Guide to Morris County Parks for Earth Day

Earth Day is a great time to get outside, appreciate nature, and learn more about the area where you live. To see what kind of fun you can have this year, we put together this Guide to Morris County Parks for Earth Day.

Cooper Gristmill

One of the few restored and operational water-powered mills, the Cooper Gristmill can take visitors back in time to show you how technology once depended on nature.

The Care and Keeping of Rivers

Celebrate renewable energy by seeing how our ancestors harnessed the power of the Black River. As a water-powered mill, this exhibit shows visitors the life cycle of a river and how water plays a role in the history of everything from industry to toys.

Date: Saturday 2/20/19

Time: 1 PM – 3 PM

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

With 213.4-acres of land, there’s a lot to see at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. This year, there’s a lot to do during Earth Day weekend too.

Little Farm Friends: Egg to Chick

Young children can get comfortable around animals and learn what it’s like to live on a farm. Kids between the ages of three and five can learn rooster calls, pet baby chicks, and go on an egg hunt.

Date: Saturday 2/20/19

Time: 10 AM – 11AM

Plant Spuds

If you’re looking to get your hands dirty and learn about where your food comes from, you can help the farmers plant potatoes. Then, later in the season, feel free to come back, harvest what you planted, and take some fresh spuds home.

Date: Saturday 2/20/19

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 1 PM – 2 PM

Tin Punch Designs

Art lovers will enjoy making some rustic arts-and-crafts by creating your own tin punch display. You’ll be able to create your own design or use a traditional pattern.

Date: Saturday 2/20/19

Time: 2 PM – 4 PM

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

With landscapes from swamps and marches to meadows and forests, the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center always offers lots of variety.

Nest Building for Families

If you’ve ever wondered how birds make their way from place to place and build a home for themselves, you can learn how different species construct their nests.

Date: Saturday 2/20/19

Time: 1 PM – 2 PM

Toddlers & Tykes: Celebrate Earth Day!

A special Earth Day hike is a great way to start your day! You’ll learn how you can help protect the environment and your local ecosystem while you and your little ones walk their beautiful trails.

Date: Monday 2/22/19

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Awesome Animal Artists

Aspiring young artists can celebrate Earth Day by getting a lesson on how to draw their favorite animals. This class focuses on all kinds of animals that are native to New Jersey.

Date: Monday 2/22/19

Time: 4 PM – 5 PM

Historic Speedwell

As the “birthplace of the telegraph,” the Historic Speedwell has a big place in the history of the Industrial Revolution. This year, you can learn some of that history firsthand.

Big/Little Blacksmithing

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a blacksmith is like? Now you can learn from an expert. Billy Barret of Bill Barret Custom Knives gives you a hands-on lesson on the basics of being a blacksmith.

Date: Saturday 2/20/19

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

With all kinds of terrain, wildlife, and breathtaking scenery, a hike through the Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area has something for everyone.

Spring Things Walk: Easy

What better way to celebrate nature than by spending a peaceful Sunday morning on a hike? This easy and educational walk will include information on the plants and animals that make up the local ecosystem.

Date: Sunday 2/21/19

Time: 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Celebrate the Environment

Whether you’re interested in arts-and-crafts or going hiking, the events in this Guide to Morris County Parks for Earth Day can help you have fun while you appreciate the planet this year.

Categories: Community Events