CNC Newsletter

  • Newsletter — January, 2021

    All the latest news and events happening at the Closter Nature Center.  

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  • Newsletter — December, 2020

    All the latest news and events happening at the Closter Nature Center.

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  • Newsletter — November, 2020

    All the latest news and events happening at the Closter Nature Center.    

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  • Newsletter — October, 2020

    All the latest news and events happening at the Closter Nature Center.    

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  • Newsletter — September, 2020

    All the latest news and events happening at the Closter Nature Center.  

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  • Newsletter — June, 2020

    All the latest news and events happening at the Closter Nature Center.  

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    Newsletter — May, 2020

    All the latest news and events happening at the Closter Nature Center.

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  • Newsletter — March, 2020

    All the latest news and events happening at the Closter Nature Center.

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  • Newsletter — February, 2020

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  • Newsletter — January, 2020

    All the latest news and events happening at the Closter Nature Center.

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  • Newsletter — December, 2019

    Christmas Bird Count  Get to Know Your Winter Neighbors: The Birds in Your Yard On Saturday, December 14th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, The Nature Center will host an “Open Porch” for backyard birders – an opportunity to drop by the porch of the cabin by the pond and join others in observing and […]

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  • Newsletter — November, 2019

    COMMUNITY PROGRAMS SPECIAL PROGRAM: BATS, BATS, BATS! With Joe D’Angeli Sunday, November 17th at 2 PM 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 […]

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  • Newsletter — October, 2019

    COMMUNITY PROGRAMS 1. The Amazing World of Mushrooms October 17th 7:00 pm You will not want to miss this captivating and fascinating program: Naturalist Marc Gussenhas offered it often over the years, and always has had a great response. Come learn about mushrooms, their role in the forest…and in the kitchen! Admission is Free… Donations gratefully […]

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  • Newsletter — September, 2019

    FOREST STEWARDSHIP: Deer Exclusion Fencing Complete! With the Borough’s support, and tremendous dedication from almost three dozen hard workers, installation of fencing for three deer exclusion sites is complete!    Seven CNC trail maintenance volunteers, Dr. Jay Kelly and 6 students from Raritan Valley Community College, plus 20 young people from the Closter Nature Center […]

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  • Newsletter — June, 2019

    Pond Celebration! Sunday, June 2nd, 1 to 4 PM At the cabin by Ruckman Pond Come join us for day of fun honoring the Nature Center’s Ruckman Pond! A place so special deserves a day of its own! Activities include: * Canoe rides * Tie-dyed t-shirt making * Arts and crafts * Science exhibits * […]

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  • Newsletter — May, 2019

    FOREST STEWARDSHIP: Deer Exclusion Fencing Moving Forward Volunteer Opportunities! WHITE TIES STILL VERY MUCH NEEDED.  We need close to 450 ties (approximately 3 foot x 4 inches of light colored sheeting).  These will be tied at intervals to help the deer be aware of the black vinyl fencing as it goes up.  Scout project?   […]

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  • Newsletter — April, 2019

    THE SOUP SUPPER IS BACK! Sunday, April 7th5-7 PM One of our most popular 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 speciality. You get a bowl and spoon to sample as many soups as you like—plus tasty […]

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  • Newsletter — March, 2019

    – Welcome Spring Hike – Sunday, March 24th at 3 PM Come one, come all! Layer up your old winter clothes, meet at the cabin, and join us for an afternoon forest adventure. With no leaves on the trees, finding wildlife becomes much easier! You never know what you may find around the next bend […]

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  • Newsletter — February, 2019

    CLOSTER NATURE CENTER ADULT PROGRAM: “PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY” Wednesday, February 20th, 7 to 8:30 PM Presented by Marc Gussen Come learn the skills of the ancients. This program for adults and teens covers the history of primitive technology from the first stone tools on up. Skills covered include fire-making by friction, cordage, flint-knapping and a host of […]

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  • Newsletter — January, 2019

    FULL MOON HIKE Sunday, January 20th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Are you ready for a night to remember? Meet at the cabin for an evening hike, with the first full moon of 2019 lighting our way! We’ll hike for about ½ hour, then come to the fire ring for a cozy campfire. There will […]

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  • Newsletter — December, 2018

    END OF YEAR GIVING Closter Nature Center educational programs, held in Northern Valley classrooms, after school at the Nature Center, and during the summer session, reach over 6,000 children each year. Our goal is to disconnect children from digital devices and reconnect them with Nature! However, Closter Nature Center needs your support to extend our […]

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  • Newsletter — November, 2018

    Hello Autumn Hike Sunday, November 4th, at 3 PM Come visit the Nature Center and join us for a hike along our trails. Enjoy our woods as colors peak in mid – Autumn!  Meet at the cabin by Ruckman Pond… November After-School Classes Survival Skills  This month we will try our hand at some primitive […]

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  • Newsletter — October, 2018

    October After-School Classes:  Bones, Bats and Black Cats Nature with a taste of Halloween! This month we will learn about skeletons, nocturnal animals and mythical creatures. Please dress for the weather. Pre-K and K – Tuesdays – 9th – 16th – 23rd 1st and 2nd Gr. – Wednesdays – 10th – 17th – 24th 3rd through 6th Gr. – Thursdays […]

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  • Newsletter — September, 2018

    Forest Stewardship Update     During the summer, the Forest Stewardship team has been sporadically busy in the forest, despite the very wet weather.  Rutgers graduate students have completed spring and summer assessments of vegetation in their 6 study plots scattered throughout the Nature Center.  Three of the six research plots will be protected within 3 […]

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  • Newsletter — June, 2018

    JUNE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: Pond Life  This month’s after-school program will focus on pond animals.  Who lives in the pond, and why? Come find out!  We will spend as much time outside as possible, so please dress for the weather. Pk-K : Tuesdays, June  5th and 12th  1st and 2nd: Wednesdays, June 6th and 13th  3rd through 6th: Thursdays, June 7th […]

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