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Maple Sugaring Demos

Join us to learn in depth information about the process of maple sugaring from harvesting the sap, to tasting the final sweet product, and everything in between! Learn how climate change is affecting the future of maple syrup & discuss state-of-the-art research in the world of maple sugaring.

Maple Sugaring Demos

Sunday, March 3, 2024
2:30 pm -
Add to Calendar Sunday, March 3, 2024 2:30 pm America/New_York Maple Sugaring Demos Join us to learn in depth information about the process of maple sugaring from harvesting the sap, to tasting the final sweet product, and everything in between! Learn how climate change is affecting the future of maple syrup & discuss state-of-the-art research in the world of maple sugaring. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center 247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham Township, NJ 07928

Join us to learn in depth information about the process of maple sugaring from harvesting the sap, to tasting the final sweet product, and everything in between! Learn how climate change is affecting the future of maple syrup & discuss state-of-the-art research in the world of maple sugaring.


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Day Off with Nature: Survivor

Friday, March 29, 2024
9:00 am -
Add to Calendar Friday, March 29, 2024 9:00 am America/New_York Day Off with Nature: Survivor The Summer Olympics may be happening in Paris in 2024, but the Great Swamp is having their very own Winter Olympics where animals are the athletes! On this day off from school, compete in various events that showcase different animal skills, make a craft, read stories, and hike the trails. Bring a nut-free snack and lunch. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center 247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham Township, NJ 07928

The Summer Olympics may be happening in Paris in 2024, but the Great Swamp is having their very own Winter Olympics where animals are the athletes! On this day off from school, compete in various events that showcase different animal skills, make a craft, read stories, and hike the trails. Bring a nut-free snack and lunch.


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Adventures in STEM: Maple Sugaring

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
4:00 pm -
Add to Calendar Tuesday, March 12, 2024 4:00 pm America/New_York Adventures in STEM: Maple Sugaring In this series, young scientists explore different parts of the natural world through experiments and activities, making surprising discoveries along the way. Discover the science behind how maple syrup is made and test your taste buds to see if you can figure out the difference between real and artificial syrup. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center 247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham Township, NJ 07928

In this series, young scientists explore different parts of the natural world through experiments and activities, making surprising discoveries along the way. Discover the science behind how maple syrup is made and test your taste buds to see if you can figure out the difference between real and artificial syrup.


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Winter Tour Series – Willowood Witch Hazels

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
10:00 am -
Add to Calendar Wednesday, February 21, 2024 10:00 am America/New_York Winter Tour Series – Willowood Witch Hazels In this tour you will discover fragrant, colorful witch hazels at this hidden gem. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. Meet by the Stone Barn. Willowwood Arboretum

Willowwood Arboretum 300 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 07931

In this tour you will discover fragrant, colorful witch hazels at this hidden gem. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. Meet by the Stone Barn.


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Silver Maples: Winter Birding

Thursday, February 22, 2024
10:00 am -
Add to Calendar Thursday, February 22, 2024 10:00 am America/New_York Silver Maples: Winter Birding Even in winter, birds are out and about looking for food. Dress for the weather and join us on a short hike to look for signs of bird activity. Craft a small bird feeder to lend our bird friends some help! All skill levels welcome. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Frelinghuysen Arboretum 353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Even in winter, birds are out and about looking for food. Dress for the weather and join us on a short hike to look for signs of bird activity. Craft a small bird feeder to lend our bird friends some help! All skill levels welcome. Bring binoculars or borrow ours.


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The Art of Tea Blending

Thursday, February 22, 2024
6:30 pm -
Add to Calendar Thursday, February 22, 2024 6:30 pm America/New_York The Art of Tea Blending Join us for a wonderful cuppa tea! Learn the history of tea and blending teas. Experience the mixing of herbs for wellness and relaxation. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Join us for a wonderful cuppa tea! Learn the history of tea and blending teas. Experience the mixing of herbs for wellness and relaxation.


