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Continuing Events

   Time: 7pm - 9pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Start: 03/14/17 - End: 11/14/17
Location: Pinelands Preservation Alliance headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road , Southampton, NJ 08088
Contact: 908-997-0733 REGISTER   EMAIL

2017 Special Pinelands Plant Course - Advanced
Each participant will study a site at the Franklin Parker Preserve . The objective of the course is for each student to create a comprehensive, specimen-based list of every vascular plant species present on his/her site. The course is geared for professionals and advanced amateurs. Course work includes:
-Attendance at scheduled monthly workshops
-Field study at your site at least once a month, March through October
-Record-keeping in a field notebook for all pertinent field observations
-Creation of herbarium-quality plant specimens (at least one per species encountered)
-Creation of a comprehensive list of vascular plants on the site

Events For 04/07/17 (Friday)
   Time: 6:30pm - 9:00 pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road , Far Hills, NJ 07931
Contact: 908-997-0725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Early spring is a great time to listen and call for breeding owls, as courtship and nesting has already begun! Walking along woodland edges, you will call for Screech Owls to fly in and perch aloft. We may hear Great Horned Owls singing their courtship duets, and if the weather is mild, perhaps even see courtship flights of the American Woodcock! Dr. Emile DeVito, New Jersey Conservation Foundation staff biologist, will lead this moonlight walk through Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center in Morris County.

The evening's festivities will commence with a live owl courtesy of The Raptor Trust, plus delicious coffee donated by Black River Roasters!

Events For 04/08/17 (Saturday)
   Time: 10 am - 4 pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Franklin Parker Preserve - Speedwell Entrance, , Woodland Township, NJ
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
This program, for kids ages 10 and up, takes our autumn Wild for a Day to the next level! It's a bit more challenging - we'll spend six full hours in the woods sharpening our survival skills while constructing shelters, foraging for wild edibles, making a fire, and more! We'll hike from the parking area to a spot deep in the woods and set up a realistic survival camp, so be sure to dress for the weather! You'll need a day pack with your lunch, drinks, and snacks. You'll also need a basic survival kit: insect repellent, a poncho, some cordage or twine, a canteen (or water bottle), compass, and water purification tablets (if you can't find them we'll have extra). Parents are encouraged to drop their kids off for the day and pick them up at 4pm. Look forward to a fun and educational day at the Franklin Parker Preserve, in the heart of the beautiful Pine Barrens!

Events For 05/20/17 (Saturday)
   Time: 6am - 3pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Mount Rose Preserve, Carter Road , Hopewell Township, NJ
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Join experts at the Mount Rose Preserve in Hopewell Township as they identify as many plant and animal species as possible!

Each hike offered throughout the day will focus on a different group - birds, insects, plants, reptiles, amphibians, and more! See a full schedule at Be sure to dress appropriately and wear proper footwear for hiking. Bring a picnic lunch and join us at our table for snacks and lively discussion!



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