CNC Newsletter

  • 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 helpful.  A few extra binoculars […]

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  • 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 soups as you like—plus tasty […]

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  • 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 PROGRAMS Pets, Pets and More Pets!This […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Newsletter — September, 2017

      September After-School Programs “Reptiles and Amphibians” This month’s after-school program will explore the world of reptiles and amphibians. This program will be both inside and outside so please dress for the weather. PK and Kindergarten – Tuesdays – 12th – 19th – 26th 1st and 2nd grade – Wednesdays – 13th – 20th – […]

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  • Newsletter — June, 2017

      JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS: MEMORIAL DAY PARADE! MONDAY, May 29th Come join us in the parade! This Memorial Day, the CNC will have a float. Meet in the parking lot at St Mary’s Church, off High St. at 9:30 AM, and look for the Kayak. More info at: http://www.closterboro.com/closter/ June After-School Classes […]

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  • Newsletter – May, 2017

    Our Thanks go out to the many generous souls who contributed more than 25 homemade soups to our delightful Soup Supper. In addition, The Barn, Closter One, Chez Madeline, La Promenade and Zendiggi all donated soups! Balthazar Bakery contributed bread, and Whole Foods butter, celery and carrots. All were delicious! By the end of the […]

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  • Newsletter – April, 2017

    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 […]

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  • Newsletter – March, 2017

    MARCH AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES: Pets 101 What it means to have a pet, what animals make good pets, and what it takes to keep them happy and healthy. With the help of the Nature Center’s animal residents, we will learn about responsibility, compassion, the work and the joy of having animal companions. Pre K and K […]

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  • Newsletter – February, 2017

    FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES AND CLASSES: 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.
 […]

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  • Newsletter – January, 2017

      JANUARY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: Winter Wonderland We will bring in the New Year with the magic of winter! This month’s program will focus on snow: what it is, where it comes from, and what it means for us and for nature. We will try to get outside everyday, so please dress for the weather. Pre-K […]

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  • December 2016 Newsletter

    DECEMBER CLASSES, SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES: December After-School Classes: “Rocks and Minerals” This month’s after school program will focus on the amazing world of rocks, minerals and crystals. We will be making our own edible crystals – Rock Candy. This is definitely one of the kids all time favorites. Dress for the weather, we will be […]

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  • November 2016 Newsletter

    CLOSTER NATURE CENTER NEWS NOVEMBER, 2016 P.O. BOX 80, CLOSTER, NJ 07624  closternaturecenter.org By the pond on Ruckman Road NOVEMBER AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: “Dogs and Their Wild Relatives” This month’s after school science program will focus on dogs and their place in nature. Dress for the weather, and… Check times and dates very carefully as we will […]

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  • JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER

    JUNE CLASSES AND SPECIAL EVENTS: Pond Life This month we will explore Ruckman Pond and its amazing This is a real favorite of the kids, as we will collect and study some of inhabitants. the pond’s coolest creatures. Dress for the weather. PK-Kindergarten   Tuesdays   May 31 st – June 7 th &amp; 14 […]

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