Flat Rock Brook
443 Van Nostrand Ave.
Englewood, NJ 07631
Spring/ Summer Programs 1016
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. To register for programs online go to www.flatrockbrook.org. If you are registering online, please register no later than 48 hours prior to the program in order to give us enough time to assemble adequate materials for the program for each participant. To register by mail, please fill out and print the registration form and mail it along with your payment to Flat Rock Brook. All registration is on a first come, first served basis. 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. Programs meet at the Nature Center building unless stated otherwise. Please be aware of age requirements. For additional information, please call 201-567-1265.
Every Tuesday in April, May, June, July and August
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For adults and children ages 10 and older
Take a sunset hike along the trails and through the forest with our Trail Guides. Hikes are about 2-3 miles. These hikes are great for beginners, an easy workout and a relaxing way to end your day. Enjoy the beauty and take advantage of hiking close to home. No Need to Register. Free for members, $5 non-members.
Garden in the Morning
Wednesdays in April, May, June, July and August
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Flat Rock Brook Gardeners invite one and all (everyone is welcome regardless of experience) to the kick-off of the 2016 gardening season. Gardeners meet every Wednesday and continue through October. Each session begins with a 10-minute mini-lesson. No need to register. Free to All.
Sunday Walk and Talks
Sundays in April, May, June, July and August, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Join Flat Rock Brook on leisurely walks through our trails every Sunday from May through August. Enjoy the trails with trail guide Mirella Signoretto and explore the beauty of Flat Rock Brook. No need to register. Free for members, $5 non-members.
Spring Bird Walks
Mondays, April 25, May 2, 9, and 16, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Join us for one or more morning bird walks as we search for colorful spring migrants and resident birds returning to nest. These informal walks provide the basics to enjoy bird watching in our natural areas or right in your own backyard. Bring binoculars and field guides (or borrow ours). For beginner and veteran birders. Registration online or by mail is required. Free for members, $5 non-members. Note: Members register by email to Sandy@flatrockbrook. Non Members register below.
Moms and Merriment
Sunday, May 8, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For families and children ages 4 and up
Treat mom to an afternoon on the trails and a homemade planter to take home for Mother’s Day! Enjoy some fresh air and natural beauty during a relaxing hike, and then make a special planter using recycled materials to show your appreciation while enjoying tea and cookies back at the Nature Center. Registration online or by mail is required. Per person cost: Moms are FREE, $5 for members, $8 for non-members
Sunday, August 21,1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
For adults and children ages 7 and older
This program was so successful last year, we’ve decided to do it again! Take a closer look at the plant and animal life in Flat Rock’s Quarry Pond. Explore the life in the pond from the smallest insects to the largest turtles. Learn how to use a microscope to examine microscopic insects. Come dressed for the weather and ready to get your hands wet! Registration online or by mail is required. $5 members, $8 non-members.
Wednesdays, May 4 and 11, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
For children ages 5-7; For children ages 8-12
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Supplement your science curriculum with hands-on and fun nature experiences. Children will be separated in groups by age to enhance their learning development. Each week’s lesson will focus on a different topic and include games, projects, activities, and hikes. Meet other home school families while kids strengthen their knowledge and appreciation for the environment. Registration online or by mail is required. Space is limited. 2 classes per session, per session cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members.
Homeschool Session Spring 2016
May 4 and 11
Both classes this month will focus on various examples of adaptations in nature.
Arts for Life at Flat Rock Brook
Flat Rock Brook is proud to announce receipt of an Arts Grant provided through the Bergen County—Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. This year FRB will partner with “Arts for Life NJ” for our project. “Arts for Life NJ” is an organization that specializes in providing arts related workshops to seniors. Founded and operated by Jacqueline Guttman, its focus has been to provide experiences for seniors in such areas as dance, recorder music, photography and acting classes. Flat Rock will host a weekend of sampler workshops in May—free for seniors who reside in the community, senior housing and assisted living as well as those seniors who attend senior centers. Information regarding dates, times and registration will be available in the near future. www.artsforlifenj.com
Nature Program Cooperative 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.
Flower Moon Bonfire
Sunday, May 22, 8:00 -10:30 p.m.
Palisades Interstate Park, Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin. Participate in this beach bonfire with park staff. Meet at the beach at the north end of Alpine Picnic Area and Boat Basin and bring a blanket or chair. For more information call 201-768-1360 ext. 108.
From South Africa to Allendale
Friday, May 27, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Allendale Borough Hall, West Crescent Avenue, Allendale
Join Fyke Nature Association for its monthly meeting and special presentation From South Africa to Allendale. Jerry Barrack will present many of his favorite images. The private game preserves of Phinda and Londolozi and Kreuger National Park in South Africa provided great images of Lions, Leopards, Cape Buffalo, Elephants, and Rhinos and many birds not seen in the United States. For more information visit www.fykenature.org.
Eco-cruise the Meadowlands
with Hackensack RiverKeeper
Wednesday, June 22, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Laurel Hill Park, Secaucus
Set sail aboard Hackensack Riverkeeper’s specially-rigged 28-foot pontoon cruisers. Eco-Cruises last 2.5 hours and leave from Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. Call 201-968-0808 to reserve your seats. Requested donations: $10 for kids 4-12; $25 for persons aged 13 to Adult. Not for children under 4.