• Newsletter — February, 2018

    FEBRUARY 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.PK-K […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: January, 2018

    2018 is here, and it’s time for a New Year’s resolution. Every year I try to come up with something that will improve my health and happiness. This year I have a new, simple, and hopefully fruitful resolution…spend more time outside. The benefits are tremendous, it’s free, and can be fun for the whole family. Exercise […]

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  • Newsletter — January, 2018

    Hardy Volunteers Needed for Tree SurveyWorkshop January 13th , 1:30 -3:30 PMEver wanted to learn more about the trees in our Nature Center? We are looking for a few volunteers willing to participate in a workshop followed by a tree survey in the woods.   The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 1:30 to 3:30 […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: December, 2017

    Fall is slowly coming to an end, and everything in nature is readying for winter. Plants are closing up shop, migrants are leaving, forest residents are prepping to sleep or stick it out; and we are here to enjoy it all. Late fall is probably my favorite time to be in the woods.  Deep breaths of […]

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  • Newsletter — December, 2017

     ***** A Gift From the Forest *****Looking for that perfect gift for your special somebody? How about a legacy of wooded bliss! A place to walk in the woods! Click –> HERE <– to purchase the gift of membership in the Closter Nature Center TODAY After-School Programs:Rocks + MineralsThis month’s after-school program will be about the amazing world of geology. […]

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  • CNC NATURALIST RECEIVES AWARD

    CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO ARTICLE     The Nature Center’s beloved naturalist Marc Gussen is the recipient of the New Jersey Audubon’s Informal Educator of the Year Award.  On Saturday, October 21, Marc, his wife Kimberly and his mother traveled to the 3-day Fall Festival event in Cape May. Marc says he was very honored […]

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  • Looking for a Home? Check Out Closter, N.J.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/check-out-closter-n-j-1469808827ByKathleen LucadamoUpdated July 29, 2016 12:17 p.m. ETCloster, N.J., has a reputation for good schools and plenty of parks, but what has folks talking these days is a shopping center.The mall, Closter Plaza, is getting a new look and new retailers. And the changes have the Bergen County borough thinking about its future, said Mayor […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: November, 2017

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to take a look at what is important to us and to give credit to many of the things that we take for granted. For me, this list begins with my loving wife and children and includes simple amenities like running water, healthy food and of course, access […]

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  • Newsletter — November, 2017

     *** Annual Membership Drive ***Welcome to our newest members! If you’ve joined our Nature Center in the past six months, we say thanks and hope that you’ve been enjoying the trails. For everyone else, it is time to show your support and renew your membership! With nearly 400 members, the Closter Nature Center is an active and […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: October, 2017

    October is a magical time of the year. Transition from summer to fall brings the fireworks display of foliage as the trees lose their leaves, the migration of birds and Monarch butterflies, and my favorite: the proliferation of mushrooms. A handful of species are prized as food, but other than those, most are ignored and […]

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  • Newsletter — October, 2017

    October After-School Classes:Bones, Bats and Black CatsNature with a taste of Halloween!This month we will learn about skeletons, nocturnal animals and mythical creatures. Please dress for the weather.PK and K – Tuesdays – 10th – 17th – 24th1st and 2nd – Wednesdays – 11th – 18th – 25th3rd through 6th – Thursdays – 12th – 19th – 26thTO REGISTER ONLINE:go […]

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  • 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 […]

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