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SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE EVENTS
Release Date: January 11, 2018

http://www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

    

WELCOME TO SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE

All events take place at the Schiff Nature Center at 339 Pleasant Valley Road in Mendham.Registration is required for all events at http://schiffnaturepreserve.org/calendar.cfm but if you have missed the online deadline please register by email - environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve. 

Please call 973-543-6004 with any questions!

     Come out and explore our trails, take an environmental education class, hold a green-theme birthday party, or send the kids to our popular Summer Nature Program. There's so much to see and enjoy at Schiff that it’s no wonder this is the place where “Wild Things Happen Naturally!” We have 15 miles of marked trails, and protect approximately 768 acres of land in the heart of beautiful Morris County, NJ. Schiff is rich in history, too. From Revolutionary period artifacts to vintage buildings constructed by the Boy Scouts of America during the Depression era, there are still discoveries to be made! Come out and play, hike, explore and support our efforts to protect the natural beauty of our local communities.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Schiff Natural Lands Trust, Inc., is a member-supported, community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving open space, serving as a model of environmental stewardship, providing educational opportunities, and improving the ecological value of natural areas using best management practices. We maintain an active nature center and offer a variety of programs open to the public for environmental education, research and passive recreational activities consistent with the preservation of natural areas.

 

Summers at Schiff provide kids ages 4-15 a healthy dose of fresh air, active fun, exploration in nature, and the integration of environmental education. At Schiff Summer Nature Program, kids get outside to play, explore and learn together while deepening their sense of community, self-confidence, and an appreciation for the natural world. 

 

 

 

March 22, 2018 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 pm

Family Time- Preparing for the Garden
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

This is the time of year to start thinking about gardening! We will paint some rocks to use as bright markers for your garden and plant an herb seed or ten in a newspaper planter to bring home! All materials will be provided. Member family/four fee is $10. Non-member family/four fee is $15. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 03/14/18

 
March 27, 2018 (Tuesday) 9- 12 pm
School's Out Program- Intro to Birding
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Learn how to get started looking and listening for birds! We'll learn all about our native feathered friends, focusing on bird behavoir and identification techniques. Ages 6-12. Bring a snack and water. Member fee is $15. Non- member fee is $20. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 03/26/18

 
March 31, 2018 (Saturday) 7-9:00 pm
Music in the Woods
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Longing for spring? Miss people? Join us from for a wonderful evening of music, desserts, and community featuring Tom Rice, Terry Hemmer, and Jerry Cordasco, and local duo Playful Banter. Tom and his bandmates have been performing together for over 20 years-playing blues, rock and soul music locally and across the country. Usually playing as a full band with other musicians, they are looking forward to playing as a trio in the intimate setting of the Schiff Nature Center. Playful Banter is comprised of two musicians and singers-Alexis von Aulock and Kimmie Sanchez-who will perform at the Morristown's' Got Talent Show at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in late February. All ages. BYOB. Member fee is $10. Non-member fee is $12. All proceeds support Schiff and the musicians. Space is limited, so register in advance. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 03/31/18

 
April 10, 2018 (Tuesday) 6:30-8:00 pm
Outdoor Skills Club- Bow Drill Friction Fire
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

For adults and children ages 10 and up. Try this primitive skill. You'll learn to select proper wood, how to carve a set and the form and technique that will prepare you for success. You can leave with the makings of your own kit. Member fee is $12. Non- member fee is $15. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 04/09/18

 
April 11, 2018 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Environmental Book Club
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Schiff Nature Preserve is the host to an Environmental Book Club. Members of Schiff gather monthly to discuss a previously selected environmentally focused book together in the Nature Center of the Schiff Nature Preserve. New members are always welcome. Visit Schiff's website to become a member to register for the Free to members book club. This month's book to be discussed at the Environmental Book Club is The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Egan. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 04/10/18

 
April 14, 2018 (Saturday) 7-8:15 pm
Monthly Gong Meditation
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Surrender to deep relaxation at our monthly gong meditation. During these sessions, the gong is played for approximately one hour, and during that time, you will be immersed in a sonic bubble, enabling deep relaxation. Your body will experience gong tones in all tissues, fluids, and bones. This sound immersion is known to enable a miraculous state of being; feeling at one with the world around you. Bring your yoga mat, swing by, and experience something profound (and relaxing). Lauren Vasquez will lead your journey with her 30" Paiste Symphonic Gong. Space is limited - please register and pay at www.schiffnaturepreserve.org. Member fee is $15. Non-member fee is $20. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 04/13/18

