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Center Focus SEASONS Summer 2010 Programs and Events Weis Ecology Center 150 Snake Den Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456 Phone: 973.835.2160 / Fax: 973.835.8986 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site: http://weis.njaudubon.org HOURS: Wednesday to Sunday, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Associate Naturalists: CLOSED: Mondays and Tuesdays Chuck & Margaret Blewett, Dr. Barbara Brummer, Debi Davidson, Philip De Rea, Ray Fowlie, Staff: Madonna Hayes, Tom Heerema, Laura Hoogstrate, Karla Risdon, Sanctuary Director David Hulmes, Jerry and Sue Kerns, Gina McLaughlin, Phaedra Demers, Teacher-Naturalist Penny Nichols Galvany, George Petty, Rick Radis, Educator, Tom Desiderio Wendy Rhoads, Dr. Lance Risley, JJ Rusher, Suzanne Serafini, Nancy Morton, Office Assistant Mary Jo Sichak, Ellie Sroczynski, Eve Tomczak, Rick Weiman, Mike Gaeckle, Maintenance Supervisor Don Weise, Bob Weismantel, and Ken Witkowski. Summer 2010 Programs June through August EVERY DAY AT THE Program Registration aged kids and above. Appropriate footwear is required; bring a lunch WEIS ECOLOGY CENTER Unless otherwise noted, all pro- and plenty of fluids. Limit: 25. Wednesday to Sunday grams require preregistration and Cost: $5 members, $8 nonmembers. 9:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. payment in order to reserve your place. Stop in, mail a check (with AMAZINGLY AWESOME NJ Audubon Nature Store: Your name and date of program), or call FAMILY FUN DAYS nearby natural resource for field 973.835.2160 to register with a Back by popular demand – these six guides, bird feeders and accessories, credit card. Programs are held rain short programs/adventures are children’s gift items, regional trail or shine. Directions (if applicable) designed for families looking to beat maps, and more. Come see what’s will be sent upon registration. the heat and the summertime blues new! Refunds are available only if we with something to do outdoors cancel the event or another partici- together. Limit: 25. Hiking trails: Over 24 miles of pant can fill the place reserved for Cost (per program): $5 members, trails depart from the Weis Ecology you. Weis Ecology Center also $8 nonmembers; family (parents and Center’s private grounds and explore reserves the right to limit participa- their children): maximum $15 adjacent Norvin Green State Forest tion in a program where a partici- members, $24 nonmembers. and the surrounding Highlands. pant poses a safety risk to either themselves or other participants. 1 – SUMMER SUNSET HIKE Exhibits: Visit our main building to Friday, July 9 see our snakes, turtle, and other 7:00 to 9:30 P.M. seasonal displays. Weis ‘Quality Time’ Join a Weis naturalist for a moder- ately strenuous interpretive hike to Butterfly Garden/Model Back- Programs Wyanokie High Point to watch the yard Habitat: Stop by to watch the for Kids and Families sun set. This hike is best suited for butterflies and hunt for caterpillars in families with pre-teens and older. FATHER’S DAY HIKE (Dad hikes our garden or pick up ideas to Please wear appropriate footwear, FREE!) improve your own yard. bring water, and a flashlight or head- Sunday, June 20 9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. lamp for the return trip. Severe Bird-feeding station: Visit our weather will cancel this hike. Leave the housework and home observation deck to view our feeders, 2 – HABITAT HUNT: repairs behind today! Dads and their which attract a wide variety of birds. A Day in the Life of a Forest families can spend quality time together during this special outing. Friday, July 16, Aviary: Built by a crew of volunteers, or Saturday, July 17 Led by a Weis naturalist, this moder- our aviary is home to Weis’s Red- 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. ately paced, 2- to 3-mile hike in tailed Hawk and Screech Owls. Come explore the Weis woodland Norvin Green State Forest is recom- mended for families with elementary- continued Weis Ecology Center Center Focus SEASONS Summer 2010 1 habitat with one of our naturalists to NATURE DAY CAMPS TRAIL BLAZERS find out who lives there, what they Our day camps give children, enter- Five days of adventure learning for “do,” and why they’re important – ing kindergarten through eighth youth ENTERING grades 7 and 8. from the tiniest insect to the biggest grade, opportunities to discover and Tuesday, June 29, bear, this morning is full of nature explore the wonders of the natural to Saturday, July 3 activities and games sure to please! world through fun, hands-on activi- 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Tues. and This program is best suited for ties and adventures. Call the center Wed.; 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Thurs. for elementary aged children – younger at 973.835.2160 or stop in for a a field trip; 3:00 P.M. Friday to 10:00 siblings are welcome. registration packet. Space is limited A.M. Saturday for an overnight camp- 3 – FOSSIL FANDANGO – New! and camps tend to fill up. out. Friday, July 23, Cost: $180 members, or Saturday, July 24 JUNIOR NATURALISTS/ $225* nonmembers. 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. PARENTS AT PLAY** *Nonmember rates include an NJ Learn how fossils are formed and Three days of fun and learning for Audubon Family Membership; how the Earth’s fossil record helps us children ENTERING kindergarten. successive children attend at the to understand our past. Join us for Wednesday, July 7, member rate. fun-filled activities for studying the to Friday, July 9 earth and the life forms of the past 10:00 A.M. to noon (and present). Create your very own Cost: $35 members, 2010 fossil to take home. $45 nonmembers. Nature Discovery **Parents at Play: Parents of Junior 4 – SOAKED AND SLIMY Naturalists can sign up to take short Club Adventures AQUATIC ADVENTURE hikes/adventures while their children AMPHIBIAN ADVENTURES I Sunday, July 25, are attending camp. We’ll begin after For children ENTERING grades 2 or Saturday, July 31 they get started and return before through 5. Noon to 1:30 P.M. they end. Cost (per day): $6 mem- Wednesday, June 30 Everything needs water to live – and bers, $10 nonmembers. OR Volun- 10:00 A.M. to noon some more than others! Armed with teer this time to work on improve- Look closely during the summer dip nets and plastic buckets, we’ll be ments in Weis’s Native Plant and and you will see some slimy critters exploring the Blue Mine Brook to Butterfly Garden. inhabiting our New Jersey forests look at different organisms’ aquatic and wetlands. We are talking adaptations. This program is best WONDERERS about amphibians, of course! suited for elementary-aged children – Five days of fun and learning for Crawl, hop, and slither your way younger siblings are welcome. children ENTERING grades 1 and 2. over to Weis to learn what makes 5 – New! THE PIRATE’S BOUNTY Monday, July 12, an amphibian so special, and then An orienteering treasure hunt to Friday, July 16 search for these interesting crea- Saturday, August 7 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. tures with associate naturalists 10:00 A.M. to noon Cost: $90 members, Wendy Rhoads and Laura First learn the basics of using a map $135* nonmembers. Hoogstrate. and compass and then use your skills ADVENTURERS Cost: $12 members, to go on a treasure hunt adventure. Five days of fun and learning for $18 nonmembers. This program is best suited for pre- children ENTERING grades 3 and 4. AMPHIBIAN ADVENTURES II teens and older. Monday, July 26, For children ENTERING grades 2 6 – SURVIVAL SHELTERS to Friday, July 30 through 5. Saturday, August 14, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. except Thurs- Thursday, July 1 or Sunday, August 15 day, 4:00 to 9:00 P.M. for an evening 10:00 A.M. to noon 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. campfire program. Haven’t had enough amphibian Would you know what to do if you Cost: $90 members, adventures yet? Couldn’t come on were caught in a survival situation? $135* nonmembers. Wednesday? Join associate natu- Come learn how to build a simple EXPLORERS ralists Wendy Rhoads and Laura survival shelter and have a lot of fun Five days of fun and learning for Hoogstrate as they explore Blue too! Led by a Weis naturalist, this Mine Pond and Blue Mine Brook. children ENTERING grades 5 and 6. program is best suited for older Cost: $12 members, Monday, August 9, elementary-aged children and pre- $18 nonmembers. to Friday, August 13 teens. 