Free programs for adults and High School Students. Preregistration preferred. Walk-ins welcome.
Our Fascination with Woodpeckers
Birders and non-birders alike are fascinated by the sight of a woodpecker. New Jersey Audubon volunteer Associate Naturalist and Star Ledger weekly columnist Peter Bacinski will introduce us to the 22 species of woodpeckers, focusing on the species found here in New Jersey. The lecture will highlight behavior, identification and distribution. Mr. Bacinski will share personal stories and little known facts that will make us appreciate these engaging birds.
Living on the International Space Station
You won’t want to miss this lecture with NASA Solar System Ambassador Paul Cirillo. Share the adventure of how astronauts live and work in space. Discover how the absence of gravity affects the human body. This thrilling talk is accompanied by breathtaking pictures of the Earth from this orbiting laboratory.
Thursday, May 17 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State
In contrast to the state’s reputation, New Jersey offers unmatched wildlife and an array of outdoor nature adventures, all within a short drive of anywhere in the state. Nature author and Conserve Wildlife Foundation Director, David Wheeler, spent a year exploring the state’s unparalleled diversity of wildlife species and thrilling nature activities such as dog sledding, mountain climbing and wildlife boat tours. From bald eagles to bobcats, this fascinating presentation brings nature to life.
Saturday June 9 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Butterflies and Their Host Plants
Most of our beautiful butterflies sip nectar from flowers for their food, but what they eat when they are in the caterpillar stage is just as important to their survival. Sharon Wander, President of the New Jersey Butterfly Club, introduces you to many of our state’s 125 fascinating species of butterflies, from the giant swallowtail to the tiny Eastern tailed-blue. Find out which plants the caterpillars and the adult butterflies depend on for survival. Learn about many host plants you can grow in your garden.