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.

April 22, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings the program will be cancelled. 24 hour in advance registration required. Member fee is $10 per child, Non- member fee is $15 per child. Limit 10 kids.
Contact: 973-543-6004
April 25, 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. At this time we ask that all volunteers bring/wear masks when less than 6 feet apart, use appropriate social distancing, and 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. It is acceptable for volunteers to bring and use their own tools.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 04/24/21
April 25, 2021 (Sunday) 4-6 pm
Music in the Woods- The Joe Cirotti Trio
Schiff Nature Preserve- Amphitheatre
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Looking to be outdoors in nature AND enjoy some live music? Schiff's Music in the Woods is now 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 The Joe Cirotti Trio. The Joe Cirotti Trio; friends and pickers, Joe Cirotti, Peter Lister, and Mike Alexander all share a mutual love of American roots music, playing an eclectic array of both original, and cover material spanning decades.

Social distancing seating will be in place and face covering use for guests are required. Advance ticket purchases are required. No walk in ticket sales. Seating capacity and parking is limited, so carpooling is strongly suggested. Plan to arrive at 3:30 pm to hike to the Amphitheatre. All ages. Member fee is $20. Non-member fee is $25. 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 04/24/21
April 26, 2021 (Monday) 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 exciting and encouraging about the coming of spring. The days grow long, the heat is slowly rising, buds are appearing, and critters are on the move. Join us as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the full moon in the forest. Member fee is $10 each. Non-member fee is $15. Advance registration and payment is required 24 hours in advance. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
April 26, 2021 (Monday) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Teen Conservation Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Teen Conservation Club members will get a unique opportunity to serve & learn! Help Schiff in our mission for the conservation of our native habitats to assist the flora and fauna survive and thrive in this environment. The Conservation Club will tackle small tasks such as maintaining trails, upkeep and monitoring of bluebird boxes, planting and supporting native plants and trees, and control of invasive species. These sessions are intended to teach participants about the natural world while having fun on the trails and may lead to additional opportuntities. Appropriate for ages 10+. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. This all weather event will occur in all types of weather shy of thunderstorms or high winds. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be issued. Member fee is $10. Non- member fee is $15. Space is limited.
Contact: 973-543-6004
April 27, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods-April Showers
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
April 27, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
April 29, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings the program will be cancelled. 24 hour in advance registration required. Member fee is $10 per child, Non- member fee is $15 per child. Limit 10 kids.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 3, 2021 (Monday) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Teen Conservation Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Teen Conservation Club members will get a unique opportunity to serve & learn! Help Schiff in our mission for the conservation of our native habitats to assist the flora and fauna survive and thrive in this environment. The Conservation Club will tackle small tasks such as maintaining trails, upkeep and monitoring of bluebird boxes, planting and supporting native plants and trees, and control of invasive species. These sessions are intended to teach participants about the natural world while having fun on the trails and may lead to additional opportuntities. Appropriate for ages 10+. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. This all weather event will occur in all types of weather shy of thunderstorms or high winds. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be issued. Member fee is $10. Non- member fee is $15. Space is limited.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 4, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods-Chlorophyll & Photosynthesis
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 4, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 6, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings the program will be cancelled. 24 hour in advance registration required. Member fee is $10 per child, Non- member fee is $15 per child. Limit 10 kids.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 8, 2021 (Saturday) 8:00- 10:00 am
Bird Walk @ Mt. Paul Preserve
Mt. Paul Preserve
Mt. Paul Rd, Chester, 07930