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Mon., Tues., Become a New Jersey Audubon and Fri.; 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Wed. member and enjoy discounts on for a trip to Sandy Hook; 4:00 P.M. to tours, events, and field trips at all NJ 9:00 P.M. Thurs. for an evening Audubon centers. Members also get campfire program. a 10% discount at our Nature Stores Cost (includes field trip): (greater discount on optics). $115 members, $160* nonmembers. continued Weis Ecology Center Center Focus SEASONS Summer 2010 2 Programs for Adults and Teens THE WONDERFUL WEIS WHALE WATCH! Nature Study Saturdays, June 19 & August 21 HIKING 101 Saturday, July 10 10:00 A.M. to noon Have you been thinking about 7:30 A.M. Saturday getting into hiking, or are you to 12:00 A.M. Midnight Sunday already a hiker and want to know just a little bit more? Whether you’re All the whales in half the time! …of making a weekend trip on venturing into the woods for fitness, your own. Relax during the coach bus ride to and from Ply- enjoyment, or just to get away from mouth, MA where an 80-foot, double-decked boat waits to take it all, this class is designed to teach us on a 4½ hour round trip to Stellwagen Bank – the National you the basics you should be aware of Underwater Preserve, for whale, dolphin, and bird watching. before you leave home. We’ll be Past sightings have also seen many Humpback Whales includ- covering local trail information, ing mothers with calves, Minke and Finback Whales, Northern equipment you should have, and Gannet, Wilson’s Storm Petrel, Basking Shark, and sea turtles. even how to use a compass! Limit: 20. Cost: $85 members, $100 nonmembers. Cost: $5 members, $8 nonmembers. BIRDING WALLKILL NWR Weis Wyanokie Wanderers (WWW) Club Hikes* Saturday, July 10 Strenuous hikes led by Don Weise. Meets at 8:45 A.M. The terrain is steep and the pace is fast – good cardiovascular fitness Join SHBO associate naturalist Terry required. Participants must wear appropriate hiking footwear and dress Carruthers at the Wallkill River NWR appropriately for the conditions; bring lunch and plenty of fluids. for nesting grassland species and Cost: $5 members, $8 nonmembers*. other passerines. Trip goes in any HARRIMAN 7 HILLS HIKE (WWW) weather, usually to midafternoon. Sunday, May 24 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Bring lunch, weather-appropriate Dramatic views, a lakeside lunch, and extra-steep terrain make for a fine, gear, binoculars, and scopes when challenging day. Discover the steep, new route up Ramapo Torne on the appropriate. Directions will be e- HTS Trail. 9 miles. Meets off-site. mailed to registered participants a week before the trip. SAM’S POINT TO MINNEWASKA Cost: $15 members, $20 nonmem- Sunday, June 14 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. bers, and SHBO volunteers $10, with Explore this recently reopened Shawangunk Ridge hike. Highlights include no cancellations or refunds. the legendary ice caves, large rock formations, sheer cliffs and more. 11-12 miles. Meets off-site. TURNING BAT HABITS HIGHPOINT HIKE AND SWIM INTO GOOD Sunday, July 11 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Friday, July 23 Enjoy the cool breezes from the rooftop of New Jersey. Interesting views, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. rock formations, forests and lakes. 7-8 miles depending on the tempera- Maligned and misunderstood for ture. Optional swim in a mountain lake. Meets off-site. years, the humble bat is, in truth, a fascinating and beneficial member of ADIRONDACKS HIGH PEAKS WEEKEND (WWW) society. This program, presented by Friday through Sunday, August 20-22 researcher Dr. Lance Risley of William The Wanderers return to the Adirondacks High Peaks region for an exciting Paterson University, begins indoors weekend of mountain climbing! Full-day hikes on Saturday and Sunday. with a PowerPoint slideshow on bats, Significant mileage (8-12 miles) and thousands of feet of elevation gains their adaptations, and their many each day. You must be in top shape for this trip. Peaks to be determined by good habits. Then, we’ll venture early summer. There is an additional fee for this adventure. Meets off-site outdoors to look for, and with the aid BREAKNECK TO BEACON of an electronic bat detector, listen to Sunday, September 12 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. our neighborhood bats. Interested Experience America’s favorite day hike: an incredibly challenging (non- youth are welcome. Limit: 25. technical) rock scramble and hike with truly spectacular views. Require- Cost: $5 members, $8 nonmembers. ments: must be sure-footed with good cardiovascular conditioning and no fear of heights. 