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February 2018
February 2 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Groundhog Day Moonlight Hike

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We promise this hike will only take place once, despite it being Groundhog Day. But you will wish you could experience it again and again. Lewis Morris Park is a fantastic location for a night hike; rich with screech owl habitat, and with a mix of trails and roads to walk no matter what the conditions.  We will kick things off right with hot cocoa and homemade s’mores. We want to make sure you'll be fueled up for the hike. February 2nd is also Candlemas - an ancient Celtic festival marking triumph of light over darkness; the midpoint of the winter season. C'mon out and join us! (We are finalizing the specific details of the hike location within the park - more to follow.) Registration is required. Register online or call us at 973-538-3500.

February 10 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Winter Nature Detectives – Kids’ Tracks & Scat Hike

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Tired of being trapped indoors? Are your kids in need of an activity to burn off pent-up energy? Gather up your family and head outside to breathe in some crisp fresh air! GSWA Education Associate, Dan Ross, is leading a family-friendly adventure through the snowy forest where you, our nature detectives, will seek out signs of animal behaviors, and the telltale traces they leave behind. Everyone will be on the lookout for animal tracks, working together to identify the various critters, and discover where the tracks may lead. We will also talk about their winter-time activities, and some of the ways they endure throughout the coldest months of the year,…

February 15 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Full Moon Snow Hike

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 United States
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Come hike the moonlit trails of the Wildlife Observation Center with us as we listen for nighttime creatures. The open canopy cover and bright moonlight provide the perfect backdrop for you and your "moon shadow" to hear and spot owls as they become more active for the mating season. February's full moon is known as the "Full Snow Moon" due to February's tendency to have the heaviest snowfall. Native American tribes in the area called this moon the "Hunger Moon" because of the difficulty to find food this time of year. But you can bring your own snack! Dress for the weather - waterproof boots are recommended. Registration is required.…

February 25 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Popcorn and a Movie – “An Inconvenient Truth”

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ – 568 Tempe Wick Rd., New Vernon, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Catch a movie and popcorn with the GSWA. "An Inconvenient Truth" is an action-inspiring documentary that follows former presidential candidate, Al Gore, on the lecture circuit. Directed by filmmaker, Davis Guggenheim, this critically acclaimed film makes a compelling case that global warming is real, it’s man-made, and it must be addressed. Gore presents this information with a humanistic approach, synthesizing humor, emotion, and thought-provoking, scientific facts about global warming’s cataclysmic effects on the environment. Registration is required.

March 2018
March 17 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Paddy’s Day Spring into Green Hike

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Watchung Reservation, 452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
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It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Spring is just 3 days away! Put some hiking shoes on your feet, gather up your family, and join us on our “Downstream Adventures” hiking series at the Watchung Reservation. There’s lots to see and explore as we hike alongside the Blue Brook. We will take in the scenic gorges and the remnants of the deserted village of Feltville. This hike wouldn't be complete without taking a moment to marvel at the beauty of Lake Surprise. Registration required.

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