• 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 will be able to appreciate nature and make decisions with the good of our planet in mind.

    A lot of what we teach here is the science behind nature, and also how to go outside and have fun! Armed with a knowledge of our world and a love for its’ wonders, kids will be able to enjoy and preserve our ecosystems for the future. Our programs are designed to accent the state science curriculums for children from Kindergarten through 8th grade. They are based on what kids are supposed to learn, but with a good bit of extra natural history and eco-awareness. We hope to provide these to our local schools for years to come.

    See you on the trails...Marc Gussen, Naturalist


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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  • Newsletter – January, 2017

     

    JANUARY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

    Winter Wonderland
    We will bring in the New Year with the magic of winter!
    This month’s program will focus on snow: what it is, where it comes from, and…


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  • December 2016 Newsletter

    DECEMBER CLASSES, SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

    December After-School Classes:

    “Rocks and Minerals”
    This month’s after school program will focus on the amazing world of rocks, minerals and crystals.
    We will be making our own…

    No Fields Found.

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  • November 2016 Newsletter

    CLOSTER NATURE CENTER NEWS
    NOVEMBER, 2016

    P.O. BOX 80, CLOSTER, NJ 07624  closternaturecenter.org
    By the pond on Ruckman Road

    NOVEMBER AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

    “Dogs and Their Wild Relatives”

    This month’s after school science program…


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