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SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE EVENTS
Release Date: October 11, 2017

http://www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/

    

 

 

 

 

    

 

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!

 

 

Paws for the Preserve- a dog lovers community event. All funds raised during this event will help Schiff support natural habitats and maintain our 15 miles of groomed trails. To join the fun, simply register, download your pledge card and start asking your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to support you! Come out alone to walk with your dog, or form a “team” of walkers. On October 14, dog teams will enjoy one of two Schiff led 90 minute hikes followed by a presentation about “The Top 5 Mistakes You’re Too Good to Make,” presented by professional dog trainer, Justine Schurmanns, owner of The Family Dog, an online dog training company. Snacks, Photo booth, Door Prizes, and more! Event sponsors and donors welcome. Please share with all your dog owner friends and families.

 
 
 
 
October 15, 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. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 

 
 
October 16, 2017 (Monday) 7:00 pm
Environmental Book Club
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom's labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done "with both the heart and the hands"; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work. Join us for conversation. The book club is free to members. 
 
October 16, 2017 (Monday) 10:00- 11:00 am
Tree Time for Tykes- Going Nuts
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

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. 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.Once online registration closes, you may register by email. Please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 

 
 
October 21, 2017 (Saturday) 7:00-8:15 pm
Gong Meditation Journey
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. Member fee is $15. Non member fee is $20. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 

 
 
October 21, 2017 (Saturday) 8:30-9:30 am
Morning Bird Walk
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join bird enthusiast Marissa Mizeski, Science teacher at The Willow School and NJ Audubon summer camp instructor, for a lovely fall bird walk around the Schiff Nature Preserve. We'll search for songbirds and raptors during the height of fall migration! Who knows what we might find? Red Breasted Nuthatch, Barn Swallow, Chimney Swift, Bald Eagle??? Binoculars are available to borrow. 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. 
 
October 21, 2017 (Saturday) 9:30-11:30 am
Native Plant Sale
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Fall is a perfect time to add new plants to the garden. As inspiration to native gardeners, Schiff Nature Preserve will be offering a variety of native plants for sale at the Nature Center. Potted native plants such as Mountain Mint, Marsh Marigold, Wild Geranium, and Ferns of many types will be available. Proceeds of the sales will return to the Native Garden towards the purchase of garden repairs and an arbor. 
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October 22, 2017 (Sunday) 9:00- 11:00 am
Yoga Hike
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

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. Once online registration closes, you may register by email. Please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 

 
 
October 22, 2017 (Sunday) 9-11 am
Volunteer Day at Schiff
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

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. Schiff membership is encouraged, but not required. Please register in advance so that we know you are coming! If you have questions, please email landsteward@schiffnaturepreserve.org 

 





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