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Washington Crossing State Park Programs & Events


WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK
PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

ASTRONOMY VIDEO Saturday January 5, 12:45 p.m.  Secrets of the Sun.  The popular video series, The Universe: Our Solar System takes viewers on an exciting voyage through the solar system. Each Saturday installment will examine, in detail, one of our planet’s nearest neighbors including the sun and the earth itself.

ASTRONOMY VIDEO Saturday January 12, 12:45 p.m. Mars: The Red Planet . The popular video series, The Universe: Our Solar System takes viewers on an exciting voyage through the solar system. Each Saturday installment will examine, in detail, one of our planet’s nearest neighbors including the sun and the earth itself.

BALDPATE MOUNTAIN HIKE (pre-teen – adult) Sunday January 13, 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.

ASTRONOMY VIDEO
Saturday January 19, 12:45 p.m. Jupiter: The Giant Planet . The popular video series, The Universe: Our Solar System takes viewers on an exciting voyage through the solar system. Each Saturday installment will examine, in detail, one of our planet’s nearest neighbors including the sun and the earth itself.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI WORKSHOP
(pre-teen – adult) Sunday January 20, 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. The workshop will be co-instructed by Kevin Kavanaugh, Ewing and Daniel Nurmi McAuliffe, Langhorne. Advanced registration required.

ASTRONOMY VIDEO
Saturday February 3, 12:45 p.m. The Moon. The popular video series, The Universe: Our Solar System takes viewers on an exciting voyage through the solar system. Each Saturday installment will examine, in detail, one of our planet’s nearest neighbors including the sun and the earth itself.

THE PALEO AND ARCHAIC INDIANS OF NEW JERSEY Sunday February 3, 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.

ASTRONOMY VIDEO
Saturday February 9, 12:45 p.m. Mercury & Venus: the Inner Planets.The popular video series, The Universe: Our Solar System takes viewers on an exciting voyage through the solar system. Each Saturday installment will examine, in detail, one of our planet’s nearest neighbors including the sun and the earth itself.

ASTRONOMY VIDEO
Saturday February 16, 12:45 p.m. Spaceship Earth. The popular video series, The Universe: Our Solar System takes viewers on an exciting voyage through the solar system. Each Saturday installment will examine, in detail, one of our planet’s nearest neighbors including the sun and the earth itself.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI WORKSHOP
(pre-teen – adult) Sunday February 17, 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. The workshop will be co-instructed by Kevin Kavanaugh, Ewing and Daniel Nurmi McAuliffe, Langhorne. Advanced registration required.

MAPLE SUGARING
(All Ages) Saturday March 2, 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 3, 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 9, 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 10, 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 17, 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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