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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.  

 

Creative Scarecrows

REUSE... Be creative with discarded stuff… make a Creative Scarecrow!

CREATIVE SCARECROWS GATHER on THE ARBORETUM LAWN

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Ages: 4 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Liz Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator
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Learn tips on how to make an Art Sculpture/ Creative Scarecrow using repurposed junk.  Join this webinar for techniques and inspirational ideas…  then you, using reused, repurposed items such as old window frames, cans, plastic bottles, flower pots, an old chair… whatever you have to create a Creative Scarecrow

Big or small, frightening or friendly, silly or serious – please bring your creation to the Arboretum before October 1 and it will be displayed on the Arboretum lawn for the month of October, for passersby and visitors to enjoy! 

The County Arboretum is located at 1020 Route #31 North, Lebanon NJ.  All scarecrows are a donation.

 

Zen Rock Zen Rock Zen Rock

Create a Zen rock using your new-found skills.

KNOT TYING

Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 8 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Patrick Eckard, Recreation Leader
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Tie a lot of knots or learn to tie a knot?  That is the question!  Learn some very handy knot tying skills.  Then create three Zen rocks using your new-found skills.

Supplies you supply:

Two 3’ long ropes for practicing tying knots, clothesline thickness or thicker.  3 flat rocks (approximate size 3” x 2”, rectangular shape is best) and 3 sticks that are pencil thickness 5” long and string, yarn or caning (something to lash the sticks to the rocks)

 

Cordage

Twist, twist, and twist some more

MAKING CORDAGE (rope) LECTURE / DEMONSTRATION

Date: Wednesday, October 7
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Ages: 8 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Liz Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator
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Making cordage can be a survival skill or an artist/ craftsperson’s skill.  Learn about different natural materials you can harvest and twist to create cordage i.e. rope.  Watch the how-to techniques and let’s see if you can twist some yourself.  Practice makes perfect; to become proficient at this skill most people need to practice it. 

Supplies you supply:

A few sheets of newspaper and scissors, OPTIONAL, long strong plant fibers such as yucca, iris, daylily or cattail leaves, inner tree bark, wisteria bark, grapevine bark, wool, jute, dog bane or long grasses.

 

Knife Safety

Work with a knife safely

KNIFE TECHNIQUES AND SAFETY

Date:  Thursday, October 15
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 8 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Patrick Eckard, Recreation Leader

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Whether you are working in the kitchen, whittling, or cutting a length of rope, using good knife techniques can prevent a possible disaster.  We are not playing with toys; knives are useful tools that should be respected.  Learn knife safety, carving techniques and a good way to practice. 

Supplies you supply:

A big size rectangular bar of soap, (Ivory soap works well), a popsicle stick or plastic knife and a tray to work over.   

 

FIRST AID SAFETY TIPS AND WHAT BELONGS IN YOUR FIRST AID KIT

Date: Thursday, November 12
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 11 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Patrick Eckard, Recreation Leader

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Learn tips on safety inside and outside of your home, including fire safety and drills.  Find out who to call for help and when.  Discuss basic first aid tips and what to have in your first aid kit.  Be prepared!

 

Feather Basket

Make a basket from things found in nature and repurposed string

FEATHER BASKET  

Date: Monday, November 16 
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Ages: 12 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Liz Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator

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This feather-shaped bowl stands on a three-legged frame, created using two Y-shaped sticks.  Let’s construct the frame and weave a section of the basket. 

Participants will learn the skills to finish weaving this project on their own after the webinar is over.  Any questions email Liz at lfulmer@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908)-806-4329.

Supplies you supply:

4 pencil-thickness or a little thinner, Y-shaped sticks about 15” long (maple branches are smooth and work well, best if wood is green, meaning freshly cut and bendable, if you harvest your sticks early keep them in a freezer), 3 pencil-thickness straight sticks 15” long, weaving materials such as; yarn, string, jute, ribbons, # 2 round reed, honeysuckle vines, grasses, dried or green iris, daylilies, yuca leaves or dandelion stems.  Scissors, pruning shears, 10 clothespins, an awl, a bucket of water, you might want a large yarn needle.

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