Calendar of Events

Come Out to Play, Discover, Learn!

To ensure your attendance, register in advance.

Register in advance by clicking the Register Online button in the individual calendar entries. Once on the payment page, you may pay in advance to ensure your space is guaranteed by paying via PayPal. Or you may send a check made out to Schiff Natural Lands Trust to 339 Pleasant Valley Road Mendham, NJ 07945. Include participant's name, phone number, email, and the name and date of the event for which you are registering.

Space will not be guaranteed until full payment is received.

Online advance registration closes 24 hours prior to an event.

Some events may be canceled if minimum registration is not met. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email OR drop in and pay upon arrival, please so we know you're coming.

Unless noted otherwise, all programs meet at Schiff's Nature Center, 339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, NJ 07945.

Refunds or credits are provided if we are notified of your cancellation seven days or more prior to the start of the program.

November 18, 2017 (Saturday) 7:00-8:15 pm
Gong Meditation Journey
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us at Schiff Nature Preserve for an amazing journey inward. When fully engaged in listening to the Gong, you will be encapsulated within the sound field, merging with the sound as it travels through the body. The sound experience produces the effect of journeys. As the frequencies of the gong travel throughout your body, you are enabled to relax and enter a deep meditative state during some experience a journey outward, and a profound expansion of mind state. Member fee is $15. Non member fee is $20. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming.
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REGISTRATION CLOSED
November 19, 2017 (Sunday) 8:00- 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Fitness Hike
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us for a brisk 5- mile hike over varied terrain across Schiff Nature Preserve. Hikers meet at McVickers Brook parking lot at 239 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham. Vaccinated dogs on leash are welcome. Free to members. Non member fee is $10. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming.
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December 3, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00-4:00 pm
Crafty Sunday- Natural Wreaths
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff Nature Preserve for an easy hike on the trails gathering dried materials to make beautiful wreaths of natural materials, just in time for the holidays! In this guided workshop we will learn winter plant identification on our hike and return to the nature center to create a wreath or swag to bring home. Lots of instruction provided! Feel free to bring special natural objects from home to incorporate into your wreath! Member fee is $15. Non member fee is $20. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming.
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- Register by 12/02/17
December 3, 2017 (Sunday) 6:00-8:30 pm
Full Moon Hike
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Winter brings a special set of qualities to the woods; the bareness of trees, the crunching of leaves under foot, the shining glow of the moon. Join a naturalist as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the forest. Members fee is $10 each or $30/family. Non member fee is $15 each or $45/non member family. Once online registration closes, you may register by email. Please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming.
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- Register by 12/02/17
December 4, 2017 (Monday) 7:00-8:15 pm
Environmental Book Club
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

The Country of the Pointed Firs is an 1896 novel by Sarah Orne Jewett which is considered by some literary critics to be her finest work. Because it is loosely structured, many critics view the book not as a novel, but a series of sketches; however, its structure is unified through both setting and theme. The novel can be read as a study of the effects of isolation and hardship experienced by the inhabitants of the decaying fishing villages along the Maine coast. Book club is free to members. Simply Join Schiff and then register for the book club.
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December 10, 2017 (Sunday) 6-8 pm
Twig Star Ornaments
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Spend a relaxing evening making rustic twig stars for your home this holiday season! A beautiful decoration, these make wonderful handmade gifts, and can be used as decoration all year long. Great for beginning or experienced crafters ages teen to adult. Member fee is $5. Non-member fee is $10. Register in advance. Once online registration closes, you may register by email. Please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org so we know you're coming.
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- Register by 12/09/17
December 10, 2017 (Sunday) 9:00- 11:00 am
Yoga Hike
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff Nature Preserve for an easy hike and gentle yoga session, suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. We will begin with a meditation and centering session indoors, then enjoy a beautiful hike through the landscapes of Schiff Nature Preserve, enjoying the detoxifying quality of being present in nature. Yogis should bring their own mat (or a blanket/towel if you don't have one). Member fee is $10. Non member fee is $15. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming.
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- Register by 12/09/17
December 16, 2017 (Saturday) 7:00-8:15 pm
Gong Meditation Journey
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us at Schiff Nature Preserve for an amazing journey inward. When fully engaged in listening to the Gong, you will be encapsulated within the sound field, merging with the sound as it travels through the body. The sound experience produces the effect of journeys. As the frequencies of the gong travel throughout your body, you are enabled to relax and enter a deep meditative state during some experience a journey outward, and a profound expansion of mind state. Member fee is $15. Non member fee is $20. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming.
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- Register by 12/15/17
December 17, 2017 (Sunday) 8:00- 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Fitness Hike
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us for a brisk 5- mile hike over varied terrain across Schiff Nature Preserve. Hikers meet at McVickers Brook parking lot at 239 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham. Vaccinated dogs on leash are welcome. Free to members. Non member fee is $10. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmetnaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming.
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December 28, 2017 (Thursday) 2:00-4:00 pm
New Years Intention Setting Workshop
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff Volunteer and Yoga instructor for a mindful workshop on letting going and breathing in your new years goals. This workshop will include guided meditation and silent walk among a few other surprises. Dress for the weather. Member fee is $15. Non-member fee is $20. If online registration is closed, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org to let us know you're coming.
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- Register by 12/27/17
January 1, 2018 (Monday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Full Moon Hike
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Enjoy the peace of the preserve and contemplative quiet of the new year during this contemplative full moon hike at Schiff. Join a naturalist as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the forest. Members fee is $10 each or $30/family. Non member fee is $15 each or $45/non member family.If online registration is closed, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve.org to let us know you're coming.
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- Register by 12/31/17