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Skunk Cabbage Safari

Thursday, February 22, 2024
4:00 pm -
Add to Calendar Thursday, February 22, 2024 4:00 pm America/New_York Skunk Cabbage Safari Skunk cabbage may be stinky, but it sure is amazing! Did you know that it makes its own heat to melt snow or that it’s the first flower of the spring? Discover all of this plant’s secrets as you hunt for it emerging along the trails, guided by a naturalist. You’ll never look at skunk cabbage the same way again! Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area 472 Boonton Avenue
Boonton, NJ 07005

Skunk cabbage may be stinky, but it sure is amazing! Did you know that it makes its own heat to melt snow or that it’s the first flower of the spring? Discover all of this plant’s secrets as you hunt for it emerging along the trails, guided by a naturalist. You’ll never look at skunk cabbage the same way again!


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Animal Antics: Goats

Thursday, February 22, 2024
4:00 pm -
Add to Calendar Thursday, February 22, 2024 4:00 pm America/New_York Animal Antics: Goats Come to the farm for this afternoon program and learn all about our Oberhasli Goats: Toby, Nestle, Lindt, and Milka. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Come to the farm for this afternoon program and learn all about our Oberhasli Goats: Toby, Nestle, Lindt, and Milka.


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Winter Birding for Adults

Friday, February 23, 2024
9:00 am -
Add to Calendar Friday, February 23, 2024 9:00 am America/New_York Winter Birding for Adults Just because many birds have left for the winter doesn’t mean there aren’t still lots of birds to see! Start indoors to view the activity at our feeders before we head out on the trails to see which intrepid birds have decided to stick it out in NJ. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center 247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham Township, NJ 07928

Just because many birds have left for the winter doesn’t mean there aren’t still lots of birds to see! Start indoors to view the activity at our feeders before we head out on the trails to see which intrepid birds have decided to stick it out in NJ. Bring binoculars or borrow ours.


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Little Farm Friends: Tractors and Transportation

Friday, February 23, 2024
1:00 pm -
Add to Calendar Friday, February 23, 2024 1:00 pm America/New_York Little Farm Friends: Tractors and Transportation How did people travel before they had cars? You’ll find out in the transportation exhibit! Sit on an old-fashioned tractor and pretend to drive the cars from over one hundred years ago. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

How did people travel before they had cars? You’ll find out in the transportation exhibit! Sit on an old-fashioned tractor and pretend to drive the cars from over one hundred years ago.


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Music Making Machines

Saturday, February 24, 2024
4:00 pm -
Add to Calendar Saturday, February 24, 2024 4:00 pm America/New_York Music Making Machines We are experimenting with pegs, pendulums, and pinwheels to create sound patterns. Historic Speedwell

Historic Speedwell 333 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

We are experimenting with pegs, pendulums, and pinwheels to create sound patterns.


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Educating Educators: Learning and Teaching about Animal Tracking

Saturday, February 24, 2024
10:00 am -
Add to Calendar Saturday, February 24, 2024 10:00 am America/New_York Educating Educators: Learning and Teaching about Animal Tracking Calling all teachers, naturalists, environmental educators, scout leaders, and homeschool parents! Let the experts at the Great Swamp teach you what and how to teach about a variety of natural history topics. The first half of the program will be dedicated to learning the deep background knowledge you need to teach each topic, while the second half will showcase a variety of lessons and activities to use with different ages. This month focuses on how to find and read animal tracks and signs in the winter to better understand what wildlife has been there and what they’ve been up to. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center 247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham Township, NJ 07928

Calling all teachers, naturalists, environmental educators, scout leaders, and homeschool parents! Let the experts at the Great Swamp teach you what and how to teach about a variety of natural history topics. The first half of the program will be dedicated to learning the deep background knowledge you need to teach each topic, while the second half will showcase a variety of lessons and activities to use with different ages. This month focuses on how to find and read animal tracks and signs in the winter to better understand what wildlife has been there and what they’ve been up to.


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