• 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 Stephanie Noda, Staff Writer Published 7:41 p.m. ET April 5, 2017 NorthJersey.com 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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  • Naturalist Notes: April, 2017

    The Winter of 2017 was pretty mild, but it ended with some serious snow. Everyone knows that “April showers bring May flowers”, but March snow-melt is just as important and doesn’t get its own catchy jingle. Nothing saturates the soil and prepares for Spring like slowly melting snow. All too often, heavy Spring rains don’t […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: March, 2017

    Many of the animals that we love and care for here at the Nature Center were once brought here as unwanted pets. Their stories vary considerably, but they all have a common thread – they really needed a new home. Sometimes it is a simple case of: “I never thought it would live this long […]

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  • Newsletter – March, 2017

    MARCH AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES: Pets 101 What it means to have a pet, what animals make good pets, and what it takes to keep them happy and healthy. With the help of the Nature Center’s animal residents, we will learn about responsibility, compassion, the work and the joy of having animal companions. Pre K and K […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: January, 2017

    Of all of the interactions between kids and nature that warm the heart and illustrate the importance of the natural world in our lives, children and snow are definitely high on the list. There is something about the beauty and serenity of snow that I find captivating, but for kids it’s pure play. I had […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: February, 2017

    The muskrat is one of the many mammals that reside at the Closter Nature Center. These interesting rodents, like their cousin the beaver,
are aquatic and have adaptations that help them survive and thrive in the winter. The Nature Center’s ponds and streams are the perfect habitat for the muskrat, which has fur that stays dry […]

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  • Newsletter – February, 2017

    FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES AND CLASSES: AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: Volcanoes! Watch out!!!  Mount Closter is about to erupt again! 
This month’s after-school science program will focus on everyone’s favorite natural disaster – Volcanoes!
We will try to get outside each day, so please dress for the weather.
Kids will make model volcanoes and we will erupt our giant volcano simulator, Mt. Closter.

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