• Father’s Day Twilight Hike

    Father's Day Twilight Hike

    Do it for DAD!

    Date: June 18th

    Time: 8:30-9:30pm

    Fathers and their families are invited to come out for a night of listening to nocturnal sounds, stargazing, and exploring the Closter Nature Center in a new way! Led by CNC Trustee, Francesca Costa, we will take a short walk under the full moon.

    Proper footwear and flashlights are recommended.

    Fee: Pay what you will 

    Take a Hike!

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


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  • Music by the Pond, May 2023

    Registration

    No registration required. 

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


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  • May 2023 After-School Program (Week 3)

    After-School Nature Program - Mammals

    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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  • May 2023 After-School Program (Week 2)

    After-School Nature Program - Mammals

    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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  • May 2023 After-School Program (Week 1)

    After-School Nature Program - Mammals

    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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  • Story Time by the Pond

    Story Time!

    Come down to the Closter Nature Center for a story time, and explore with your little one!

    What: Story Time By the Pond

    When: Saturday, May 13th

    Time: 11:30 am

    This month's books will be "G is for the Garden State" by Eileen Cameron, and "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf.

    Open to all ages. 

    Registration

    No registration required. 

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


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  • Closter Cleanup Day

    Closter Cleanup Day! Sponsored by the Environmental Commission


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  • Earth Day, Volunteer Day

    Volunteer Day

    Dedicated Volunteers Needed!
     
    Closter Nature Center needs your help to address some of the immediate needs of our forest and trail system.
    We hope that you can help us meet this critical need at the Closter Nature Center!

    When: Saturday, April 22nd

    Time: 9am-12pm

    Meeting Place: Closter Nature Center Log Cabin, 154 Ruckman Road, Closter, NJ 07624

    Adult Volunteers Needed (Teens 13-16 with an adult)

    Pre-Registration: Requested  (see form below).

    What to Wear: Work boots, work gloves, long pants, long sleeves

    What we are doing: Our tentative plan for this session is to work on the trails and deer fences. In the case of inclement weather, we will meet in the cabin where Naturalist Marc Gussen will provide an overview of CNC's trail needs and forest stewardship goals.

    The Closter Nature Center has been expanding its team of volunteers for trail maintenance and invasive species removal.  We are looking for physically able volunteers at different levels of skill and time commitment to join in this important work for the sustainability of our 136-acre forest and 3 miles of hiking trails.  

    YOU could be a highly valued member of this very important team! 

    Naturalist Marc Gussen will lead this event. Some other volunteer opportunities are listed here: https://closternaturecenter.org/volunteer-positions-available/ but ALL levels of volunteer are welcome to join.

    Celebrate Earth Day with us on Saturday, April 22nd and bring a friend!

     

    Registration

    To register please sign and submit form below. ONE FORM FOR EACH VOLUNTEER.

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

     

    Earth Day, Trail Day Volunteer Sign-Up


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  • Summer Program 2023 (Week 9)

    MORNING SESSION

    AGES: 7 - 10

    DATES: August 21st - 24th

    TIME: 9am - 12pm

    AFTERNOON SESSION

    AGES: 4 - 6

    DATES: August 21st - 24th

    TIME: 1pm - 3pm

    SUMMER FUN !!

    The Closter Nature Center is proud to offer its annual Summer Program to children ages 4 – 14. For over 50 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 2023 Summer Program will begin on June 26th and continue for 9 weeks ending August 24th. Camp sessions will be either morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday (week of 7/4 is M, W, T, F). 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 $80 for members, $100 for non-members. Campers ages 7 – 10, and 11-14 meet for 3-hours each day, with weekly fees of $120 for members, $150 for non-members.

    To register online please click the blue button below and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.  All summer program registrations will be done through Community Pass whether you are paying by check, credit card or via PayPal. 

    QUESTIONS about the program? E-mail CNCsummer@closternaturecenter.org

    As the summer progresses, classes will fill up.  Don't delay, SIGN UP TODAY! 