Mt. Paul Preserve offers the perfect location for observing spring migrating birds. Located on Mt. Paul Rd in Chester, the preserve is an old shale quarry including an actively managed wetland habitat and unique geological outcroppings. Warblers, and other songbirds are moving north and finding their nest sites during this active time of the year. Join a naturalist to learn the birds of these field, forest, and wetland habitats. For our safety; attendees must have their own binoculars and guide books, face coverings, and be prepared to walk applying social distancing. Sturdy walking boots appropriate for muddy conditions are recommended. Member fee is $12. Non member fee is $15. This program is an all weather event with the exception of extreme heat and thunderstorm warnings. Advance registration and payment is required, ensuring you receive a weather cancellation notice. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 05/08/21
May 9, 2021 (Sunday) 8- 10 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. Pre-registration required 24 hours in advance. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 10, 2021 (Monday) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Teen Conservation Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Teen Conservation Club members will get a unique opportunity to serve & learn! Help Schiff in our mission for the conservation of our native habitats to assist the flora and fauna survive and thrive in this environment. The Conservation Club will tackle small tasks such as maintaining trails, upkeep and monitoring of bluebird boxes, planting and supporting native plants and trees, and control of invasive species. These sessions are intended to teach participants about the natural world while having fun on the trails and may lead to additional opportuntities. Appropriate for ages 10+. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. This all weather event will occur in all types of weather shy of thunderstorms or high winds. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be issued. Member fee is $10. Non- member fee is $15. Space is limited.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 11, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods- Dirt Made My Lunch
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 11, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 13, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings the program will be cancelled. 24 hour in advance registration required. Member fee is $10 per child, Non- member fee is $15 per child. Limit 10 kids.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 17, 2021 (Monday) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Teen Conservation Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Teen Conservation Club members will get a unique opportunity to serve & learn! Help Schiff in our mission for the conservation of our native habitats to assist the flora and fauna survive and thrive in this environment. The Conservation Club will tackle small tasks such as maintaining trails, upkeep and monitoring of bluebird boxes, planting and supporting native plants and trees, and control of invasive species. These sessions are intended to teach participants about the natural world while having fun on the trails and may lead to additional opportuntities. Appropriate for ages 10+. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. This all weather event will occur in all types of weather shy of thunderstorms or high winds. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be issued. Member fee is $10. Non- member fee is $15. Space is limited.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 18, 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 Limits to Growth by Dennis Meadows, Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, William W. Behrems III.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 05/17/21
May 18, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods- Classification
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 18, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 19, 2021 (Wednesday) 3:30 - 5:00 pm
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Come celebrate the spirit of Spring and excitement for Summer as we spend the afternoon hiking, making a craft and playing games, while learning all about what is happening in nature during this special time of year. We will also explore the reason why animals migrate and search for clues that tell us who is returning and who has returned to their Spring/Summer homes already! This is a drop-off program for children ages 5-10 (K- 4th grade). Parents must provide health and emergency contact information. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. Capacity is limited to 12. This program is an all-weather event, please dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold/wind warnings the program will be cancelled. Advance registration and payment is required. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member fee is $15 per child.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 05/18/21
May 20, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings the program will be cancelled. 24 hour in advance registration required. Member fee is $10 per child, Non- member fee is $15 per child. Limit 10 kids.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 24, 2021 (Monday) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Teen Conservation Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Teen Conservation Club members will get a unique opportunity to serve & learn! Help Schiff in our mission for the conservation of our native habitats to assist the flora and fauna survive and thrive in this environment. The Conservation Club will tackle small tasks such as maintaining trails, upkeep and monitoring of bluebird boxes, planting and supporting native plants and trees, and control of invasive species. These sessions are intended to teach participants about the natural world while having fun on the trails and may lead to additional opportuntities. Appropriate for ages 10+. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. This all weather event will occur in all types of weather shy of thunderstorms or high winds. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be issued. Member fee is $10. Non- member fee is $15. Space is limited.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 25, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods- Wonders of Wetlands
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 25, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 26, 2021 (Wednesday) 7:30-9:00 pm
Full Moon Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

There is something very exciting and encouraging about the coming of spring. The days grow long, the heat is slowly rising, buds are appearing, and critters are on the move. Join us as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the full moon in the forest. Member fee is $10 each. Non-member fee is $15. Advance registration and payment is required 24 hours in advance. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 27, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme wind warnings the program will be cancelled. 24 hour in advance registration required. Member fee is $10 per child, Non- member fee is $15 per child. Limit 10 kids.
Contact: 973-543-6004
May 29, 2021 (Saturday) 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. At this time we ask that all volunteers bring/wear masks when less than 6 feet apart, use appropriate social distancing, and 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. It is acceptable for volunteers to bring and use their own tools.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 05/28/21
May 30, 2021 (Sunday) 4 - 6 pm
Music in the Woods- Tom Rice and Friends
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 reimagined Music in the Woods is now 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 the Tom Rice and Friends. Tom and friends will play an eclectic mix of 60's and 70's blues, soul, and rock n' roll- from the blues of Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Williamson to favorite by The Band, Van Morrison, Little Feat, and Bob Dylan.

