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Master Ecologist

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

Become a Master Ecologist while using Duke Farms as a living laboratory and network with field experts and professionals.Course OverviewThe Master Ecologist certification course is an adult education series designed for environmental educators, land managers and stewards, private landowners, natural resource professionals, and community members with a passion for our natural environment.This 8-month course provides […]

Eagle Cam Live Q&A

The next best thing to interviewing our resident mating pair themselves. We’re collecting every bald eagle question or curiosity you’ve ever had about our nesting pair, our live cam program or bald eagles in general for a live Q&A event—hopefully just in time for Hatch Week! Submit your questions here, then tune in to the […]

Free

Through the Loupe: Lichen & Moss

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

Come get lost in the moss (and lichen). You’ve seen those curious patches of green, blue, and yellow filling sidewalk cracks and plastered on trees, but have you ever leaned in for a closer look? Mosses and lichens are everywhere, from cities to old-growth forests, but they remain overlooked and understudied. They are tiny, their […]

Winter Wildflower Walk

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

An invitation to appreciate what stubbornly remains, even this late in the quietest season. Winter can seem like a time to put things on hold–for both the natural world and for those of us who study and enjoy it. But a more attentive look at our meadows and woodlands reveals plenty of residual botanical charm […]

$12.00

Signs of Spring

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

Mark the return of spring on a nature walk that explores some favorite signs of the changing seasons. As spring unfolds, the land reveals so much to witness and celebrate. On this walk, take time to read the land for signs of the changing seasons: bursting buds, birdsong, buzzing bees, and spring ephemerals—the inconspicuous early […]

$12.00

A “Peep” at Vernal Pools

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

With the return of spring comes a nightly chorus of chirps and peeps, but those aren’t birds you’re hearing! Join us as we seek out the frogs responsible in their unique, ephemeral habitat: the vernal pool. One of Spring’s most fascinating—and fleeting—features, vernal pools come and go with the changing of seasons. Discover how to […]

$12.00

Map & Compass Navigation

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

Learn the techniques and importance behind map and compass navigation. Course Overview Have you ever gone off-trail to relieve yourself and wondered what you would do if you got turned around? Maybe you need to get back to your vehicle before a thunderstorm rolls in but you aren’t sure you trust yourself to take an […]

$150.00

Spring Dendrology Workshop

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

In this course, we will explore the trees of Duke Farms through the lens of biology, ecology, and biodiversity. Course Overview Lecture material on how trees fit into our local ecosystems—both today and into the future—will contextualize the strong focus on tree identification necessary to understand these complex organisms. Some background in basic tree identification […]

$50.00

Permaculture Design Course

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

This 72-hour course offers a comprehensive and immersive learning experience in sustainable land stewardship and permaculture designCourse OverviewOver the course of 72 hours, participants will engage in a combination of in-person lectures, field sessions, and site evaluations designed to deepen the understanding of permaculture principles and apply these principles in various contexts. The course is […]

$700.00

Spring Stewardship Workshop

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

Learn to manage natural resources more effectively.Course OverviewThe Spring Stewardship Workshop caters to land stewards and property owners seeking to enhance the effective management of their natural resources. This concise, expert-led course aims to equip participants with fundamental knowledge, fostering a comprehensive understanding of prudent stewardship practices.Featured Topics:Identification of invasive plantsPrioritization of invasive managementApplication of […]

$75.00

Wilderness First Aid

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough Township, NJ

Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, but in the woods we’re more limited in what we can do.Course OverviewWFA students will learn practical wilderness first aid skills and gain the confidence to step up, make decisions, and ultimately create positive outcomes from unpredictable situations.We don’t have all the medical resources we have at […]