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September Programs at the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park

The following is a list of activities being offered through the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, NJ. Some programs are offered without registration requirements; some will require advanced registration.  A fee of $5.00 per car ($7.00 out-of-state) will be charged to all motor vehicles entering the park for daytime programs on weekends and holidays through Monday 9/5 (Labor Day). Some programs are offered without charge and all programs will initially meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise specified below. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. An adult must accompany all children. In the event of inclement weather, some programs might be canceled. It is always advisable to call ahead before coming out. These events are available to families and individuals only. Programs for scouts, schools, camps and other groups are scheduled separately upon request by special arrangement. Phone : (609) 737-0609.

 

 

SOLAR OBSERVATION  (all ages)  Saturday September 2, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  View naturalistic activity on the sun safely through a telescope equipped with a special filter. Observe sunspots, solar flares, prominences, and other solar phenomena, as they are available. Learn how these storms can affect the earth as well as other interesting facts about our planet's closest star. Gene Ramsey and Jennifer and Dave Skitt of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton will conduct this activity. Clear skies required. Rain date is Monday September 4, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Park vehicle entrance fee; $5.00 per car.

 

 

FAMILY NATURE WALK  (all ages) Sunday September 3, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Join us for an informal naturalist-guided trail walk. Park vehicle entrance fee; $5.00 per car.

 

TREES OF THE PARK  (adult)  Sunday September 10, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Washington Crossing State Park is home to scores of species of native trees and shrubs as well as many non-natives that have become naturalized.  Join the park naturalist on a walk and learn how to identify many of the most common species.

 

IN SEARCH OF SHALE (all ages) Saturday September 16, 1:00 p.m. Find out where the Indians of Central New Jersey would travel in search of the stone materials they needed for making their tools and weapons. Learn why some of the most abundant varieties of shale in the area were so extensively used by the Indians.  A short presentation will be given at the Nature Center by long-time WCSP volunteer instructor, Jim Wade. Actual Indian stone tool artifacts, from Mr. Wade's collection, will be shown. This will be followed by a short trail hike to one of the local shale deposits and outcrops and possibly other locations of interest in the park.

 

LOCKATONG FALLS HIKE  (preteens – adult) Sunday September 24, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Lockatong Creek in Delaware Twp. has many interesting cascades and rock outcrops along its banks. We will drive to the Lockatong Wildlife Management Area and follow the White Trail loop from the parking area, down to the falls and back (approx. 3 miles). Meet at Niederer's Pond on Church Rd. We will carpool to the Wildlife Management Area (call the Nature Center for directions). Advanced registration required.

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