Calendar of Events

Come Out to Play, Discover, Learn!

Effective July 1, Schiff will resume offering educational and passive recreational programs. Several changes to how we operate our programs have been put in place to protect our staff and guests and reduce the likelihood of the spread of COVID-19. Please note and plan to cooperate with the following changes:

  • 24 hour advance pre registration for our programs will be required online.
  • Most of our programs will be held outdoors, temporarily.
  • Programmers will greet guests at the kiosk.
  • Capacities for all programs will be reduced to allow for 6 ft social distancing indoors and on hikes/outdoor programs.
  • Face coverings will be required to participate.
  • Please do not shake hands or hug, instead enjoy an elbow or foot "bump".

Guests are encouraged to have hand sanitizer on their person.

RENT A NATURALIST
Generally curious about our preserve, it's history, our plants, and the many animals that live on the preserve? Curious about the trees you've seen on your many hikes on the property? Our naturalist can answer those questions and more when you Rent a Naturalist for a one hour guided nature walk at Schiff Nature Preserve. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Limit 1 family per appointment. Cost $50/hour. Contact us at to arrange a mutually agreed upon time and date for your guided nature walk.

August 20, 2021 (Friday) 6:30 -8:00 pm
Campfire Fun
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

After an easy walk up the blue trail, participants will enjoy the crackling fire at Lookout Point while hearing stories of the creatures of the night. A fun nature quiz will teach those young and old about Schiff and the plants and animals that live here. S'mores fixings will be provided. Please alert us of any allergies upon registration. Perfect for children ages 5+. Those under age 12 must be accompanied by adult. Member fee is $8. Non member fee is $12. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests, but please have a face covering on hand. Unvaccinated guests are to wear face coverings.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 08/19/21
August 21, 2021 (Saturday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Full Moon Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

There is something very invigorating and exciting about the long days of summer. The short nights are a time for welcomed darkness. Join us as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the full moon in the forest. Ages 10+ welcome. Member fee is $10 each. Non-member fee is $15 each. Advance registration and payment required 24 hours in advance. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests, but please have a face covering on hand. Unvaccinated guests are to wear face coverings.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 08/20/21
August 22, 2021 (Sunday) 9-11 am
Volunteer Day @Schiff
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Please join us for a day of land stewardship activities at 339 Pleasant Valley Road. Each Volunteer Day provides the community an opportunity to work side by side with Schiff staff and Board members in a variety of hands-on projects. Depending on the season, we may be removing brush and vines from trails, removing invasive species, conducting building repairs, restoring fences and bridges, or raking out the Native Garden. Volunteers (16 and under with a parent, please) are encouraged to dress in weather appropriate attire, wear hard toe shoes, bring sunscreen and bug spray, and bring a beverage and snack in a backpack for hands free walking. Walk-ins welcome. Fully vaccinated volunteers are asked to have a mask on hand. Unvaccinated volunteers are to wear masks. Please bring their own gloves. Tools owned and provided by Schiff will be cleaned before and after use and should not be shared that day between volunteers. Volunteers may bring and use their own tools if they prefer.
Contact: 973-543-6004
August 23, 2021 (Monday) 9- 12 pm
Amphibians of Schiff
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Children ages 5-10 may join us for this unique program where we will learn and discover all sorts of fun facts about the many Amphibians who reside at Schiff Nature Preserve. Did you know that frogs, toads, and salamanders move from water to land, gills to lungs, very easily? Children will explore these amaing creatures through exploration, games, and crafts...Member fee is $30. Non-member fee is $40. Advance registration and payment required 24 hours in advance. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests, but please have a face covering on hand. Unvaccinated guests are to wear face coverings.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 08/22/21
August 29, 2021 (Sunday) 4-6 pm
Music in the Woods- Kristy Chmura
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Looking to be in nature AND enjoy some live music? Schiff's Music in the Woods is an outdoor event in the Amphitheatre. Bring your snacks, beverages, and perhaps a pillow for (socially distanced) stadium bench seating comfort, wear comfortable walking shoes for the 20 minute walk up into the beautiful woods of the preserve. We will enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music and community featuring adult contemporary singer-songwriter and harpist, Kristy Chmura. Kristy delivers songs from an honest emotional space. Her voice has been described as haunting, emotive, and "like a tone caught between a bottomless abyss and heaven."(Randy Radic, HuffPost). Releasing her debut solo album in 2018, "Stained...Glass Heart", her music has been described by many as mesmerizing, full of grace, and alive with intimate lyricism. Former editor of Musician Magazine,Vic Garbarini, states artist, Kristy Chmura, is ""...Highly recommended!""

