• Music by the Pond – March 2024

    Free Event

    This is an informal "jam" session hosted by local musicians. If you enjoy playing music, bring along your instrument and join in the fun!

    Free and open to the community. No registration required. 

    If you have any questions please email us at admin@closternaturecenter.org.


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  • Lecture: Our Forest in Crisis

    Lecture: Our Forest in Crisis

    All-ages program

    Date: Wednesday, March 20st

    Time: 7 PM

    Location: CNC Cabin by the Pond

    Cost: Members ($10), Non-Members ($15)

    Register Here

    Questions, email admin@closternaturecenter.org


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  • Conservation and Foresight: The History of American Parks

    Conservation & Foresight: The History of American Parks

    All-ages program

    Date: Thursday, March 21st

    Time: 7 PM

    Location: CNC Cabin by the Pond

    Admission by Donation: Suggested donation = $5 for Members and $10 for Non-members


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  • Winter Hike – February 2024

    Closter History Hike

    All-ages program 

    Date: Saturday, February 17th

    Time: 1pm 

    Location: Meet at the CNC cabin by the pond.

    Donations accepted (suggested donation: $5 per attendee).


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  • February 2024 Break Nature Program

    COMMUNITY PASS SIGNUP — CLICK BUTTON BELOW


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  • Music by the Pond – February, 2024

    JAM SESSION!

    Free Event

    This is an informal "jam" session hosted by local musicians. If you enjoy playing music, bring along your instrument and join in the fun!

    Free and open to the community. No registration required. 

    If you have any questions please email us at admin@closternaturecenter.org.


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  • Audubon’s Annual Christmas Bird Count

    Calling all citizen scientists!!

    Bergen County Christmas Bird Count 
    Saturday, December 16th, 2021

    Time: 9AM - 12PM

    Event is free and open to the public. Registration not necessary.

    Once again, the Closter Nature Center is going to participate in Bergen County Audubon's Annual Christmas Bird Count!  We need spotters with binoculars who can at least distinguish a cardinal from a crow, a chickadee from a blue jay. Birders-in-training are welcome, but also hoping that several more experienced birders will enjoy the opportunity to count birds!

    Come to the Log Cabin by the Pond to learn the counting system, then, spread out in small groups to an area of the Nature Center and record as best you can what you see.  If you can't name the bird, note its appearance. 

    Download a birding app and / or look through books that will be available to help you confirm a best guess. Stay for an hour or more, as you are able.  Less sturdy hikers are welcome to monitor our busy feeders near the cabin and walk the level ground near the ponds. 

    No matter the weather, the event will take place, so be sure to dress warmly, especially your feet!   The cabin will be open throughout the morning. Please wear masks inside the cabin.   

    CABIN WILL BE CLOSED THIS SATURDAY DUE TO HEATING ISSUE. Please email admin@closternaturecenter.org with any questions.

    What to bring: binoculars, warm clothes and a good attitude !

    Note: There will be some binoculars to borrow and a few experienced bird watchers for guidance. 


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  • CNC After-School Nature Program Winter/Spring 2024

    Season of Nature Fun and Science

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    Join "Nature Marc" for a Season of Nature Fun and Science

    We will follow the natural world as winter turns to spring. Animals, hikes and exploration will all be a part of this nature-based after-school program. Classes are limited to 15 children.

    Register early for 10% discount ! (Available on semester-long Winter Sessions 1&2 OR Spring Sessions 1&2 signup only.)

    CNC Winter/Spring Afterschool classes

    5 week sessions- T, W, Th
    Winter- Session I
    1. January- 9, 10, 11
    2. 16, 17, 18
    3. 23, 24, 25
    4. 30, 31, Feb. 1
    5. February- 6, 7, 8

    Winter- Session II

    1. February- 13, 14, 15
    2. 27, 28, 29
    3. March 5, 6, 7
    4. 12, 13, 14
    5. 19, 20, 21

    Spring- Session I

    1. April 2, 3, 4
    2. 9, 10, 11
    3. 23, 24, 25
    4. 30, May 1, 2
    5. May 7, 8, 9

    Spring- Session II

    1. May 14, 15, 16
    2. 21, 22, 23
    3. 28, 29, 30
    4. June 4, 5, 6
    5. 7, 8, 9

    Registration

    To register please go to: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.

    If you have any questions, please email admin@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Our Naturalist, Marc Gussen can be reached at (201) 750-2778.


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  • Holiday Break Nature Program — December, 2023

    Member's Holiday Gift

    50% off Holiday Break Nature Program!

    Thanks to the generosity of Rockland Electric Company, members will receive 50% off the Holiday Break Nature Program!

    Click here to become a member or to register for the Holiday Break Nature Program.

    Holiday Break

    Please sign up online with Community Pass.

    Membership can also be purchased at Community Pass, an online registration portal. For more information about membership levels, go to www.closternaturecenter.org/membership.

    Any questions? Call Naturalist Marc at (201)750-2778 or email Aubrie at programdirector@closternaturecenter.org.

     

    COMMUNITY PASS SIGNUP — CLICK BUTTON BELOW


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  • Music by the Pond — December, 2023

    Free Event

    This is an informal "jam" session hosted by local musicians. If you enjoy playing music, bring along your instrument and join in the fun!

    Free and open to the community. No registration required. 

    If you have any questions please email our Program Director Aubrie George at: programdirector@closternaturecenter.org .


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  • Special Program: BATS!

    SPECIAL PROGRAM

    Throughout the world, bats have been misunderstood and persecuted, causing a serious decline in the bat population. The program "BATS, BATS, BATS!" was established to bring this matter to the public's attention. Find out why bats are now being protected because of their vital role in virtually every environment on earth, and learn, for example, about their importance in insect maintenance and rainforest regeneration.

    Program delivered by "New Jersey's own BATMAN" http://www.njbatman.com/

    Register on Community Pass: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter

     


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  • Music By The Pond — October, 2023

    Free Event

    This is an informal "jam" session hosted by local musicians. If you enjoy playing music, bring along your instrument and join in the fun!

    Free and open to the community. No registration required. 

    If you have any questions please email our Program Director Aubrie George at: programdirector@closternaturecenter.org .


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