature Detectives

Wednesday, April 17 Nature DetectivesAges 7 - 11. Bring your detective skills, and look for signs that animals have left behind. Work...

Wednesday, April 17 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Slime Time

Wednesday, April 17 Slime TimeAges 4 & Up. Take a sensory walk through the Great Swamp, and learn about the variety...

Thursday, April 18 : 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Spring Break Lunch Hike

Thursday, April 18 Spring Break Lunch HikeAges 8 & Up. Spend your break outdoors on a trek to Tripod Rock. Pack...

Thursday, April 18 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Let’s Letterbox

Thursday, April 18 Let’s LetterboxAges 8 - 12. Follow fun riddles to find hidden boxes along the trails, and create...

Thursday, April 18 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day: Prep the Soil and Plant

Thursday, April 18 Home School Day: Prep the Soil and PlantPrepare the soil in the demo garden using tools to...

Friday, April 19 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Spring Treasure Hunt

Friday, April 19 Spring Treasure HuntAll Ages. Spring is in full swing, and surprises are popping up along the trails....

Friday, April 19 : 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Moonlight Owl Calling

Friday, April 19 Moonlight Owl CallingJoin a special, moonlight walk through Bamboo Brook OEC with the New Jersey Conservation Foundation...

Saturday, April 20 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Little Farm Friends: Egg to Chick

Saturday, April 20 Little Farm Friends: Egg to ChickAges 3 - 5 with an Adult. Have fun on the farm with your...

Saturday, April 20 : 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Big/Little Blacksmithing

Saturday, April 20 Big/Little BlacksmithingAges 6 - 12 with an Adult. Learn the basics of blacksmithing with Billy Barret of Bill...

Saturday, April 20 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Plant Spuds

Saturday, April 20 Plant SpudsDig in, and help the farmers plant potatoes. Return later in the season to harvest some...

Saturday, April 20 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Nest Building for Families

Saturday, April 20 Nest Building for FamiliesAll Ages. Flock to the Great Swamp OEC to learn how birds use amazing...

Saturday, April 20 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Care and Keeping of Rivers

Saturday, April 20The Care and Keeping of RiversIn honor of Earth Day, celebrate all things water powered with fun...

Saturday, April 20 : 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tin Punch Designs

Saturday, April 20 Tin Punch Designs Make a family-friendly version of a tin punch design. Create your own pattern, or...

Sunday, April 21 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Spring Things Walk: Easy

Sunday, April 21 Spring Things Walk: EasyAges 4 & Up. Learn about the animals that are building nests, laying eggs, and...

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

Toddlers &Tykes: Celebrate Earth Day!

Monday, April 22 Toddlers &Tykes: Celebrate Earth Day!Ages 2 - 5 with an Adult. Celebrate Earth Day by learning how to...

Monday, April 22 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Monday, April 22 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Learn about and how to draw a new native NJ animal each month...

Tuesday, April 23 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, April 23 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, April 23 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Feathered Friends

Tuesday, April 23 Feathered FriendsAges 3 - 5 with an Adult. Make your very own binoculars to keep and use for a...

Tuesday, April 23 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers & Tykes: Celebrate the Earth!

Tuesday, April 23 Toddlers & Tykes: Celebrate the Earth!Ages 2 - 5 with an Adult. Celebrate this day dedicated to Earth by...

Tuesday, April 23 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Science Day: Planet Earth!

Tuesday, April 23 Family Science Day: Planet Earth!All Ages with an Adult. Learn about Planet Earth and how to support...

Wednesday, April 24 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: Sounds of Spring

Wednesday, April 24 Sprouts: Sounds of SpringAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Use your ears to discover who is making springtime...

Wednesday, April 24 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprouts: Sounds of Spring

Wednesday, April 24 Sprouts: Sounds of SpringAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Use your ears to discover who is making springtime...

Wednesday, April 24 : 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Science and Nature: Soil Sleuths

Wednesday, April 24 Science and Nature: Soil SleuthsAges 5 - 10. Learn to observe and study different parts of the natural world...

Wednesday, April 24 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Wednesday, April 24 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Learn about and how to draw a new native NJ animal each month...

Thursday, April 25 : 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A Tour of Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Thursday, April 25 A Tour of Flowering Trees and ShrubsWalk the grounds, and learn some familiar favorites among The Frelinghuysen...

Thursday, April 25 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make and Take Workshop: Herb Container Garden

Thursday, April 25 Make and Take Workshop: Herb Container GardenDiscover the wonderful world of herbs and their many uses for...

Friday, April 26 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, April 26 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program.Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location:...

Friday, April 26 : 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

Friday, April 26 Outdoor Skills: Fire BuildingAges 10 - 15. Satisfy your appetite for adventure while learning wilderness and survival skills. Discover...

Saturday, April 27 : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Great Plantings for Small Gardens

Saturday, April 27 Great Plantings for Small GardensPlant expert Steve Kristoph returns with a fun and informative talk about small...

Saturday, April 27 : 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Born to Be Shorn

Saturday, April 27 Born to Be ShornJoin a fun and unique experience of turning fleece into woolen fiber. Watch a...

Saturday, April 27 : 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Morris County Park Palooza

Saturday, April 27 Morris County Park PaloozaEat, drink, and have fun at this one of a kind festival! Enjoy 20+ food...

Saturday, April 27 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dig It! Beginners Archaeology

Saturday, April 27 Dig It! Beginners ArchaeologyAges 7 - 11 Do you dream of finding an arrowhead in your backyard, becoming a...

Sunday, April 28 : 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Family Orienteering

Sunday, April 28 Family OrienteeringAges 7 & Up. Spend time outside with the family, and learn how to use a map...

Sunday, April 28 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

5th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Vincent Simeone on Versatile Viburnums

Sunday, April 28 5th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Vincent Simeone on Versatile ViburnumsVincent Simeone, a renowned horticulturist, lecturer, and author shares...

Sunday, April 28 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Arbor Day Celebration

Sunday, April 28 Arbor Day CelebrationCelebrate Arbor Day with NJ’s largest living things - trees. Learn how to...

Monday, April 29 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days: Herbas

Monday, April 29 Home School Days: HerbasGrades 1 - 4. Discover the fascinating history of herbs, plant your own to take home,...

Monday, April 29 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wild Animal Experts

Monday, April 29 Wild Animal ExpertsAll Ages. Become a wildlife expert by learning amazing facts about New Jersey wildlife. Each...

Tuesday, April 30 : 5:30 AM - 6:30 PM

The Truth about Ticks

Tuesday, April 30 The Truth about TicksAges 6 & Up. Learn the latest news on ticks in New Jersey, and become...

Tuesday, April 30 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Junior Naturalists

Tuesdays, April 30 through June 4 Junior NaturalistsAges 6 - 10. Learn about the plants, animals, and geology of New Jersey through experiments,...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change