Butterfly Festival

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The Watershed Institute

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The Watershed Center

Volunteer at our annual Butterfly Festival:

"The Butterfly Festival is our largest annual educational event. It is an enlightening day focusing on the importance of maintaining the delicate balance between humans and the natural world. This family-oriented day has grown to be a major regional event, attracting more than two thousand visitors. The day will feature new and exciting ways in which the Watershed is fulfilling its mission to protect the environment and clean water. We invite you to join us in modeling ways to participate in the process of keeping our earth green and provide examples of planet-friendly choices to help support greener-living. We will feature local crafts and products and feature exhibitors and contributors with many types of art, crafts, music, photography, sculpture, etc.

Enjoy live music all day, take a hay ride tour of the Watershed Reserve, ride our electric train around the Festival, and see a live animal show. Nature walks are scheduled throughout the day as well as the famous Butterfly and Bug Parade. Check out the Insect Zoo and family programs indoors, or cool off in our chill tent. Kids can try out a nature obstacle course, play games, and discover the magic of the butterfly house."

We expect more than 2,000 visitors and so need lots of volunteers!

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About The Watershed Institute

Location:

31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534, US

Mission Statement

The Watershed Institute is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the natural environment in the 265-square mile region of central New Jersey drained by Stony Brook and the Millstone River. We are committed to improving community awareness of environmental issues, protecting water quality and quantity, and supporting informed land use decision-making.

Description

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is central New Jersey’s first environmental group. Since 1949 we’ve worked to protect your water and environment through conservation, advocacy, science and education. We speak out for your water and environment, protect and restore sensitive habitats, test our waterways for pollution and inspire others to care for and protect the natural world. Our goal is to improve the health and quality of central New Jersey’s water and sustain a network of protected habitats for wildlife and people.

On 980 acres of protected forest, stream valley, meadow and pond, The Institute operates out of a Platinum LEEDS certified building which includes a nature center, summer camp, and extensive environmental education program. We work with towns, citizens, and businesses to improve land use decisions, conduct stream monitoring and restoration efforts, and advocate for better water quaility standards.

Children & Youth
Community
Environment

WHEN

Sat Aug 01, 2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

31 Titus Mill RdPennington, NJ 08534

(40.35232,-74.77313)
 

SKILLS

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Education
  • Customer Service

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • Full day (9-5) or half day (9-1:15 or 12;45 - 5 pm

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