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 physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Leaders may remove their face covering to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.
*Face coverings do not include winter scarves or bandanas. Two-layer fabric or surgical-type masks are required.
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A festive holiday class to learn how to create a wreath or other home decor from local evergreen cuttings. DETAILS: Using fresh evergreens, create a handcrafted wreath, garland, or table decoration of distinction that will rival those gracing the pages of expensive speciality catalogs. The process is easy to learn, and even beginners leave with impressive creations. Greenery and wire are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own pruning shears and gloves. Also, please dress warmly as these classes may have to be held outdoors on picnic tables. **Masks will be required to be worn during the entire session.** Pre-registration is a must. If you have a large group, you can arrange for a private event! Sessions are limited to 10 participants. NOTE: We will need plenty of fresh evergreens for these workshops. If anyone has evergreens from their yard to donate, please call the Nature Center of Cape May at 609.427.3045 to arrange for delivery or pick up. Thank you! WHERE: At the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue. WHEN: Classes are being held starting Thursday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 6th. We will conduct more classes the following weekend if we have more participants interested. COST: $32 Non-members; $25 NJA members Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member Today! WHO CAN JOIN?: This program is for adults only. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Please bring gloves, a mask, pruning shears, and wear warm clothes. FOR OUR SAFETY & YOUR'S: As we navigate through the era of COVID-19, New Jersey Audubon has adopted new ways of running our outdoor programs, and we just wanted to give you some quick reminders before we get started. First, as you are now aware, pre-registration is required for all NJ Audubon programs (effective July 1st). Normally, we love drop-ins for our programs, but having pre-registration allows us to manage the number of participants – this is especially important for everyone’s health and safety. Smaller groups also provide a more intimate nature experience. At this time, there are no exceptions to the pre-registration rule. Second, everyone should have read and agreed to our field trip and program protocols when you registered, but I/we would like to just reiterate the following: 1. Our field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines, and 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. 2. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). 3. Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group but must maintain social distance if doing so. 4. If you are sick, or have a family member sick with COVID-like symptoms, you may not attend public programs. 5. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. 6. If you need mask relief during the program, feel free to step away from the group to take a break. 7. People coming from other states should […]Find out more »
Join our “Dirty Hands Garden Club” as we learn from Master Gardeners, artists, and naturalists how to maintain beautiful, bountiful gardens. We'll learn how to create an aesthetically appropriate space for wildlife at your home or business. Programs will be conducted outdoors on socially distant picnic tables or virtually through on-line video conferencing. This club will help anyone develop a green thumb and is the perfect way to grow your nature knowledge and stewardship towards our planet. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. September 10: Succulents Simplified These low, maintenance no non-sense plants are all the rage. Learn tips to create gorgeous containers which can be brought inside, increase your bounty by propagating your own October 8: Autumn in the Garden Part 1 Tips and techniques to keep the garden going, seed-saving, dividing perennials, planting trees and shrubs and eco-friendly fall clean-up. November 12: Autumn in the Garden Part 2 We will continue learning about the tips and techniques to be done in the Fall to make the most of the next year in the garden. There is still time to take advantage of garden center clearance sales and plant tree, shrubs and perennials. Tulips, daffodils and more!!! December 10: Evergreen Holiday Décor Bring the beauty and scent of nature indoors to grace your holiday table and mantelpiece. Tips on keep these decorations lasting well into the New Year! January 14: Garden Design Winter is the best time to dream and starting planning for the Spring garden. Center Director Gretchen Whitman will share her tips on putting these ideas on paper from her over 30 years as a garden designer. February 11: Propagation Starting your own plants from seed and cuttings . Spring will be here before you know it. Learn successful seed starting strategies and other techniques to increase your yield. March 11: Homemade Eco-friendly Garden recipes Don’t want to use harmful chemicals in your gardens? We will have tips and recipes for homemade concoctions from the days of the Victory Gradens. April 8: Growing a Bountiful Herb Garden Explore with us the world of culinary and medicinal herbs which will benefit our tummies and our soul. Butterflies too love a successful herb garden! May 13: Creating a Garden Room Gardening in small spaces with containers and art. Whether its your front steps, a balcony or back deck or small patio, a garden can flourish just about anywhere. Learn about the challenges and techniques to overcome tiny space gardens. COST: Individual class: $20 for members, $28 for non-members, Complete Series: $140 for members, $195 for non-members. WHERE: At the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue. WHEN: Classes are held the second Thursday afternoon of each month. 2:00pm to 4:00pm. WHO CAN JOIN?: This program is for adults only. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All equipment will be provided for. CANCELLATION POLICY: 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 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance unless […]Find out more »