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SCHIFF NATURE PRESERVE EVENTS
Release Date: October 11, 2017

http://www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

    

 

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!

 

 
October 21, 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. 
 
 
October 21, 2017 (Saturday) 8:30-9:30 am
Morning Bird Walk
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join bird enthusiast Marissa Mizeski, Science teacher at The Willow School and NJ Audubon summer camp instructor, for a lovely fall bird walk around the Schiff Nature Preserve. We'll search for songbirds and raptors during the height of fall migration! Who knows what we might find? Red Breasted Nuthatch, Barn Swallow, Chimney Swift, Bald Eagle??? Binoculars are available to borrow. 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. 
 
 
October 21, 2017 (Saturday) 9:30-11:30 am
Native Plant Sale
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Fall is a perfect time to add new plants to the garden. As inspiration to native gardeners, Schiff Nature Preserve will be offering a variety of native plants for sale at the Nature Center. Potted native plants such as Mountain Mint, Marsh Marigold, Wild Geranium, and Ferns of many types will be available. Proceeds of the sales will return to the Native Garden towards the purchase of garden repairs and an arbor. 

 
 
October 22, 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. Once online registration closes, you may register by email. Please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
 
 
October 22, 2017 (Sunday) 9-11 am
Volunteer Day at Schiff
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Please join Schiff members, staff, and volunteers as we embark on an outdoor land steward project to improve the Schiff Natural Land Trust. Our volunteer work days are great for teens, adults, church groups, service groups, scout troops, or anyone else looking to earn community service or environmental karma credits! Come lend a hand with trail maintenance, fence repair, invasive species removal, native plant garden maintenance, and home repair. Wear weather appropriate clothes, sturdy work boots, and yard gloves. We will provide water, snacks, and insight into the importance of the preservation work we do here at Schiff. Ages 15+, please. Schiff membership is encouraged, but not required. Please register in advance so that we know you are coming! If you have questions, please email landsteward@schiffnaturepreserve.org 
 
 
November 2, 2017 (Thursday) 6:30-8:00 pm
Quilted Ornament Making
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us for this crafty workshop to learn how to make unique and personalized quilted holiday ornaments. Ornaments can be customized for any holiday or decor depending on the colors and patterns chosen. All supplies provided or you can bring 4 sets of 16 (3 x 1 3/4 inch) strips of lightweight cotton fabric in coordinating colors to make your own unique creation. Perfect workshop for parents and teens. Member fee is $15. Non-member fee is $20. Once online registration closes, you may register by email. Please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming. 
Register by 11/01/17
 
November 3, 2017 (Friday) 7:30-9:00 pm
Full Moon Hike
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

There is something special about the coming of fall in the woods; the rustling of leaves falling, colors of all kinds shining in the 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 11/02/17
 
November 5, 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 11/04/17

 

November 9, 2017 (Thursday) 9- 12 pm

Explore Schiff

Drop off your kids (ages 6-12) for a few hours of exploration fun as we travel the forest and field of Schiff to uncover signs of wildlife. Games, songs, and other fun included. Bring a snack and water. Register in advance required. Maximum of 20 kids. Member fee is $15. Non- member fee is $20.

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November 12, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00-4:00 pm
Crafty Sunday- Make a Willow Lantern
973-543-6004
Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff to make a simple and beautiful willow lantern to illuminate the darkening nights of winter! These serene, organic, sculptural lanterns are a beautiful yet practical way to transform dark areas into inviting spaces of light and warmth. We will individually handcraft our lanterns from willow and paper. All supplies will be provided. 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 11/11/17
 
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. 
Register by 12/09/17
 
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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