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Poricy Park Conservancy Announces January & February 2015 Programs
December 30, 2014
Poricy Park
Parks and Recreation
Phone: 732-842-5966

Nature’s Classroom

  • For children aged 3 ½ to 6 years old
  • Monday Afternoons, Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Explore nature’s magical winter secrets inPoricyPark. Nurturing naturalists use imaginative themes to engage children with hands-on art, science and outdoor activities. This is an ongoing weekly session; you may sign up for multiple weeks or individual weeks that meet your schedule. Class size is limited and program payment is required with signed registration form 1 week in advance.
  • Multiple session and sibling discounts available; Members pay $18 per session; Nonmembers pay $22 per session.
Paper Snowflakes
  • Appropriate for ages 7 to 107
  • Sunday, January 11th, 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Grace your window panes with your own paper snowflakes or make a wreath of snowflakes. You will learn the tricks to transform plain white paper into beautiful snowflakes that won’t melt when you bring them inside. Please courteously register in advance (children must be accompanied by their adult). Donations gratefully accepted and will help support continuing educational programming at Poricy Park Conservancy and are tax deductible.
Day Camp: Secret Tracks
  • Monday, January 19th; 9 a.m. - Noon or 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Animals are all around us - but we don’t always see them. Look! They left something behind! Campers will practice being biologists as they conduct experiments investigating wildlife by collecting track data. Learn about many animals, how to identify common tracks, and make an animal track to take home. Ask about sibling discounts and extended care from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Half Day is $42 for members and $48 for nonmembers. Full Day is $60 for members and $68 for nonmembers.
Seasonal Hearth Cooking
  • Appropriate for ages 7 to 107
  • Sunday, January 25th, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Rich aromas will envelope you as you step into an open hearth kitchen in the New Jersey State Historic Murray Farmhouse. Mistress Gullman will be using cooking artifacts, techniques and recipes typical of colonial times. Registrations limited due to size of room - Please courteously register in advance (children must be accompanied by their adult). Members pay $6 and nonmembers pay $8. The maximum per family is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers.
Hot Topics In History
  • Appropriate for all who are interested in chatting or listening to chatterers of history.
  • Tuesday, January 27th and Tuesday, February 24th, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy some stimulating conversation and relaxing tea.
  • January - “Treason & Betrayal” Following the exploration ofWashington’s Secret Six, a view and discussion of this episode from the History Channel series on the American Revolution.
  • February - “Rebellion to Revolution” This History Channel episode covers the rebellion as it escalates into war.
  • Donations gratefully accepted and will help support continuing educational programming at Poricy Park Conservancy and are tax deductible!
The Great Backyard Bird Count
  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Sunday, February 15th, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • This is a free event. Participate in the 2015 GBBC. On the third day of this annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages across the continent participants will tally and may also send in photos for fun or as part of the GBBC Photo Contest. Why do this? Scientists need the community's help to document bird distribution and movements. Plus, bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies, anyone can participate, and it’s fun. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Binoculars and field guides available for rental at the Nature Center.
Day Camp: Bird Friends
  • Monday, February 16th, 9 a.m. - Noon or 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Absorb bird culture and learn about their clever tactics to work with and around the elements, and how people have learned from them as well. Campers will make mini nests to take home and work together to construct kid-sized nests. Ask about sibling discounts and extended care from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Half Day is $42 for members and $48 for nonmembers. Full Day is $60 for members and $68 for nonmembers.
Colonial Children’s Tea
  • Appropriate for ages 4 through 10
  • 2 dates available: Saturday, February 21st, 4 - 5 p.m. or Sunday, February 22nd, 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Participate in a colonial tea party inside the historic 1770’s Murray Farmhouse. Sample various refreshments, dance and practice colonial manners. Children must be supervised & accompanied by an adult. Please courteously register in advance; limited seating available. One child with accompanying adult is $15. Each additional child with adult is $5 (max 3 children with each adult).
George & Martha Tea
  • Appropriate for adults and older children interested in sitting at a tea.
  • Sunday, February 22nd, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Experience a colonial tea in the historic 1770’s Murray Farmhouse. Sample various refreshments peppered with conversation relating to George & Martha and partake in some Colonial entertainment. Children must be supervised & accompanied by adult. Please courteously register in advance; limited seating available. Members are $6 and nonmembers are $8.