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SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE EVENTS
Release Date: December 12, 2017

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.

 

EVENTS AT SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE

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

Monthly Gong Meditation

973-543-6004Schiff 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. Member fee is $15. Non-member fee is $20.

 

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

Sunday Morning Fitness Hike

973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

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. 

 

December 28, 2017 (Thursday) 2:00-4:00 pm

New Years Intention Setting Workshop

973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff Volunteer and Yoga instructor for a mindful workshop on letting going and breathing in your new years goals. This workshop will include guided meditation and silent walk among a few other surprises. Dress for the weather. Member fee is $15. Non-member fee is $20.

 

January 1, 2018 (Monday) 7:00-8:30 pm

Full Moon Hike

973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Enjoy the peace of the preserve and contemplative quiet of the new year during this contemplative full moon hike at Schiff. Join a naturalist as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the forest. Members fee is $10 each or $30/family. Non member fee is $15 each or $45/non member family.

 

  

January 7, 2018 (Sunday) 2:00-4:00 pm

Forest Bathing Meditation

973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff environmental educator in this unique way to experience the preserve. The aim of forest bathing is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment. While hiking, attendees will be encouraged to notice every aspect of the environment. Together, we will tune in to the smells, textures, tastes, and sights of the forest. Kids of all ages, who are able to enjoy the quiet of the forest are welcome to join. Free to members. Non-members fee is $10.

 

January 13, 2018 (Saturday) 9-11 am

Birding for Beginners

973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Bill Scullion from New Jersey Conservation Foundation for a primary in winter birding! Bill will talk about how to use field guides and phone apps to aid in bird identification and then lead an easy hike looking for winter birds like black capped chickadees, woodpeckers, brown creepers, and more. Dress warmly for the hike, and join us for a mug of hot chocolate afterwards! Kids of all ages, who are able to enjoy the quiet of the forest are welcome to join. Free to members. Non-members fee is $5.

 

January 13, 2018 (Saturday) 7-8:15 pm

Gong Meditation

973-543-6004Schiff 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. Ages 16+. Members fee is $15. Non members fee is $20.

 

January 15, 2018 (Monday) 9-12 pm

Schools Out Program- Wonder of Snow

973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Drop your kids off for a fun morning learning about snow! Through outdoor exploration, crafts, and games, children will delve into the mathematics and natural wonder of this beautiful precipitation. Ages 6-12. Bring a snack and water. Member fee is $15. Non- member fee is $20.

 




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