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SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE GALA
Release Date: August 27, 2018

http://www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

    http://www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/gala.cfm

 

 

Please join us on Sept 29, 2018 for A Gala Celebrating the Schiff Nature Preserve. The gala will be held at the Brookrace Manor House (Formerly the Boy Scouts of America National training Center) in Mendham. 

Enjoy an enchanted evening featuring guided manor house tours, historical exhibits, live music, auction items and more. 

For more information or to purchase tickets please go to http://www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/gala.cfm

 

 

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.

 

September 11, 2018 (Tuesday) 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Campfire Cooking & Bannock
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Discuss the art of cooking over flames and coals, with pot hooks, on a hot rock or on a spit. After we gather materials and begin a fire we'll bake a small, flat loaf of bread known as bannock using simple ingredients. When complete it'll be gently pulled apart, smothered in local honey or jam and shared with the group. We can wash it down with some wild staghorn sumac tea. Registration required by September 10. 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 09/10/18
 
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 American Wolf : a true story of survival and obsession in the West, by Nate Blakeslee. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 - Register by 09/11/18
 
September 15, 2018 (Saturday) 9-11 am
Volunteer Day @Schiff
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Please join us for a day of land stewardship activities at 339 Pleasant Valley Drive. Each Volunteer Day provides the community an opportunity to work side by side with Schiff staff and Board members in a variety of hands-on projects. Depending on the season, we may be removing brush and vines from trails, removing invasive species, restoring fences and bridges, or raking out the Native Garden. Volunteers (16 and under with a parent, please) are encouraged to dress in weather appropriate attire, wear hard toes shoes, and bring a beverage and snack. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
September 15, 2018 (Saturday) 7:00- 8:15 pm
Singing Bowl Meditation with Ana Cecera
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Come and join us for a Singing Bowl Meditation to restore and energize your emotional, spiritual, and physical bodies. Singing bowls are said to have been in use since 560 BC. Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists on in entering into meditation. The Nature Center is the perfect location for quieting your mind, body, and spirit. The meditation begins with a relaxation protocol, followed by an intention setting protocol, and closing with a third eye opening protocol and a Chakra (energy centers) clearing and balancing protocol. Bring a yoga mat, two pillows and a blanket so you can relax and enjoy the soothing sound of the singing bowls comfortably. We have chairs for those of you who prefer to sit. Member fee is $25. Non- member fee is $30. Registration required by Sept 13. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 - Register by 09/13/18
 
September 16, 2018 (Sunday) 9-11 am
Yoga Hike @ Schiff Nature Preserve
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
 
September 16, 2018 (Sunday) 7:00- 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. 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
 
September 20, 2018 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 pm
Family Time- Twirling Twig Mobile
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Using twigs from Schiff's trails and some fun colored yarn, we'll make cool twirling twig mobiles to decorate your home! We'll have enough supplies for everyone to make their own mobile, or each family can collaborate to make one together! 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 09/19/18
 
September 22, 2018 (Saturday) 3-5 pm
Pottery in the Woods
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Introducing a new course, fusing nature, and ceramics. Take a leisurely walk through nature to collect inspiration and talk about textures and images observed for the clay project. Attendees ages 13+ should bring a sketchbook and writing utensil for the introspective stroll, to journal and sketch what they see, think, or imagine. We will take those ideas back indoors and translate them into a clay project! The instructor will supply objects and materials found in nature, but feel free to bring your own treasures to press into clay. Finished projects can be functional or decorative and microwave, dishwater, and food safe. Dress in clay clothes; apparel you don't mind getting messy in! Attendees may opt to bring home the piece unfired or pay an optional additional firing fee ($15) and pick glaze colors. Instructor will fire the projects for pick-up at the center two weeks later. Member fee is $25. Non- member fee is $30. Optional additional firing fee to be paid to instructor in person. Minimum enrollment required by Sept 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 09/20/18
 
