• Winter 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.

     

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  • "Wobbly" planks on the Orange Trail.

    Winter Hike

    Winter Hike for the Whole Family

    When: Sunday, February 12th 

    What: Explore the trails of the Closter Nature Center with Naturalist Marc Gussen

    Weather permitting, we will have a fire and roast marshmallows.

    Boards can be slippery in winter -- shoes with rubber soles are a must. 

    Cost: $5 for Members/ $10 for Non-Members

    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 call our Naturalist, Marc Gussen at: (201) 750-2778. Or email our Program Director Aubrie Emmons at: programdirector@closternaturecenter.org .


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  • February 2023 After-School Nature Program (week 3)

    After-School Nature Program

    "Rocks, Minerals and Fossils"

    We will learn about the fantastic world of geology and ancient creatures by studying fossils. 

    Come join Nature Marc at the Closter Nature Center for some outdoor science fun!

    Tuesdays - January 31st, February 7th, and 14th

    PreK4 - Kindergarten - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    WednesdaysFebruary 1st, 8th, and 15th

    1st - 3rd grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    ThursdaysFebruary 2nd, 9th, and 16th

    4th - 6th grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    $75/ Members - $90/ Non-members

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    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 programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

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


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  • February 2023 After-School Nature Program (week 2)

    After-School Nature Program

    "Rocks, Minerals and Fossils"

    We will learn about the fantastic world of geology and ancient creatures by studying fossils. 

    Come join Nature Marc at the Closter Nature Center for some outdoor science fun!

    Tuesdays - January 31st, February 7th, and 14th

    PreK4 - Kindergarten - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    WednesdaysFebruary 1st, 8th, and 15th

    1st - 3rd grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    ThursdaysFebruary 2nd, 9th, and 16th

    4th - 6th grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    $75/ Members - $90/ Non-members

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    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 programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

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


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  • February 2023 After-School Nature Program (week 1)

    After-School Nature Program

    "Rocks, Minerals and Fossils"

    We will learn about the fantastic world of geology and ancient creatures by studying fossils. 

    Come join Nature Marc at the Closter Nature Center for some outdoor science fun!

    Tuesdays - January 31st, February 7th, and 14th

    PreK4 - Kindergarten - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    WednesdaysFebruary 1st, 8th, and 15th

    1st - 3rd grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    ThursdaysFebruary 2nd, 9th, and 16th

    4th - 6th grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    $75/ Members - $90/ Non-members

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    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 programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

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


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  • VOLUNTEER DAY — February 12th, 2023

    Volunteer Day

    Dedicated Volunteers Needed!
     
    Closter Nature Center needs your help to address some of the immediate needs of our forest and trail system.
    We hope that you can help us meet this critical need at the Closter Nature Center!

    When: Sunday, February 12th

    Time: 10am-12pm

    Meeting Place: Closter Nature Center Log Cabin, 154 Ruckman Road, Closter, NJ 07624

    Adult Volunteers Needed (Teens 13-16 with an adult)

    Pre-Registration: Requested  (see form below).

    What to Wear: Work boots, work gloves, long pants, long sleeves

    What we are doing: Our tentative plan for this session is to work on the Orange Trail fence. In the case of inclement weather, we will meet in the cabin where Naturalist Marc Gussen will provide an overview of CNC's trail needs and forest stewardship goals.

    The Closter Nature Center has been expanding its team of volunteers for trail maintenance and invasive species removal.  We are looking for physically able volunteers at different levels of skill and time commitment to join in this important work for the sustainability of our 136-acre forest and 3 miles of hiking trails.  

    YOU could be a highly valued member of this very important team! 

    Naturalist Marc Gussen will lead this event. Some other volunteer opportunities are listed here: https://closternaturecenter.org/volunteer-positions-available/ but ALL levels of volunteer are welcome to join.
    Come check us out on Sunday, February 12th, and bring a friend!

     

    Registration

    To register please sign and submit form below. ONE FORM FOR EACH VOLUNTEER.

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

     

    Trail Volunteer Sign-Up


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  • Closter History Hike

    Closter History Hike

    (Adult Program – suitable for interested teens with an adult) 

    Public Historian and Closter Nature Center Trustee Francesca Costa will lead a hike touching on the history of Closter, and  how land stewardship was as crucial in the past as it is now. Subjects include Blanch  Ave, Closter City, and the families who called this area home. 

