Backyard Birding Kits
Purchase your Backyard Birding Kits Today!
Kits include supplies to make simple bird feeders for your backyard, educational materials, activity sheets and a journal to record your observations. Designed for children ages 5 and up.
You will be contacted when your kit is ready for pick up.
To purchase kits: Click Here
Children’s Gardening Classes
Garden Tales – FULL
Five Mondays: April 26th, May 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Age: Grades K-2nd
In this class, children will learn about gardening and nature as they plant, water and weed, taste some of the veggies grown in the Edible Garden, and explore the grounds on nature hikes. Each week’s class centers around a garden-themed book and participants receive a take home gardening project related to the story. Registration required. Space is limited.
$75 per child for Members, $100 per child for Non-Members; (includes all 5 classes)
Please email email@example.com or call 973-744-4752 ext. 1 to be placed on the waiting list.
Five Thursdays: April 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
Age: Grades 1st – 2nd
This hands-on class introduces children to the joy of gardening. Students will grow vegetables, plant flowers, learn about composting and observe the natural world around them at Van Vleck. New this year – Square Foot Gardening! The class will include nature hikes and journaling—the perfect way for kids to get outside and get dirty! Registration required. Space is limited.
$75 per child for Members, $100 per child for Non-Members (includes all 5 classes)
To Register: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-744-4752 ext. 1.
Garden to Table
Four Thursdays: June 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Age: 8-11 year olds
Spend time in the garden with us as we plant and harvest, water and weed and cook and taste. Also included will be time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck gardens. Registration required. Space is limited.
$60 per child for Members/$75 per child for Non-Members (includes all four classes)
To register: Email email@example.com or call 973-744-4752 ext. 1.
April 13th – Making Every Day Earth Day
April 27th – Arbor Day
May 11th – Insect Life Cycles
May 25th – Spring Flowers
June 8th – Insect Safari
June 22nd – Pollinators
NEW TIME! 1 – 4:00 pm
Outdoor Adventures is sponsored by
The Albert Payson Terhune Foundation and
Montclair State University
All classes and events are held at 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair unless otherwise noted. For further information, log on to www.vanvleck.org. To register or for additional information, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Become a Member of Van Vleck to take advantage of special pricing for classes and events.
Please note: We are reserving a few spots for those experiencing financial hardship right now due to the COVID-19 crisis. These spots are first come first serve. Please email email@example.com to reserve a spot.