NO REGISTRATION NEEDED - Just come by between 12:30-4:30pm for these 3 activities!

Sustainable Ringwood Green Team - Decorate a Reusable Bag!

The Green Team will be onsite to promote their "Bring Your Own Bag Campaign" with bags and fabric markers so you can decorate your own reusable bag. When the masterpiece is done, you can take your bag home and use it for grocery or other purchases. One reusable bag can save 288 plastic bags a year per person, so stop by and get yours!

Supported by a grant from Sustainable Jersey

Upcycled Picture Frame Craft
Join us in the picnic grove for a fun upcycle craft led by our college interns. We'll use recycled cardboard and magazines to create picture frames that are creative and unique to you. Feel free to bring your old magazines, cards or other materials you would like to add to your frame, or use ours! All ages welcome (children and adults)

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: We are open for OUTDOOR programs and are following recommended health and safety guidelines. Masks MUST be worn at all programs and when using the indoor restrooms; social distancing will be maintained to the extent possible.


Sunday, April 25

NEW TIME!  ​12:30pm-4:30pm

​REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for the following events:

12:30-1:30: The Nature Friends: History of Weis Walk & Talk

Led by Karin Ahmed, VP and Trustee of The Highlands Nature Friends, the 501(c)3 nonprofit that owns and operates The New Weis Center

  • This will be an easy walk and talk around the grounds of The New Weis Center. Our guide Karin grew up next door to the Center, and has researched the history of the Center over the last century. We’ll talk about how the original Nature Friends developed it as a place for recreation and education, their philosophy and connection to early ecology movements, and our efforts to preserve the historic buildings and other features of the property.

1:30-2:30: Macroinvertebrates & The Watershed

Led by a NJDEP Americorps Watershed Ambassador

  • A fun exploration of the Blue Mine Brook that runs through our property, as we explore the macroinvertebrates and learn how they can indicate the health of the watershed. A short hike at a comfortable pace. Ages 6 and up.

2:30-3:30: ​Signs of Spring Nature Walk NEW TIME!
Led by our Sr. Educator & Naturalist Sarah Crosby
Happenings in the Spring Forest! We will take a moderate hike through the trails to learn about what goes on in the forest during spring. From the plants to the birds to the frogs, everything is steeped in excitement and anticipation of the impending warm weather, especially after such a cold and snowy winter. Bring binoculars if you have them as we will certainly be observing bird behavior, but we also have a few pairs to lend.

3:00-3:45: Nature Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers NEW TIME!
Led by our partner Chantel Zimmerman, founder of Sensory Garden and Play, who offers pre-k forest school programs and book walks at Weis. Come and explore the beauty and wonder of The New Weis Center as Chantel and her team host a fun nature scavenger hunt for preschoolers. Parents/Guardians must register and accompany their child(ren). Adults and children over age 2 must wear masks.

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day with programs and activities throughout the day.

All ages are welcome! There is no charge for any of the programs, but donations are appreciated. 


Spring Cleanup - Volunteer to help in our gardens and grounds.

Join us for some spring cleanup to get the gardens and grounds around the property ready for spring and summer. Please bring a pair of gloves and a hand clipper (if you have one).​ Bring a friend, family or a group... we appreciate the help!