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.
Spring Toddler Times
Tuesdays, March 11, April 8, May 13
Thursdays, March 13, April 10, May 15
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 a lot of spring fun! Registration online or by mail. Per child, per class cost: $5 members; $8 non-members.
Sunday, March 16, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
For teens and adults
Get your skin ready for spring by exploring some of nature’s remedies with Kristen and Jill. Learn how essential oils, beeswax and other natural soothers help your body to be its best as the seasons change. Then make your own salves, lip balms and lotions to take home along with recipes and sources for ingredients. Space is limited, so register early! Registration online or by mail.
Per person cost: $20 members; $25 non-members.
Movies at Flat Rock Brook: “Hoot”
Saturday, March 22, 3:00 p.m.
For families, Rated PG
Relax in the Nature Center and watch “Hoot,” a funny and poignant story about conservation.
A young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he’s compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls. Before the show there will be special guest appearances by Flat Rock’s live resident raptors! Registration online or by mail. Suggested donation per family is $5
Super Snake Sunday
Sunday, March 23, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Corn snakes are amazing reptiles that are native to New Jersey. Come and share some time with Kristen and our own handsome albino corn snake! She will be sharing facts about snakes in general and showing off our slithering resident reptile. No registration needed. Free to All.
Build It and They Will Come
Sunday, March 30, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
For ages 6 and up
Come to Flat Rock Brook and make a house for a nesting bird! There are many ways to help birds find the perfect place to lay their eggs. Learn different ways that birds build nests, and make your own birdhouse to put outside. Create nesting material bags to offer bird’s easy access for supplies. Space is limited, so register early! Registration online or by mail. Per person cost: $5 members; $8 non-members.
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.
Wednesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 30 and May 7, 14; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-9
You and your children will love exploring the trails this spring at Flat Rock Brook! Come learn about and enjoy nature! We’ll meet and walk outdoors, do a lot of observing, and hear a season-appropriate nature story. This is an outdoor experience, so in case of inclement weather, we will add a class at the end of the session. Registration online or by mail. $75 for members only. You must be or become a $50. family member.
Thursday, April 10, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For teens and adults
Add some color to your life and explore the wonderful world of natural dyes with us at the Nature Center! We will learn what natural resources make the best dyes and gain first-hand experience with the process of dying different materials. Take home your dyed samples along with recipes for making dyes at home. Registration by online or by mail
. Per person cost: $5 members; $8 non-members.
Spring Days Adventure Camp
Session 1: April 15, 16, 17 Or Session 2: April 22, 23, 24; 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
For children in Grades 1-3
Spring is quickly approaching, and Flat Rock Brook is the best place to spend your spring break! We will be tackling a different theme each day, and as always hitting the trails, participating in fun activities, experiments and crafts! Choose one day or all three, but be sure to register early as space is limited! Registration by online or by mail. Member, per camper cost: $50/day or $125 for all three days. Non-member, per camper cost: $60/day or $155 for all three days.
Birds and Bagels
Mondays, April 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Join us to welcome the week by enjoying two wonderful things: bagels and birds! Snack on fresh bagels before heading out on the trails of Flat Rock Brook in search of the spring migrants and birds that call Flat Rock their home. No need to register. Bring binoculars, or borrow ours. Free for members; $5 non-members.
Sunday, April 27, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Spring is the best time of year to see and hear baby animals at Flat Rock. Come and enjoy a spring baby story and hike the trails to search for these little (and big) cuties! Registration by online or by mail. Per family cost: $5 members; $8 non-members.