Public Programs

Programs are held on the third Monday of each month

Programs are held at Stainton Hall auditorium at the Pennington School on the 3rd Monday of each month, from September to May. Time: Refreshments served at 7:30 pm; program begins at 8:00 pm. We strive to feature engaging speakers and interesting topics for our lecture series. If you have any recommendations for topics or speakers for one of these programs, please visit our contact page and let us know. All our programs are free and don’t require advance registration!

Stainton Hall, Pennington School
112 West Delaware Avenue
Pennington, New Jersey 08534

FYI:  There is a new entrance to The Pennington School campus off W. Delaware Ave just a few feet to the west of the old one.  It leads to a new parking lot immediately behind Stainton Hall.  For now, one can use both entrances, but parking at the new one is less crowded and conveniently close to the rear entrance near the south side of the building.

Peter Bacinski
Colonial Nesting Birds—Our Coastal Gems

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Featuring images taken by some of America’s best nature photographers, Pete Bacinski will offer a look at some of New Jersey’s most glorious birds: colonial nesting herons, egrets, terns and gulls. He will acquaint us with this marvelous group of birds in their finest (breeding) attire and explore their way of life right here in New Jersey. Efforts on the part of several organizations to protect their habitats will be examined.

Now officially retired, Pete has been associated with the New Jersey Audubon Society from 1971 to the present as a volunteer, associate naturalist and field trip and workshop leader. He established and directed NJA’s Sandy Hook Bird Observatory and All Things Birds Program for North Jersey, was a field notes editor for Records of New Jersey Birds and major contributor to the Birds of New Jersey atlas. He was a weekly columnist for the Newark Star Ledger and the NJ.com on-line magazine Seen in New Jersey. He was recently elected to the board of directors of the Friends of Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. His life list contains over 700 species of birds in North America north of Mexico.

Stainton Hall Auditorium

Stainton Hall is on the campus of the Pennington School located on Delaware Avenue between Route 31 and Main Street in Pennington. Enter campus from Delaware Avenue between the brick lamp posts, proceed a short distance and turn right into the parking area. Parking is free. The walkway to Stainton Hall is evident at the end of the parking lot.

 

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Above: Snowy Egret © Pete Bacinski
Below: Roseate Tern © Pete Bacinski

Below: Snowy Egrets © Pete Bacinski
Below Left: Common Tern © Pete Bacinski

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Friends for the Abbott Marshlands: Island Trail, Roebling Park, 1st Saturday Walk 10:00 am
Friends for the Abbott Marshlands: Island Trail, Roebling Park, 1st Saturday Walk @ Roebling Park
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am
Island Trail, Roebling Park, 1st Saturday Walk Friends for the Abbott Marshlands A field walk on Saturday, September 1, at 10:00 AM. Join guide Kelly Rypkema for the first 1st Saturday Abbott Marshlands Walk – A[...]
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Edwin Forsythe NWR (Brigantine) 9:00 am
Edwin Forsythe NWR (Brigantine) @ Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, Visitor Center
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am
A field trip on Saturday, September 8, at 9:00 AM,led by Jim Myers and Brad Merritt. We start our fall field trip season at the fascinating location of Brigantine, located off Rt. 9 in Oceanville. The Brig[...]
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Bird Banding at Featherbed Lane 8:00 am
Bird Banding at Featherbed Lane @ Featherbed Lane Bird Banding Station
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am
A field trip on Sunday, September 16, at 8:00 am led by Mark Witmer and Hannah Suthers.  Registration is required and limited to 12 persons. Contact Brad Merritt, 609-921-8964. To experience the excitement of seeing beautiful[...]
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Peter Bacinski: Colonial Nesting Birds—Our Coastal Gems 8:00 pm
Peter Bacinski: Colonial Nesting Birds—Our Coastal Gems @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Peter Bacinski: Colonial Nesting Birds—Our Coastal Gems @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School | Pennington | New Jersey | United States
Peter Bacinski: Colonial Nesting Birds—Our Coastal Gems Monday, September 17, 2018, at 8:00 PM Featuring images taken by some of America’s best nature photographers, Pete Bacinski will offer a look at some of New Jersey’s[...]
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The Watershed Institute, Campfire Storytelling  7:00 pm
The Watershed Institute, Campfire Storytelling  @ The Watershed Institute
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Watershed Institute, Campfire Storytelling An event on Friday, September 21, at 7:00 PM. Step away from the screen and listen to our storytellers spin yarns from several cultures. Spark your imagination with stories both funny and poignant. Roast a[...]
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St. Michael’s Farm Preserve, Hopewell 8:00 am
St. Michael’s Farm Preserve, Hopewell @ St. Michaels
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am
A field trip on Saturday, September 22, at 8:00 AM, led by Sharyn Magee, Juanita Hummel and Brad Merritt. Join us in exploring the St. Michael’s Farm Preserve for fall migrants such as sparrows, raptors and other[...]
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The Watershed Institute, Autumn Reading Group: Out there: Voices from the Wild – Poet Mary Oliver 7:30 pm
The Watershed Institute, Autumn Reading Group: Out there: Voices from the Wild – Poet Mary Oliver @ The Watershed Institute
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Watershed Institute, Autumn Reading Group: Out there: Voices from the Wild – Poet Mary Oliver An event on Wednesday, September 26, at 7:30 PM. First of a series of three. Facilitator Jeff Hoagland invites you to enjoy this unique[...]
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Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve 8:00 am
Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve @ Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am
A field trip on Saturday, September 30, at 8:00 am led by Sharyn Magee and Brad Merritt. The Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, 164 acres of grasslands and woodlands in Somerset Co., is home to sensitive species,[...]
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