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WELCOME TO SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE

All events take place at the Schiff Nature Center at 339 Pleasant Valley Road in Mendham. Registration is required for all events at http://schiffnaturepreserve.org/calendar.cfm but if you have missed the online deadline please register by email - environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve. 

Please call 973-543-6004 with any questions!

 

     Come out and explore our trails, take an environmental education class, hold a green-theme birthday party, or send the kids to our popular Summer Nature Program. There's so much to see and enjoy at Schiff that it’s no wonder this is the place where “Wild Things Happen Naturally!” We have 15 miles of marked trails, and protect approximately 768 acres of land in the heart of beautiful Morris County, NJ. Schiff is rich in history, too. From Revolutionary period artifacts to vintage buildings constructed by the Boy Scouts of America during the Depression era, there are still discoveries to be made! Come out and play, hike, explore and support our efforts to protect the natural beauty of our local communities.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Schiff Natural Lands Trust, Inc., is a member-supported, community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving open space, serving as a model of environmental stewardship, providing educational opportunities, and improving the ecological value of natural areas using best management practices. We maintain an active nature center and offer a variety of programs open to the public for environmental education, research and passive recreational activities consistent with the preservation of natural areas.

EVENTS AT SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE

 

 

 

November 18, 2017 (Saturday) 7:00-8:15 pm
Gong Meditation Journey
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us at Schiff Nature Preserve for an amazing journey inward. When fully engaged in listening to the Gong, you will be encapsulated within the sound field, merging with the sound as it travels through the body. The sound experience produces the effect of journeys. As the frequencies of the gong travel throughout your body, you are enabled to relax and enter a deep meditative state during some experience a journey outward, and a profound expansion of mind state. Member fee is $15. Non member fee is $20. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Register by 11/17/17
November 19, 2017 (Sunday) 8:00- 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Fitness Hike
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us for a brisk 5- mile hike over varied terrain across Schiff Nature Preserve. Hikers meet at McVickers Brook parking lot at 239 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham. Vaccinated dogs on leash are welcome. Free to members. Non member fee is $10. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
 
 
November 19, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00-4:00 pm
 
Eating with the Seasons- Fall
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff Nature Preserve to explore ways to cook for a compassionate planet, healthy body, and peaceful mind. This workshop will focus on the fresh fruits and vegetables of fall, guests will go home with a good sense of how to consume and cook with the seasons. Ages 18+ please. Member fee is $25. Non member fee is $30. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
 
December 3, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00-4:00 pm
 
Crafty Sunday- Natural Wreaths
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff Nature Preserve for an easy hike on the trails gathering dried materials to make beautiful wreaths of natural materials, just in time for the holidays! In this guided workshop we will learn winter plant identification on our hike and return to the nature center to create a wreath or swag to bring home. Lots of instruction provided! Feel free to bring special natural objects from home to incorporate into your wreath! Member fee is $15. Non member fee is $20. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Register by 12/02/17
 
December 3, 2017 (Sunday) 6:00-8:30 pm
 
Full Moon Hike
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Winter brings a special set of qualities to the woods; the bareness of trees, the crunching of leaves under foot, the shining glow of the moon. Join a naturalist as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the forest. Members fee is $10 each or $30/family. Non member fee is $15 each or $45/non member family. Once online registration closes, you may register by email. Please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Register by 12/02/17
 
December 10, 2017 (Sunday) 6-8 pm
 
Twig Star Ornaments
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Spend a relaxing evening making rustic twig stars for your home this holiday season! A beautiful decoration, these make wonderful handmade gifts, and can be used as decoration all year long. Great for beginning or experienced crafters ages teen to adult. Member fee is $5. Non-member fee is $10. Register in advance. Once online registration closes, you may register by email. Please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org so we know you're coming. 

 

 

December 10, 2017 (Sunday) 9:00- 11:00 am
 
Yoga Hike
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff Nature Preserve for an easy hike and gentle yoga session, suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. We will begin with a meditation and centering session indoors, then enjoy a beautiful hike through the landscapes of Schiff Nature Preserve, enjoying the detoxifying quality of being present in nature. Yogis should bring their own mat (or a blanket/towel if you don't have one). Member fee is $10. Non member fee is $15. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Register by 12/09/17
 
December 16, 2017 (Saturday) 7:00-8:15 pm
 
Gong Meditation Journey
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us at Schiff Nature Preserve for an amazing journey inward. When fully engaged in listening to the Gong, you will be encapsulated within the sound field, merging with the sound as it travels through the body. The sound experience produces the effect of journeys. As the frequencies of the gong travel throughout your body, you are enabled to relax and enter a deep meditative state during some experience a journey outward, and a profound expansion of mind state. Member fee is $15. Non member fee is $20. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Register by 12/15/17
 
December 17, 2017 (Sunday) 8:00- 10:00 am
 
Sunday Morning Fitness Hike
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us for a brisk 5- mile hike over varied terrain across Schiff Nature Preserve. Hikers meet at McVickers Brook parking lot at 239 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham. Vaccinated dogs on leash are welcome. Free to members. Non member fee is $10. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
 



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