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October 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.
Pre-K and K - Tuesdays - 9th - 16th – 23rd
1st and 2nd Gr. - Wednesdays - 10th - 17th - 24th
3rd through 6th Gr. - Thursdays - 11th - 18th - 25th
Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members
Time: 3:45 - 5:00pm
To register online please go to:
https://register.communitypass.net/Closter and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.
If you would prefer to register in person, please call Marc Gussen at (201) 750-2778.
BATS, BATS, BATS!
Go Batty with NJ's own "Bat man" Joseph D'Angeli
One of Our Most Popular Programs!
Sunday, October 7th at 2 PM
At the cabin by the Pond
Throughout the world, bats have been misunderstood and persecuted, causing a serious decline in bat population. The program "BATS, BATS, BATS!" was established to bring this matter to the public's attention with a LECTURE, SLIDE PRESENTATION & LIVE BATS! Find out why bats are now being protected because of their vital role in virtually every environment on earth: for example, their importance in insect maintenance and rainforest regeneration. Join Mr. D'Angeli in dispelling the many myths of these most important nocturnal creatures.
Cost: Suggested Donation of $5 for non members and $3 for members
Light refreshments will be served
A TASTY FUNDRAISER AT CHIPOTLE
Sunday, October 21st from 4 – 8 PM
Closter Plaza's Chipotle Mexican Grill is partnering with the Closter Nature Center for a fundraiser on Sunday, October 21, from 4 - 8 P.M. Event flyers will be circulated soon. We urge everyone to plan their family's late lunch or Sunday dinner at Chipotle and save the home cooking for another day! In order to benefit from the 30% donation by Chipotle, each customer must show a flyer OR simply mention to the cashier that you've come to support the Nature Center. Why not plan a fall festival or pre-Halloween party around this date and leave the cooking to Chipotle! Please mark your calendars and spread the word to friends and neighbors.
Forest Stewardship Update
Feeling Strong? Got Some Extra Energy?
Our Forest Stewardship Program could use lots of energetic volunteers to carry in the fencing materials as we prepare to have the 3 areas of deer exclusion fencing installed. The dates are not yet firm, but likely to be the end of October or early in November. Materials vary from heavy, to medium, to light but awkward. Carry distance: 200-300 yards. As always, many hands make for lighter work! If interested, (of course, subject to your availability when the dates are fixed), please e-mail Mary Mayer at email@example.com. Ask a friend if they'd like to join you! We expect the work would be a full day, but people could sign up for a morning or afternoon shift, once the date/s are clear.
And Thank You!
Thursday September 27, at 7 PM - Marc’s Mushroom Presentation
Sunday, October 7th, at 2 PM – BATS, BATS, BATS!
Sunday, October 21st, 4-8 PM – Chipotle Fundraiser (details above)
Sunday, November 5th, at 3 PM – Winter Hike
Holiday Break Classes: Wednesday, 12/26 - Friday, 12/28