Nature Clubs

IMG_7177Registration Instructions:

Pre-registration required. Submit our registration & medical forms with cash/check payment to H.C. Parks. Mail to P.O. Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822 or drop off at the Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Winter Nature Club

  • Dates: Eight Tuesdays, January 10 to February 28 
  • Location: Echo Hill
  • Cost: $90 per child for all 8 lessons; accompanying adult attends for free (pre-registration required)
  • Instructor: Debra Reed, Park Naturalist
  • Class size: 7 children (siblings welcome if registered)  

Learn, create, play games, and explore! Our popular nature clubs will introduce your child to many exciting nature topics. Naturalist Debra Reed will guide the children during hikes as they discover the beautiful field, forest, and pond habitats at Echo Hill. Other fun hands-on activities include science experiments, games, and craft projects. The children will be able to observe the surprising changes in nature from week to week as we progress through the season. Through our explorations, children will also improve their attention to detail as we observe the colors, shapes, textures, and sounds of the natural world. 

Please be sure to dress your child for the outdoors so they will be able to enjoy these activities. We strongly recommend old clothes and sneakers/boots that can get dirty.  

Session A

  • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Ages: 3 to 5 years (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Session B

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
  • Ages: 3 to 5 years (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Session C

  • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
  • Ages: kindergarten through 2nd grade (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Spring Nature Club

  • Dates: Eight Tuesdays, March 21 to May 16 (no club April 4)
  • Location: Echo Hill
  • Cost: $90 per child for all 8 lessons; accompanying adult attends for free (pre-registration required)
  • Instructor: Debra Reed, Park Naturalist
  • Class size: 10 children (siblings welcome, if registered)

Learn, create, play games, and explore! Our popular nature clubs will introduce your child to many exciting nature topics. Naturalist Debra Reed will guide the children during hikes as they discover the beautiful field, forest, and pond habitats at Echo Hill. Other fun hands-on activities include science experiments, games, and craft projects. The children will be able to observe the surprising changes in nature from week to week as we progress through the season. Through our explorations, children will also improve their attention to detail as we observe the colors, shapes, textures, and sounds of the natural world. 

Please be sure to dress your child for the outdoors so they will be able to enjoy these activities. We strongly recommend old clothes and sneakers/boots that can get dirty.  

Session A

  • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Ages: 3 to 5 years (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Session B

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
  • Ages: 3 to 5 years (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Session C

  • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
  • Ages: kindergarten through 2nd grade (children must be accompanied by an adult)