Thanks to All Who Helped Make Our "Raise the Roof" Music and Craft Festival a Success!
Longwood Gardens Holiday Bus Trip on November 29th
Pictures from 2016 Summer Camp
The Rancocas Nature Center is sponsoring a Bus Trip to Longwood Gardens on November 29th. Following are details.
Longwood Gardens Christmas Bus Trip
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $60/per person
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Longwood Gardens during the holiday season. Indoor and outdoor displays are infused with color and lights, thousands of seasonal plants exquisitely decorate the Conservatory, and sounds of the season resonate throughout. Arrival at the Gardens is scheduled for 12 p.m., giving plenty of time to take in all that is offered. Visit www.longwoodgardens.org for details of the holiday display.
The trip is sponsored by Rancocas Nature Center and includes bus transportation and entry ticket. Ticket price does not include lunch or dinner. Event occurs rain or shine.
Call the Center at 609-261-2495 for additional information.
Click Here to see the flier.
The Rancocas Nature Center offers badge-focused programs and opportunities for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all age levels.
Click HERE to go to our Scout page to see new brochures and the activities available for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Visitors Center Hours
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tues-Sat
12 p.m.– 4 p.m. Sunday
Closed Mondays and Holidays
Trails/Parking Lot: Open 7 days/week, dawn to dusk.
794 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
Phone: (609) 261-2495
Work with Master Gardeners in Rancocas Nature Center's Gardens
The Master Gardeners of Burlington County support and maintain the various gardens at the Rancocas Nature Center. All require ongoing care and upkeep throughout the year. The Master Gardeners need interested individuals (you don't have to be a Master Gardner) to help in the garden. Anyone interested in gardening or learning more about maintaining a flower garden is welcome. Any amount of time you are able to help will be greatly appreciated. The group meets for several hours each Wednesday morning, starting at 9:00am, at the Rancocas Nature Center. There is no registration, just come to the Center on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am. If you have questions, please call the Center at (609) 261-2495 or email Toni Price at email@example.com .
Birthday Parties at the Rancocas Nature Center
Invite friends to a wildlife adventure in our natural history museum and on our trails. With live animals to see, things to touch and feel, and diverse trails to hike, this will be a birthday party your child will remember.
Click Here for Details
ONE OF THE BEST LOCAL TOURIST DESTINATIONS - 2016
Thank you for supporting the Rancocas Nature Center!
The Rancocas Nature Center was again voted One of the Best Local Tourist Destinations 2016" by readers of the Burlington County Times.
Click HERE to see the award certificate
Thank you to everyone who helped with our festival on 9/18.
Because of your support the Center can move forward with roof repairs, and we hope to establish this as a bigger and better annual tradition to help sustain and develop RNC.
A sincere, heart felt thank you to the following individuals and groups, because without them, the festival could not have happened.
JOHN SMITH, Burlington County Parks Superintendent
BURLINGTON COUNTY PARKS Staff
RANCOCAS NATURE CENTER Volunteers, Trustees, and Development Committee
INDUCTOTHERM-Overall Event Sponsor
INVESTORS BANK-Event Sponsor
BROWN & BROWN-Event Sponsor
ABE LOPEZ, Westampton Township
WESTAMPTON FIRE POLICE
RVRHS ROTC Cadets
All of our craft and food vendors and our performers.
Toni Price, Co- chair
Friends of Rancocas Nature Center
We've had questions about where to purchase CD's from our Raise the Roof performers, so we'll list that information here as we receive it:
JOHN BYRNE BAND - http://www.johnbyrneband.com/merchandise.html
Following are photos of one of the performing groups, The Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society. More pictures from the Music/Craft Fest will be added soon.
You can also Click Here to see more pictures from the Fest on the FRNC facebook page.
Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society
CONNECT WITH NATURE
Sunday, September 25
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Rancocas preserve features a variety of hike-able habitats that offer a unique opportunity to observe and investigate the local wildlife of New Jersey. This program uses hands-on activities to guide children and families in the exploration of a meadow, a forest and a wetland. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
PRESCHOOL STORY/MUSIC TIME
Tuesday, September 27, 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 29, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This approximately hour-long preschool program features a different theme each week. Children will enjoy hearing 3 short stories read aloud, separated by 3 songs that are played along to with rhythm instruments. Each session also includes an age-appropriate craft. The Tuesday program is repeated on Thursday in the same week. This program is geared toward 2 to 5 year-olds, but is designed for families--older and younger children are welcome. Cost: free.
Please call 609-265-5858 to register. www.co.burlington.nj.us/parks.
NATURE ADVENTURES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Friday, September 30, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Giggly Wiggly Worms
It’s never too early for young children to interact with nature. Rancocas offers this fun program which combines a nature-themed children’s book and an outdoor exploration. This program is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
RANCOCAS MEMBERS BIRD SEED DISCOUNT DAYS
(Does not apply to S.A.V.E. Black Oil Sunflower Seeds)
Saturday, October 1: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 2: 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
INTERPRETIVE TRAIL HIKE AT RANCOCAS
Sunday, October 2, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join an RNC naturalist for an interpretive hike through our varied habitats. It’s a great way to become familiar with our well-maintained trails. The pace is easy and suitable for adults and interested teenagers.
Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.