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Washington Crossing State Park Programs & Events


WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK
PROGRAMS & EVENTS

NATURE CENTER CLOSED Sat. Dec. 23, 2017 -  Tues. Jan 3, 2018
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Winter Programs at the Nature Center

The following is a list of activities being offered through the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, New Jersey. All events this winter are offered without charge. Some programs will require advanced registration as indicated below.  Attendance is always limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Programs will commence at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated.  An adult must accompany all children.  In the event of inclement weather some programs might be canceled.  It is always advisable to call ahead before coming out. These events are intended for families and individuals only. Programs for scouts, schools and other groups are scheduled separately by special arrangement.  Phone : (609) 737-0609

CONSERVATION VIDEO Saturday January 6, 12:45 p.m.  The Civilian Conservation Corps. This presentation chronicles the rise of the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as a consequence of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression of the 1930s. Black and white Depression-era film clips, narration and CCC alumni interviews tell the story of the role of the CCC in natural resource conservation and park and forest management throughout the nation.

NATURE VIDEO Saturday January 13, 12:45 p.m. Living with New Jersey Black Bears .This intriguing video provides an inside look at one of the state’s most interesting wildlife species and gives some clues on how to safely share the landscape with these animals.

BALDPATE MOUNTAIN HIKE
(pre-teen – adult) Sunday January 14, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. We will take a county park trail from its trailhead near Church Rd. to the top of the hill. Meet at the parking lot by Niederer’s Pond (Church Rd). Advanced registration required. Bring a water bottle and wear hiking shoes.

NATURE VIDEOS
Saturday January 20, 12:45 p.m. Turning the Tide .This half-hour documentary showcases the hidden beauty of the tidal areas in and around the Hackensack Meadowlands of northern New Jersey and the Hamilton-Trenton Marsh (Abbot Marshland) just south of the state capital of Trenton. Galapagos. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Observe rare and unusual organisms as this famous archipelago and its surrounding waters are explored with modern equipment and research techniques.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI WORKSHOP
(pre-teen – adult) Sunday January 21, 1:30 p.m. In this workshop, the participants will learn about the different types of cross-country ski equipment that are available and what to look for in selecting your first pair of skis.  Other topics will include: how to dress and where to go skiing in New Jersey.  The indoor lesson will last 1 -1 ½ hour.  If the ground is snow covered, an additional 1+ hour outdoor ski lesson will be offered. Participants will have to provide their own ski equipment for the outdoor lesson. Call the Nature Center to obtain equipment rental information. Advanced registration required. The workshop will be co-instructed by Kevin Kavanaugh, Ewing and Daniel Nurmi McAuliffe, Langhorne.

NATURE VIDEO Saturday February 3, 12:45 p.m. Hunters and Hunted.Cheetahs fail to take down a zebra stallion but have better luck with an ostrich in Kenya. An Ibex successfully evades a fox on the shoes of the Dead Sea.  A greater bulldog bat uses ripples on the water to detect fish in Belize. A variety of mammals are depicted in their respective roles as the hunter and hunted.

NATURE VIDEO Saturday February 10, 12:45 p.m. Reptiles and Amphibians.Herptiles from Brazil to Madagascar, to Indonesia and elsewhere, employ a variety of interesting techniques to secure food, evade predators and to reproduce.

 THE PALEO AND ARCHAIC INDIANS OF NEW JERSEY Sunday February 11, 1:30 p.m. Jim Wade, former archivist and researcher with the N.J. State Museum will take participants on a journey back to the time of the last ice age, when the earliest Native American peoples entered what is now New Jersey. Discover how these Paleo-Indians lived and survived in an artic landscape filled with strange, prehistoric fur-covered animals, like the wooly mammoth, great elk, and musk oxen - Learn how these earliest people adapted to their harsh environment and hunted with specialized Clovis spear points - See how these prehistoric hunters opened the way for new bands of Archaic peoples who followed, with new innovative stone tools and lifestyles. The program will include a slide presentation and Native American artifacts will be on display.

NATURE VIDEO
Saturday February 17, 12:45 p.m. Mammals. Mammals from Antarctica, Africa, the arctic tundra, South America and the region of the Pacific are featured.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI WORKSHOP
(pre-teen – adult) Sunday February 18, 1:30 p.m. In this workshop, the participants will learn about the different types of cross-country ski equipment that are available and what to look for in selecting your first pair of skis.  Other topics will include: how to dress and where to go skiing in New Jersey.  The indoor lesson will last 1 -1 ½ hour.  If the ground is snow covered, an additional 1+ hour outdoor ski lesson will be offered. Participants will have to provide their own ski equipment for the outdoor lesson. Call the Nature Center to obtain equipment rental information. Advanced registration required. The workshop will be co-instructed by Kevin Kavanaugh, Ewing and Daniel Nurmi McAuliffe, Langhorne.

MAPLE SUGARING
(All Ages) Saturday March 3, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. This event is a participatory demonstration in the procedures of home maple sugar production. Advanced registration required.

MAPLE SUGARING
(All Ages) Sunday March 4, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. This event is a participatory demonstration in the procedures of home maple sugar production.  Advanced registration required.

MAPLE SUGARING
(All Ages) Saturday March 10, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. This event is a participatory demonstration in the procedures of home maple sugar production.  Advanced registration required.

MAPLE SUGARING
(All Ages) Sunday March 11, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. This event is a participatory demonstration in the procedures of home maple sugar production.  Advanced registration required.

WINTER BIRDS OF THE PARK
(All Ages) Sunday March 18, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Come join veteran birder Franta Broulik of Washington Crossing Audubon as we walk the trails in search of a variety of winter bird species and perhaps some early spring migrants. Advanced registration required.

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