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Release Date: August 09, 2017


August 12, 2017 (Saturday) 8:30 - 10:00 pm

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Party

Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Hike up to the great meadow for a perfect view of this year's Perseid meteor shower! The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most anticipated celestial events in the Northern Hemisphere. The shooting stars will be easy to view without a telescope, peaking the night of the 12th! Bring a picnic blanket and a snack and enjoy this special night at Schiff with friends and family. Member fee is $5.00 Non member fee is $10.00. 


August 17, 2017 (Thursday) 6:30-8:00 pm

Foraging for Wild Edibles

Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff in exploring the summer landscape for wild foods including berries, wild spices, and tea herbs. This gentle-paced hike will traverse the preserve's trails as we learn about safe and ethical foraging, cook methods, and storage of wild foods. Rachel Mackow owns Wild Ridge Plants, a native plant nursery and stewardship consulting service, located in Pohatcong, NJ. She completed an apprenticeship in herbal medicine with Pat Chichon in Lambertville. She and her family use wild foods and homemade plant-based remedies extensively. Member fee is $20 and Non-Member fee is $25. Drop ins are welcome. 


August 26, 2017 (Saturday) 7:00- 8:15 pm

Gong Meditation Journey

Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

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. Members fee is $15. Non members fee is $20. 


August 27, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00- 4:00 pm

Eating with the Seasons

Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Off the Grid at Schiff Nature Preserve to explore ways to cook for a compassionate planet, healthy body, and peaceful mind. This workshop will focus on the fresh fruits and vegetables of high summer. Guests will go home with a good sense of how to procure local produce, prepare and enjoy cooking with the seasons. Off the Grid's mission is to combine yoga and the outdoors as a way to uniquely enlighten yoga practitioners of all levels. Member fee is $25. Non member fee is $30.


August 28, 2017 (Monday) 9- 12 pm

Explore Schiff

Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

After a long summer, but right before school starts, drop off your kids for a few hours of exploration fun as we travel the forest and field of Schiff to uncover signs of wildlife. Children ages 6-12 welcome. Wear closed toed shoes and bring a snack and water. Member fee is $15.00. 

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