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The trails at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, September 19th.

The trails at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, September 19th.

September 2019

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
100 Steps Climb 10 –11 :30 am
Hands on Tools! 1 –2 pm
Hands on Tools! 2 –3 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Back to School, Back to Nature 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Fall Asters Walk 10 –11 am
Swampy Critter Crochet 3 –4 :30 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Hitch a Ride! 10 :15 –12 pm
Reservoir Ramble - Moderate 10 –12 :30 pm
Who Cut the Wood? 1 –2 :30 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Beautiful Butterflies 10 –11 am
Mountain Critter Crochet 3 –4 :30 pm
Wayward Warblers 8 –10 am
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Butterfly Bonanza. 12 –4 pm
Forest Bathing 12 :30 –2 :30 pm
Yoga for Nature Kids 10 –11 am
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
End of Summer Exploration 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Weekend Family Walk 10 –11 am
Break it Down: Decomposers 10 –11 :30 am
Wilderness Survival 10 :30 –1 pm
Save Those Seeds! 1 –2 pm
Save Those Seeds! 2 –3 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Wool for Kids! 1 –3 pm
Meet the Animals. 2 –3 pm
Tremendous Trees 2 –3 :30 pm
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Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Incredible Insects 4 :30 –5 :30 pm
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The Time to Mourn 1 –2 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
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Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
The Time to Mourn 1 –2 pm
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The Time to Mourn 1 –2 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
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Bear Rock Hike 10 –11 :30 am
Orchard Cooking 12 –2 :30 pm
The Time to Mourn 1 –2 pm
Awake at Night 6 :30 –7 :30 pm

September 2019 Events

Sunday, September 1 : 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gallery Exhibit: Photography and Pastels of Nature and Travel

Sunday, September 1 through Monday, September 30 Gallery Exhibit: Photography and Pastels of Nature and TravelEnjoy beauty in its many forms...

Sunday, September 1 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, September 1 through Monday, September 30 Family Photo Scavenger HuntBring your camera or phone for this month’s hunt, ...

Sunday, September 1 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

100 Steps Climb

Sunday, September 1 100 Steps ClimbAges 7 & Up. On this holiday weekend, ‘labor’ up the 100 Steps to the top...

Sunday, September 1 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hands on Tools!

Sunday, September 1 Hands on Tools!Peruse and use a variety of hand tools and equipment that were important to the...

Sunday, September 1 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hands on Tools!

Sunday, September 1 Hands on Tools!Peruse and use a variety of hand tools and equipment that were important to the...

Sunday, September 1 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Sunday Tour of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Sunday, September 1 First Sunday Tour of The Frelinghuysen ArboretumTour the grounds, learn the site’s history, and enjoy...

Tuesday, September 3 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, September 3 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, September 3 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pyramid Mountaineers

Tuesday, September 3 Pyramid MountaineersSeniors. Enjoy a moderate hike on a variety of trails throughout Pyramid and Turkey Mountains while...

Tuesday, September 3 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Back to School, Back to Nature

Tuesday, September 3 Back to School, Back to NatureAll Ages with an Adult. Get those first day of school wiggles...

Wednesday, September 4 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Late Summer Exploration

Wednesday, September 4 Late Summer ExplorationAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Are you dropping off an older sibling at school and...

Wednesday, September 4 : 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Flat Water Canoe Skills & Evening Paddle

Wednesday, September 4 Flat Water Canoe Skills & Evening PaddleAges 12 & Up.  Learn canoe strokes, equipment, and safety before...

Thursday, September 5 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fall Asters Walk

Thursday, September 5 Fall Asters WalkAges 12 & Up. Learn to identify the late-blooming wildflowers. Program includes indoor discussion followed by...

Thursday, September 5 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day: NEW! Experimental Baking: Cornbread

Thursday, September 5 Home School Day: NEW! Experimental Baking: CornbreadDo you love all things corn-y? Join the quest to find...

Thursday, September 5 : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Swampy Critter Crochet

Thursday, September 5 Swampy Critter CrochetAdults. Enjoy an intimate crochet session with a Naturalist while learning to make critters found...

Friday, September 6 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art in the Making: Watercolor Masterclass

Friday, September 6 Art in the Making: Watercolor MasterclassAge 12 & Up. Become acquainted with Fosterfields’ watercolor collection, and try...

Friday, September 6 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, September 6 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program.Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location:...

Saturday, September 7 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Little Farm Friends: It’s a Bird’s World

Saturday, September 7 Little Farm Friends: It’s a Bird’s WorldAges 3 - 5 with Adult. Birds play an...

