• CNC NATURALIST RECEIVES AWARD

    Northern Valley Press, Front Page CLICK FOR LINK TO ARTICLE CNC NATURALIST MARC GUSSEN RECEIVES NJ AUDUBON AWARD     The Nature Center’s beloved naturalist Marc Gussen is the recipient of the New Jersey Audubon’s Informal Educator of the Year Award.  On Saturday, October 21, Marc, his wife Kimberly and his mother traveled to the 3-day […]

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  • Looking for a Home? Check Out Closter, N.J.

    The Bergen County borough has lots of parks and good schools, but the buzz now is about shoppinghttp://www.wsj.com/articles/check-out-closter-n-j-1469808827 ByKathleen Lucadamo Updated July 29, 2016 12:17 p.m. ET Closter, N.J., has a reputation for good schools and plenty of parks, but what has folks talking these days is a shopping center. The mall, Closter Plaza, is […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: November, 2017

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to take a look at what is important to us and to give credit to many of the things that we take for granted. For me, this list begins with my loving wife and children and includes simple amenities like running water, healthy food and of course, access […]

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  • Newsletter — November, 2017

    NOVEMBER EVENTS AND CLASSES   *** Annual Membership Drive *** Welcome to our newest members! If you’ve joined our Nature Center in the past six months, we say thanks and hope that you’ve been enjoying the trails.  For everyone else, it is time to show your support and renew your membership!  With nearly 400 members, […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: October, 2017

    October is a magical time of the year. Transition from summer to fall brings the fireworks display of foliage as the trees lose their leaves, the migration of birds and Monarch butterflies, and my favorite: the proliferation of mushrooms. A handful of species are prized as food, but other than those, most are ignored and […]

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  • Newsletter — October, 2017

    OCTOBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIESOctober After-School Classes: Bones, Bats and Black Cats Nature with a taste of Halloween! This month we will learn about skeletons, nocturnal animals and mythical creatures.  Please dress for the weather. PK and K – Tuesdays – 10th – 17th – 24th 1st and 2nd – Wednesdays – 11th – 18th – 25th 3rd through […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: September, 2017

    September is here and the kids are back in school. While children learn many things both academic and social in school, the relatively new subject of Environmental Education is the one we at the Nature Center are most concerned with.  By learning about natural systems, the field of ecology, and society’s impact on nature, they […]

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  • Newsletter — September, 2017

    SEPTEMBER EVENTS AND CLASSES:  September After-School Programs “Reptiles and Amphibians” This month’s after-school program will explore the world of reptiles and amphibians. This program will be both inside and outside so please dress for the weather. PK and Kindergarten – Tuesdays – 12th – 19th – 26th 1st and 2nd grade – Wednesdays – 13th […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: June, 2017

    Without Ruckman Pond, the Closter Nature Center would just not be the same. Its proximity to the Nature Center cabin and Ruckman Road make it really stand out visually. Its importance to our educational programs, and to all those who visit the grounds, make the pond our most prominent feature. As an ecosystem, the pond has seen some ups […]

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  • Newsletter — June, 2017

      JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS: MEMORIAL DAY PARADE! MONDAY, May 29th Come join us in the parade! This Memorial Day, the CNC will have a float. Meet in the parking lot at St Mary’s Church, off High St. at 9:30 AM, and look for the Kayak. More info at: http://www.closterboro.com/closter/ June After-School Classes […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: May, 2017

    The Nature center is home to a quite a few education animals. From Captain Crunch the snapping turtle to Broccoli the bullfrog, these animals are put to use to help teach kids about the natural world. Some of the animals come with me to schools and some stay here at the nature center, but all […]

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  • Newsletter – May, 2017

    Our Thanks go out to the many generous souls who contributed more than 25 homemade soups to our delightful Soup Supper. In addition, The Barn, Closter One, Chez Madeline, La Promenade and Zendiggi all donated soups! Balthazar Bakery contributed bread, and Whole Foods butter, celery and carrots. All were delicious! By the end of the […]

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