• Citizen Science

    Family Programs

          Monthly Guided Hikes 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 for the weather and be prepared

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    Toddler and Pre-School

    About Our Early Childhood Education Classes Arboretum Sprouts: 18 months to 3 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

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    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

    We have eight weeks of summer camp plus multiple mini camps throughout the year! Our camps range from 3 years old (must be able to use the bathroom alone) through 4th grade.         Fall Mini Camp November 7th & 8th Children will explore the Arboretum as the

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    School Programs

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

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    Scout Programs

    Scout Programs The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides many opportunities to observe biofacts, meet a naturalist, and learn to share your world with wildlife. Our educators offer 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,