Advance ticket purchases are required. No walk in ticket sales. Parking is limited, so carpooling is strongly suggested. Fully vaccinated guests, please have masks in hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks. Plan to arrive no later than 3:30 pm to hike to the Ampitheatre. All ages. Member fee is $20. Non-member fee is $25. Backer Farm food truck will be present for beverage and snack sales. Proceeds from ticket sales directly support Schiff and the musicians. This event will occur shy of rain or thunderstorms. Refunds will automatically be processed in the event of a cancellation.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 08/28/21
August 31, 2021 (Tuesday) 1:30-3:00 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods-Wildflowers
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Children ages 5-10 may join us for this unique program where we will learn and discover all sorts of fun facts about the many wildflowers who thrive within the Schiff Nature Preserve. Children will explore all things wildflower through exploration, games, and crafts...Member fee is $10. Non-member fee is $15. 24 hour in advance registration and payment required. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests, but please have a face covering on hand. Unvaccinated guests are to wear face coverings.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 08/30/21
August 31, 2021 (Tuesday) 10:00-11:00 am
Critter Cove Story Time
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Intended for our youngest stewards ages 3-5 with an adult, join a naturalist for outdoor story time and songs. We'll meet at the Nature Center and then head up to Critter Cove to celebrate nature. This program is an all weather event to be held entirely outside; with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings. Children and parents are to attend together. Member fee is $5/person. Non-member fee is $8/person. Advance registration is required 24 hours in advance. In the event of a cancellation, advance registration will ensure you receive a weather cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but please have on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
August 31, 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Environmental Book Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Schiff Nature Preserve is the host to an Environmental Book Club. Members of Schiff gather eight times per year to discuss a previously selected environmentally focused book together in the Nature Center of the Schiff Nature Preserve. New members are always welcome. Visit Schiff's website to become a member to register for the book club. It's FREE for members. This month's book to be discussed at the Environmental Book Club is- A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet. This was one of The NY Times 10 best books of 2020.
Contact: 973-543-6004
September 2, 2021 (Thursday) 4:15- 5:30 pm
After School Nature Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Hit the trails at Schiff with the After School Nature Club! Drop off your child ages 5-12 (grades K-6) for a unique, totally outdoor learning experience as we go through the fall season and observe how the natural world is changing. Parents must provide health and emergency contact information. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but please have on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks. 24 hour in advance registration required. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings the program will be cancelled. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member fee is $15 per child. Limit 10 kids.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 09/01/21
September 5, 2021 (Sunday) 8:00- 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Fitness Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
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. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. In the event of a cancellation, advance registration will ensure you receive a weather cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Advance registration and payment is required 24 hours in advance. Guests are asked to have face coverings on their person.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 09/04/21
September 7, 2021 (Tuesday) 10:00-11:00 am
Critter Cove Story Time
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Intended for our youngest stewards ages 3-5 with an adult, join a naturalist for outdoor story time and songs. We'll meet at the Nature Center and then head up to Critter Cove to celebrate nature. This program is an all weather event to be held entirely outside; with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings. Children and parents are to attend together. Member fee is $5/person. Non-member fee is $8/person. Advance registration is required 24 hours in advance. In the event of a cancellation, advance registration will ensure you receive a weather cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but please have on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
September 7, 2021 (Tuesday) 1:30-3:00 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods-Trees
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Children ages 5-10 may join us for this unique program where we will learn and discover all sorts of fun facts about the many Amphibians who reside at Schiff Nature Preserve. Did you know that tree leaves pull in carbon dioxide and water and use the energy of the sun to convert this into chemical compounds such as sugars that feed the tree? Children will explore these amazing oxygen producing giants through exploration, games, and crafts...Member fee is $10. Non-member fee is $15. 24 hour in advance registration and payment required. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but please have on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 09/06/21
September 14, 2021 (Tuesday) 10:00-11:00 am
Critter Cove Story Time
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Intended for our youngest stewards ages 3-5 with an adult, join a naturalist for outdoor story time and songs. We'll meet at the Nature Center and then head up to Critter Cove to celebrate nature. This program is an all weather event to be held entirely outside; with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings. Children and parents are to attend together. Member fee is $5/person. Non-member fee is $8/person. Advance registration is required 24 hours in advance. In the event of a cancellation, advance registration will ensure you receive a weather cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but please have on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
September 14, 2021 (Tuesday) 1:30-3:00 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods-Adaptations
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Children ages 5-10 may join us for this unique program where we will learn and discover all sorts of fun facts about the many adaptations that plants and animals use to increase their chances of survival. Children will discover the many types and ways that animals and plants adapt through exploration, games, and crafts...Member fee is $10. Non-member fee is $15. Advance registration and payment required 24 hours in advance. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests, but please have a face covering on hand. Unvaccinated guests are to wear face coverings.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 09/13/21
September 19, 2021 (Sunday) 6:30 -8:00 pm
Full Moon Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

