Walk-in Activities

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In-person registration required-sign up @ Bio-Blitz Central located behind old museum building @ Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside 


On-Going Activities

BIO-BLITZ BINGO: Pick up your bingo car d at the Info or J r . Scientist Tent! Find and identify species of plants and animals throughout the park and mark them off on your card. The first 100 entries win a bird poster. Additional prize drawings offered at our exhibitor’s tables!

BIO-BLITZ CENTRAL: Visit our headquarters under the big tent to view ongoing exhibits, identify specimens, learn about new findings as they occur, and watch/assist our scientists with their work. Check out live fish and aquatic insects sampled from nearby brooks & ponds, invasive and native plant displays, insect lab, demonstrations; and exciting hands-on tree table; amphibians & reptiles, mammals, bird info and more. Buy native plants from Toadshade Wildflower Farm. Visit the Rahway River Watershed Association table and enter to win a guided tour of the Pine Barrens led by Dr. Emile DeVito! New: Geocaching display & demo & nature meditation labyrinth.

JUNIOR NATURALIST TENT: Young naturalists can decorate their very own “focus scope” (binoculars), borrow an insect net to catch some insects, get a nature “tattoo”, and learn more about nature by examining natural artifacts!

TRAILSIDE VAN: Step right up—meet a real naturalist and unlock the secrets to exploring the the natural world. See bird nests, feel animal furs, meet live reptiles and more.


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