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March 27, 2018, 5:00 PM - March 28, 2018, 8:00 PM
A two-day intensive cake course. We’ll start day one with the basics of baking the perfect layer cake. You will learn the science behind perfectly fluffy, moist layers, delicious fillings, and of course, perfectly smooth and creamy buttercream frosting. On day two, we get to learn all the basics of covering a cake in fondant and decorating our cakes in an adorable spring theme fit for your Easter dessert table. Improve or learn new skills in baking and decorating a cake that will make you the cake boss in your home. $130/person for the two days. For more information, visit www.burlcoagcenter.com.
March 24, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
During this geology and hydrology walk, participants will look at and learn about the local sand and gravel deposits, groundwater supplies and aquifers, and tidal freshwater of the Rancocas Creek. Led by Pierre Lacombe, retired USGS geologist.
March 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ever wonder what our founding fathers views on slavery were? Some were slave owners themselves, others were staunch abolitionists. Hear how their differences almost derailed the formation of our nation. Presentation will take place at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, Room C120 (520 Jacksonville Road, Mount Holly 08060). Mount Holly Historical Society program, but all are welcome.
March 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ County Library Headquarters, Westampton
Discover the world of some of our most beloved insects: the butterflies. This indoor PowerPoint presentation will focus on recognizing behaviors, life cycles, and defenses with photographic examples of amazing species of butterflies, caterpillars, and moths found in our Burlington County Parks. Presented by Park Naturalist Jennifer Bulava.
March 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Burlington County Library, Westampton
March 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Moorestown Library
World Water Day is celebrated annually on March 22nd and focuses on the importance of water and its sustainable use. Explore the interesting freshwater ecosystems of the Burlington County Parks System, from Smithville Lake down the Rancocas Creek and its tributaries, and out to the Delaware River. Learn about the valuable services wetlands provide for people, such as flood control and water purification. Discover the various ways in which we can protect our wetlands and conserve our water. Presented by Park Naturalist Kate Szostak. Register online through the Moorestown Library website calendar or by calling the Reference Desk at 856-234-0333.
March 27, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bordentown Library
March 27, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Bordentown Library
March 28, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Pemberton Library
March 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Studies show that taking a walk in a natural area is good for your physical and mental health. Adults and interested teenagers will join a naturalist for a guided hike in the Rancocas preserve. Register by calling 609-261-2495. These hour long walks are offered again on April 21 and May19.
March 17, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wee Folk Houses” It is St. Patrick’s Day and whether you are celebrating the “Luck of’the Irish” or not, it can be fun to celebrate imagination and wee folk! We are offering two chances to get out and create woodland homes for fairies, elves, leprechauns or any mythical creature you choose. Use natural materials to create these homes on the forest floor. Register by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There are two start times for this program: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (For adults and teens only); 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (For families). Series continues on April 15 and May 20 with different topics.
March 20, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center
The Burlington County Parks System offers story time geared for children ages 2-5 years old, two times per week. Children will enjoy hearing 3 short stories read aloud, separated by 3 songs that children play along to with rhythm instruments. Each session also includes an age-appropriate craft. Tuesdays at the Rancocas Nature Center and Thursdays at the Worker’s House Gallery at Smithville.
March 21, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Like to hike, but don’t like doing it alone? Planning to get out and walk once the weather breaks? Every week, a brisk, mid-week hike is offered at the Rancocas Nature Center. It’s the perfect time to enjoy Spring’s awakening, as the natural world comes alive in the Spring. Hikes begin at 5:30 PM.
March 22, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Jersey Beekeepers - Spend the evening learning about honeybees, their social structure, and beekeeping in NJ from George Sereduk, beekeeper and member of the Mid-State NJ Bee Keepers Association. He will discuss some of the current challenges, such as Colony Collapse Disorder, varroa mites, and honeybee diseases. Register by calling 609-261-2495. Series repeats on May 24.
March 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Interactions with the natural world are engaging learning experiences. Join us for a series of programs geared for preschoolers ages 3-5. This session includes the reading of the children’s book, “Tree” and a “We appreciate trees” activity. Children must accompanied by a parent or guardian. Register by calling 609-261-2495. Series continues on April 27 and May 25.
March 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Project Learning Tree is a nationally recognized activity guide that provides educators with tools for increasing student environmental awareness. Whether you are a formal educator, scout leader, or homeschool instructor, PLT activities will engage your students in interdisciplinary hands-on experiences that develop problem solving, critical thinking, literacy, and research skills. PLT is correlated to both national and state standards. Curriculum guides sponsored by Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Facilitated by Jennifer Bulava (Burlington County Parks) and Mary Belko (Rancocas Nature Center). $18, includes K-8 curriculum guide and light breakfast. Register by calling RNC at 609-261-2495 or email Mary at email@example.com.
March 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
There’s no better way to spend a weekend than in the outdoors. Come join LL. Bean staff and take the first step to building up your stamina for hikes. This slow-paced hike over easy terrain will give you time to take in the scenery and get a feel for the activity. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Register online at www.llbean.com/marlton or by phone at 856-810-5560.
March 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center
March 28, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
March 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join LL Bean’s Women’s group as we support and encourage each other to stay healthy on these beautiful trails. Meet at the E. Railroad Ave. parking for Smith’s Woods.
March 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This unique approach to history opens up discussion that links our history to current events. A document, photo or artifact will be provided for review. Open discussion on the provided material is encouraged but not required. You may come to simply experience various viewpoints on the subject. You never know where the conversation may lead.
March 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This exciting program, part of a new series, involves using special flashlights with filters that allow us to see UV-induced fluorescence, an amazing phenomenon that would normally be invisible to us. Various plants, invertebrates, mushrooms and more glow in different dazzling colors at night. Meet at the Smith’s Woods Parking lot off East Railroad Ave. Led by Park Naturalist Jen Bulava. This session is designed for youth ages 10-18 and their families. (April 20th session open to everyone). Due to limited supplies, registration is mandatory
March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
MOUNT HOLLY IN THE MID-20TH CENTURY THROUGH THE EYES OF HUGH H. CAMPBELL - Hugh H. Campbell was a man of many talents. He expressly captured his own view of Mount Holly via his paintbrush. He was an artist, published author and philosopher who lived an extremely minimalistic life. Learn more about him and see select works from the Hugh H. Campbell Collection. Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon - 4 p.m.
March 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Margareta is an eclectic artist who has found many outlets for her artistic expression. Her talents include horticultural arts, photography, jewelry making, culinary arts, sculpting, painting and more. Gallery hours of operation: Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon - 4 p.m.
March 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery
March 29, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery