~ HISTORY LANE ~
Take a stroll down History Lane. Local historians and geologists will be on hand to share their knowledge and answer your questions about our local area. Continue on to the booths manned by naturalists, conservationists, and those dedicated to preserving and enjoying our beautiful Sourland region. They will be offering information, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. For the more adventurous types, there will be family – fun activities for all ages to enjoy.
The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum
Learn about the important role African Americans played in the development of the Sourland Mountain Region. Find out about the new museum on the mountain that explores this interesting part of the region’s history
Van Harlingen Historical Society
What do you know about the primitive technologies that were used by the early inhabitants in the Sourland Region? See demonstrations, view materials and have an opportunity to ask questions at the Van Harlingen Historical Societies table.
Come meet the author and educator David P. Harper. He will have materials to help explain the geology of the Sourland Mountain Region. With the New Jersey Geological Survey for twenty years David is most knowledgeable in this area. He has a long career as an educator having taught geology at Rider University, Mercer County Community College, and New Jersey City University. David has also served as President of the Geological Association of New Jersey. Stop by and learn the interesting facts which have made our region what it is today.
The Lenape were some of the earliest inhabitants of the Sourland Mountain Region. The Lenape Nation will have representatives present to teach you about their culture and provide information about their tribe. They will have storytelling, games and activities for our younger attendees.
Want to see demonstrations on flint knapping and friction fire-making methods? Want to learn more about how our ancestors made soaps, salves, tinctures, clay pots, flint knapped arrowheads, knife blades and pendants? Be sure to stop by the Practical Primitive table to learn about these skills.
~ EDUCATION ~
Come and learn about this wonderful organization dedicated to ending food waste and hunger. Learn what you can do to combat it. They will also have interactive activities for children to do.
For over 125 years the Sierra Club has worked to protect the earth’s vital resources, natural beauty, wild creatures, and scenic landscapes. Learn about the environmental issues which face our region and what you can do to help.
The Sourland Conservancy Stewardship Committee will have materials and information to explain the efforts to reintroduce the American Chestnut Tree back into our area.
Stop by and find out what this organization is doing to provide food for the hungry while also helping with the deer population issues in our area.
This organization is the statewide political voice for the environment. They advocate for strong environmental policies, and hold our elected officials accountable to safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state and the strength of our economy. Talk with them about what an informed electorate can do to influence policy.
The Sourland Region offers a diversity of activities to recreational enthusiasts. REI will be here to offer information, instructions, and demonstrations to enhance your outdoor experiences
Learn about this great organization and how they are working to protect the Sourland Region from the numerous invasive plant species in our area. Find out what you can do to help
To best enjoy all the Sourland Region has to offer we need our health. Stop by the Princeton Health table for free blood pressure monitoring, CPR demonstrations and other health related activities. Congratulate Princeton Health on their 100th anniversary of providing quality care to our region.
Think you know about nature? Stop by the D&R Greenway Land Trust table and try your hand at the Wheel of Conservation. Also find information on the many parcels of land that have been preserved in our area.
Every day we hear more and more about the pipeline projects which will impact our area. Stop by the rethink energy nj table and ask questions, learn the facts - are they necessary, are there viable alternatives, what’s the status of renewable energy? While you’re there play the Energy / Pipeline Trivia Game.
Climate change is something that impacts us all. Stop by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby table to get better informed on this critical topic.
We all recognize that renewable energy sources would benefit the environment. Learn more about Solar Energy by visiting the Green Power Energy table.
Come meet the Rutgers Master Gardeners and get helpful hints that you can use around your home. You can learn about home horticulture, flower and vegetable gardening, insects, lawn care and more.
~ FAMILY ACTIVITIES ~
Stop by the Scavenger Hunt table in the History Lane, Cool Critters, Education area and pick up your sheet of questions. Answers to the questions can be learned by stopping at the different tables in these areas. Have a chance to draw for valuable prizes – token prizes will be available for all participants.
The Hunt is open to the first 500 participants so get there early!