Social distancing seating will be in place and face covering use for guests are required. Advance ticket purchases are required. No walk in ticket sales. Seating capacity and parking is limited, so carpooling is strongly suggested. Plan to arrive at 3:30 pm to hike to the Ampitheatre. All ages. Member fee is $20. Non-member fee is $25. 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 05/29/21
May 31, 2021 (Monday) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Teen Conservation Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Teen Conservation Club members will get a unique opportunity to serve & learn! Help Schiff in our mission for the conservation of our native habitats to assist the flora and fauna survive and thrive in this environment. The Conservation Club will tackle small tasks such as maintaining trails, upkeep and monitoring of bluebird boxes, planting and supporting native plants and trees, and control of invasive species. These sessions are intended to teach participants about the natural world while having fun on the trails and may lead to additional opportuntities. Appropriate for ages 10+. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. This all weather event will occur in all types of weather shy of thunderstorms or high winds. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be issued. Member fee is $10. Non- member fee is $15. Space is limited.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 1, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 1, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods-Amphibians
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 3, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. 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
June 5, 2021 (Saturday) 6:00 pm
12th Annual Environmental Film Festival
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Join us for our annual film festival, when the Wood Badge Lodge is transformed into a wonderful Woodland Theatre. Attendees may arrive to the Woodland Theatre on foot by enjoying a gentle self guided hike or on a hayride from the Nature Center. A true community event, the festival allows us to show inspiring environmental films, serves as a venue for a (social distancing) community gathering, raises funds for Schiff, and promotes discussion of important environmental issues. This years film is The Pollinators, a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honeybees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts, and vegetables we all eat. Rain date June 6.

Contact: 973-543-6004
June 7, 2021 (Monday) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Teen Conservation Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Teen Conservation Club members will get a unique opportunity to serve & learn! Help Schiff in our mission for the conservation of our native habitats to assist the flora and fauna survive and thrive in this environment. The Conservation Club will tackle small tasks such as maintaining trails, upkeep and monitoring of bluebird boxes, planting and supporting native plants and trees, and control of invasive species. These sessions are intended to teach participants about the natural world while having fun on the trails and may lead to additional opportuntities. Appropriate for ages 10+. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. This all weather event will occur in all types of weather shy of thunderstorms or high winds. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be issued. Member fee is $10. Non- member fee is $15. Space is limited.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 7, 2021 (Monday) to June 11, 2021 (Friday) 9 am - 12 pm
Spring Fledglings Program- What a Wonderful World
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Children ages 3 to 5 years of age will have the opportunity to spend each morning of our week together exploring the forest, streams and great meadow, developing their confidence, and laying the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of nature. Environmental Educators facilitate hand-on experiences such as nature exploration and experimentation. Ample time for free-play allows children to engage in meaningful experiences with their peers and the environment. Spring Fledglings is held entirely outdoors, with an indoor space available for extreme weather (lightening, high winds). Appropriate attire for comfort in the outdoors is expected. The opportunity to witness nature no matter the weather leads to a greater appreciation and respect for our environment. Children must be potty trained. Instructor:Child ratio 4:1. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 06/06/21
June 8, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 8, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods- Wildflowers
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 10, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. 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
June 13, 2021 (Sunday) 8- 10 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. Pre-registration required 24 hours in advance. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 14, 2021 (Monday) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Teen Conservation Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Teen Conservation Club members will get a unique opportunity to serve & learn! Help Schiff in our mission for the conservation of our native habitats to assist the flora and fauna survive and thrive in this environment. The Conservation Club will tackle small tasks such as maintaining trails, upkeep and monitoring of bluebird boxes, planting and supporting native plants and trees, and control of invasive species. These sessions are intended to teach participants about the natural world while having fun on the trails and may lead to additional opportuntities. Appropriate for ages 10+. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. This all weather event will occur in all types of weather shy of thunderstorms or high winds. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be issued. Member fee is $10. Non- member fee is $15. Space is limited.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 14, 2021 (Monday) to June 18, 2021 (Friday) 9 am- 12 pm
Spring Fledglings Program- Super Heros of Nature
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Children ages 3 to 5 years of age will have the opportunity to spend each morning of our week together exploring the forest, streams and great meadow, developing their confidence, and laying the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of nature. Environmental Educators facilitate hand-on experiences such as nature exploration and experimentation. Ample time for free-play allows children to engage in meaningful experiences with their peers and the environment. Spring Fledglings is held entirely outdoors, with an indoor space available for extreme weather (lightening, high winds). Appropriate attire for comfort in the outdoors is expected. The opportunity to witness nature no matter the weather leads to a greater appreciation and respect for our environment. Children must be potty trained. Instructor:Child ratio 4:1. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 06/13/21
June 15, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 15, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods- Grasses
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 17, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. 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
June 19, 2021 (Saturday) 7:30-9:00 pm
Full Moon Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