    We will meet at the CNC Cabin at 1pm on Sunday, January 29th.  

    Admission free, donations graciously accepted.

    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. This program can be found under Adult/Community Programs

    If you have any questions please call our Naturalist, Marc Gussen at: (201) 750-2778. Or email our Program Director Aubrie Emmons at: programdirector@closternaturecenter.org .


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  • Volunteer Day – January 8th, 2023

    Volunteer Day

    When: Sunday, January 8th

    Time: 2-4pm

    Meeting Place: Closter Nature Center Log Cabin, 154 Ruckman Road

    Pre-Registration: Requested  (see form below). Adults or teens with an adult.

    What to Wear: Work boots, work gloves, long pants, long sleeves

    What we are doing: If the weather allows, we will work on the Orange Trail. Otherwise, we will meet in the cabin to overview CNC's trail needs and forest stewardship goals.

    1/8/2022 Trail Project: Volunteers will help us repair the fence and maintain the path around the perimeter of the Orange Trail enclosure. The attached overview will give you more information about Perimeter Path Maintenance and Fence Repair.

    The Closter Nature Center has been expanding its team of volunteers for trail maintenance and invasive species removal.  We are looking for physically able volunteers at different levels of skill and time commitment to join in this important work for the sustainability of our 136-acre forest and 3 miles of hiking trails.  

    YOU could be a highly valued member of this very important team! 

    Naturalist Marc Gussen will lead this event. Some other volunteer opportunities are listed here: https://closternaturecenter.org/volunteer-positions-available/ but ALL levels of volunteer are welcome to join.
    Come check us out on January 8th, and bring a friend!

     

    Registration

    To register please sign and submit form below. ONE FORM FOR EACH VOLUNTEER.

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

     

    Trail Volunteer Sign-Up


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  • PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY

    PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY

    Date:  Thursday, Jan 19th, 7:00 PM

    Place: Log Cabin

    Instructor: Naturalist, Marc Gussen

    Adult Program – suitable for interested teens with an adult

    Come learn about the skills of our ancestors, and how technology began. Fire making, rope making and stone tools will be some topics covered and demonstrated.  We will be inside the cabin for this program.

    $5 for Members/ $10 for Non-Members

    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 call our Naturalist, Marc Gussen at (201) 750-2778.

    Naturalist Marc Gussen


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  • January 2023 After-School Program (week 3)

    After-School Nature Program

    “Winter, Winter, Everywhere

    We will talk about hibernation, migration, and how animals survive the winter.

    Come join Nature Marc at the Closter Nature Center for some outdoor science fun!

    Tuesdays - January 10th, 17th, and 24th

    PreK4 - Kindergarten - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    Wednesdays - January 11th, 18th, and 25th

    1st - 3rd grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    Thursdays - January 12th, 19th, and 26th

    4th - 6th grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    $75/ Members - $90/ Non-members

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    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 programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

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


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  • January 2023 After-School Program (week 2)

    After-School Nature Program

    “Winter, Winter, Everywhere

    We will talk about hibernation, migration, and how animals survive the winter.

    Come join Nature Marc at the Closter Nature Center for some outdoor science fun!

    Tuesdays - January 10th, 17th, and 24th

    PreK4 - Kindergarten - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    Wednesdays - January 11th, 18th, and 25th

    1st - 3rd grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    Thursdays - January 12th, 19th, and 26th

    4th - 6th grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    $75/ Members - $90/ Non-members

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    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 programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

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


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  • January 2023 After-School Program (week 1)

    After-School Nature Program

    “Winter, Winter, Everywhere

    We will talk about hibernation, migration, and how animals survive the winter.

    Come join Nature Marc at the Closter Nature Center for some outdoor science fun!

    Tuesdays - January 10th, 17th, and 24th

    PreK4 - Kindergarten - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    Wednesdays - January 11th, 18th, and 25th

    1st - 3rd grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    Thursdays - January 12th, 19th, and 26th

    4th - 6th grade - 3:45 - 5:00pm

    $75/ Members - $90/ Non-members

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    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 programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

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


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