January Programs


The following is a list of activities being offered through the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, New Jersey. Some programs will require advanced registration as indicated below.  Attendance is always limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Programs will commence at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated.  An adult must accompany all children.  In the event of inclement weather some programs might be canceled.  It is always advisable to call ahead before coming out. These events are intended for families and individuals only. Programs for scouts, schools and other groups are scheduled separately by special arrangement.  Phone : (609) 737-0609


THE NATURE IN ME   (3 yrs. – 7 yrs.)  Saturday January 7, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Do you ever wake up feeling like a bear or perhaps a butterfly?  Do you eat like a bird or maybe you sleep like a log. We, all at times, relate to objects in nature. With the help of a parent or other adult, children will trace and cut out a life-sized paper outline of themselves. They will then fill in the empty space with appropriate pictures and illustrations cut from old nature magazines in this fun indoor nature craft activity. 


NATURE VIDEO Saturday January 14, 12:45 p.m. Living with New Jersey Black Bears This intriguing video provides an inside look at one of the state’s most interesting wildlife species and gives some clues on how to safely share the landscape with these animals.


CROSS-COUNTRY SKI WORKSHOP (pre-teen – adult) Sunday January 15, 1:30 p.m. In this workshop, the participants will learn about the different types of cross-country ski equipment that are available and what to look for in selecting your first pair of skis.  Other topics will include: how to dress and where to go skiing in New Jersey.  The indoor lesson will last 1 -1 ½ hour.  If the ground is snow covered, an additional 1+ hour outdoor ski lesson will be offered. Participants will have to provide their own ski equipment for the outdoor lesson. Call the Nature Center to obtain equipment rental information. Advanced registration required. The workshop will be co-instructed by Kevin Kavanaugh, Ewing and Daniel Nurmi McAuliffe, Langhorne.


NATURE VIDEO Saturday January 21, 12:45 p.m. Forests. From the evergreen forests of the frozen North to the deciduous dry forests of the tropics, these woodlands illustrate the intense seasonality of the Earth. As the tallest, largest and oldest organisms on the planet, trees are home to a fascinating range of wildlife.


BALDPATE MOUNTAIN HIKE (pre-teen – adult) Sunday January 22, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. We will take a county park trail from its trailhead near Church Rd. to the top of the hill. Meet at the parking lot by Niederer’s Pond (Church Rd). Advanced registration required. Bring a water bottle and wear hiking shoes.