• 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Newsletter — May, 2018

    SPRING BIRDING EXPERIENCE: Saturday, May 5th 8:00- 10:00 AM Come join the "early birds" at the Nature Center cabin from 8:00 to 10:00 Saturday morning, May 5th, for a birding adventure with Naturalist Nancy Slowik.  While seasoned birders are welcome, no experience is required. A pair of binoculars is most

  • Newsletter — April, 2018

    THE SOUP SUPPER  IS BACK! April 15th 5-7 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

  • Newsletter — March, 2018

    “Last Chance Winter Hike” March 18that 2 PMCome one, come all! Layer up your winter clothes 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 in the trail...MARCH AFTER-SCHOOL