Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Programs At Essex County Environmental Center




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.

"Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks" features Fred Dammont, a professional physicist, slide show lecturer and avid nature photographer. He has participated in many solo exhibits and will present a slide lecture on Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. Cost is $8 per adult and free for Essex County Nature Photographers members. For information, call 973-228-8776. Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Birding Hike in Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation"
is presented by New Jersey Audubon. Enjoy the beautiful views of Manhattan while discovering the birds of open spaces and woodlands. Meet in the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial parking lot. This hike is free. Space is limited. Contact Kelly Wenzel at 973-226-6082 for more information and to register. Birding Hike is scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation
Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, NJ

"Evening Yoga Series"
is geared for adults. This "all levels" yoga series will focus on alignment, flow and warmth followed by a restorative pose to unwind the body and mind for bed. Explore some peace and stillness like that which follows a winter snowstorm. All levels are welcome. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Cost is $40 for the series. Advance registration and monthly payment is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. No refunds will be given for missed classes. Evening Yoga is scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Winter Yoga"
is a class for adults. Warm the body and the mind just enough to gain the full benefits of restorative yoga. The routine will focus on joint mobility and healing stillness. All levels welcome. Come for the series or just one class. Cost is $10 per class. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Winter Yoga will be held as follows:

Date: Fridays, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Valentine's Day Lip Balm and Lotion"
is for adults and children ages 14 and older. Maria, a soap maker, Essex County beekeeper and proprietor of HoneyLove Soaps, will show participants how to make their own pure, natural lip balm and lotion. HoneyLove Soaps is committed to making products that are pure, natural and, most importantly, have no impact on the environment. Participants will each leave with one tin of lip balm and one jar of lotion. All supplies and containers are included. Cost is $45 per person. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Valentine's Day Lip Balm and Lotion will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Decorating with Earth Plaster"
is a lost art that is a fun use of indoor time during the winter. It's easy to apply and repair, all natural, inexpensive and absolutely organically beautiful. Participants will learn the basics from SmartLittleHouse staff. Cost is $21 per person. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Decorating with Earth Plaster will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Bug Club"
is for children ages 6 to 10. The Bug Club is devoted to young people who want to explore the wonders of insects through field walks, games, stories and crafts. This club meets year-round. Cost is $6 per child per session (additional material fees may apply). Advance registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Bug Club will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Outdoor Adventure Club"
is for children ages 7 to 11. Participants will go outside and see where the hour takes them. Students might build forts, collect firewood, skip rocks, tell stories, dig for critters, spot wildlife, play tag and more. The hour will be directed by club members under the guidance of a Staff Naturalist who will facilitate all free-play activities. Dress for the weather as all classes will be outside. Cost is $6 per child per session. Advance registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Outdoor Adventure Club will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Birding Hike in Essex County Hatfield Swamp"
is presented by New Jersey Audubon. Participants will spend the morning searching for birds and other animals of winter. Meet in the parking lot of Marshall's in West Caldwell, near the corner of Bloomfield and Passaic Avenues. Space is limited. Cost is $6 for NJAS members and $8 for non-members. Contact Kelly Wenzel at 973-226-6082 for more information and to register. Birding Hike is scheduled as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Time: 8 a.m.
Meeting Site: Marshall's
Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ

"Maple Sugaring"
will take participants on walk to find Sugar Maple trees. Students will "tap" a maple tree, collect some sap and make maple syrup, then return to the Environmental Center for hot chocolate and sugar snacks. Cost is $5 for New Jersey Audubon members and $7 for non-members. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-226-6082. Maple Sugaring will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Cloverbud Pet Club"
is for children in grades K-3. Students will learn all about pets and small animals. Non-pet owners are welcome. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-353-1338. Cloverbud Pet Club will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Horticulture for Seniors"
will be presented by the Master Gardeners of Essex County. Designed for senior citizens, this month's topic is making a mosaic design using edibles. 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, February 14, 2011
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Outside Nature Discoveries Club"
is for children ages 5 to 6. Participants will venture into the wooded wetland with magnifiers, trowels, containers and more to observe living things in their environment. Curriculum is not structured; students will discover as they explore and document their observations in a journal. Dress for the weather as all classes will be outside. Cost is $6 per child per session. Advance registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Outside Nature Discoveries Club will be held as follows:

Date: Monday, February 14, 2011
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Green Kids Club"
is for children ages 7 to 12. 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, February 15, 2011
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Nature Discovery Garden Club"
is for children ages 7 to 12. Winter has arrived, but even in the cold weather we can enjoy gifts from nature right indoors. Come and grow a roof-top garden, make a beautiful wreath from the gifts of the forest and set up an experiment to observe if the salt used to de-ice roads affects plant growth. 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 Discovery Garden Club will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Time: 3:45 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"4-H Super Animal Kingdom Pet Club"
is for children in grades 4-7. Students will learn all about pets and small animals. Non-pet owners are welcome. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-353-1338. Cloverbud Pet Club will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Birding Hike in Essex County Troy Meadows"
is presented by New Jersey Audubon. Search the edges of the frozen swamp for wintering birds and animals. Be prepared for icy conditions. Meet at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. This hike is free. Space is limited. Contact Kelly Wenzel at 973-226-6082 for more information and to register. Birding Hike is scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Site: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"4-H Environmental Kids Club"
is for children in grades 2 through 6. The environment is filled with things, big and small, that surprise and help us. Discover how much fun it is to learn about the world! Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-3785. 4-H Environmental Kids Club will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Full Moon Campfire"
will take participants on a walk along the trails to experience the night life under the light of the moon. Students will discover crepuscular creatures out on a feeding frenzy before the long winter ahead. After the hike, enjoy a campfire and roasting marshmallows. Bring flashlights. Cost is $6 per child and $8 per adult. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Full Moon Campfire will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Build a Bird House"
will be held during National Nest Box Week and will teach participants to build a home that encourages breeding birds and other wildlife to take residence. Putting out a bird house now creates a good chance of having a nesting pair of songbirds in by spring. Cost is $6 per child and $8 per adult. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Build a Bird House will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B 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, February 21, 2011
Time: 4 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, February 22, 2011
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, 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, February 24, 2011
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Seed Starting"
will be presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County. Participants will learn the basics of starting vegetable and flower seeds at home, growing medium, seedling care, and seed selection. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Cost is $8 per adult.Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Seed Starting will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

"Family Nature Crafts"
for families with children ages 7 to 12. Even in the cold of winter, nature provides special gifts that we can gather to create crafts. Students will help winter birds by designing an unusual feeder and a beautiful ice wreath, and create a glowing winter tea light from nature's bounty to keep or give as a gift. Cost is $8 per child per session (includes $2 material fee). Advance registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Nature Crafts with Children will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

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