Saturday, September 7 : 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Hitch a Ride!

Saturday, September 7 Hitch a Ride!                 ...

Saturday, September 7 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reading 19th Century American

Saturday, September 7 Reading 19th Century AmericanWhat’s hiding in hand-written historical documents? Discover the ways writing styles and...

Sunday, September 8 : 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Reservoir Ramble - Moderate

Sunday, September 8 Reservoir Ramble - ModerateAges 10 & Up. Hike the Pyramid Mountain ridgeline, pass the famous Tripod Rock, and...

Sunday, September 8 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Trail Treasure Hunt

Sunday, September 8 Trail Treasure HuntAll Ages with an Adult. Calling all treasure hunters. Enjoy a seasonal nature scavenger hunt...

Sunday, September 8 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Who Cut the Wood?

Sunday, September 8 Who Cut the Wood?Watch or participate in the cutting of wood for use around the farm, and...

Sunday, September 8 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Second Sunday Tour of The Willowwood Arboretum

Sunday, September 8 Second Sunday Tour of The Willowwood ArboretumTour this beautiful Arboretum, learn it’s history, and enjoy...

Sunday, September 8 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fake it ‘til You Make It: Celebrating the Highs and Lows of the SS Savannah

Sunday, September 8 Fake it ‘til You Make It: Celebrating the Highs and Lows of the SS SavannahThe first...

Monday, September 9 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots & Tykes: Fabulous Dragonflies.

Monday, September 9 Nature Tots & Tykes: Fabulous Dragonflies.Ages 2 - 5 with an Adult. Learn about these fascinating mini-predators, share a...

Monday, September 9 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Monday, September 9 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Budding young artists learn about a new native NJ animal each month with...

Tuesday, September 10 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, September 10 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, September 10 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Beautiful Butterflies

Tuesday, September 10 Beautiful ButterfliesAges 3 - 5 with an Adult. Learn about the butterflies flying through the swamp, and create a...

Tuesday, September 10 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots & Tykes: Fabulous Dragonflies.

Tuesday, September 10 Nature Tots & Tykes: Fabulous Dragonflies.Ages 2 - 5 with an Adult. Learn about these fascinating mini-predators, share a...

Tuesday, September 10 : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Mountain Critter Crochet

Tuesday, September 10 Mountain Critter CrochetAdults. Enjoy an intimate crochet session with a Naturalist while learning to make critters found...

Wednesday, September 11 : 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Wayward Warblers

Wednesday, September 11 Wayward WarblersSongbirds are on their way south for the winter, and September is a wonderful time to...

Thursday, September 12 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day: A Picture’s Worth-Portraits.

Thursday, September 12 Home School Day: A Picture’s Worth-Portraits.While they are also appreciated as fine works of art,...

Friday, September 13 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, September 13 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program. Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m....

Saturday, September 14 : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

National Milling Day

Saturday, September 14 National Milling DayCelebrate Oliver Evans’ 264th birthday, a famous 1780s inventor. Evans created the first automatic...

Saturday, September 14 : 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Speedwell Goes…to WAR! (1850’s & 1860’s)

Saturday, September 14 Speedwell Goes…to WAR! (1850’s & 1860’s)Explore the hidden histories of Stephen Vail, former...

Saturday, September 14 : 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Butterfly Bonanza.

Saturday, September 14 Butterfly Bonanza.All Ages. Discover New Jersey’s fabulous butterflies and other pollinators, and how they contribute...

Saturday, September 14 : 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Forest Bathing

Saturday, September 14 Forest BathingThe Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, which translates as ‘forest bathing’ is intended to...

Sunday, September 15 : 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Expressions of Nature

Sunday, September 15 Expressions of NatureStroll through the gardens and meet local artists recreating the beautiful scenery through their art....

Sunday, September 15 : 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fosterfields Fall Harvest Fest

Sunday, September 15 Fosterfields Fall Harvest FestBring the entire family to a one-of-a-kind fall festival with farm animals, wagon rides,...

Sunday, September 15 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Third Sunday Tour of Bamboo Brook

Sunday, September 15 Third Sunday Tour of Bamboo BrookTour this beautiful garden, learn its history, and enjoy the beauty of...

Monday, September 16 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Yoga for Nature Kids

Monday, September 16 Yoga for Nature KidsAges 2 - 6 with an Adult. In this indoor/outdoor program, learn yoga-like poses and...

