• All About Mushrooms

    From Field to Table

    You will not want to miss this captivating and fascinating program: Naturalist Marc Gussen has 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! 


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  • Hawks Over the Hudson

    “Hawks Over the Hudson”

    On Sunday, October 6th, State Line Lookout in Alpine, in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, the Nature Program Cooperative will host Hawks Over the Hudson.” To be held rain or shine from 12 to 4 PM, the program features live birds of prey presented by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center at 1 and 2:30 PM. Between the programs, visitors can chat with the presenters, and to enjoy activities and exhibits presented by some of the member organizations of the Nature Program Cooperative. The program is free and open to all, with no advance registration required to attend.

    For more information: 201 768-1360 ext. 108. Free.

     

    http://www.natureprogram.org/pdfs/hawksHudson.pdf

     


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  • September After-School Classes 3rd-6th Gr.

    Let’s Take A Hike

    Come explore the trails of the Nature Center. See the sights, meet the animals and have some fun outside this September!

    Children will go outside sprinkle or shine. Please dress for the weather.

    Pre-K + K Tuesdays  10th - 17th - 24th

    1st + 2nd grades Wednesdays  11th - 18th - 25th

    3rd - 6th grades Thursdays  12th - 19th - 26th

    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Cost - $40 for members, and $50 for non-members.


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  • September After-School Classes 1st & 2nd Gr.

    Let’s Take A Hike

    Come explore the trails of the Nature Center. See the sights, meet the animals and have some fun outside this September!

    Children will go outside sprinkle or shine. Please dress for the weather.

    Pre-K + K Tuesdays  10th - 17th - 24th

    1st + 2nd grades Wednesdays  11th - 18th - 25th

    3rd - 6th grades Thursdays  12th - 19th - 26th

    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Cost - $40 for members, and $50 for non-members.


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  • September After-School Classes Pre-K to K

    Let’s Take A Hike

    Come explore the trails of the Nature Center. See the sights, meet the animals and have some fun outside this September!

    Children will go outside sprinkle or shine. Please dress for the weather.

    Pre-K + K Tuesdays  10th - 17th - 24th

    1st + 2nd grades Wednesdays  11th - 18th - 25th

    3rd - 6th grades Thursdays  12th - 19th - 26th

    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Cost - $40 for members, and $50 for non-members.


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  • Pond Celebration 2019

    Closter Nature Center Blow-Out

    Join us for our annual celebration of nature and good vibes! Activities for children and the young-at-heart around and on the pond at the Nature Center. 

     

    Come join us for day of fun honoring the Nature Center’s Ruckman Pond! A place so special deserves a day of its own!

    MUSIC! CANOE RIDES!  ARTS & CRAFTS! TIE-DYED T-SHIRTS!  POND SCIENCE! 

    AND IT'S ALL FREE! Can it get any better than that?

    You could be a volunteer! Fill out the form below with your availability (hours) and expertise (crafter, paddler, musician...). 

    POND CELEBRATION VOLUNTEER

    Fields marked with * are required


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  • June After-School Classes 3rd-6th Gr.

    Pond Life

    This month we will explore
    the magic of Ruckman pond.
    Who lives there? And why?
    Pk+K Tuesdays 4th - 11th - 18th
    1st + 2nd grade Wednesdays 5th - 12th - 19th
    3rd - 6th grade Thursdays 6th -13th - 20th
    Please dress for the weather.


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  • June After-School Classes 1st & 2nd Gr.

    Pond Life

    This month we will explore
    the magic of Ruckman pond.
    Who lives there? And why?
    Pk+K Tuesdays 4th - 11th - 18th
    1st + 2nd grade Wednesdays 5th - 12th - 19th
    3rd - 6th grade Thursdays 6th -13th - 20th
    Please dress for the weather.


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  • June After-School Classes Pre-K – K

    Pond Life

    This month we will explore
    the magic of Ruckman pond.
    Who lives there? And why?
    Pk+K Tuesdays 4th - 11th - 18th
    1st + 2nd grade Wednesdays 5th - 12th - 19th
    3rd - 6th grade Thursdays 6th -13th - 20th
    Please dress for the weather.


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  • Hike into Summer

    Summer is Coming!

    Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 PM

    Are you ready for an afternoon to remember?

    We will learn about the plants and animals of the Nature Center.

    Meet at the cabin, hike into the woods for about 45 minutes, and enjoy the glories of mid-spring before the summer heat sets in.

    Cost: Free!


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  • Annual Meeting Presentation: Forest Stewardship

    Annual Meeting Presentation

    Forest Stewardship 

    Tuesday, May 14th - 7 PM AT THE CABIN

    Naturalist Marc Gussen: One of the many functions of the Closter Nature Center’s Board of Trustees is to manage this amazing parcel of land and do what's best for its inhabitants. Over the last couple of years we have taken this job seriously and are devoted to protecting not just the forest itself, but also maintaining its unique diversity of plant and animal species. After years of collecting data, researching, and analyzing our options we have identified our most pressing problems and are proudly moving forward with solutions.

     

     

     

    Annual Meeting

    Presentation is free and open to the public.

    This evening event will include a brief summary of this past year's highlights at the Nature Center and a look ahead.

     

     


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  • May After-School Classes 3rd-6th Gr.

    Frogs, Toads, and Newts!

    Amphibians of the Nature Center.

    Kids will explore the amazing world of amphibians!

    Pre k-K.....Tuesdays - 14th, 21st and 28th

    1st and 2nd.........Wednesdays - 15th, 22nd and 29th

    3rd through 6th...........Thursdays - 16th, 23rd and 30th

    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Cost - $40 for members, and $50 for non-members.

    To register online please go to:

    https://register.communitypass.net/Closter, and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system. If you would prefer to register in person, please call Marc Gussen at(201) 750-2778.


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