 
April 15, 2018 (Sunday) 9-11 am
Yoga Hike @ Schiff
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Off The Grid at Schiff Nature Preserve for an easy hike and gentle yoga session, suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. We will begin with a meditation and centering session indoors, then enjoy a beautiful hike through the landscapes of Schiff Nature Preserve, enjoying the detoxifying quality of being present in nature. Yogis should bring their own mat (or a blanket/towel if you don't have one). Member fee is $10. Non-member fee is $15. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 04/14/18

 
April 15, 2018 (Sunday) 2-3 pm
Scavenger Hunt @Schiff
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Families, Scouts, and those of all ages are welcome to enjoy the Schiff Scavenger Hunt. Meet us at the Nature Center anytime between 2-3 pm. Created by a local Girl Scout, the scavenger hunt will lead you through the Schiff Nature Preserve. Follow all the clues which lead to the final location and a prize! The hike takes approximately an hour. Register today! FREE to members. Non-member individual fee is $2. Non-member family of four; $5. Once online registration closes, you may register by email. Please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 04/14/18

 
April 21, 2018 (Saturday) 8:30 - 10:00 pm
Star Gazing with Morris Museum Astronomical Society
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring a picnic blanket and a late night snack to enjoy a quiet summer evening with Schiff and Joe Molnar from the Morris Museum Astronomical Society for a night of star gazing! We will meet at the nature center and walk as a group to the great meadow for a tour of the summer sky and gazing through a telescope. Program is for all ages, but must be able to hike 3/4 mile up hill or be transported by parent. Member fee is $8. Member family/four fee is $30. Non- member fee is $12. Non- member family/four is $45. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 04/20/18

 
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Environmental Book Club
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Schiff Nature Preserve is the host to an Environmental Book Club. Members of Schiff gather monthly to discuss a previously selected environmentally focused book together in the Nature Center of the Schiff Nature Preserve. New members are always welcome. Visit Schiff's website to become a member to register for the Free to members book club. This month's book to be discussed at the Environmental Book Club is Living on the Wind Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds by Weidensaul. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 05/15/18

 
June 27, 2018 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Environmental Book Club
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Schiff Nature Preserve is the host to an Environmental Book Club. Members of Schiff gather monthly to discuss a previously selected environmentally focused book together in the Nature Center of the Schiff Nature Preserve. New members are always welcome. Visit Schiff's website to become a member to register for the Free to members book club. This month's book to be discussed at the Environmental Book Club is Running Hare - the Secret Life of Farmland by Lewis-Stempel. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 06/26/18

 
September 12, 2018 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Environmental Book Club
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Schiff Nature Preserve is the host to an Environmental Book Club. Members of Schiff gather monthly to discuss a previously selected environmentally focused book together in the Nature Center of the Schiff Nature Preserve. New members are always welcome. Visit Schiff's website to become a member to register for the Free to members book club. This month's book to be discussed at the Environmental Book Club is Coyote America by Dan Flores. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 09/11/18

 
October 17, 2018 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Environmental Book Club
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Schiff Nature Preserve is the host to an Environmental Book Club. Members of Schiff gather monthly to discuss a previously selected environmentally focused book together in the Nature Center of the Schiff Nature Preserve. New members are always welcome. Visit Schiff's website to become a member to register for the Free to members book club. This month's book to be discussed at the Environmental Book Club is Hidden Life of Trees by Wohlleben. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 10/16/18

 
December 5, 2018 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Environmental Book Club
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Schiff Nature Preserve is the host to an Environmental Book Club. Members of Schiff gather monthly to discuss a previously selected environmentally focused book together in the Nature Center of the Schiff Nature Preserve. New members are always welcome. Visit Schiff's website to become a member to register for the Free to members book club. This month's book to be discussed at the Environmental Book Club is Radio Free Vermont by McKibben. 
Contact: 973-543-6004

 - Register by 12/04/18

 





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