October 6, 2018 (Saturday) 9-11 am
Volunteer Day @Schiff
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Please join us for a day of land stewardship activities at 339 Pleasant Valley Drive. Each Volunteer Day provides the community an opportunity to work side by side with Schiff staff and Board members in a variety of hands-on projects. Depending on the season, we may be removing brush and vines from trails, removing invasive species, restoring fences and bridges, or raking out the Native Garden. Volunteers (16 and under with a parent, please) are encouraged to dress in weather appropriate attire, wear hard toes shoes, and bring a beverage and snack. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
October 10, 2018 (Wednesday) 10-11 am
Baby and Me Hike
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Strap your little one in a baby carrier/ backpack, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a morning hike with other parents and caregivers at Schiff Nature Preserve. During this opportunistic hike we will travel one of the many beautiful area trails at Schiff while discussing seasonal occurrences and changes in nature. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. Cancellation notifications occur within 24 hours of the program start time. Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
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
 
November 3, 2018 (Saturday) 9-11 am
Volunteer Day @Schiff
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Please join us for a day of land stewardship activities at 339 Pleasant Valley Drive. Each Volunteer Day provides the community an opportunity to work side by side with Schiff staff and Board members in a variety of hands-on projects. Depending on the season, we may be removing brush and vines from trails, removing invasive species, restoring fences and bridges, or raking out the Native Garden. Volunteers (16 and under with a parent, please) are encouraged to dress in weather appropriate attire, wear hard toes shoes, and bring a beverage and snack. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
November 14, 2018 (Wednesday) 10-11 am
Baby and Me Hike
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Strap your little one in a baby carrier/ backpack, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a morning hike with other parents and caregivers at Schiff Nature Preserve. During this opportunistic hike we will travel one of the many beautiful area trails at Schiff while discussing seasonal occurrences and changes in nature. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. Cancellation notifications occur within 24 hours of the program start time. Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
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
 
December 12, 2018 (Wednesday) 10-11 am
Baby and Me Hike
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Strap your little one in a baby carrier/ backpack, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a morning hike with other parents and caregivers at Schiff Nature Preserve. During this opportunistic hike we will travel one of the many beautiful area trails at Schiff while discussing seasonal occurrences and changes in nature. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. Cancellation notifications occur within 24 hours of the program start time. Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
January 9, 2019 (Wednesday) 10-11 am
Baby and Me Hike
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Strap your little one in a baby carrier/ backpack, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a morning hike with other parents and caregivers at Schiff Nature Preserve. During this opportunistic hike we will travel one of the many beautiful area trails at Schiff while discussing seasonal occurrences and changes in nature. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. Cancellation notifications occur within 24 hours of the program start time. Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
February 13, 2019 (Wednesday) 10-11 am
Baby and Me Hike
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Strap your little one in a baby carrier/ backpack, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a morning hike with other parents and caregivers at Schiff Nature Preserve. During this opportunistic hike we will travel one of the many beautiful area trails at Schiff while discussing seasonal occurrences and changes in nature. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. Cancellation notifications occur within 24 hours of the program start time. Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
March 13, 2019 (Wednesday) 10-11 am
Baby and Me Hike
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Strap your little one in a baby carrier/ backpack, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a morning hike with other parents and caregivers at Schiff Nature Preserve. During this opportunistic hike we will travel one of the many beautiful area trails at Schiff while discussing seasonal occurrences and changes in nature. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. Cancellation notifications occur within 24 hours of the program start time. Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
April 10, 2019 (Wednesday) 10-11 am
Baby and Me Hike
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Strap your little one in a baby carrier/ backpack, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a morning hike with other parents and caregivers at Schiff Nature Preserve. During this opportunistic hike we will travel one of the many beautiful area trails at Schiff while discussing seasonal occurrences and changes in nature. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. Cancellation notifications occur within 24 hours of the program start time. Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
May 8, 2019 (Wednesday) 10-11 am
Baby and Me Hike
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Strap your little one in a baby carrier/ backpack, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a morning hike with other parents and caregivers at Schiff Nature Preserve. During this opportunistic hike we will travel one of the many beautiful area trails at Schiff while discussing seasonal occurrences and changes in nature. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. Cancellation notifications occur within 24 hours of the program start time. Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 
June 12, 2019 (Wednesday) 10-11 am
Baby and Me Hike
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Strap your little one in a baby carrier/ backpack, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a morning hike with other parents and caregivers at Schiff Nature Preserve. During this opportunistic hike we will travel one of the many beautiful area trails at Schiff while discussing seasonal occurrences and changes in nature. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. Cancellation notifications occur within 24 hours of the program start time. Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org. 
Contact: 973-543-6004
 

 





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