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Release Date: September 07, 2017








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

Please call 973-543-6004 with any questions


September 14, 21 2017 (Thursday) 5:00- 6:00 pm

Thursday Evening Mystery Hike

Join a Schiff Naturalist for a guided hike covering a different MYSTERIOUS topic each week. Hikes will be moderately paced and suitable for families and adults! FREE to Schiff members. Non- members pay $5. Drop ins are welcome. 


September 16, 2017 (Saturday) 7:00-8:15 pm

Gong Meditation Journey

Join us at Schiff Nature Preserve for an amazing journey inward. When fully engaged in listening to the Gong, you will be encapsulated within the sound field, merging with the sound as it travels through the body. The sound experience produces the effect of journeys. As the frequencies of the gong travel throughout your body, you are enabled to relax and enter a deep meditative state during some experience a journey outward, and a profound expansion of mind state. Member fee is $15. Non member fee is $20. 


September 17, 2017 (Sunday) 8:00-10:00 am

Sunday Morning Fitness Hike

Join us for a brisk 5- mile hike over varied terrain across Schiff Nature Preserve. -Hikers meet at McVickers Brook parking lot at 239 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham. Vaccinated dogs on leash are welcome. Free to members. Non member fee is $10.


September 17, 2017 (Sunday) 10:00-12:00 pm

Yoga Hike

Join 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


September 18, 2017 (Monday) 10:00- 11:00 am

Tree Time for Tykes- Lovely Leaves

Join Schiff naturalist at the Nature Center before entering the preserve on a hike. Learn about leaves: the plant food factory! Stories, craft and a walk will make this a fun learning experience for all. Utilizing observation, songs, stories, and a craft; we will learn about these oxygen makers and shade providers of our environment. Ages 2-4 with an adult. Adults accompany their children. Members pay $10 per adult/child pair. Non members pay $15 per adult/child pair.


September 24, 2017 (Sunday) 9-11 am

Volunteer Day at Schiff

Please join Schiff members, staff, and volunteers as we embark on an outdoor land steward project to improve the Schiff Natural Land Trust. Our volunteer work days are great for teens, adults, church groups, service groups, scout troops, or anyone else looking to earn community service or environmental karma credits! Come lend a hand with trail maintenance, fence repair, invasive species removal, native plant garden maintenance, and home repair. Wear weather appropriate clothes, sturdy work boots, and yard gloves. We will provide water, snacks, and insight into the importance of the preservation work we do here at Schiff. Ages 15+, please. 


September 24, 2017 (Sunday) 1:00- 3:00 pm

Preserving the Harvest

Join Schiff Nature Preserve for a fun workshop learning how to preserve the bounty of your summer garden! We will go through basics of canning and preserving. Each participant will go home with a jar of preserves and lots of recipes! Member fee is $10. Non member fee is $15


September 26, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:00- 7:30 pm

Fire by Friction

Mike Dennis, outdoorsman, presents the traditions, crafts and skills of life in the wilderness. In this fun and engaging presentation Mr. Dennis will demonstrate one of the most important skills needed to survive in in the wilderness: Fire. Mr. Dennis teaches important basic awareness of the Environment and how to respect and Create Fire by Friction and Flint! We will learn how to create a Fire as Native Americans and Prairie Settlers did in the Old West using simple materials found in the wild. Minimum registration of 12 participants must be met for this program to occur. Register today! Member fee is $20 and non member fee is $25. 


September 28, 2017 (Thursday) 7:00- 8:15 pm

Make Your Own (Recycled) Fabric Pumpkins

Personalize your pumpkin patch for your fall table decor. Get out your old shirts, skirts, or any other interesting fabric you no longer have a use for. Using rice, real pumpkin stems, and a little batting, we'll make a patch of super cute decorative pumpkins for the season. Member fee is $25. Non-member fee is $30. Minimum age for this program is 21.



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