9-11 miles. Meets off-site HACKENSACK MEADOWLANDS *You do NOT need to be a member of the WWW to attend these hikes, but card-carrying WWW Sunday, July 25 Hiking Club members get guaranteed admittance to the 12 monthly WWW hikes and 2 annual Meets at 8:45 A.M. Challenge Hikes at a flat annual rate of $69. New WWW members are welcomed with a pack Join Ken Witkowski, a NJ Meadow- patch and a Weis trail map T-shirt. continued Weis Ecology Center Center Focus SEASONS Summer 2010 3 Weis Ecology Center CRITTER-CARE Summer 2010 Events at a Glance SPONSORSHIPS Thurs thru Sun, June 3 to 6 ............ Gear Into Summer Sale Sunday, June 13 ............................ WWW Hike Weis Ecology Center has a small Saturday, June 19 .......................... Whale Watch menagerie of critters that visit Sunday, June 20 ............................ Father's Day Hike schools, scout groups, and Tuesday, June 29 ........................... Trail Blazers Day Camp Begins libraries throughout the year (our Wednesday, June 30 ..................... Amphibian Adventures I Environmental Edu-critters). You Thursday, July 1 ............................. Amphibian Adventures II can help us defer the expenses of Wednesday, July 7 ......................... Junior Naturalists Day Camp Begins their upkeep (care, feeding, Friday, July 9 .................................. Sunset Hike checkups, etc.) by becoming a Saturday, July 10 ........................... Hiking 101 Critter-Care Sponsor! Saturday, July 10 ........................... Wallkill NWR Each sponsorship packet Sunday, July 11 ............................. WWW Hike includes: Monday, July 12 ............................ Wonderers Day Camp Begins Friday, July 16 ................................ Habitat Hunt ✔ A certificate of appreciation Saturday, July 17 ........................... Habitat Hunt ✔ A photograph portrait of your Sunday, July 18 ............................. Hummingbird Program sponsored animal Friday, July 23 ................................ Fossil Fandango ✔ Natural history information Friday, July 23 ................................ Bat Program sheet on your sponsored Saturday, July 24 ........................... Fossil Fandango species Sunday, July 25 ............................. Aquatic Adventure Sunday, July 25 ............................. Hackensack Meadowlands ✔ A Peterson’s First Guide to your Monday, July 26 ............................ Adventurers Day Camp Begins animal’s class (either birds or Saturday, July 31 ........................... Hummingbird Program reptiles) Saturday, July 31 ........................... Aquatic Adventure ✔ Two invitations to our Owl Friday, August 6 ............................ Hummingbird Program Prowl (winter date to be Friday, August 6 ............................ Summer Stargazing announced) Saturday, August 7 ........................ Orienteering Treasure Hunt Monday, August 9 ......................... Explorers Day Camp Begins Sponsored Animals: Saturday, August 14 ...................... Hummingbird Program ❏ Kili, the Red-tailed Hawk $40 Saturday, August 14 ...................... Survival Shelters ❏ Winky, the Screech Owl $30 Sunday, August 15 ........................ Survival Shelters (can substitute a small plush owl Fri thru Sun, August 20-22 ............ WWW Adirondacks Weekend for field guide) Saturday, August 21 ...................... Whale Watch Sunday, September 12 .................. WWW Hike ❏ Red, the Corn Snake $25 ❏ Eclipse, the Black Rat Snake $25 lands birding expert, to search for this time of year. If the weather ❏ Tina, the Box Turtle $20 summer specialties and perhaps a allows, we’ll be headed outside to surprise or two. Trip goes in any scan the skies at the end of this, the ❏ Classroom Special $180 weather, usually to midafternoon. longest day of the year. Cost: $5 (includes a classroom visit by Bring lunch, weather-appropriate members, $8 nonmembers. Weis’s raptor(s) or two reptiles) gear, binoculars, and