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Welcome

video water playFlat Rock Brook is a 150-acre nature preserve and environmental education center in Englewood, NJ, just two miles from the George Washington Bridge. Visit our 3.6 miles of self-guided forested hiking trails that lead to a cascading stream, wetlands, pond and meadows. Register for one of our environmental programs for schools or the public and learn about our natural world. Come explore and learn with us!

 

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Flat Rock Fridays

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 Flat Rock Fridays

  Finally Summer!

  Friday, June 22nd  8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for our new Friday night programs.  This week bring the family (children 10+) and get to know what Flat Rock Brook is like in the fading light of day as we ring in the new season.  We will do activities to challenge how sharp your skills are in the dark and search for signs of nocturnal life.  Be prepared for a 2-3 mile hike.  Bring a flashlight.  Bug spray is highly recommended!  Call (201) 567-1265 to reserve your spot.

 

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SUEZ Awards $5,000 "Wonders of Watersheds" Grant

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SUEZ North America Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Flat Rock Brook to support our watershed program for the 2018/19 school year. The program reaches 7th graders at the Upper School in Englewood Cliffs school district.

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7th Annual Run in the Wild 5K Trail Run

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Flat Rock Brook's 7th Annual "Run in the Wild" 5K Trail Run 
Sunday, August 12th, 2018 
8:30 a.m. rain or shine

The “Run in the Wild” will start from the Nature Center’s visitor center. After a short street run, the course will follow the shaded forest trails of the 150-acre preserve.

Runners must be at least 12 years old to participate.  All pre-registered runners will receive a “Run in the Wild” t-shirt and prizes will be awarded for the first three male and first three female finishers in various age categories.

The 5K run is sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association. Proceeds from the run will support the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center and registration is tax deductible and non-refundable.

Register today!  The race is limited to 200 participants!

Sponsorships are welcome.  Please contact Sandy Pinto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Public Programs

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Why do we think crawlies are creepy?  Learn about the most numerous animals on the planet as we explore the world of insects and arachnids.  Discover how these small critters help our world and why they are not creepy at all.  Come dressed for a short hike.

 

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Adopt-a-Raptor

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One of Flat Rock Brook's most popular exhibits is our aviary where we house 5 birds of prey that are all unable to be released into the wild.  Their home is now Flat Rock Brook, where our staff provides the care that they need.  Our birds act as animal ambassadors and help us teach thousands of people each year about protecting and respecting wildlife. 

Help support our special birds!  Various adoption levels allow our supporters to provide food, enrichment, and enclosure maintenance for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year.  Each level offers different benefits, such as a photo and certificate of adoption for your raptor or even a meet and greet! 

Choose your raptor today!  Raptor adoptions make great gifts!

Visit Flat Rock Brook Adopt-a-Raptor to adopt and learn more.

Flat Rock Brook wants to recognize and extend a big "thanks" to our newest adopters!

Hero Level:  Corinne Hoexter, Michael Shannon
Champion Level:  Jeff & Rosemary Russell
Caregiver Level:   Jill Abbott 
Friend: Joellen Knie

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