EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!
Sunday, April 24, 10:00am-2:00pm
ALL programs & activities are FREE. All ages welcome. No registration required - just stop by!
SCHEDULED EVENTS - please arrive a few minutes ahead of time
10:00-11:00am: Humans & The Forest
We'll take a short easy to moderate hike around the private trails at Weis to look at ways - both positive and negative - humans have an impact on the landscape around us. We'll also learn about how plants and animals react to these impacts, and what humans can do to minimize them on this investigative, and educational walk. All ages welcome. Led by Weis Sr. Educator/Naturalist Sarah Crosby.
11:00am-12:00pm: Macroinvertebrates & The Watershed
Join us for 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. Wear your rainboots if you want to go in the stream and help collect the specimens. Ages 6-adult. Led by NJDEP Americorps Watershed Ambassador Donna Climent.
12:00-1:00pm: Forest Bathing Walk
The practice of forest bathing means to immerse oneself in the forest and soak in the atmosphere through the senses. Today's walk at an easy pace will focus on connecting to nature through mindfulness, as we explore our senses and the present moment through short, guided, meditations in the forest. Come explore a new way of walking through the forest! Ages 6-adult. Led by Weis Educator Lauren Lynch.
12:30-1:30pm: Summer Camp Open House
Are you and your child interested in our summer camp programs? Stop by to meet the camp directors and counselors while getting a tour of our site and learning what a day of camp looks like! Bring your questions and be ready to get excited for the summer. Potential campers will also get to tie-dye their own camp bandana!
1:00-1:45pm: Pruning Your Ornamental Shrubs & Trees
Pruning is a necessary part for maintaining the health of your trees and shrubs. Come join us for some hands-on pruning instruction from an ISA Certified Arborist. We will discuss when, why, where and how to prune the ornamental trees and shrubs around your home. Bring your hand pruners, hand saws, loppers as we will be practicing on the flora around The New Weis Center. Led by Jon Olsz
Spring Cleanup - Volunteer to help in our gardens and grounds
Grab your family, friends, group or troop and stop by to help with some cleanup around the property, including removing invasive plants and litter. 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!
Stop by anytime between 10am-2pm; All ages are welcome!
Nature Craft - Make a Natural Planter
Join us in the picnic grove for a fun nature craft for all ages. We'll gather our natural materials to create a planter, using a recycled pot as the base, for you to bring home or give as a gift!
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