SOUP SUPPER COMING SOON!
Sunday, April 2nd, from 5:00 to 7:00….One of our most popular annual events, the Soup Supper has brought members and friends together for more than 30 years. A great variety of homemade soups and breads is our specialty. You get a bowl and spoon to sample as many soups as you like- plus tasty breads! Arrive by 6:30 for best selection.
The charge is $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 10. Pay at the door. Also available, for only $5 extra, are wonderful ceramic, re-usable soup mugs, with our CNC logo. All proceeds go to support the Nature Center’s education programs.
To contribute much appreciated breads and soups, please call Adri Turrell at (845-359-3828). Leave a clear message with type of soup, your name and phone number.
Or, you may also email us at CNCSummer@gmail.comVery Important: Due to limited burner space, please bring any donated soups HOT! or very warm.
Crock-pots preferred. Thanks for your help!
April After-School Programs:
“Spring Has Sprung”
This month we will investigate the magic of spring. Animals are waking up, migrants are returning, buds are opening and the weather is getting more beautiful every day.
We will try to spend as much time as possible outside,
so please dress for the weather.
P-K and K………Tuesdays 4/4, 18th and 25th
1st and 2nd…………Wednesdays 4/5, 19th and 26th
3rd – 6th………..Thursdays 4/6, 20th and 27th
Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members
Time: 3:45 – 5:00
TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES: Call Marc : at (201) 750-2778 to reserve a place in class. Then, bring to the first class a check, (preferably not cash), for the proper amount, made out to the Closter Nature Center.
Spring Break Program
Monday April 10th – Thursday April 13th
Cost: $20 per day for members, $30 per day- non members.
Looking for something for the kids to do during Spring break?
Here is the answer – Bring them to the Nature Center!
Our Break programs have been such a success,
we are going to do them again.
The topics will depend on the weather, but they will definitely be fun and educational.
To help make these programs fit your schedule the classes will run for 4 days but kids can sign up for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the days.
We will try to spend time outside each day, so please dress for the weather.
1st and 2nd grade: M-TH…….9:00 – 11:30am
3rd thru 6th grade: M-TH…..1:00 – 3:30pm
To register call Marc at (201) 750-2778
CLOSTER NATURE CENTER DAY AT RUDY’S PIZZA
On Tuesday, April 25, Rudy’s Pizzeria in Closter Plaza is joining forces with the Closter Nature Center by sponsoring a fundraiser. All customers who present this coupon will have 10% of their bill donated to the Nature Center. YOU MUST HAVE THE COUPON TO QUALIFY! So mark the date to dine out or order in.
Many thanks to the team at Rudy’s for recognizing and supporting another Closter treasure.
COMING UP IN MAY:
Closter Nature Center Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 4th at 7pm
Have you had your annual checkup this year? Do you ever bring your pet to the vet? How about a checkup for our forest?
Please join us for a discussion of the long-term health of our forest at the Closter Nature Center. Discussion will be based on a report commissioned by our Board of Trustees and a scientific survey done by New Jersey Audubon. What is going right and … what is going wrong and what can be done going forward.
Special Guest: Ryan Hasko, NJ Audubon Steward Project Coordinator
Panelists: Marc Gussen, CNC Director & Naturalist; Beth Ravit, Rutgers Co-Director, Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) & Trustee; Mary Mayer, CNC Land Chairperson
SPRING BIRDING EXPERIENCE:
Saturday, May 6th 8:00- 9:30 AM
Come join the “early birds” at the Nature Center cabin from 8:00 to 9:30 Saturday morning, May 14th, for a birding adventure with Naturalist Nancy Slowik. While seasoned birders are welcome, no experience is required. A pair of binoculars is most helpful. A few extra binoculars will be available for those not able to bring their own. We will start indoors for some pointers and to see images of the wide variety of birds we hope to spot out on the trails. This program is geared to adults, but interested young people are welcome. The walk portion will last about one hour. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
CLOSTER NATURE CENTER 2017 SUMMER CAMP!
The Closter Nature Center is proud to offer its annual summer camp program to children ages 4 – 14. For over 45 years, campers have had an opportunity to explore the Nature Center’s 136 acres of ponds, streams, meadows and forests in a fun and nurturing environment. Our campers hike, dig, wade in the water, and examine nature, all under the supervision of a trained naturalist and an assistant.
The 2016 summer program will begin on June 26th and end on August 31st. There will be no camp the week of July 3-6. Camp sessions will be either morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday, between 9 and 4. Campers can sign up for one or more 4-day weeks. Each weekly program will offer different activities suitable to the age group, children’s interests and the weather.
Campers ages 4 – 6 will meet each day for 2-hours, with weekly fees of $70 for members, $90 for non-members. Campers ages 7 – 11, and 12- 14 meet for 3-hours each day, with weekly fees of $90 for members, $110 for non-members.
Registration forms will be included in the March Newsletter, or you can pick one up at the cabin by Ruckman Pond.
QUESTIONS? E-mail CNCsummer@gmail.co, or check the website www.closternaturecenter.org