Monday, September 16 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wild Animal Experts

Monday, September 16 Wild Animal ExpertsAll Ages with an Adult. Become a wildlife expert by learning facts about New Jersey...

Tuesday, September 17 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, September 17 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, September 17 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pyramid Mountain 101

Tuesday, September 17 Pyramid Mountain 101Ages 18 & Up. Take a hike and learn the history of Pyramid Mountain NHA from preservation...

Tuesday, September 17 : 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Fly by Night: Bat Presentation and Evening Walk

Tuesday, September 17 Fly by Night: Bat Presentation and Evening WalkAges 8 & Up. Join us for an update and discussion...

Wednesday, September 18 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: Butterfly Garden

Wednesday, September 18 Sprouts: Butterfly GardenAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Learn the plants that butterflies like best. Look for butterflies,...

Wednesday, September 18 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature’s Little Explorers

Wednesdays, September 18 through October 23    Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an Adult. Discover the wonders...

Wednesday, September 18 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprouts: Butterfly Garden

Wednesday, September 18 Sprouts: Butterfly GardenAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Learn the plants that butterflies like best. Look for butterflies,...

Wednesday, September 18 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Adventures: Honeybee Wonders

Wednesday, September 18 Home School Adventures: Honeybee WondersAges 5 & Up. Experience the life cycle of a honey bee, take on...

Wednesday, September 18 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Willows Wednesdays: Unconventional Woman

Wednesday, September 18 Willows Wednesdays: Unconventional WomanLearn about Caroline Foster and her unconventional friends through the lens of women&rsquo...

Wednesday, September 18 : 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Wednesdays, September 18 through October 23 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an Adult. Explore the trails and learn about the natural world...

Wednesday, September 18 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Willows Wednesdays: Unconventional Woman

Wednesday, September 18 Willows Wednesdays: Unconventional WomanLearn about Caroline Foster and her unconventional friends through the lens of women&rsquo...

Wednesday, September 18 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Wednesday, September 18 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Budding young artists learn about a new native NJ animal each month with...

Thursday, September 19 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature’s Little Explorers

Thursdays, September 19 through October 24 Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an Adult. Discover the wonders of nature through...

Thursday, September 19 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day: Harvest at Fosterfields

Thursday, September 19 Home School Day: Harvest at FosterfieldsAge 7 & Up. Harvest produce that has been growing this season, and...

Thursday, September 19 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Thursdays, September 19 through October 24 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an Adult. Explore the trails and learn about the natural world...

Thursday, September 19 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

End of Summer Exploration

Thursday, September 19 End of Summer ExplorationAges 3 - 5 with an Adult. As summer winds down, take a trail walk with...

Thursday, September 19 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flower Power: Kids Centerpiece Class

Thursday, September 19 Flower Power: Kids Centerpiece ClassAges 8 - 12. Learn the correct way to cut and arrange seasonal flowers in...

Thursday, September 19 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make & Take: Fall Container Garden

Thursday, September 19 Make & Take: Fall Container GardenAdults. Create a container garden with the rich abundant colors of the...

Thursday, September 19 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

What is Forest Management and Why is it Needed?

Thursday, September 19 What is Forest Management and Why is it Needed?The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is pleased to partner with the...

Friday, September 20 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, September 20 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker programTime: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location:...

Saturday, September 21 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Weekend Family Walk

Saturday, September 21 Weekend Family WalkAll Ages with an Adult. Take to the trails to discover the unique animals and...

Saturday, September 21 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Little Farm Friends: Engine Power!

Saturday, September 21 Little Farm Friends: Engine Power!Ages 3 - 5 with an Adult. See a real-life machine-powered ensilage chopper on the...

Saturday, September 21 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Break it Down: Decomposers

Saturday, September 21 Break it Down: DecomposersAges 5 & Up. Learn about the important role that decomposers play, and walk on...

Saturday, September 21 : 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wilderness Survival

Saturday, September 21 Wilderness SurvivalLearn basic wilderness survival techniques in the forests surrounding the Kay Center. Enjoy hands-on learning experiences,...

Saturday, September 21 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gristmill, Cider Mill

Saturday, September 21 Gristmill, Cider MillLearn about the historic process of grinding apples to make cider, and assist with the...

Saturday, September 21 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Save Those Seeds!

Saturday, September 21 Save Those Seeds!As the growing season ends, collect seeds from vegetables and flowers in the garden to...

Saturday, September 21 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Save Those Seeds!