There is something rooted and deep about the transition from summer to fall........ As the days continue to shorten and the nights continue to lengthen, we have more time to enjoy the dark. Join us as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the forest. Member fee is $10 per person. Non-member fee is $15 per person. Advance registration and payment is required. Vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks, but we ask that they have them on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 09/18/21
September 19, 2021 (Sunday) 4-6 pm
Music in the Woods- Pyrenesia
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Looking to be in nature AND enjoy some live music? Schiff's Music in the Woods is an outdoor event in the Amphitheatre. Bring your snacks, beverages, and perhaps a pillow for stadium bench seating comfort, wear comfortable walking shoes for the 20 minute walk up into the beautiful woods of the preserve. We will enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music and community featuring Pyrenesia; a gypsy-swing-jazz-folk quartet based in the beautiful river town Lambertville, NJ. Combining original compositions with the Django Reinhardt tradition of gypsy jazz, Eastern European and klezmer melodies, and anything else that swings, Pyrenesia delivers a foot-stomping, dress-swirling, hand-clapping experience to lift spirits and transport listeners to a musical landscape as vast as the Pyrenees mountains are high.

Advance ticket purchases are required. No walk in ticket sales. Parking is limited, so carpooling is strongly suggested. Fully vaccinated guests, please have masks in hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks. Plan to arrive at 3:30 pm to hike to the Amphitheatre. All ages. Member fee is $20. Non-member fee is $25. Backer Farm's food truck will be on site for beverages and snack purchases. Proceeds from ticket sales directly support Schiff and the musicians. This event will occur shy of rain or thunderstorms. Refunds will automatically be processed in the event of a cancellation.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 09/18/21
September 21, 2021 (Tuesday) 10:00-11:00 am
Critter Cove Story Time
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Intended for our youngest stewards ages 3-5 with an adult, join a naturalist for outdoor story time and songs. We'll meet at the Nature Center and then head up to Critter Cove to celebrate nature. This program is an all weather event to be held entirely outside; with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings. Children and parents are to attend together. Member fee is $5/person. Non-member fee is $8/person. Advance registration is required 24 hours in advance. In the event of a cancellation, advance registration will ensure you receive a weather cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but please have on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
September 28, 2021 (Tuesday) 10:00-11:00 am
Critter Cove Story Time
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Intended for our youngest stewards ages 3-5 with an adult, join a naturalist for outdoor story time and songs. We'll meet at the Nature Center and then head up to Critter Cove to celebrate nature. This program is an all weather event to be held entirely outside; with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings. Children and parents are to attend together. Member fee is $5/person. Non-member fee is $8/person. Advance registration is required 24 hours in advance. In the event of a cancellation, advance registration will ensure you receive a weather cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but please have on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
October 9, 2021 (Saturday) 2:00- 4:00 pm
Scouting History Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Scouts and their families are invited to join local historian, author, and lecturer W. Barry Thomson for a narrated hike showcasing the rich and complex history of Schiff Nature Preserve in Mendham, with a particular focus on the years from 1932 until 1979 when the property served as the National Training Center for the Boy Scouts of America. Thomson's talk -- enhanced by the use of archival photographs, rare maps, and scouting artifacts, will begin at the Nature Center (originally a Boy Scout patrol cottage) and include stops at a number of sites on the property associated with the history of scouting. The talk will also cover the earlier history of the property, from the rural industrial district that developed along the North Branch of the Raritan River and McVickers Brook in the 18th and 19th centuries through the early 20th century development of the 600-acre "Brookrace" estate by Richard and Julia Williams, including the family's stone manor house. In 1932, following Richard Williams' death, the "Brookrace" estate was transformed into the Mortimer L. Schiff Scout Reservation.

This is an all weather event with the exception of extreme weather such as thunderstorms or heavy rain warnings. In the event of extreme weather warnings, the rain date of Sunday, October 10 will be used. Guests will receive a "rain date" notification email within 24 hours of the program start time. Access to the Nature Center presents accessibility limitations. Advance registration and payment is required 24 hours in advance. Member fee is $35. Non- member fee is $40. Space is limited for this event. Social distancing and face coverings may be required depending on applicable COVID rules in place at the time.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 10/08/21
October 10, 2021 (Sunday) 8:00- 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Fitness Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
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. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. In the event of a cancellation, advance registration will ensure you receive a weather cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Advance registration and payment is required 24 hours in advance. Guests are asked to have face coverings on their person.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 10/09/21
October 19, 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00-8:30 pm
Environmental Book Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Schiff Nature Preserve is the host to an Environmental Book Club. Members of Schiff gather eight times per year to discuss a previously selected environmentally focused book together in the Nature Center of the Schiff Nature Preserve. New members are always welcome. Visit Schiff's website to become a member to register for the book club. It's FREE for members. This month's book to be discussed at the Environmental Book Club is- The Story Of More by Hope Jahren. We had read her first book, Lab Girl.
Contact: 973-543-6004
October 21, 2021 (Thursday) 6:00- 7:30 pm
Full Moon Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

