Hawk Rise Sanctuary
NJ Audubon Programs

New Jersey Audubon is hosting public programs for all ages at

Hawk Rise Sanctuary.

To register for a program please contact:

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Phone: 908.766.5787

Led by Kelly Wenzel, Project Coordinator – Urban Education
Saturday, September 13 – 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Explore the tidal salt marsh as the sun goes down on low tide.  The viewing platform over the Rahway River can give great views of shore birds and raptors.  Linger long enough and you may catch a glimpse of Woodcock, Great Horned Owl and bats!
Location: Hawk Rise Sanctuary, Range Road, Linden, NJ
Cost: Free 

Led by Kelly Wenzel – Project Coordinator-Urban Education
Saturday, October 4 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Help New Jersey Audubon and the City of Linden restore the forest at Hawk Rise.  We will be tearing out invasive plants and planting native woodland plants and seed.  Tools, water and snacks provided.  Wear pants and boots for protection.
Location: Hawk Rise Sanctuary, Range Road, Linden, NJ
Cost: Free.

Join us for programs at other Urban Oases too!

Led by Dave Hall, Associate Naturalist
Thursday, September 11 - 8:30 a.m. to11:00 a.m.
Explore edge and meadow habitats for early fall migrants with an easy walk through the reservation.
Location: Mountain Avenue and Courter Lane, North Caldwell, NJ  07006
Cost: Free.

Led by Dave Hall, Associate Naturalist
Thursday, September 18 - 9:00 A.M. to noon    
Join NJ Audubon staff and volunteers for fantastic views of migrating hawks. We'll be on hand to help you spot and identify hawks as they move through the ridges of the Watchung Mountains.  Park along Edgecliff Road (just off of Bradford Avenue in Cedar Grove) and look for the pathway to the stairs. The stairway is steep, but worth the effort.  Bring a hat, water and a folding chair.  Pre-registration is requested.  
Location: Edgecliff Road, Cedar Grove/Montclair, NJ
Cost: Free

Led by Dave Hall, Associate Naturalist
Saturday, September 20 - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Essex County’s largest developed park has many good hiking trails leading into different habitats. At the peak of the fall migration, we will search for passerines, raptors, and maybe a few waterfowl. Meet at the Turtle Back Zoo parking lot where we will carpool to various locations within the park.
Location: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ  07052
Cost: $6 members $8 non-members

Led by Kelly Wenzel, Project Coordinator – Urban Education and
Bob Shinn, President – Camden County Historical Society
Saturday, September 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join Bob Shinn from the Camden County Historical Society on a historical tour of Petty’s Island.  Located in the Delaware River between Camden and Philadelphia, this industrial island was used by everyone from the Lenape Indians to pig farmers and pirates.  Learn how this island played an important part in the creation of America and how its new role as a wildlife sanctuary came to be. Registration is required.  Directions given upon registration.
Location: Petty’s Island
Cost:  FREE

Led by Kelly Wenzel, Program Coordinator – Urban Education
Saturday, October 11 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Petty’s Island, Pennsauken, NJ
Cost: Free

Led by Kelly Wenzel, Project Coordinator – Urban Education and Jennifer Dowd, NJ Coordinator – Eco-Schools USA
Saturday, October 18 – 10:30 a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Using New Jersey Audubon’s Bridges to the Natural World, we will explore ways in which the outdoors can be used to enhance teaching and learning.  Learn the benefits of place-based learning, outdoor classroom management and general safety guidelines along with curriculum ideas that support STEM education and the arts.  This workshop is great for Home-school parents, After-school providers, Scout leaders or anyone who loves the outdoors!  There are 2 ways to register: call 908.766.5787 or try our NEW online form at: 
Location: Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, NJ
Cost: $20.