Saturday, September 21 Save Those Seeds!As the growing season ends, collect seeds from vegetables and flowers in the garden to...

Saturday, September 21 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Joy of Backyard Bird feeding

Saturday, September 21 Joy of Backyard Bird feedingTeens & Adults. Learn how to use bird foods, bird feeders, water, and...

Saturday, September 21 : 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A-Maize-ing Corn Painting

Saturday, September 21 A-Maize-ing Corn PaintingUse corn from Fosterfields Farm to create a beautiful work of art. Roll cobs of...

Sunday, September 22 : 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Willowwood Open House

Sunday, September 22 Willowwood Open HouseTake a guided tour of the gardens, or stroll the grounds using your cell phone...

Sunday, September 22 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Turn of the Century Fashion

Sunday, September 22 Turn of the Century FashionCaroline Foster had a very particular style of dress which she kept with...

Sunday, September 22 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Turn of the Century Fashion

Sunday, September 22 Turn of the Century FashionCaroline Foster had a very particular style of dress which she kept with...

Sunday, September 22 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hooked on Yarn: Crochet Masterclass

Sunday, September 22 Hooked on Yarn: Crochet MasterclassAge 13 & Up. Learn the basics of crochet, and start a scarf project...

Monday, September 23 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots & Tykes: Going on a Seed Hunt

Monday, September 23 Nature Tots & Tykes: Going on a Seed HuntAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Look at different kinds...

Monday, September 23 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Summer Home School Days: Scarecrows

Monday, September 23 Summer Home School Days: ScarecrowsAges 6 - 10. Build a life size scarecrow that will be displayed at the...

Tuesday, September 24 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, September 24 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, September 24 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Science Day: Flowers and Pollination

Tuesday, September 24 Family Science Day: Flowers and PollinationAll Ages with an Adult. Learn about native plants and their pollinators...

Wednesday, September 25 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: Green Grass Grows

Wednesday, September 25 Sprouts: Green Grass GrowsAges 2 - 4 with an adult. Go on a great grass hunt to find grasses...

Wednesday, September 25 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprouts: Green Grass Grows

Wednesday, September 25 Sprouts: Green Grass GrowsAges 2 - 4 with an adult. Go on a great grass hunt to find grasses...

Wednesday, September 25 : 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Science and Nature: Bug Biologists

Wednesday, September 25 Science and Nature: Bug BiologistsAges 5 - 10. Observe and study different parts of the natural world through experiments...

Wednesday, September 25 : 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Outdoor Skills: Wilderness First Aid Basics

Wednesday, September 25 Outdoor Skills: Wilderness First Aid BasicsAges 10 - 15. Learn wilderness and survival skills, including the basics of wilderness...

Thursday, September 26 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Color Your Home with Pumpkins & Gourds

Thursday, September 26 Color Your Home with Pumpkins & GourdsEnjoy a demonstration of gourd and pumpkin decorating, and discover the...

Friday, September 27 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, September 27 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program.Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. ...

Saturday, September 28 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Outdoor Skills: Tracking

Saturday, September 28 Outdoor Skills: TrackingAges 10 – 15. Satisfy your appetite for adventure and learn wilderness and survival skills. Learn animal...

Saturday, September 28 : 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

4th Annual Speedwell Games!

Saturday, September 28 4th Annual Speedwell Games!Enjoy games, and play with toys that were used in the bygone era of...

Saturday, September 28 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Meet the Servants at The Willows!

Saturday, September 28 Meet the Servants at The Willows!During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at...

Saturday, September 28 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wool for Kids!

Saturday, September 28 Wool for Kids!          Learn about Fosterfields 100 years ago as...

Saturday, September 28 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet the Servants at The Willows!

Saturday, September 28 Meet the Servants at The Willows!During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at...

Saturday, September 28 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet the Animals.

Saturday, September 28 Meet the Animals.All Ages with an Adult. Meet all the LIVE reptiles and invertebrates that live in...

Saturday, September 28 : 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tremendous Trees

Saturday, September 28 Tremendous TreesAges 8 & Up. As leaves begin to change color, walk the forest and learn to identify...

Saturday, September 28 : 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cards in the Parlor

Saturday, September 28 Cards in the ParlorCalling card game enthusiasts! Join us in the parlors of the historic Vail House,...

Monday, September 30 : 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A Day Off with Nature: Predators and Prey

Monday, September 30 A Day Off with Nature: Predators and PreyGrades 1 - 4. Enjoy a day of fun while learning about...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change