New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all.  Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. People coming from other states should follow New Jersey’s Travel Advisories for COVID -19 before attending a New Jersey Audubon program including 14-day self-quarantine.  For a list of states go to covid19.nj.gov.  There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.

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7:30 am

Birding the Meadows

September 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
TNC’s South Cape May Meadows Preserve, 692 Sunset Blvd
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows property! Expect herons, terns, migrant shorebirds, and ducks later in the season.  COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s CMBO programs are virtually never cancelled. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however, registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. We reserve the right to substitute leaders if necessary, though this rarely happens. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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8:30 am

Negri-Nepote Grasslands

September 24 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, 260 Skillmans Lane
Franklin Township, NJ 08873 United States

We'll search for sparrows, warblers, and other migrants at this hidden gem. Led by Scott Barnes and Chris Daly. Pre-registration required. COST: $15 members, $20 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW

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10:00 am

Nature Buddies Beautiful Butterflies Pre-K Program

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08512 United States
Free

Each week, children ages 3-5 will enjoy stories, songs and exploration all about different nature themes. Do you love butterflies? Who doesn't? They change from cool caterpillars crawling across the plants into winged works of art, flitting from flower to flower. They can teach us so much from pollination to migration. Join in the fun as we read a story and go explore nature looking for butterflies, our winged wonders. Participants will also enjoy a take home craft. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $7 members, $10 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Every child must have an adult present. Accompanying adult must register for a free ticket. All children present must purchase a ticket. To keep our group size to our determined safety limit please do not bring any guests besides those registered. New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Dress for the weather. The entire program will take place outdoors. Restrooms will be available. Wear closed-toe shoes. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 24 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 24 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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MONARCH FESTIVAL 2020

September 24 @ 10:00 am - September 25 @ 4:30 pm
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One event on September 26, 2020 at 9:30 am

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Join us in celebrating monarch butterflies at this year's Monarch Festival 2020! MONARCH FESTIVAL 2020 SCHEDULE Thursday , September 24th & Friday, September 25th (Virtual programming) 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Log in to our Virtual Monarch Festival from your home computer! We understand that the current state of the world is difficult to deal with, so sit back and relax from home while we delve into the wonderful world of monarch butterflies. With different activities all day long, you can watch sessions live or view the recorded versions later with the purchase of a ticket. We will include the biology of the caterpillar and butterfly, outdoor lab experiences, as well as some fun crafts you can do from home. COST: One Day Pass: $15 per member/ $20 per non-member             Two Day Pass: $25 per member/ $35 per non-member Schedule for Thursday, September 24th: 10-10:30 AM Biology of a Butterfly 11-11:30 AM Butterfly/Pollinator gardening 1-1:30 PM Flight of the Butterfly to Mexico 2:00-2:30 PM Outdoor Lab Experience, Tagging a butterfly 3:00-3:45 PM Butterfly Lifecycle Yoga 4-4:30 PM Arts and Crafts, Tie Dye Butterfly Schedule for Friday, September 25th: 10-10:30 AM Biology of a Caterpillar 11-11:30 AM Outdoor Lab Experience, Wildlife Gardening for caterpillars 1-1:30 PM Milkweed Community 2:00-2:30 PM Outdoor Lab Experience, Tagging a butterfly 4-4:30 PM Arts and Crafts, Caterpillars and Milkweed IN PERSON MONARCH FESTIVAL 2020 Saturday, September 26th (In-person Programming) 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Monarch Festival will have to run a bit differently this year as we are only able to have small groups visiting the center for pre-registered programs. That will not stop us from celebrating the beauty that is the monarch butterfly. Sign up for our morning session or our afternoon session where we will pack all the goodness of our festival into a fun filled trifecta of activities. Groups will rotate between arts and crafts, a garden tour and monarch tagging! This is our only day of the festival in-person programs of the The morning session will run from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM and the afternoon sessions from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM and 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. COST: $15 for members/ $20 for non-members REGISTER HERE  

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4:00 pm

Nature Explorers After School Outside: Beautiful Butterflies

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08512 United States
Free

Are you tired of being inside? Let's take the fun outside. Each of the Nature Explorers programs will get us outside and exploring nature. Do you love butterflies? Who doesn't? They change from cool caterpillars crawling across the plants into winged works of art flitting from flower to flower. They can teach us so much from pollination to migration. Join in the fun as explore the fields at the Plainsboro Preserve in search of butterflies, our winged wonders. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $7 members, $10 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Every child must have an adult present. Accompanying adult must register for a free ticket. All children present must purchase a ticket. To keep our group size to our determined safety limit please do not bring any guests besides those registered. New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Dress for the weather. The entire program will take place outdoors. Restrooms will be available. Wear closed-toe shoes. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 24 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 24 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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7:00 pm

That’s Wild! Tales from the Human Side of Nature – With Dr. Ismael Calderon

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NJ United States
Free

Dr. Calderon has spent an entire career immersed in science education. Learn how his life's work has been shaped by nature. Dr. Ismael Calderon served as the Director of Science of the Newark Museum from 1996 to 2016. This 110 year old institution in the heart of Newark's Downtown Arts District is devoted to the interpretation of science and art. Dr. Calderon developed several major exhibits there, including Dynamic Earth: Revealing Natures Secrets, a $5 million exploratory exhibit that examines how Earth's dynamic tectonic geological forces created the incredible diversity of habitats responsible for gradual and vast evolutionary changes of the Earth’s flora and fauna, Generation Fit: Steps to a Healthier Life Style an interactive exhibit that addresses the issue of obesity and offers insights for its causes and practical solutions, and, with the assistance of the New Jersey Audubon Society staff, Skies Alive: Bird Migration in the Garden State a hands-on exhibit, which explores the effect of habitat degradation and destruction on the 350 plus species of birds that travel the Atlantic Flyaway along New Jersey's vast habitats. Dr. Calderon also served the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City in various capacities from 1974 to 1997. was a panelist for the National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2015, and served on the New Jersey Audubon Society board of directors for sixteen years. Dr. Calderon earned a BS degree from Fordham University in 1973, and MA and MS degrees in science education in 1983 and 1985 respectively from Columbia University Teachers College. He completed his Ed.D. degree from Columbia University, Teachers College in 1998.

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