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    After School Clubs

    Eco-Explorers 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month April 26th to June 21st (5 Classes) 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Graders meet after school for an hour of hands-on nature discovery through guided walks, scientific investigation and woodlands discovery.  Please be sure your child dresses for

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    Kids, Teens and Young Adults

    Our programming for kids, teens and young adults teach valuable life lessons, while teaching kids to care for the world around them. Sunday “Crafternoon” Sunday, March 12, 2017 1:00-2:00pm Long, cold, dark winter days getting you down?  Make your own desert getaway: a miniature succulent garden!  Build your own terrarium

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    Arboretum Birthday Parties

    Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Birthday Parties are offered on each Saturday and Sunday: 11:30AM-1:00Pm or 2:00PM-3:30PM. Nintey minute minute birthday parties are available for children ages 3-12. Your child and 15-20 of their friends will enjoy a 45 minute guided nature-themed party.* Birthday parties are offered exclusively to individuals with a CHA

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    Toddler and Pre-School

    About Our Early Childhood Education Classes Arboretum Sprouts: 1 and 2 year old children with a caregiver Turtle Tots: 3 to 5 year old children (drop off)  Our early childhood education programs are weekly classes where your youngest learners can explore the natural world through stories, songs, hikes and hands-on learning.

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    Camps

    “My 5 year old son LOVES the Arboretum and begs to go there! He loves going on hikes and learning about the animals. I love the kind staff and that he’s outside enjoying nature and not asking me for screen time!” – Lori G.  Summer Camp Open House Saturday, April

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    School Programs

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) offers field trips and classroom programs for grades K-5. Each lesson has been designed to correlate to NJCCC and supplement science curriculum. Students learn about a nature-themed topic through observation, discussion, teamwork, and hands-on activities. Field Trips Our 90 minute field trips are conducted 50%

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    Scout Programs

    Scout Programs The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides many opportunities to observe artifacts, meet a naturalist, and learn to share your world with wildlife. Our educators have a variety of programs specifically designed to meet the requirements of many Boy Scout and Girl Scout Badges. Most programs are typically 60-90 minutes long,