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November Nature 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, New Jersey. These programs are offered free of charge unless otherwise indicated. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  All programs will initially meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. 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, home school groups and other groups are available and scheduled separately by special arrangement. Phone: (609) 737-0609

 

 

SHELTER BUILDING WILDERNESS SURVIVAL (6 yrs. - adult)  Sunday  November 7,  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  This program will deal with the fundamentals pertaining to survival when lost in the wild. Participants will construct a weatherproof shelter completely from native materials. Advanced registration and payment required. Fee: $2.00/person, children under 6 yrs. Free.

 

GEOCACHE WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK ( preteens – adult) Sunday November 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Geocaching is a high-tech update on the old-fashioned scavenger hunt game, which utilizes GPS (global positioning system) technology to locate objects hidden in the park.  Participants will learn how to obtain information and hints from the Geocaching.com website, on the location of dozens of geocache sites in and around the state park. They will then use handheld GPS devices to go out and find as many caches as possible. Once a cache is found, participants typically will sign in on the log contained within and then take an object from the cache box after leaving a trinket for subsequent geocachers. Participants should bring a pocket full of trinkets to exchange when they locate caches. Trinkets can include small toys and balls, plastic jewelry, pens, pencils, scratch pads, patches, action figures, coins, etc. A limited number of GPS navigation devices will be made available to participants on a first come, first served basis. Bring your own handheld GPS device or smart phone with Geocaching app installed if you have one. Advanced registration and payment required. Fee: $2.00/person (exact change please).

 

MID-WEEK AFTERNOON AEROBIC HIKE (preteen-adult) Thursday November 18, 1:00 (weather permitting). Join us for a brisk, 2-3.5 mi. guided hike on selected trails in the state park. Route to be determined. Advanced registration required. Bring a water bottle and wear hiking shoes. The trails will be quite wet in sections.


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