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Noticing Nature

with Sue Slotterback

2024-04-23 10:00:00 2024-04-23 12:00:00 America/New_York Noticing Nature CMCL Outdoors -

Tuesday, April 23
10:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-23 10:00:00 2024-04-23 12:00:00 America/New_York Noticing Nature Registration REQUIRED for EACH SESSION. CMCL Outdoors -

Registration REQUIRED for EACH SESSION.

All events are tentatively scheduled and may change. Please see the CMCL Events Calendar on our website, follow us on social media, and subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter for any and all updates.


Welcome to Noticing Nature! For the next nine weeks, we’ll be exploring some natural history topics at various locations around Cape May County. Our excursions out of doors will offer authentic nature experiences. 

Every day there are people out there making a difference in many ways to protect and improve the wildlife and the ecosystem we all depend on. Let’s meet just a few of them to find out what these “tenders” do—and how we might help be “tenders”, too.

 

Registration is REQUIRED for EACH SESSION - please select each date that you will be attending. You need not attend all sessions.

Before attending, please email Sue at 2ndnature.connections@gmail.com to receive directions and other important info. In case of any changes, Sue will reach out.

 

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Week 1 - March 12th

  • Geocaching with Kirby Hoffman
  • Lets have fun with this worldwide scavenger hunt game while we do our part: CITO “cache in, trash out”.
  • Location: Dennis Twp Recreation Trail

Week 2 - March 19th

  • Sustainable Seas with Sean Towers
  • Growing food is nothing new, but the techniques are changing all of the time.
  • Location: Rutgers Aquaculture Innovation Center

Week 3 - March 26th

  • FrogWatch with Brian Williamson
  • Frogs and toads of all kinds are particularly dependent on water quality. This citizen science project keeps an eye on them.
  • Location: Lizard Tail Trail

[No meeting on April 2nd]

Week 4 - April 9th

  • Cooperative Extension of CM County with Linda Horner
  • Find out about the variety of programs and resources that are available to enhance the quality of life for county residents.
  • Location: Cape May County Fair Grounds

Week 5 - April 16th

  • Managing Emergencies with Kevin McLaughlin
  • When a storm is coming there is a whole team prepared to jump into action before, during, and after. Are you ready?
  • Location: CMCo Emergency Management Communication Center

Week 6 - April 23rd

  • Environmental Commission Projects with Donna Rothman
  • This group of people, appointed by the mayor, is tasked with advising the municipality on environmental issues and takes on projects for the protection of the community, the wildlife, and the natural resources that sustains us all.
  • Location: Avalon Dune and Beach Trail

[No meeting on April 30th]

Week 7 - May 7th

  • Monitoring Bluebirds in NJ with Rae Griffiths
  • These iconic little birds are huge insectivores that are crucial in protecting our food sources. Learn how we can help them in return.
  • Location: Belleplain State Forest

Week 8 - May 14th

  • National Wildlife Refuge System with Ethan Hammer
  • There is an incredible story behind the NWR which extends across the US working to keep these beautiful open areas accessible to wildlife.
  • Location: Cape May NWR at Two Mile Beach Unit

Week 9 - May 21st

  • Recycling and Waste Audit with Lyn Crumbock
  • What happens once we “throw it away”? Reducing environmental impact is something we all can do.
  • Location: Cape May County MUA

 

Here is a list of what to bring and wear for all sessions:

  • Dress… for the weather! And be
    prepared for the unexpected!
  • Coat/jacket
  • Hat, gloves, scarf
  • Long, warm pants
  • Sturdy shoes and warm socks
  • Water bottle
  • Snack - to keep your energy up! :)
  • Journal pack (we’ll discuss this during our first session)
  • We’ll be taking walks for sure, but keep a light, foldable chair in your car - there may not always be seating in some places

After every session we will discuss the upcoming session location and topic. Maps with directions and a list for anything needed to bring will be posted via email several days prior to the date. Looking forward to seeing you!

The Noticing Nature series is FREE and open to the public.

 

For over forty years, Sue Slotterback has been a professional naturalist and outdoor education specialist for the Ocean Discovery Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the NJ Marine Sciences Consortium, NJ Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May, and was the Environmental Educator for The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor. Recipient of the Alliance for NJ Environmental Education's "Outstanding Environmental Educator of the Year Award" in 2009, Sue has guided thousands of people, young and old, through her favorite haunts, turning them on to the wonders of their natural heritage.


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Hours

CMCL Outdoors

Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 11:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 11:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 11:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 11:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 11:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 11:00PM
Sun, May 26 9:00AM to 11:00PM

Upcoming events

Wed, May 22, 9:00am - 10:00am
CMCL Online - Zoom

Wed, May 22, 9:15am - 10:15am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Children's Room

Canceled
Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
CMCL Outdoors

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Cape May City - Children's Room

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, May 22, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room
This event is full

Wed, May 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Canceled
Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sea Isle City

Wed, May 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New venue Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Canceled
Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wildwood Crest

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, May 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Classroom

Thu, May 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Upper Township - Events Room

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room
This event is full

Thu, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Fri, May 24, 9:15am - 10:15am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Fri, May 24, 9:30am - 10:30am
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Fri, May 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Fri, May 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Woodbine - Children's Room,Events Room

Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Wildwood Crest - 1st Floor Events Room
This event is full

Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Fri, May 24, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Sat, May 25, 9:30am - 10:30am
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Sat, May 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cape May Court House - Pocket Park

Mon, May 27, All day
Cape May Court House

Tue, May 28, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Stone Harbor - Events Room
This event is full

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Tue, May 28, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodbine - Events Room

Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Canceled
Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House

Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House - Children's Room

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Wed, May 29, 9:00am - 10:00am
CMCL Online - Zoom

Wed, May 29, 9:15am - 10:15am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 9:15am - 10:15am
Upper Township

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lower Township

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Upper Township - Events Room

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
CMCL Outdoors

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
CMCL Outdoors - Harborview Park, Cape May

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room
This event is full

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lower Township

Wed, May 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Wed, May 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Wed, May 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
New venue Cape May Court House - Presentation Room

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New venue Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace