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 24hours before the program. 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.
Tuesdays: March 19, April 16, and May 14
Sunday, March 10, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
For children ages 7-11
Come play in the mud at Flat Rock! This time of year the earth gets soggy as snow melts and rain pours down. Enjoy a messy afternoon on the trails learning about the wonderful world of dirt and rain, making mud pies, and discovering the world under our feet! Registration online or by mail is required. Online registration must be made no later than 24hours before the program.
Per child cost, $5 members; $8 non-members.
Thursdays: March 21, April 18, and May 16
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
For children ages 2-5 with a parent or favorite adult.
These 45-minute programs are designed with the little ones in mind. Each session includes a natural science themed story and craft, along with an outdoor hike. Registration online or by mail is required. Online registration must be made no later than 24hours before the program
Per child, per class cost: $5 for members, $8 non-members.
Sunday, March 24, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
He has floppy ears and a fluffy body—it’s our resident bunny, Toasty! Hop on over to the Nature Center and meet this adorable creature. Learn about rabbits, their adaptations, what they like to eat, and where we can look for rabbits in our park. No need to Register.
Free to all.
Garden in the Morning
Every Wednesday in April and May.
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The FRB Gardeners invite one and all (everyone is welcome regardless of experience) to the kick off of the 2013 gardening season. Gardeners meet every Wednesday in April and May, and go through the month of October. Each session begins with a 10-minute mini-lesson. No need to register
, just bring willing hands and gloves! Free to All.
Every Tuesday in April and May
6:00 - 7:00 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.
Spring Mini Camp
Monday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 3
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For children in grades 3-5
Come and join us for three days of fun at Flat Rock! We’ll explore topics about the spring season with hands-on activities, take hikes to discover what’s happening on the trails, and have some fun with nature games. Space is limited, so get ready to thaw out with some springy fun! Be sure to dress appropriately and bring your lunch! Registration online or by mail is required. Online registration must be made no later than 24hours before the program
. $120 members, $140 non-members
Wednesdays: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
For children 4-7 years old.
Spring is here, and that means Young Explorers with Ms. Elli! Join us for this fun series of explorations around the Nature Center and the trails. Registration online or by mail is required
. Online registration must be made no later than 24hours before the program
. $70 for members only. You must be or become a $45 family member.
Movies at Flat Rock Brook: FernGully - The Last Rain Forest
Spring Cleaning for Earth Day
Sunday, April 21, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 4:00 p.m.
For families, Rated PG
The magical inhabitants of a rainforest called FernGully fight to save their home that is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus. Registration online or by mail is preferred.
Online registration must be made no later than 24hours before the program. Suggested Donation per family is $5.
For Families with children 8 and older
We all need to pitch in and help the natural places around us. Join our staff and volunteers to do a little spring cleaning of Flat Rock’s beautiful brook. Help clean up the brook and do a good deed for the earth. Bring waterproof boots or borrow ours. Please register by email to Jill@flatrockbrook.org no later than 24 hours before the program so we can have adequate materials on hand. Free to all.
Spring Bird Walks
Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 21, and 28
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
For adults and teens
Join the staff 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 woods or right in your own backyard. Bring binoculars and field guides (or borrow ours). For all birders. No need to register.
Free to all.
Making Memories With Mom
Birding with Bergen County Audubon
Tuesday, May 14; Meeting at 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate Mother’s Day by taking a relaxing and educational walk with Mom at Flat Rock Brook. We’ll stroll the trails with a mission to compile a scrapbook of our discoveries. Bark rubbings, drawings, and photos are just some of the ways to remember the day. Then we’ll head indoors to assemble your creation as a Mother’s Day momento for Mom—and enjoy some tea. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Registration online or by mail is required. Online registration must be made no later than 24hours before the program.Per family cost, $10 for member families, $15 for non-member families.
Come join Flat Rock Brook and Bergen County Audubon Society in search of the elusive warblers that migrate through our forest. Program leaders will help find and identify these little flying phenoms as we walk the trails of Flat Rock Brook. Bring your optics and get ready for some good birding! No need to register.
Free to all.
Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.
The Northeast New Jersey Bee Keepers Association will be presenting a program on Honeybees. This engaging program will include an overview of bees, debunking myths and misconceptions regarding bees and their kin, and focusing on how bees are important to all of us. Come and join us to learn about these marvelous pollinators! Registration online or by mail is required. $5. for members, $8 for non-members.