    The Closter Nature Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization. A peaceful oasis in the middle of suburban Closter, New Jersey we are dedicated to the preservation of our natural environment through exploration and education.


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  • Summer Program 2023 (Week 8)

    MORNING SESSION

    AGES: 11 - 14

    DATES: August 14th - 17th

    TIME: 9am-12pm

    AFTERNOON SESSION

    AGES: 7 - 10

    DATES: August 14th - 17th

    TIME: 1pm - 4pm

    SUMMER FUN !!

    The Closter Nature Center is proud to offer its annual Summer Program to children ages 4 – 14. For over 50 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 2023 Summer Program will begin on June 26th and continue for 9 weeks ending August 24th. Camp sessions will be either morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday (week of 7/4 is M, W, T, F). 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 $80 for members, $100 for non-members. Campers ages 7 – 10, and 11-14 meet for 3-hours each day, with weekly fees of $120 for members, $150 for non-members.

    To register online please click the blue button below and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.  All summer program registrations will be done through Community Pass whether you are paying by check, credit card or via PayPal. 

    QUESTIONS about the program? E-mail CNCsummer@closternaturecenter.org

    As the summer progresses, classes will fill up.  Don't delay, SIGN UP TODAY! 

    The Closter Nature Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization. A peaceful oasis in the middle of suburban Closter, New Jersey we are dedicated to the preservation of our natural environment through exploration and education.


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  • Summer Program 2023 (Week 7)

    MORNING SESSION

    AGES: 4 - 6

    DATES: August 7th - 10th

    TIME: 9am-11am

    AFTERNOON SESSION

    AGES: 7 - 10

    DATES: August 7th - 10th

    TIME: 1pm - 4pm

    SUMMER FUN !!

    The Closter Nature Center is proud to offer its annual Summer Program to children ages 4 – 14. For over 50 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 2023 Summer Program will begin on June 26th and continue for 9 weeks ending August 24th. Camp sessions will be either morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday (week of 7/4 is M, W, T, F). 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 $80 for members, $100 for non-members. Campers ages 7 – 10, and 11-14 meet for 3-hours each day, with weekly fees of $120 for members, $150 for non-members.

    To register online please click the blue button below and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.  All summer program registrations will be done through Community Pass whether you are paying by check, credit card or via PayPal. 

    QUESTIONS about the program? E-mail CNCsummer@closternaturecenter.org

    As the summer progresses, classes will fill up.  Don't delay, SIGN UP TODAY! 

    The Closter Nature Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization. A peaceful oasis in the middle of suburban Closter, New Jersey we are dedicated to the preservation of our natural environment through exploration and education.


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  • Summer Program 2023 (Week 6)

    MORNING SESSION

    AGES: 7 - 10

    DATES: July 31st - August 3rd

    TIME: 9am-12pm

    AFTERNOON SESSION

    AGES: 11 - 14

    DATES: July 31st - August 3rd

    TIME: 1pm - 4pm

    SUMMER FUN !!

    The Closter Nature Center is proud to offer its annual Summer Program to children ages 4 – 14. For over 50 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 2023 Summer Program will begin on June 26th and continue for 9 weeks ending August 24th. Camp sessions will be either morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday (week of 7/4 is M, W, T, F). 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 $80 for members, $100 for non-members. Campers ages 7 – 10, and 11-14 meet for 3-hours each day, with weekly fees of $120 for members, $150 for non-members.

    To register online please click the blue button below and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.  All summer program registrations will be done through Community Pass whether you are paying by check, credit card or via PayPal. 

    QUESTIONS about the program? E-mail CNCsummer@closternaturecenter.org

    As the summer progresses, classes will fill up.  Don't delay, SIGN UP TODAY! 

    The Closter Nature Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization. A peaceful oasis in the middle of suburban Closter, New Jersey we are dedicated to the preservation of our natural environment through exploration and education.


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