scopes when appropriate. A week before the trip Birds of New Jersey: NAME: _________________________________________ directions will be e-mailed to regis- RUBY-THROATED tered participants. HUMMINGBIRD ADDRESS: _______________________________________ Cost: $15 members, $20 nonmem- Sunday, July 18 bers, and SHBO volunteers $10, with Saturday, July 31 _______________________________________________ no cancellations or refunds. Friday, August 6 Saturday, August 14 DAY PHONE: _____________________________________ SUMMER STAR GAZING 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 6 Emeralds and rubies are never more EVENGING PHONE: _______________________________ 8:00 to 9:30 P.M. precious than when they combine to Come celebrate the summer solstice form these elegant garden jewels. This is a gift from: _________________________________ by appreciating the heavens! This Join a staff naturalist on our outdoor program is designed to teach inter- observation deck to learn all about Mail with payment to: ested pre-teens through adults the the Ruby-throated Hummingbird’s Weis Ecology Center basics of astronomy. We’ll be talking amazing adaptations, perilous life, 150 Snake Den Road, about constellations, meteor show- and find out how to attract these Ringwood, NJ 07456 ers, and what you can expect to see Continued on page 5 Weis Ecology Center Center Focus SEASONS Summer 2010 4 chittering dynamos to your backyard ✔ Reception: Friendly folks to meet habitat and keep them coming back. and greet center visitors, answer the Cost (includes handouts): phones, and/or process Nature Store $5 members, $8 nonmembers. sales. * Programs appropriate for teen/ WEEKDAY AND Service Learning volunteers WEEKEND VOLUNTEER SANCTUARY NOTES OPPORTUNITIES The Weis Ecology Center gratefully Your Time Is Valuable to Us! acknowledges the following people ✔ Gardening: Help keep our facility for their help and support: inviting for visitors and our Native Spring Program and Field Trip Plant & Wildlife Garden free of Leaders: Margaret Blewett, Linda invasive species (at your conve- DiDonato, Terry Caruthers, Laura nience – please call ahead). Hoogstrate, David Hulmes, Wendy ✔ Invasive Plant Removal*: Help Rhoads, JJ Rusher, Suzanne Serafini, keep our sanctuary free of invasive Don Weise, and Bob Weismantel. species (can be scheduled at your Program Support Staff: Chuck convenience, but please call ahead). and Margaret Blewett, Dave ✔ Nature Day Camp*: Our Nature Bronovicki, Debi Davidson, Gloria Day Camps use teen counselors to Deane, Ray Fowlie, James Fivehouse, work with the educators and chil- Madonna Hayes, Tom Heerema, dren. There is an application process. Steven Heerema, Laura Hoogstrate, (July/August) Cliff and Jean Huntington, Barry ✔ Public display updating and Milligan, Wendy Rhoads, Evelyn and beautification*: Update and/or Teri Rocco, Paul Saunders, Suzanne beautify our upcoming events kiosk, Serafini, Lauren Sidow, Ellie bulletin board, and our animal Sroczynski, Bob Weismantel, and informational displays. Don Weise. ✔ Public Programs: Weis wel- Critter Care Sponsors: Timothy comes skilled amateur (or profes- Canali, Bruce and Cathi Darling sional) naturalists and outdoorsy Technical Support: Bill folks to propose classes, walks, and Boesenberg/Snakes and Scales workshops they might like to lead. (www.snakes-and-scales.com), Joe Hayes, Alan Ligertwood, Mike GEAR INTO SUMMER Lyncheski/The Harrier Group, Len Soucy/The Raptor Trust, and Joe SALE Troy/Green Mountain Tree Experts. NJ Audubon Nature Stores Resource and Display Dona- June 3 through 6 tions: Menshen Packaging USA, Take $5 off a $25 purchase, Suzanne Serafini, Norman Schantz/ $10 off of a $50 purchase, and William Paterson University, Isobel $25 off of a $100, plus 10% Wayrick, Rick Weiman. member discount! * Business Supporters: Prime 15 *Excludes optics, tripods and plants. Steakhouse, Rick Weiman and Waldwick Plastics Corporation. ■ Participating Centers: ✔ Cape May Bird Observatory ✔ Lorrimer Sanctuary ✔ Nature Center of Cape May ✔ Plainsboro Preserve ✔ Rancocas Nature Center ✔ Sandy Hook Bird Observatory ✔ Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary ✔ Weis Ecology Center DON’T MISS IT! Weis Ecology Center Center Focus SEASONS Summer 2010 5
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