The Watershed Institute

Over 860 acres await the nature lover in all of us. In addition to the many outdoor activities such as the 14 miles of hiking trails, there is also the Kate Gorrie Memorial Butterfly House and the Buttinger Nature Center where children can explore.

Prices: FREE. There is a fee for the individual education programs. Parking is FREE.

Hours: Trails are open dawn to dusk daily. Office and Nature Center open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. Nature Center is also open Saturday 10am-4pm.

Events

H20 Quest: Groundhog Day

H20 Quest: Groundhog Day

Saturday, Jan 30

10:30 AM

With map in hand, make your way around the Watershed Reserve in search of clues to find Wally the Woodchuck. This program is part treasure hunt, part nature hike and plenty of imaginative fun. Meet the naturalists, try your hand at chucking wood with a catapult or trebuchet, and search for groundhog holes on this festive winter morning. Each group will remain together, practicing social distancing. Dress for the weather and wear your hiking boots as we celebrate winter and look forward to the return of spring. Ages 5 and up. In-person program. Masks, social distancing, and adult attendance required.

Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugaring

Saturday, Feb 06

10:00 AM

Join Pat Heaney, Assistant Director of Education, and discover the history, folklore and science of maple sugaring. During this hour-long, outdoor program you will visit our maple trees, find out how we tap them using drills and spiles, and try a sample of sweet maple sugar. Learn about the evaporation process and how sticky sap transforms into sweet maple syrup. The operation of our outdoor evaporators is dependent on the amount of sap the trees produce and the weather. They may not be running during all program sessions. Dress for sitting outdoors and wear your boots! Ages 5 and up. In-person program. Dress for the weather of the day. Masks, social distancing, and adult attendance required. Discount available for members.

Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugaring

Saturday, Feb 13

10:00 AM

Join Pat Heaney, Assistant Director of Education, and discover the history, folklore and science of maple sugaring. During this hour-long, outdoor program you will visit our maple trees, find out how we tap them using drills and spiles, and try a sample of sweet maple sugar. Learn about the evaporation process and how sticky sap transforms into sweet maple syrup. The operation of our outdoor evaporators is dependent on the amount of sap the trees produce and the weather. They may not be running during all program sessions. Dress for sitting outdoors and wear your boots! Ages 5 and up. In-person program. Dress for the weather of the day. Masks, social distancing, and adult attendance required. Discount available for members.

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31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, New Jersey 08534
609.737.3735
www.thewatershed.org