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.

Scott Weidensaul: Caught in the SNOWstorm

Monday, November 20 at 8:00 pm

The winter of 2013-14 saw the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern United States in perhaps a century — and marked an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. Author and researcher Scott Weidensaul will share the story of Project SNOWstorm — how a huge, collaborative research effort focused on snowy owls came together in a few frantic weeks, funded with the help of people from around the world, and continues to make discoveries and unexpected insights into the life and ecology of this great white raptor.

Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind,” about bird migration, “Return to Wild America,” and “The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America.” His latest book is “The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean.”  Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of owls and hummingbirds.

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 and below: Snowy Owls © Scott Weidensaul

Scott Weidensaul and Snowy Owl © Scott Weidensaul
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Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed | Your Wildlife Neighbors 10:00 am
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed | Your Wildlife Neighbors @ Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
An event on Saturday, November 4, at 10:00-11:30 am.  Explore techniques to invite desirable critters to your yard, as well as keeping others out of your garden. In the end, children will make a birdfeeder from[...]
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A field trip on Saturday, November 11, at 9:00 am   led by Brad Merritt and Andrew Bobe. Migratory birds from northern climates more frigid than New Jersey’s head our way to spend the winter[...]
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Assiscong Marsh, Hunterdon County 8:00 am
Assiscong Marsh, Hunterdon County @ Assiscong Marsh
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A field trip on Saturday, November 18, at 8:00 am led by Brad Merritt and Juanita Hummel.  Join us as we explore the Assiscong Marsh, which attracts and supports migratory and resident waterfowl that use[...]
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Scott Weidensaul: Caught in the SNOWstorm 8:00 pm
Scott Weidensaul: Caught in the SNOWstorm @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School
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