- Anonymous Donor Has Offered to Match All Donations to Our "Raise the Roof Fund" Up to $1,500
- 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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
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 is a slide show of some pictures of our sponsors, music groups, artisans and vendors from the Music/Craft Fest.
You can also Click Here to see more pictures from the Fest on the FRNC facebook page.
**Matching Your Contribution**
A very generous anonymous donor has offered to match all contributions to our "Raise the Roof" fund up to $1,500.
Please help us to reach this potential $3,000 by mailing your donations labeled "Raise the Roof" in the memo section to;
Raise the Roof Fund
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Rd.
Westampton, NJ 08060
call 609-261-2495 and place your contribution using your credit card.
All of your donations will help the Center to move forward with this necessary work, and it will in turn help us to provide a safe space for programs.
Toni Price, Co- chair
Friends of Rancocas Nature Center
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See Below for Programs and Trips at the Rancocas Nature Center in October.
(Click Here to see a complete listing of Fall Programs and Events at the Rancocas Nature Center.)
PRESCHOOL STORY/MUSIC TIME
Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Thursdays, October 20 and 27, 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.
SPEAKING OF NATURE SERIES
Thursday, October 27, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
New Jersey Through the Seasons
Geographically, New Jersey is one of the smaller states, but don't confuse size with diversity. Within its borders, if you know where to look, you can find a variety of species-rich natural habitats with great eye-appeal. Naturalist Mary Belko will guide us on a photographic journey through the seasons and share what to see where in New Jersey at different times of the year.
Preregister by calling the Rancocas Nature Center at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
NATURE ADVENTURES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Friday, October 28, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fall Leaves Fall!
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.
LL BEAN TRAIL RUNNING OUTING
Saturday, October 29, 8:30-9:30 am
Join LL Bean's expert staff for a trail outing at the Rancocas Nature Center to explore the beautiful outdoors. MODERATE activity level.
BRING: Running shoes, wicking clothing, water. Optional:Sunglasses, small day pack, sunscreen,camera
RANCOCAS NATURE CENTER BOOK CLUB – All Are Welcome
Tuesday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.
"A Place in Space:Ethics, Aesthetics, and Watersheds" by Gary Snyder will be discussed at the November meeting. Contact Toni Price at email@example.com with questions.
RNC OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
Thursday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
All are welcome. Club meets the first Thursday of every month in the RNC classroom or at a designated alternative outdoor location.
RANCOCAS MEMBERS BIRD SEED DISCOUNT DAYS
(Does not apply to S.A.V.E. Black Oil Sunflower Seeds)
Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 6, 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
INTERPRETIVE TRAIL HIKE AT RANCOCAS
Sunday, November 6, 1:30 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.