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.

David Wheeler
New Jersey’s Rare Wildlife

Monday, May 21, 2018, at 8:00 PM

In “New Jersey’s Rare Wildlife,” David Wheeler explores the unparalleled biodiversity in the Garden State. Far from the popular stereotypes, New Jersey’s diverse habitats host an incredible number of wildlife species, both year-round residents and visitors arriving during world-class migrations. Yet many of these species struggle to survive while facing a range of growing threats. From magnificent bald eagles and bobcats, to vulnerable bats and pollinators, learn about our state’s bountiful rare wildlife.

David Wheeler has served since 2012 as the Executive Director of the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation, which works to protect rare wildlife in New Jersey and beyond. He also teaches Environmental Communication at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Mr. Wheeler hosted the 2016 online video series, “New Jersey’s Hidden Coast,” and has written for the Star Ledger, E the Environmental Magazine, NJEA Review, and other media. His book, Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State was published in 2011, and he wrote the foreword for Jim Wright’s Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands and Beyond (2014). Wheeler earned a B.A. from American University in Washington DC and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business; he was a 2017 Fellow with Lead New Jersey.

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.





Above: Bald Eagle © Northside Jim
Below: NJ Endangered Bobcat © Wayne Simpson

Above: Wood Frog, vernal pool breeder © MacKenzie Hall
Below: Diamondback Terrapin © Ben Wurst