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.

December 16, 2017 (Saturday) 7:00-8:15 pm
Monthly Gong Meditation
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Surrender to deep relaxation at our monthly gong meditation. During these sessions, the gong is played for approximately one hour, and during that time, you will be immersed in a sonic bubble, enabling deep relaxation. Your body will experience gong tones in all tissues, fluids, and bones. This sound immersion is known to enable a miraculous state of being; feeling at one with the world around you. Bring your yoga mat, swing by, and experience something profound (and relaxing). Lauren Vasquez will lead your journey with her 30" Paiste Symphonic Gong. Space is limited - please register and pay at www.schiffnaturepreserve.org. 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 12/15/17
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
January 7, 2018 (Sunday) 2:00-4:00 pm
Forest Bathing Meditation
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Schiff environmental educator in this unique way to experience the preserve. The aim of forest bathing is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment. While hiking, attendees will be encouraged to notice every aspect of the environment. Together, we will tune in to the smells, textures, tastes, and sights of the forest. Kids of all ages, who are able to enjoy the quiet of the forest are welcome to join. Free to members. Non-members fee is $10. 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 01/06/18
January 13, 2018 (Saturday) 9-11 am
Birding for Beginners
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Bill Scullion from New Jersey Conservation Foundation for a primary in winter birding! Bill will talk about how to use field guides and phone apps to aid in bird identification and then lead an easy hike looking for winter birds like black capped chickadees, woodpeckers, brown creepers, and more. Dress warmly for the hike, and join us for a mug of hot chocolate afterwards! Kids of all ages, who are able to enjoy the quiet of the forest are welcome to join. Free to members. Non-members fee is $5. If online registration is closed and you would like to register by email, please contact environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming.
Contact:
- Register by 01/12/18
January 13, 2018 (Saturday) 7-8:15 pm
Monthly Gong Meditation
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Surrender to deep relaxation at our monthly gong meditation. During these sessions, the gong is played for approximately one hour, and during that time, you will be immersed in a sonic bubble, enabling deep relaxation. Your body will experience gong tones in all tissues, fluids, and bones. This sound immersion is known to enable a miraculous state of being; feeling at one with the world around you. Bring your yoga mat, swing by, and experience something profound (and relaxing). Lauren Vasquez will lead your journey with her 30" Paiste Symphonic Gong. Space is limited - please register and pay at www.schiffnaturepreserve.org. 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 01/12/18
January 15, 2018 (Monday) 9-12 pm
Schools Out Program- Wonder of Snow
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Drop your kids off for a fun morning learning about snow! Through outdoor exploration, crafts, and games, children will delve into the mathematics and natural wonder of this beautiful precipitation. Ages 6-12. Bring a snack and water. 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 01/14/18
January 21, 2018 (Sunday) 9-11 am
Yoga Hike @ Schiff Nature Preserve
973-543-6004Schiff Nature Center
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join Off The Grid at 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 01/20/18
January 28, 2018 (Sunday) 8-10 am
Sunday Morning Fitness Hike @ McVickers
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 environmentaleducator@schiffnaturepreserve so we know you're coming.
Contact:
- Register by 01/27/18