“I just wanted to thank you for the awesome hot chocolate hike last weekend.  My kids had such a great time and really enjoyed the afternoon.  And I must say that even I learned a lot…as a 43 year old woman still learning things about nature was really cool!  We love the arboretum and my kids have really enjoyed the camps and spring break weeks and all the special events that you provide throughout the year, so a big thank you to you and the entire arboretum staff for such fun and informative programming.  Hope to see you again soon on the next hot chocolate hike!”
-Leigh Ann A., Member

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    After School Clubs

    Eco-Explorers 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month October 11th to December 13th (5 Classes) 3:30 to 4:30 PM Kindergarten through 3rd graders meet after school for an hour of hands-on nature discovery through guided walks, scientific experiments and woodlands discovery.  Most of the class will take place outside.  Please

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    Family Programs

    Monthly Guided Hikes Fall is a time for change at the Arboretum.  Spend a Sunday with the Arboretum’s teen volunteers as they tell you about their ongoing Citizen Science Projects, how this impacts conservation in our community, and how you can become a citizen scientist with the CHA. Please dress

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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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    Citizen Science

    Here at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum we believe in leading the way to a more sustainable future, but we can’t do it alone! Citizen science is a volunteer-based opportunity that empowers YOU to be the scientist. From in-the-field experience to data collection we aim to equip all our volunteers with

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    Membership Workshops

    Monthly Membership Workshops We appreciate our members and we want to give back.  During these monthly workshops and lectures we give you- our valued members- a chance to be in the loop on a variety of environmental subjects starting this September.  Join us in the Stone House for snacks, drinks,

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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.   Cora’s Conservation Corps/TCS (9th-12th Grade) The Cora’s Conservation Corps is a service based citizen science program that teaches field biology techniques to students in 9th-12th grades.  Volunteers

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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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    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.  Thank you for joining us for

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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,