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Stephens State Park Programs & Events

STEPHENS STATE PARK
2012 PROGRAMS & EVENTS

JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER

Stephens State Park invites you to participate in our Interpretive Nature Programs. The Naturalist will be presenting a variety of free informative and educational programs. Parking for Nature Programs is provided in the lower parking lot. Walk through the path to the tent by the Stephens Homestead .

July

July 14
1 to 2 p.m.
PANNING FOR "GOLD"
Ever wonder what it was like when early pioneers panned for gold in the 1800s? Become a prospector and have fun wading in the Musconetcong River. Wear wetable clothing and shoes. For familes with children ages 6 to 12.

July 21
1 to 2 p.m.
RIVER SAFARI
Explore critter catching and release in the Musconetcong River. Wear wetable clothing and old sneakers. For all ages.

July 28
1 to 2 p.m.
LOST IN THE WOODS
Learn the important rules of survival and what to put into a take-home survival kit.

August

August 4
1 to 2 p.m.
BEAR AWARE
Learn the myths and ecology of the black bear

August 11
1 to 2 p.m.
ALL ABOUT OWLS
Learn about the winged predators that are active during the day and night. Learn about th e ecology and food chain of the barn owl.

August 18
1 to 2 p.m.
BUG BINGO
Fun family program to learn basic isect ecology.

August 25
1 to 2 p.m.
SCAVENGER HUNT
Take a short hike along the Red Trail and collect objects on a Nature Scavenger Hunt. Fun family activity for all ages.

September

September 1
1 to 2 p.m.
RIVER SAFARI
Explore critter catching and release in the Musconetcong River. Wear wetable clothing and old sneakers. For all ages.

All programs are free of charge.  Participants meet at the far end of the main parking lot of Stephens State Park, 800 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown.  (908) 852-3790  Programs start at 1:00 p.m. and last about 1 hour. Please call if you have any questions.   

 

 

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