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August 18, 2020, 8:00 AM - October 31, 2020, 5:00 PM
Discover the hawks, eagles, vultures, and owls that reside in Burlington County in this online photographic presentation. Learn about raptor adaptations, behaviors, migration patterns and conservation efforts to bring endangered species back from the brink of extinction. Presented by Park Naturalist Jen Bulava. This program will be available online beginning August 18.
September 2, 2020, 10:00 AM - September 30, 2020, 8:00 PM
Crafting with natural objects is a great way to learn about wildlife and appreciate its beauty. Naturalist Kate Forte will be posting a craft tutorial using resources right from nature! Soak in the last bit of summer sun while creating a unique craft that can be done with objects found right in your backyard. Craft will be posted on our Programs and Events page.
September 16, 2020, 12:00 PM - September 30, 2020, 8:00 PM
Why are wetlands so important? What makes an area a wetland? Are all wetlands the same? Learn the answers to these questions and more through a video featuring Naturalist Kate talking about the wetland habitats within the Burlington County Parks System.
September 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - October 6, 2020, 8:00 PM
Learn about various species that call Burlington County Parks home! Every other Wednesday, Naturalist Kate will post a new video that highlights a local animal species to better understand their behaviors, natural history and significance in the environment. The two species highlighted this month will be painted turtles and red-winged blackbirds.
September 28, 2020, 8:00 AM - October 11, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods
Do you have a great idea for a scarecrow? Never created one, but want to try? Here's an opportunity for some free, family fun this fall!
Beginning October 13, Smithville Park will have all of the scarecrows on display. This is a great way to promote your business, civic group or organization, as our parks have never been more busy! Your scarecrow will be viewed by MANY visitors! The best part is that this year's entry is FREE! Each scarecrow will be hung at the park for visitors to see. Voting will be on Facebook! Monetary prizes to be announced! Registration: September 28-October 10. Installation must be completed by the end of day on October 11. Voting will begin on October 13. First place prize: $250, 2nd place: 150 and 3rd place: $75.
Don’t want to enter the contest? Be a part of the fun by visiting Smithville Park to see the scarecrows and casting your vote online!
September 28, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Did you know that getting out in nature for as little as half an hour a week can help improve your overall mood as well as reduce blood pressure? Come hike along with Naturalist Kate Forte while learning about the varying habitats within the parks. Online registration is required. Strict limited number of people enforced, and masks required.
September 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center
A chance to virtually cook along-side chef Cara Griffin! She will be making creamy, homemade mac & cheese stuffed peppers – YUM! Each participant will be sent a zoom link for the class, and they’ll be able to pick up their ingredients at the Farmhouse prior to the class! We’re excited to see your faces and cook together!