Winter Programs

Flat Rock Brook
Nature Assn.
443 Van Nostrand Ave.
Englewood, NJ 07631


 

Programs for the Public

Registration online or by mail is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. You are not registered until payment has been received. In the event of cancellation, your payment will be refunded only if we are notified at least 5 business days before the scheduled program. To register and pay online by credit card select member or non-member and click the add to cart button to go to the Flat Rock Brook payment page on Paypal. Online registration must be made no later than 48 hours before the program in order to allow our teachers to assemble enough materials for those attending. Please provide your telephone number so that we can reach you in the event that a program must be cancelled. To register by mail print the Program Registration Form and mail it along with your payment to Flat Rock Brook.

Project Feederwatch
Every Monday and Tuesday in December, January and
February; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For all ages
Project Feederwatch is a citizen science program through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Join us to observe the birds at our feeders as often as you like, and help us collect valuable data for this North American project. No need to register. Free to all

Winter Toddler Times
Tuesdays, December 9, January 13, February 10
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
For children ages 2-5 with parent or adult
These 45 minute programs are designed for the little ones. Each session will be held at the Nature Center, and will include a story and interactive activity. Come and join us for the fun! Registration online or by mail is required. Per child cost: $5 members, $8 non-members

Cost of Program:
Date(s) for single classes
Telephone #

Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 20; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
For adults and teens
Join local birders and our staff as we do our part to count all the birds at Flat Rock as part of National Audubon Society’s annual nationwide Christmas Bird Count. We’ll go out in small groups to search sections of the park and identify different species of birds. Afterwards, enjoy hot refreshments back at the Center as we tally the results. Dress for cold weather. Rain or shine! Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Bring lunch. Beginners welcome. No need to register. Free to all


Winter Solstice Walk
Sunday, December 21; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For adults and teens
The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. Many cultures around the world have celebrated the winter solstice for hundreds, even thousands of years as they watched the days grow shorter and wait patiently for the sun to return. Join Flat Rock Brook's staff for a program full of folklore and hiking on our trails. Registration online or by mail is required. $5 members, $8 non-members.
Cost of Program
Telephone #

Holiday Hikes
Martin Luther King Day Hike, Monday, January 19
Presidents’ Day Hike, Monday, February 16
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
For adults and children 9 and older
Celebrate the winter holidays with our Trail Guides by taking a beautiful hike through the Flat Rock woods. Each hike is approximately 2-3 miles in length depending on the group’s pace. Dress for the weather. No need to register. Free for members, $5 non-members.

Movies at Flat Rock Brook:
“Chasing Ice”

Saturday, January 3; 4:00 p.m.
For families, Rated PG
Relax in the Nature Center and watch Chasing Ice. In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Registration online or by mail is preferred. Suggested Donation per family is $5.


Birders without Borders: Eagle Watching on the Hudson River

Sunday, February 8; 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For adults and families with children 10 and up
Join Flat Rock Brook and Tenafly Nature Center for a full day of Bald Eagle watching. The search will take the group up the Hudson River corridor and across the New York border, with possible stops at Bear Mountain, Croton Point and George’s Point. Bring binoculars if you have them; if not we can loan you a pair. Please meet for carpooling at Tenafly Nature Center at 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly. Registration online or by mail is required. $15 members, $20 non-members.
Cost of Program:
Telephone #

Winter Camp
Tuesday, February 17- Friday, February 20; 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
For Children Grades 1-4
Come and join our super camp staff for a great week out in the wilds of Flat Rock! We’ll explore all aspects of winter, complete cool, fun activities, and play really out of this world nature games. Space is limited, so gear up for some winter fun! Be sure to dress appropriately and bring your lunch and a snack! Registration online or by mail is required. $180 members, $200 non-members.

Beat the Winter Blues Hike
Sunday, February 22; 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
For all ages
Time to get out of the house and get some fresh air! There’s a lot going on at Flat Rock in the winter time. We’ll look for animal tracks and signs to hopefully discover the first hints of spring. Registration online or by mail is required. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Homeschool Programs



Wednesdays, December 10, 17; January 7, 14, and February 4, 11; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
For children ages 5-7 and/or children ages 8-12
Supplement your science curriculum with hands-on and fun nature experiences. Children will be separated into groups by age to enhance their learning development. Lessons will focus on different topics and include games, projects, activities, and hikes. Meet other home school families while kids strengthen their knowledge and appreciation of the environment. Topics for classes in the session are listed below. Registration online or by mail is required. Space is limited. Six classes per session, per session cost:
$90 for members, $110 for non-members.
Cost Homeschool Series (6 classes):
Child's Age
Telephone #

Winter Session

December -Electricity
Electricity surrounds us and can be used in thousands if different ways. The students will be gaining knowledge of the basics of electricity. What it is, how it works, and what it can help us do. We will be engaging in different activities and experiments each session.

January- Machines
What  is a machine? The students will be exploring simple machines and how they help us in our everyday lives. We will be engaging in different experiments and activities each session.

February- Cells
Cells make up everything. Plants, animals- every living thing is made up of cells. We will be exploring both plant and animal cells through these two sessions. Each session will have different activities and experiments.

 

Nature Program Co-op Events

There are more than a dozen organizations in Bergen County that provide quality nature programs. Recently, they united to create the Nature Program Cooperative—a pooling of knowledge and resources designed to offer the people of our region greater opportunities to explore and enjoy the County’s natural resources. Hikes, boat trips, live animal presentations, slide shows, hands-on activities, paddling adventures and more, are all available.

To register for programs, which are held at other nature centers, please call the number listed next to the program or visit the hosting center’s website. Please do not use the Flat Rock Brook registration form unless the program is at Flat Rock Brook. For more information about the Nature Program Cooperative go
to www.natureprogram.org.

Cold Moon Hike
Friday, December 5; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Palisades Interstate Park.New Jersey
Join the Trail Crew of the Palisades Interstate Park for an evening hike. Meet at the State Line Lookout and bring flashlights. For more information or to register, call the Palisades Interstate Park at 201 768-1360
ext. 110. Free

Kids’ Campfire
Saturday, December 6; 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey
Join the Trail Crew of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission for this campfire program. Meet outside the Kearney House (Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin). Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, call the Palisades Interstate Park at 201 768-1360 ext. 110. Free


 

 

 

 


 




 

 

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