• Special Program: BATS!

    SPECIAL PROGRAM

    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 because of their vital role in virtually every environment on earth, and learn, for example, about their importance in insect maintenance and rainforest regeneration.

    Program delivered by "New Jersey's own BATMAN" http://www.njbatman.com/

    Register on Community Pass: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter

     


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  • Music By The Pond — October, 2023

    Free Event

    This is an informal "jam" session hosted by local musicians. If you enjoy playing music, bring along your instrument and join in the fun!

    Free and open to the community. No registration required. 

    If you have any questions please email our Program Director Aubrie George at: programdirector@closternaturecenter.org .


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  • Talk: Mushrooms in Nature and in the Kitchen

    Tasty Talk

    Registration

    To register please go to: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.

    If you have any questions, please email programdirector@closternaturecenter.org 

     


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  • Closter History Hike

    Closter History Hike

    Public Historian Francesca Costa will lead a hike touching on the history of Closter, and how land stewardship was as crucial in the past as it is now. Subjects include Blanch Ave, Closter City, and the families who called this area home.

    Adult Program – suitable for interested teens with an adult

    Date: Sunday, November 12th

    Time: 1pm 

    Location: Meet at the CNC cabin by the pond.

    Admission free, donations graciously accepted.

    Registration

    Participation is free, registration not required. For additional information about membership or other programs, please visit: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, our online registration and payment system.

    If you have any questions about this program, please email admin@closternaturecenter.org


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  • Fall 2023 After-School Program (Thursdays)

    Season of Nature Fun and Science

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    Join "Nature Marc" for a Season of Nature Fun and Science

    We will follow the natural world as summer turns to fall. Animals, hikes and exploration will all be a part of this wonderful autumn after-school program. Classes are limited to 15 children.

    Register early for 10% discount (available on semester-long signup only)

    Full 12-Week Session: Fall, 2023

    -->OF NOTE<-- No sessions week of November 7th or 21st.

    September 12 to December 14

    Member fee: $270 for 12 weeks

    Non- Member fee: $324 for 12 weeks

    Tuesdays- Pre-K4 and Kindergarten - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Wednesdays- 1st- 3rd grades - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Thursdays- 4th-6th grades -3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Children can also be enrolled for 4-week sessions (see pricing above):

    Session 1:

    Week 1- Sept 12, 13, 14

    Week 2- Sept 19, 20, 21

    Week 3- Sept 26, 27, 28

    Week 4- Oct 3, 4, 5

    Session 2:

    Week 5- Oct 10, 11, 12

    Week 6- Oct 17, 18, 19

    Week 7- Oct 24, 25, 26

    Week 8- Oct 31, Nov 1, 2

    Session 3: 

    Week 9- Nov 14, 15, 16

    Week 10- Nov 28, 29, 30

    Week 11- Dec 5, 6, 7

    Week 12- Dec 12, 13, 14

    Registration

    To register please go to: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.

    If you have any questions, please email admin@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Our Naturalist, Marc Gussen can be reached at (201) 750-2778.


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  • Fall 2023 After-School Program (Wednesdays)

    Season of Nature Fun and Science

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    Join "Nature Marc" for a Season of Nature Fun and Science

    We will follow the natural world as summer turns to fall. Animals, hikes and exploration will all be a part of this wonderful autumn after-school program. Classes are limited to 15 children.

    Register early for 10% discount (available on semester-long signup only)

    Full 12-Week Session: Fall, 2023

    -->OF NOTE<-- No sessions week of November 7th or 21st.

    September 12 to December 14

    Member fee: $270 for 12 weeks

    Non- Member fee: $324 for 12 weeks

    Tuesdays- Pre-K4 and Kindergarten - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Wednesdays- 1st- 3rd grades - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Thursdays- 4th-6th grades -3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Children can also be enrolled for 4-week sessions (see pricing above):

    Session 1:

    Week 1- Sept 12, 13, 14

    Week 2- Sept 19, 20, 21

    Week 3- Sept 26, 27, 28

    Week 4- Oct 3, 4, 5

    Session 2:

    Week 5- Oct 10, 11, 12

    Week 6- Oct 17, 18, 19

    Week 7- Oct 24, 25, 26

    Week 8- Oct 31, Nov 1, 2

    Session 3: 

    Week 9- Nov 14, 15, 16

    Week 10- Nov 28, 29, 30

    Week 11- Dec 5, 6, 7

    Week 12- Dec 12, 13, 14

    Registration

    To register please go to: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.

    If you have any questions, please email admin@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Our Naturalist, Marc Gussen can be reached at (201) 750-2778.


