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Wading in the Brook: An Up-Close Look

Search for everything from bugs to fish as we wade through Dukes Brook and identify some of its resident...
Sat, Jul 8, 9:00 AM
Duke Farms  •  Hillsborough Township, NJ

About This Event

Search for everything from bugs to fish as we wade through Dukes Brook and identify some of its resident critters.

The best way to learn about our waterways is to get in them! The session will begin with wading safety practices followed by guided a exploration of the components of a stream ecosystem. We’ll collect some aquatic organisms, like stoneflies, snails, and crayfish, to identify them up close. And we’ll observe from afar many more insects, plants, fish and other natives and invasive species that share the brook with us. Immerse yourself in the curious world of freshwater biodiversity—literally!

Waders will be supplied to participants in this unique, small-group session. Expect to be in ankle- to less-than knee-deep water for part of the class.

This program is appropriate for adults. Please dress for the weather; this class is entirely outdoors. Long pants and tick deterrents are recommended. The program will involve walking or standing for the entire duration.

Meet in front of the Farm Barn Orientation Center for check-in. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the start of class. We cannot accommodate late arrivals and the class will depart on time.


Please stay home if you are sick. Pre-registration is required, walk-ins will not be accepted. No refunds and no exchanging or transferring tickets. Please note that each participant must be registered. Unless otherwise noted, ALL programs at Duke Farms are RAIN or SHINE.

Please note that registration to a Saturday program comes with an entry pass. You DO NOT need to register separately for a Saturday Entry Pass.

Please contact with any questions.

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