Our Get Your Feet Wet programs are designed to get everyone outside and enjoying the watershed!

With a wide range of topics, there is something for everyone. As a small non-profit, we do ask for registration fees for most programs, but we never turn anyone away for an inability to pay. Please contact Director of Education, Lauren Theis, for scholarship information, or if you would like to sponsor a participant.

New for 2020

Look for our new monthly hikes, meditations, and River-Friendly Resident Workshops! Each qualifying workshop you attend gets you one step closer to achieving your River-Friendly Resident certification.

Be sure to check our our new “Nature Camp for Grown Ups,” workshops for adults inspired by our popular Nature Day Camp programs.

The More the Merrier!

Program participants receive a coupon for discounts off future workshops!

 

The studies “point in one direction: Nature is not only nice to have, but it’s a have-to-have for physical health and cognitive function.” – Yale Environment 360

 

January


Garden Planning

Wednesday, January 15 from 10 to 11:30 am • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

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February


Winter Sowing

Wednesday, February 12 from 10 to 11:30 am • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

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March


Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, March 8 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Rain Barrel and Rain Garden Workshops

Wednesday, March 11 from 10 to 11:30 am • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone • Register

Learn the importance of saving rain water, and how to do it effectively. Participants have the option to build a rain barrel to bring home! This event is also taking place on 3/26 in Flemington. Click here to learn more.

 

Woodcock Watch

Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30 to 8 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve inGladstone

Join us for a Woodcock Watch with a presentation from Alan Rennie on these quirky birds followed by a guided hike to two of Fairview Farm’s meadows, which serve as popular Woodcock singing fields.

Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, March 21 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

World Water Day

Sunday, March 22, Throughout the Watershed

 

 

 

April


Fly Fishing 101 and Casting Workshop

Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 • Time and locations will be announced soon!

 

 

Kids Exploration Day

Saturday, April 4 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve

 

 

Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, April 12 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Creating a Backyard Habitat

Wednesday, April 15 from 10 to 11:30 am • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

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Annual Stream Clean-Up

Saturday, April 18 from 9 to 12 pm • Various Locations throughout the Watershed

Join thousands of volunteers from around our area as we remove tons of trash from the rivers and streams of the watershed!

 

Birds of Fairview Farm

Wednesday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, April 25 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Open Paddle

Sunday, April 26 from 9 to 2 pm • Clinton

 

 

May


Organic Pest Control for the Home Garden

Wednesday, May 6 from 12 to 1:30 • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve

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Meet the River

Saturday, May 9 from 10 to 12 pm • Location will be announced soon!

 

 

Raritan River Sojourn: Day 1

Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 am • Seven-mile paddle down the North Branch of the Raritan River from Burnt Mills Road to the confluence in Branchburg 

 

 

Raritan River Sojourn: Day 2

Sunday, May 10 at 10:30 am • North Branch Raritan River north of the Lamington River

 

 

Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, May 10 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve

 

 

Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, May 16 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve

 

 

Nature Photography Workshop

Wednesday, May 20 from 9 to 1 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve

 

 

June


Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, June 14 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Introduction to Freeform Tapestry

Wednesday, June 17 from 9 am to 1 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Summer Family Campfire

Friday, June 19 from 7 to 9 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, June 20 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Raritan River Sojourn: Day 3

Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 am • South Branch of the Raritan River From Clinton to Darts Mills in Flemington 

 

 

Raritan River Sojourn: Day 4

Sunday, June 28 at 10:30 am • Lamington River

 

 

July


Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, July 12 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Drawing in Nature Workshop

Wednesday, July 15 from 9 am to 1 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, July 18 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Raritan River Sojourn: Day 5

Saturday, July 18 at 10:30 am • Seven-mile paddle down the North Branch of the Raritan River from Burnt Mills Road to the confluence in Branchburg 

 

 

Raritan River Sojourn: Day 6

Sunday, July 19 at 10:30 am • AMC Paddle TBD

 

 

Meet the River

Sunday, July 19 from 10 to 12 pm • Location will be announced soon!

 

 

August


Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, August 9 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, August 15 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Open Paddle in Clinton

Saturday, August 15 from 9 to 2 pm • Clinton, NJ

 

 

September


Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, September 12 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, September 13 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Raritan River Sojourn: Day 7

Saturday, September 26 at 10:30 am • South Branch Raritan River from Three Bridges to the confluence at Old York Road

 

 

Meet the River

Saturday, September 26 from 10 to 12 pm • Location will be announced soon!

 

 

October


Old Fashioned Country Fair

Sunday, October 11 from 11:30 to 4:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

Our annual day of local fun, food and friends!

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Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, October 11 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, October 17 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Introduction to Project FeederWatch

Wednesday, October 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Raritan River Sojourn: Day 8

Sunday, October 25 at 10:30 am • Raritan River Mainstem Paddle from Duke Island Park to the Millstone River in Manville

 

November


Annual Lantern Walk

Sunday, November 1 from 4 to 7 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

Celebrate the changing seasons at this special event.

 

Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, November 8 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, November 21 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

December


Hike at Fairview Farm

Saturday, December 12 from 10 to 12 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone

 

 

Meditation at Fairview Farm

Sunday, December 13 from 12 to 1:30 pm • Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Gladstone