• Photography Contest and Exhibition

    Calling all amateur photographers!

    The 3rd Annual CNC Photography Contest & Exhibition will be held at the Closter Library during the month of April, 2019. The contest is open to children and adults alike! All photos must be taken at the Nature Center during any season of the year (past and present).  The exhibition will be held at the Closter Public Library, 280 High Street.

    The following rules apply:

    All photos, either color or black-and-white, must not exceed 16" x 20" including a frame.  

    Up to two photos may be entered, with selections made based on judges' choices and space availability.  

    Each photo must have the artist's name, address, e-mail, phone and age (for children) affixed to the back of each entry.  

    1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded determined by a judges' panel.  Recipients can select their prize of a Closter Nature Center sweatshirt, hat or t-shirt.

    All participants will pay a $10. entry fee (for up to two photos), as a tax-deductible contribution to the Nature Center.  

    All entries must be received at the Library by Wednesday, March 29th. For additional information or questions, contact Susan McTigue at msmct4@aol.com or 201-767-0955.


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

    * * Winter Wonderland * *

    This month we will explore the magic of winter!

    ***Why does it get so cold in January?

    How do the animals survive?***

    ***What is snow?

    Come find out!

     

    Dress for the weather - we will spend time outside each day.


    PreK and K   Tuesdays   8th - 15th - 22nd 

    1st and 2nd  Wednesdays  9th - 16th - 23rd
    3rd thru 6th  Thursdays  10th - 17th - 24th 

    Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members
    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    To register online please click the blue button below 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 and follow directions on form below. 


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  • January After-School Classes 1st-2nd Gr.

    * * Winter Wonderland * *

    This month we will explore the magic of winter!

    ***Why does it get so cold in January?

    How do the animals survive?***

    ***What is snow?

    Come find out!

     

    Dress for the weather - we will spend time outside each day.


    PreK and K   Tuesdays   8th - 15th - 22nd 

    1st and 2nd  Wednesdays  9th - 16th - 23rd
    3rd thru 6th  Thursdays  10th - 17th - 24th 

    Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members
    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    To register online please click the blue button below 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 and follow directions on form below. 


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  • January After-School Classes PreK to K

    * * Winter Wonderland * *

    This month we will explore the magic of winter!

    ***Why does it get so cold in January?

    How do the animals survive?***

    ***What is snow?

    Come find out!

     

    Dress for the weather - we will spend time outside each day.


    PreK and K   Tuesdays   8th - 15th - 22nd 

    1st and 2nd  Wednesdays  9th - 16th - 23rd
    3rd thru 6th  Thursdays  10th - 17th - 24th 

    Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members
    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    To register online please click the blue button below 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 and follow directions on form below. 


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  • Full Moon Hike (CANCELLED!)

    FULL MOON HIKE

    **DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS THE FULL MOON HIKE SCHEDULED FOR 1/20 HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

    Are you ready for a night to remember?

    Meet at the Log 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 a cozy campfire.

    There will be marshmallows!

    Mark the date / time: 
    Sunday, January 20th from 6:30-8:30 PM

     

     


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

    Rocks + Minerals

    December’s after-school program will be about the amazing world of geology.
    We will get to see the Nature Center’s incredible collection of rocks and minerals and get to make our very own crystals to take home and eat!
    This program will be inside and out so please dress for the weather!


    PreK and K   Tuesdays   4th - 11th - 18th 

    1st and 2nd  Wednesdays  5th - 12th - 19th
    3rd thru 6th  Thursdays  6th - 13th - 20th 

    Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members
    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    To register online please click the blue button below 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 and follow directions on form below. 


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

    Rocks + Minerals

    December’s after-school program will be about the amazing world of geology.
    We will get to see the Nature Center’s incredible collection of rocks and minerals and get to make our very own crystals to take home and eat!
    This program will be inside and out so please dress for the weather!


    PreK and K   Tuesdays   4th - 11th - 18th 

    1st and 2nd  Wednesdays  5th - 12th - 19th
    3rd thru 6th  Thursdays  6th - 13th - 20th 

    Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members
    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    To register online please click the blue button below 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 and follow directions on form below. 


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  • December After-School Classes Pre-K & K

    Rocks + Minerals

    December’s after-school program will be about the amazing world of geology.
    We will get to see the Nature Center’s incredible collection of rocks and minerals and get to make our very own crystals to take home and eat!
    This program will be inside and out so please dress for the weather!


    PreK and K   Tuesdays   4th - 11th - 18th 

    1st and 2nd  Wednesdays  5th - 12th - 19th
    3rd thru 6th  Thursdays  6th - 13th - 20th 

    Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members
    Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    To register online please click the blue button below 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 and follow directions on form below. 


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  • Spiders!

    Ever since he was seven years old, Emil Fiore has been fascinated by spiders and their webs.

    Join us to find out more about our local spiders and their webs!

    Admission by donation; light refreshments will be served.


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  • Christmas Bird Count 2018

    Calling all citizen scientists!!

    Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count will be conducted between the dates of Friday, December 14, 2018 through Saturday, January 5, 2019.  Please note that Sunday, January 6, 2019 is not included in the 119th CBC period.

    The Closter Nature Center is joining forces with Bergen County Audubon to assist in that count on December 15th, 2018.  Join birders across the country to monitor and count the birds in your area. Your efforts will add to a long tradition of data on bird populations and trends useful for monitoring environmental threats not only to birds but to the larger ecosystems we all depend on.

    What to bring: binoculars, warm clothes and a good attitude !

    Note: There will be some binoculars to borrow and a few experienced bird watchers for guidance. 


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  • Winter Break 2018

    Staycation at the Nature Center!

    Need something fun and educational for the kids to do during the holiday break?

    We have the answer: three days of nature exploration and fun with animals here at the Closter Nature Center.

    Depending on your schedule you can sign up for one, two, or all three days.

    We will try to spend time outside each day, so please dress for the weather.

    Wednesday, December 26th through Friday, December 28th

    1st and 2nd grade 9:00 - 11:30
    3rd thru 6th grade 1:00 - 3:30 

    Cost:  $60.00 /  session, Member; $80 / session, NON-Members

                $25.00 / day for Members; $30 / day 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.  If you would prefer to register in person, please call Marc Gussen at (201) 750-2778.

    Winter fun!


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  • CANCELLED –>> Primitive Technology Skill Building

    For Adults and Teens

    SORRY folks but, we have to cancel the program tonight due to snow and slippery roads. Stay warm and watch for a new date.

    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, flint knapping and a host of other lost arts. 

    Thursday, November 15th, 7 to 8:30 PM

    Presented by Closter Nature Center Naturalist Marc Gussen

    Light refreshments will be served.


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