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We're all seeking to find educational and recreational opportunities to keep our minds and bodies engaged while the world is changing in these difficult times. While the Nature Center is closed, we do have 4.5 miles of trails to explore (at a safe distance!). In the meantime, the Education Team has curated educational activities to do at home, outdoor fun and exploration, and behind-the-scenes looks at some of our animals inside the Nature Center. 

We'll post new content throughout the week to encourage outdoor fun and recreation and ways to explore the natural world.

As you can imagine, donations during this time of uncertainty is critical to allowing us to maintain the Nature Center and outbuildings, the live animals that call Asbury Woods home, and to protect the 205 natural acres that make up Asbury Woods. If you're able, please visit to support.

Create Your Own Backyard Bird Feeder and Beginner Bird Watching with Jessica

Learn to create a simple backyard bird feeder with Environmental Educator, Jessica Stefano. You'll need the following items to create this activity:

  • Cardboard tube
  • Nut butter (peanut, or other nut butter)
  • Something to spread the butter (spoon, knife)
  • Ribbon, string, twine
  • Bird Seed (Creative options include: crushed up cheerios, dried fruits, raisins, or even stale bread)

Vermicomposting and Storytime with Sarah

Join Sarah Lewis, School Programs Manager, as she gives you a virtual tour of the Asbury Woods vermicomosting program and reads Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer.

Click this link to download tips to starting your own worm bin at home.

Introduction | 50 Things To Do In Your Backyard

Check out our introduction video! We created a handful of videos last week prior to working remotely to share with you. But don't fret, we have plans to continue offering activities you can do on our trails, at home, or in your own backyard to stay moving, active, and engaged! 

Watch our intro video and then download the PDF for inspiring ideas! 

Click this link for a list prepared by Kelley Lang, Director of Education and Community Programs, of 50 Things To Do In Your Own Backyard.