Upcoming WILD Jersey Programs at Area Libraries

by Debbie Hadley on April 3, 2017

Does your child love science? I’m bringing all kinds of hands-on fun to area libraries over the next few months. Contact the host library for each event to find out how to register for the program.

Thank you to all the NJ librarians who support my programs!

May 2017

Seed Balls
Fair Haven Library
Tuesday, May 16 at 3:15 pm

Cook for the Birds
Howell Township Library
Wednesday, May 17 at 4:15 pm

Marlboro Public Library
Thursday, May 18 at 4:15 pm

June 2017

Seed Balls
Middletown Township Library
Monday, June 19 at 2:15 and 3:45 pm (two groups)

July 2017

Gyotaku Fish Printing
Marlboro Library
Thursday, July 6 at 4:15 pm

Lacey Township Library
Monday, July 10 at 7:00 pm

Lenape Coil Pots
Island Heights Library
Tuesday, July 11 at 2:00 pm

Build a Potato-Powered Light
Upper Shores (Lavallette) Library
Monday, July 17 at 3:00 pm

Build a Potato-Powered Light
Beachwood Library
Friday, July 21 at 10:30 pm

Stafford Township Library
Monday, July 24 at 6:00 pm

New Egypt Library
Tuesday, July 25 at 2:00 pm

Seed Balls
Tuckerton Library
Monday, July 31 at 2:00 pm

August 2017

Build a Potato-Powered Light
Manalapan Library
Wednesday, August 2 at 4:00 pm

Beach in a Box
Marlboro Library
Thursday, August 3 at 4:15 pm

Build a Potato-Powered Light
Stafford Township Library
Monday, August 21 at 6:00 pm


Build a Better World

January 6, 2017

Librarians, are you looking for children’s programs to fit the 2017 summer reading program? Here are some recommendations to complement the “Build a Better World” theme. Prices listed here are for 2017 only. Build a Potato-Powered Light (NEW!) We’ll learn how batteries work, and then make a potato battery to power an LED light. Kids will […]

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July 2016 Nature Programs

July 3, 2016

Interested in registering your child for an upcoming WILD Jersey program? Please contact the host library for more information! Gyotaku Fish Printing – Wednesday, July 6th at 6:30 pm – Lacey Branch, Ocean County Library Papermaking – Thursday, July 7th at 3:00 pm – Manalapan Branch, Monmouth County Library Making Tracks  – Tuesday, July 12th at […]

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Citizen Science, Circa 1884

April 26, 2014

While looking for an obituary for one of my ancestors, I came across this post in the New York Herald, dated February 15, 1884. How about that? A citizen science project! Perhaps this was the predecessor of Cornell University’s Great Backyard Bird Count, a successful volunteer-driven research project. Apparently, observing birds was an activity unsuited […]

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Summer Science Programs for Kids at the Ocean County Library

July 11, 2012

Kids can join me for several hands-on science programs at the Ocean County Library this summer. These programs are free and open to the public, but do require pre-registration, so enroll your child now! Here’s the schedule of WILD Jersey programs: Gyotaku Fish Printing Manchester Branch Monday, July 23rd at 10:30 am Children ages 8-13 […]

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Do You Speak Frog?

July 4, 2012

I just returned from my 9th Earthwatch expedition, Puerto Rico’s Rainforest. If you like mud, this is the expedition for you. For the first few days of the trip, we worked with herpetologist Norman Greenhawk, who taught us quite a bit about the different species of coquí frogs. Anyone who has visited Puerto Rico is […]

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Make Ink from Acorns at the Barnegat Bay Festival

May 27, 2012

Kids can attend a free WILD Jersey program on Sunday, June 3rd at the 15th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival in Island Heights, NJ. We’ll be making tannin ink, which is traditionally made from galls. I’ll show kids how to get tannic acid out of acorns, and then we’ll mix it with a magic ingredient to […]

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Kids Can Make Lenape Coil Pots at the Ocean County Library This Summer

August 1, 2011

WILD Jersey is bringing a new program to several branches of the Ocean County Library this summer. There’s still time to register your child for the Lenape Coil Pots program. Children will learn how the Lenape, NJ’s indigenous people, lived long ago. We’ll talk about what the Lenape ate, how they made their clothes and […]

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Don’t Mow the Violets

April 21, 2011

I’m surrounded by suspiciously green carpets of turfgrass. There’s probably nothing worse for wildlife than a weed-free, well-fertilized yard of turfgrass. Most of my neighbors probably cringe at the sight of my yard, with its sprawling patch of weeds. I don’t care. From an insect’s perspective, my “lawn” is paradise. Bees are already foraging on […]

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Finally, a New WILD Jersey Website!

April 15, 2011

If you can read this, it means I’ve finally finished a project that’s been on my to do list for way too long. I’ve been itching to redesign my website for the past several years, but as they say, life kept getting in the way. I’m happy to cross this off my list, at last. […]

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