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Afternoon Paddle (12:30 - 2:30 PM) Veteran's Day is a wonderful day to get out in the water and reflect on how lucky we are to have what we have thanks to those who fought for our freedom. Enjoy a peaceful paddle with a small group of people as we explore a different side of Paterson. Children 8 and up are welcome. All participants 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent. There are 7 spots available per session – only 2 spots per registration. All participants must be able to swim, be comfortable on the water, and wear clothes and footwear that can (and will) get wet and muddy. Life vests will be provided. IMPORTANT – Kayak Waiver: Each participant MUST submit one of the forms below. If the person is under the age of 18 then a parent or guardian…
Here come the holidays and oh, the calories we will consume. Let's lean into the spirit of giving together and get some pre-holiday exercise along the way. We could use your help putting our 73-acre wetlands reserve (aka, our Conservation Management Area) to bed for the winter. There's no shortage of things to accomplish on our honey-do list and a crisp, autumn morning is a great time to get outside and get your hands dirty. We will provide you with all the tools you need to participate for as long as you like!
Come explore the stars and hike the trails of the Conservation Management Area under a new moon when the stars are at their brightest! A new moon is the first lunar phase, which means it will not be visible at all. But don't worry, just because it's dark out doesn't mean the inhabitants of the woods have gone to sleep. During this guided hike, we will take advantage of the quiet, crisp autumn air by listening for the nighttime creatures of Harding Township like owls, raccoon, and possums Dress for the weather - waterproof boots are recommended.
Jump-start on your holiday baking at this 2-part, DIY cookie workshop! It's sure to put you in the holiday spirit. First you will channel your inner artist and decorate some pre-baked, whimsical, woodland creature cookies. While they are setting, Hazel and Sandra, GSWA's resident bakers, will step you through making two different types of cookie dough to take home and bake at your leisure. All you need to bring is your creativity, we will provide the rest. And if the first batch of cookies doesn't make it home, no one needs to know. You will have a good supply of dough to make more cookies at home! Feel free to…
It's not winter until the wreath is on the door. Put on your warm clothes and come craft a homemade winter wreath made from native evergreens and other native plants. You’ll decorate your masterpiece with pinecones, berries, and other items found in nature. While your creativity blossoms, you’ll learn more about the natural items being used in this craft. Hot cider will be served. Registration fee covers everything you need to leave with a finished piece that’s ready to hang on your door or give as a gift. Space is limited - registration is required. If this 5:00-6:30 PM session it a little too early for you, go back to…