• 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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  • Forest stewardship study looks at Closter Nature Center

    Forest stewardship study looks at Closter Nature Center NorthJersey.com–Apr 5, 2017 CLOSTER — A forest stewardship study was conducted by the Audubon Society to assess the health of the Closter Nature Center’s forest.

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  • Closter Nature Center celebrates reopening of Ruckman Pond

    Closter Nature Center celebrates reopening of Ruckman Pond NorthJersey.com–Jun 12, 2013 Mayor Sophie Heymann checks out the turtle tank with volunteer Anthony Corvelli at the Closter Nature Center’s reopening of Ruckman Pond.

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  • Closter to Host Northern Valley Earth Fair

    Closter to host Northern Valley Earth Fair on Earth Day NorthJersey.com–Apr 17, 2017 CLOSTER — The annual Northern Valley Earth Fair will teach … include an endangered animals show with Tenafly Nature Center; “The Buzz …

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  • Newsletter – April, 2017

    SOUP SUPPER COMING SOON! Sunday, April 2nd, from 5:00 to 7:00….One of our most popular annual events, the Soup Supper has brought members and friends together for more than 30 years. A great variety of homemade soups and breads is our specialty. You get a bowl and spoon to sample as many soups as you […]

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