Monday, September 20, 2010

The Next 2 Weeks at the Essex Environmental Center

A variety of programs are offered each month at the Essex County Environmental Center that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment.

Registration is required for all programs at the Essex County Environmental Center, unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, please call 973-228-8776.

"Horticulture for Seniors" will be presented by the Master Gardeners of Essex County. Designed for senior citizens, this month's topic is making the most of the summer harvest. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. This is a free program. Advance registration is required one week prior to program. For information, call 973-379-5488 or 973-731-0717. Horticulture for Seniors will be held as follows:

Date: Monday, September 20, 2010
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"4-H Lego Club" is for children in grades 3 through 6. Students will use their imagination and build animals, castles and more with other children who are interested in Legos. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-353-1338. 4-H Lego Club will meet as follows:

Date: Monday, September 20, 2010
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Green Kids Club" is for children ages 7 to 14. Discover all areas of environmental science with hands-on fun and service projects! Advance registration and payment are required. Cost is $6 per child per session. (Additional material fees may apply.) For information, call 973-228-8776. Green Kids Club will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Nature Discovery Garden Club" is for children ages 6 to 12. Discover the wonderful world of plants. Participants will dry the last flowers of summer, pick fresh herbs and save seeds for next year's plantings. Cost is $6 per child per session. (Additional material fees may apply.)Advance registration and payment are required; call 973-228-8776. Nature Discovery Garden Club will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Flower Press Workshop" will be presented by professional designer, lecturer and published author Bernice Peitzer. Over the years, Peitzer has sold pictures and stationary to Lord and Taylor, The Bombay Shops, and others. She will share some of her favorite projects from her book "Forever Flowers," which illustrates over 40 different flower projects for adults and children to enjoy. Cost is $25 per person. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. All materials are included. Projects made in class will be taken home. Flower Press Workshop will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Montclair Hawk Watch" is presented by the New Jersey Audubon Society. With fall migration in full swing, participants are sure to see a variety of hawks. Meet at the parking area on Edgecliff Road in Montclair or, if you arrive late, join the group by climbing the stairway. Bring a hat, water and a folding chair. Cost is $6 for NJAS member and $8 for non-members. Contact Kelly Wenzel at 973-226-6082 for more information and to register. Montclair Hawk Watch will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 9 a.m.
Meeting Site: Essex County Mills Reservation
Edgecliff Road
Montclair, NJ

"4-H Stamp Club" is for children in grades 4 through 7. Learn about the history of stamps and stamp collecting. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Advance registration is required. For information, please call 973-353-1338. 4-H Stamp Club will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Eco Friendly Melt & Pour Soap Making" will be a hands-on experience for participants to learn how to use natural bases and additives to create textured and colored soaps that are perfect for at home self-care, gifts or business inspiration. Students will be guided through the workshops in a way that allows them to easily replicate the process at home. Bring a snack/lunch to eat while your soap hardens. Students will leave with soap creations from each workshop. Please bring tie-backs for hair longer than shoulder length. Product ingredients are generously provided by Whole Foods Market Montclair. Cost is $45 per class for adults and $35 per class for children. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-619-2855. Eco Friendly Melt & Pour Soap Making will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"4-H Junior Engineers: Electricity Exploration" is for children ages 8 to 12. This interactive workshop provides participants with the opportunity to create simple electric circuits and design electrical devices, including flashlights and switches. Cost is $10 per person. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-353-1338. 4-H Junior Engineers will be held as follows:

Date: Monday, September 27, 2010
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"New Jersey Woodturners" is presented by the New Jersey Woodturners Association. Discover the wonders of creating art from found pieces of wood, wood species, and turning tips and techniques. Topics vary month to month; call the Environmental Center for details. Cost is $8 per adult and free for NJWA members. New Jersey Woodturners will be held as follows:

Date: Monday, September 27, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Rock-N-Roll Geology Club" is for children ages 7 to 12. Revel in the fascinating formations of Earth's geologic creations. Hands-on club activities include exploring local geology, discovering what's in local soil, and identifying rocks and minerals. Cost is $6 per child per session. (Additional material fees may apply.) Advance registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Rock-N-Roll Geology Club will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Nature Crafts with Children" is for children ages 6 to 12. Take a walk through the woods and discover imaginative ways to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by making art from nature. Make apple faced people, autumn leaves under glass, edible turkeys and more! Cost is $6 per child per session. (Additional material fees may apply.) Advance registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Nature Crafts will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time: 3:45 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

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