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Webex Registration Guide

Free webinars via WebEx. 

You must register for each program individually.

These free programs will be conducted through WebEx and are best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer.  They can also be viewed through a tablet or smartphone.

Register through the individual links provided.

For some webinars you will need to supply the materials and tools for the class. 

Please note:

Attendees to these virtual programs will have no camera and no microphone capabilities (these items will be set on mute, by the host, therefore you do not need a device equipped with a camera or microphone to participate). 

To communicate with your host and presenter you will need to use the chat function.  

 

OWL BOX ASSEMBLY WEBINAR

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Ages: 12 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist
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Join Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist for information about Eastern Screech-Owls.  Tom will demonstrate how to assemble and mount a nesting box for this species.  This Webinar is designed for you to watch Tom and then build your own box at a later date.  Plans for the box, with instructions including the dimensions to cut the wood and how to assemble the box will be provided.  Any question email Tom at tsheppard@co.hunterdon.nj.us.

 

Raptors of Hunterdon

Learn about the Peregrine Falcon and other raptors

RAPTORS OF HUNTERDON LECTURE

Date: Tuesday, September 22
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 8 through adult recommended
Cost: Free
Instructor: Laura Bush, Senior Park Naturalist
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September, October, and November are the months that thousands of hawks pass through New Jersey as they migrate south along the ridge lines.  Learn all about birds of prey, including hawks, falcons, eagles, ospreys, and harriers.  Includes what makes these birds unique, and some locations in the area that are some good hawk watching spots. 

 

ENDANGERED WILDLIFE OF NEW JERSEY

Bobcats one of New Jersey’s most endangered species.

ENDANGERED WILDLIFE OF NEW JERSEY

Date: Monday, September 28
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 9 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Debra Reed, Park Naturalist
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Bobcats are one of New Jersey’s most endangered species.  There are probably more endangered species in your area than you know of.  Let’s find out what’s in your community, learn more about these rare finds, their decline, and what you can do in your own backyard to help.

 

COSTA RICA, LA PURA VIDA

The Cecropia tree of Costa Rica is the sloth’s favorite snack food.

COSTA RICA, LA PURA VIDA

Date: Tuesday, October 6
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
Instructor: Debra Reed, Park Naturalist
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Costa Rica is considered a nature enthusiast’s paradise.  With over six percent of the world’s biodiversity, it is little wonder why Costa Rican living is considered the pure life.  Join naturalist Debra Reed to learn about this paradise that consists of tropical rain forests, cloud forests, and lush green valleys.

 

TREES OF HUNTERDON LECTURE

Conifer or broad-leaf?  Evergreen or deciduous?  Learn about the trees in our area this fall!

TREES OF HUNTERDON LECTURE

Date: Wednesday, October 14
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 8 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Laura Bush, Senior Park Naturalist
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Get ready for a colorful fall season with a program on trees from the comfort of your living room!

Learn why trees are important, distinguish between evergreens and deciduous trees, and identify some of the common species in Hunterdon County.

 

BATS OF HUNTERDON COUNTY WEBINAR

Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: All
Cost: Free
Instructor: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist
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Enjoy a night learning about the challenges being faced by our flying mammals and the benefits bats provide to us.  The individual species that exist within Hunterdon will also be discussed as well as dealing with home issues involving bats.

 

BLACK BEARS, OH MY!

Let’s learn about surviving in the woods and build our own shelter

BLACK BEARS, OH MY!

Date: Monday, November 9
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 9 to adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Debra Reed, Park Naturalist
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Bear sightings are becoming more and more frequent with their growing population.  Learn more about these large mammals, their role in the ecosystem, and how to enjoy them from a distance. We will discuss ways to protect yourself and tips on how to prevent bear from becoming a nuisance.

 

Shelter Building

Let’s learn about surviving in the woods and build our own shelter!

SHELTER BUILDING

Date: Saturday, November 21
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: 5 to adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Laura Bush, Senior Park Naturalist
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Learn the important survival skill of shelter building!  We will talk about wilderness survival, learn how to find a good spot to create a shelter, and build a debris hut out of sticks and leaves.  We will also talk about the type of shelters animals use.  Plan to tune in online and then get outside and build your own! 

 

SCAT AND TRACK WORKSHOP WEBINAR

Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 10 through adult recommended
Cost: Free
Instructor: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist
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This is the time of year to review tracks with the winter season almost upon us.  This program will teach you how to look at tracks and scat with the mindset of how to use your reference material to identify what you find.  A Scat and Track Worksheet is available on the Parks’ website on the Distance Learning and Information page.  During this webinar we will go into details and review the questions on the worksheet and go over the answers in depth.

 

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