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  • Fall 2023 After-School Program (Tuesdays)

    Season of Nature Fun and Science

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    Join "Nature Marc" for a Season of Nature Fun and Science

    We will follow the natural world as summer turns to fall. Animals, hikes and exploration will all be a part of this wonderful autumn after-school program. Classes are limited to 15 children.

    Register early for 10% discount (available on semester-long signup only)

    Full 12-Week Session: Fall, 2023

    -->OF NOTE<-- No sessions week of November 7th or 21st.

    September 12 to December 14

    Member fee: $270 for 12 weeks

    Non- Member fee: $324 for 12 weeks

    Tuesdays- Pre-K4 and Kindergarten - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Wednesdays- 1st- 3rd grades - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Thursdays- 4th-6th grades -3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Children can also be enrolled for 4-week sessions (see pricing above):

    Session 1:

    Week 1- Sept 12, 13, 14

    Week 2- Sept 19, 20, 21

    Week 3- Sept 26, 27, 28

    Week 4- Oct 3, 4, 5

    Session 2:

    Week 5- Oct 10, 11, 12

    Week 6- Oct 17, 18, 19

    Week 7- Oct 24, 25, 26

    Week 8- Oct 31, Nov 1, 2

    Session 3: 

    Week 9- Nov 14, 15, 16

    Week 10- Nov 28, 29, 30

    Week 11- Dec 5, 6, 7

    Week 12- Dec 12, 13, 14

    Registration

    To register please go to: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.

    If you have any questions, please email admin@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Our Naturalist, Marc Gussen can be reached at (201) 750-2778.


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  • Music by the Pond — June, 2023

    MUSIC BY THE POND

    Registration

    No registration required. 

    If you have any questions please email our Program Director Aubrie George at: programdirector@closternaturecenter.org .


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  • Pond Celebration 2023

    Questions? email ProgramDirector@ClosterNatureCenter.Org

    Volunteer please submit form below flyer.


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  • June 2023 After-School Program (week 3)

    After-School Nature Program - POND LIFE

    June After-School Nature Program

    "Pond Life"

    Kids will learn about the amazing creatures who call Ruckman Pond home! We will explore the aquatic world with hands-on activities and live pond animals!

    Tuesdays- June 6th, 13th, and 20th

    (PreK4 - K) - 3:45 to 5 pm

    Wednesdays- June 7th, 14th, and 21st

    (1st - 3rd grade) - 3:45 to 5 pm

    Thursdays- June 8th, 15th, and 22nd

    (4th - 6th grade) - 3:45 to 5 pm

    $75/ Members - $90/ Non-members

    Register on Community Pass: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter

    Questions email programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    Registration

    To register please go to: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.

    If you have any questions, please email programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Our Naturalist, Marc Gussen can be reached at (201) 750-2778.


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  • June 2023 After-School Program (week 2)

    After-School Nature Program - POND LIFE

    June After-School Nature Program

    "Pond Life"

    Kids will learn about the amazing creatures who call Ruckman Pond home! We will explore the aquatic world with hands-on activities and live pond animals!

    Tuesdays- June 6th, 13th, and 20th

    (PreK4 - K) - 3:45 to 5 pm

    Wednesdays- June 7th, 14th, and 21st

    (1st - 3rd grade) - 3:45 to 5 pm

    Thursdays- June 8th, 15th, and 22nd

    (4th - 6th grade) - 3:45 to 5 pm

    $75/ Members - $90/ Non-members

    Register on Community Pass: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter

    Questions email programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    Registration

    To register please go to: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.

    If you have any questions, please email programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Our Naturalist, Marc Gussen can be reached at (201) 750-2778.


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  • June 2023 After-School Program (week 1)

    After-School Nature Program - POND LIFE

    June After-School Nature Program

    "Pond Life"

    Kids will learn about the amazing creatures who call Ruckman Pond home! We will explore the aquatic world with hands-on activities and live pond animals!

    Tuesdays- June 6th, 13th, and 20th

    (PreK4 - K) - 3:45 to 5 pm

    Wednesdays- June 7th, 14th, and 21st

    (1st - 3rd grade) - 3:45 to 5 pm

    Thursdays- June 8th, 15th, and 22nd

    (4th - 6th grade) - 3:45 to 5 pm

    $75/ Members - $90/ Non-members

    Register on Community Pass: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter

    Questions email programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Closter Nature Center Education Program Sponsor

    TARGET

    Registration

    To register please go to: https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.

    If you have any questions, please email programdirector@closternaturecenter.org or call 201-800-2008.

    Our Naturalist, Marc Gussen can be reached at (201) 750-2778.


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