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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No walk-ins allowed

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NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

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11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States

March 2021

Signs of Spring Walk

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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$6.00 - $10.00

Led by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/Naturalist. On the first day of spring let’s get outside to see some of the signs of the season. We’ll listen for bird songs, look for sprouting tree buds and new wildflower shoots as we walk the trails of the sanctuary. One person per ticket. Ticket sale ends 3/19 at 5:00 PM. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate.

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April 2021

Dirty Hands Garden Club: Make Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop and Webinar #1

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Make your own rain barrel at this workshop at a fraction of retail cost and save water at home! Includes webinar 4/15 7:00pm. Led by Brian Pinke, Watershed Ambassador Make your own rain barrel at this workshop at a fraction of retail cost and save water at home! Did you know that during a 1 inch rainstorm 623 gallons will run off a 1000 square foot roof? Wouldn't it be great to collect some of that water and use it to water your gardens or wash the car? Storm water can create problems with flooding, erosion, and washing pollutants into our waterways. Rain barrels are part of the solution! All materials provided. Limit of 10 rain barrels. This program will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly. The Rain Barrel Webinar will be presented April 15, 7:00 to 7:30 PM. The webinar will demonstrate the many advantages of rain barrels, and Brian will show you the steps to make your rain barrel. One rain barrel per ticket, includes webinar. Ticket sale ends 4/10 at 5:00 PM. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. COST: $35 per rain barrel for members, $45 per rain barrel for nonmembers. Attendee may bring only 1 person to assist making the rain barrel. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! 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 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. *** 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. *** 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 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.

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Dirty Hands Garden Club: Make Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop and Webinar #2

April 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Make your own rain barrel at this workshop at a fraction of retail cost and save water at home! Includes webinar 4/15 7:00pm. Led by Brian Pinke, Watershed Ambassador Make your own rain barrel at this workshop at a fraction of retail cost and save water at home! Did you know that during a 1 inch rainstorm 623 gallons will run off a 1000 square foot roof? Wouldn't it be great to collect some of that water and use it to water your gardens or wash the car? Storm water can create problems with flooding, erosion, and washing pollutants into our waterways. Rain barrels are part of the solution! All materials provided. Limit of 10 rain barrels. This program will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly. The Rain Barrel Webinar will be presented April 15, 7:00 to 7:30 PM. The webinar will demonstrate the many advantages of rain barrels, and Brian will show you the steps to make your rain barrel. One rain barrel per ticket, includes webinar. Ticket sale ends 4/10 at 5:00 PM. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. COST: $35 per rain barrel for members, $45 per rain barrel for nonmembers. Attendee may bring only 1 person to assist making the rain barrel. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! 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 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. *** 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. *** 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 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.

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Looking for Lichens

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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$10.00 - $15.00

Led by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/Naturalist. Join Dorothy Smullen on an outside talk and walk to learn about these amazing symbiotic organisms. We will explore the major groups, learn about their uses by animals including humans and see how some can be indicators of air pollution. Handouts available. COST: $10 members, $15 nonmembers. One person per ticket. Ticket sale ends 4/17 at 5:00 PM. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! 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 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. *** 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. *** 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 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.

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Croaks, Trills, and Splashes!

April 23 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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$6.00 - $10.00

Led by Stephanie Punnett, Program Director Join us for an evening adventure to the world of amphibians! We’ll explore our ponds with flashlights, nets, and buckets, and listen and look for Green Frogs and possibly Spring Peepers and American Toads, and anything else that hops, swims, or crawls! Please bring a flashlight. Waterproof footwear recommended. COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. One person per ticket. Ticket sale ends 4/22 at 5:00 PM. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! 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 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. *** 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. *** 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 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.

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July 2021

Family Fun Week: Session A

July 6 @ 9:00 am - July 7 @ 12:00 pm
NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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The whole family can join in the fun exploring our natural world! This program is for adult and child combos to enjoy a summer camp-like experience at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary! One adult must accompany child(ren). Session A: July 6 & 7, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm each day Ages 3 and up The whole family can join in the fun! This 2-day session is all about nature exploration, utilizing our Summer Quest guides and everyone’s favorite summer camp activities. We might explore the river, look for creatures under logs in the forest, catch bugs in the field, or look for tadpoles in the pond. The Summer Quest guides packed with nature-based activities will also be available to take home to continue your exploration beyond Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary! Masks will be required to be worn during the entire session.** Pre-registration is a must. WHERE: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ WHEN: Session A: July 6 & 7, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM COST: Non-members: $150 Adult & Child Combo Ticket; $40 each additional family member You will save money (10% off!) by becoming a member! Interested? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member Today! WHO CAN JOIN?: This program is for adult and child combinations (children cannot be left unattended during these programs). EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Sunscreen, insect repellant, water, *MASK*, sunglasses, closed-toe shoes that can get wet. You will be emailed or told the day before by the instructor what equipment is needed additionally. 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.…

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Family Fun Week: Session B

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 9 @ 12:00 pm
NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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The whole family can join in the fun exploring our natural world! This program is for adult and child combos to enjoy a summer camp-like experience at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary! One adult must accompany child(ren). Session B: July 8 & 9, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm each day Ages 3 and up The whole family can join in the fun! This 2-day session is all about nature exploration, utilizing our Summer Quest guides and everyone’s favorite summer camp activities. We might explore the river, look for creatures under logs in the forest, catch bugs in the field, or look for tadpoles in the pond. The Summer Quest guides packed with nature-based activities will also be available to take home to continue your exploration beyond Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary! Masks will be required to be worn during the entire session.** Pre-registration is a must. WHERE: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ WHEN: Session B: July 8 & 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM COST: Non-members: $150 Adult & Child Combo Ticket; $40 each additional family member You will save money (10% off!) by becoming a member! Interested? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member Today! WHO CAN JOIN?: This program is for adult and child combinations (children cannot be left unattended during these programs). EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Sunscreen, insect repellant, water, *MASK*, sunglasses, closed-toe shoes that can get wet. You will be emailed or told the day before by the instructor what equipment is needed additionally. 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.…

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