~ 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
Hopewell Valley Historical Society
Van Harlingen Historical Society
The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and the Van Harlingen Historical Society will be here to educate and enlighten us with both facts and myths of the Sourland region.
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.
~ 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 underway to reintroduce the American Chestnut 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