There is something rooted and deep about the transition from summer to fall........ As the days continue to shorten and the nights continue to lengthen, we have more time to enjoy the dark. Join us as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the forest. Member fee is $10 per person. Non-member fee is $15 per person. Advance registration and payment is required. Vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks, but we ask that they have them on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 10/20/21
October 29, 2021 (Friday) 7:00- 8:15 pm
Singing Bowl Meditation
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Come and join us for a Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation to restore and energize your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical bodies. Singing bowls are said to have been in use since 560 BC. Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists in entering into meditation. The Nature Center is the perfect location for quieting your mind, body, and spirit. The meditation begins with a relaxation protocol, followed by an intention setting protocol, and closing with a third eye opening protocol and a Chakra (energy centers) clearing and balancing protocol. Bring a yoga mat, two pillows and a blanket so you can relax and enjoy the soothing sound of the singing bowls comfortably. We have chairs for those of you who prefer to sit. Member fee is $30. Non- member fee is $35. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but are asked to have one on hand. Unvaccinated guests are to wear masks. Advance registration and payment is required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 10/28/21
November 14, 2021 (Sunday) 8:00- 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Fitness Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
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. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. In the event of a cancellation, advance registration will ensure you receive a weather cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Advance registration and payment is required 24 hours in advance. Guests are asked to have face coverings on their person.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 11/13/21
November 19, 2021 (Friday) 7:00- 8:15 pm
Singing Bowl Meditation
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Come and join us for a Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation to restore and energize your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical bodies. Singing bowls are said to have been in use since 560 BC. Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists in entering into meditation. The Nature Center is the perfect location for quieting your mind, body, and spirit. The meditation begins with a relaxation protocol, followed by an intention setting protocol, and closing with a third eye opening protocol and a Chakra (energy centers) clearing and balancing protocol. Bring a yoga mat, two pillows and a blanket so you can relax and enjoy the soothing sound of the singing bowls comfortably. We have chairs for those of you who prefer to sit. Member fee is $30. Non- member fee is $35. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but are asked to have one on hand. Unvaccinated guests are to wear masks. Advance registration and payment is required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 11/18/21
November 20, 2021 (Saturday) 5:30- 7 pm
Full Moon Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

There is something rooted and deep about the coming of fall...... As the days continue to shorten and the nights continue to lengthen, we have more time to enjoy the dark. Join us as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the forest. Member fee is $10 per person. Non-member fee is $15 per person. Advance registration and payment is required. Vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks, but we ask that they have them on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 11/19/21
December 12, 2021 (Sunday) 8:00- 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Fitness Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
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. This program is an all weather event with the exception of thunderstorm or extreme wind chill temperature warnings. In the event of a cancellation, advance registration will ensure you receive a weather cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Advance registration and payment is required 24 hours in advance. Guests are asked to have face coverings on their person.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 12/11/21
December 17, 2021 (Friday) 7:00- 8:15 pm
Singing Bowl Meditation
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Come and join us for a Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation to restore and energize your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical bodies. Singing bowls are said to have been in use since 560 BC. Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists in entering into meditation. The Nature Center is the perfect location for quieting your mind, body, and spirit. The meditation begins with a relaxation protocol, followed by an intention setting protocol, and closing with a third eye opening protocol and a Chakra (energy centers) clearing and balancing protocol. Bring a yoga mat, two pillows and a blanket so you can relax and enjoy the soothing sound of the singing bowls comfortably. We have chairs for those of you who prefer to sit. Member fee is $30. Non- member fee is $35. Vaccinated guests need not wear masks, but are asked to have one on hand. Unvaccinated guests are to wear masks. Advance registration and payment is required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 12/16/21
December 21, 2021 (Tuesday) 6- 7:30 pm
Final Solstice Full Moon Hike of 2021
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

The Solstice Full Moon Hike is the final Full Moon Hike of 2021 here at Schiff Nature Preserve. As the days continue to shorten and the nights continue to lengthen, we have more time to enjoy the dark. December's full Moon has traditionally been known as the Full Cold Moon by some Native Americans tribes since this is the month that heralds in the cold winter season. Join us as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the forest. Member fee is $10 per person. Non-member fee is $15 per person. Advance registration and payment is required. Vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks, but we ask that they have them on hand. Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear masks.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 12/20/21