There is something very exciting and wonderul about the coming of summer. The days have grow long, the heat is steadily rising, flowers have bllomed, and critters are on the move. Join us as we hike 2 miles around the trails of Schiff to experience the magic of the full moon in the forest. Member fee is $10 each. Non-member fee is $15. Advance registration and payment is required 24 hours in advance. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 20, 2021 (Sunday) 10:30- 1:30 pm
Solstice Father's Day Hike
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Looking for the perfect outing for Dad for this Father's Day? Join local historian, author, and lecturer W. Barry Thomson on Sunday, June 20 for a narrated hike sharing the rich and complex history of what is now the Schiff Nature Preserve in Mendham, beginning with the history of the rural industrial district that developed along the North Branch of the Raritan River and McVickers Brook in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Solstice Beer Hike will begin at the Nature Center where guests will take a short walk to the Brookrace Manor House, where Thomson's talk -- enhanced using archival photographs and rare maps and stops at several sites on the property -- will then cover 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, which, for the next 47 years, served as the National Training Center for the Boy Scouts of America.

Ascending back to the preserve, guests (21+, please) will be guided on a walking tour through various notable sections/highlights of the preserve until joining Head Brewer and co-owner, Tim Pewitt of Wet Ticket Brewing in Rahway, NJ in the Amphitheater for a Tasting & short talk about the brewing process and the importance of clean water and soil as the foundation for tasty beer.

Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, weather appropriate clothes, and expect that the walking portions of the Solstice Beer Hike range in time from 7-15 minute spurts and will involve some incline. This is an all-weather event except for extreme summer weather such as thunderstorms or heavy rain warnings. In the event of extreme summer weather warnings, the program will be cancelled and refunds will be issued automatically. Access to the Nature Center presents accessibility limitations. Parking is limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged. Advance registration and payment are required 24 hours in advance. Member fee is $40. Non- member fee is $45. Capacity is limited to 30 for this event. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 06/19/21
June 21, 2021 (Monday) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Teen Conservation Club
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Teen Conservation Club members will get a unique opportunity to serve & learn! Help Schiff in our mission for the conservation of our native habitats to assist the flora and fauna survive and thrive in this environment. The Conservation Club will tackle small tasks such as maintaining trails, upkeep and monitoring of bluebird boxes, planting and supporting native plants and trees, and control of invasive species. These sessions are intended to teach participants about the natural world while having fun on the trails and may lead to additional opportuntities. Appropriate for ages 10+. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. This all weather event will occur in all types of weather shy of thunderstorms or high winds. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be issued. Member fee is $10. Non- member fee is $15. Space is limited.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 21, 2021 (Monday) to June 25, 2021 (Friday) 9 am- 12 pm
Spring Fledglings Program- Things with Wings
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Children ages 3 to 5 years of age will have the opportunity to spend each morning of our week together exploring the forest, streams and great meadow, developing their confidence, and laying the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of nature. Environmental Educators facilitate hand-on experiences such as nature exploration and experimentation. Ample time for free-play allows children to engage in meaningful experiences with their peers and the environment. Spring Fledglings is held entirely outdoors, with an indoor space available for extreme weather (lightening, high winds). Appropriate attire for comfort in the outdoors is expected. The opportunity to witness nature no matter the weather leads to a greater appreciation and respect for our environment. Children must be potty trained. Instructor:Child ratio 4:1. This is a drop off program so parents will be asked to provide emergency contact information. Advance registration and payment, face covering use, and social distancing is required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
- Register by 05/30/21
June 22, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 22, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods- Summer Solstice
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 24, 2021 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 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 new 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is held in all-weather so dress accordingly. 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
June 29, 2021 (Tuesday) 10- 11 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. However, parents need not pay the fee. Capacity is temporarily limited to 10 children. Member fee is $5/child. Non-member fee is $8/child. 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. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
June 29, 2021 (Tuesday) 1-3 pm
Homeschooling at Schiff- Science in the Woods- Here Comes The Sun
Schiff Natural Lands Trust & Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945

Bring your child to school in the outdoors with this series designed for all age levels. Each week we will explore a different topic utilizing tactile experiential learning while enhancing deductive reasoning skills. Social distancing and face coverings required for use when distancing is not possible. This program is an all weather event so dress accordingly. In the event of thunderstorm or extreme heat/cold, wind warnings program will be cancelled. Advance registration will ensure you receive a cancellation notice within 24 hours of the program start time. Children ages 5-16 may be dropped off provided parents provide health and emergency contact information. Member fee is $10 per child. Non- member is $15 per child. Parents/chaperones attend for free. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12 children. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004
July 11, 2021 (Sunday) 8- 10 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. Pre-registration required 24 hours in advance. Capacity is temporarily limited to 12. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
Contact: 973-543-6004