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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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Great Fall Festival

Flat Rock Brook held its 7th Annual Great Fall Festival on October 20th.  Over 150 people came out to join us despite the rainy weather.  It was a great day of fall festivities, BBQ and bluegrass music.  

We brought back a big favorite this year - kayak rides on Quarry Pond.  The rain didn't dim enthusiasm as kids and families lined up for their rare turn around the pond.  Pumpkin carving and painting were other outdoor highlights that were enjoyed under a tent canopy keeping the little crafters dry.  

Many of our activities, such as the beanbag toss, face painting, ring toss and photo booth were successfully brought indoors where everyone enjoyed despite the minor change in venue.  

We served our delicious BBQ from our full-service kitchen and folks were seated in our beautiful light-filled exhibit room to enjoy both a great meal and live Bluegrass music by Blueplate Special.

Thanks everyone for coming out and enjoying a great afternoon with us.  Hope to see you again next year!  



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The Community Chest Awards Education Grant to FRB

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Flat Rock Brook Nature Association was awarded a $4,000 grant from the Community Chest to help fund on-site environmental education programs and provide programming specific to the Englewood Public School District.

Flat Rock Brook educates approximately 6,000 children and adults annually by connecting them to the natural world. Among the programs offered by the Nature Center are field trips and outreach lessons for students in the Englewood Public School District and Englewood on the Palisades Charter School. The Nature Center also offers programming for 7th graders in Englewood and Englewood Cliffs designed to connect these students with their water and learn about the water cycle through intensive study. Grants enable us to make these programs available at no cost to participants. When the school year is out of session, Flat Rock Brook offers a popular, educational summer camp for local area children.

“The Community Chest has been a generous supporter of Flat Rock Brook Nature Association for over 25 years. They have granted over $130,000 to Flat Rock Brook over that time, which has had a significant impact on the quality of our education initiatives” said Stephen Wiessner, Executive Director of Flat Rock Brook. “We appreciate the Community Chest’s continued support of our education initiatives in the Englewood Public Schools and beyond. This is an important investment in the children of our community.”


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Public Programs

Fall Scavenger Hunt

For families

Come one! Come all! To the Fall Scavenger Hunt! Can you find all these items among the falling leaves in just one hour? You’ll need to be quick on your feet and sharp with your eyes to find them all! Make it back to the Nature Center in time and win a Flat Rock prize!

Free to all. Registration Required.

To Register Please Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-scavenger-hunt-tickets-73983020205

Seasonal Storytime

For young children and children at heart

Sit down in our display room for a snuggly storytime perfect for any little tykes right before naptime. Storytime will be followed by a small animal presentation.

Free to all. No registration required.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seasonal-storytime-tickets-73977575921

Snowy Science

Tired of being stuck inside on snowy days? Come learn about all the fun you can have on those days when it’s too cold to go out! Experiment with super cooling, learn how to make fake snow, and learn how you could make your very own HOT ICE! Who said science couldn’t be fun??

Free to all. Registration Required.

To Register Please Visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/snowy-science-tickets-73983985091


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