The Demarest Nature Center in Demarest, New Jersey, is a charming and beautiful gem in the heart of the Bergen County community. Established in the 1950s, the center has been a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers for decades, offering a wide range of wildlife habitats, educational programs, and recreational facilities for its visitors to explore and experience. Information can be found here.
Situated on 56.6 acres of sprawling land, the Demarest Nature Center provides a sanctuary for more than 200 species of wildlife, including more than 100 species of birds, numerous species of mammals and reptiles, fish, amphibians, and aquatic life. Some of the native wildlife includes deer, fox, raccoon, skunk, woodchuck, muskrat, beaver, squirrel, otter, and mink, as well as turtles, frogs, toads, and salamanders. In addition to providing an excellent habitat for wildlife, the center has numerous educational programs for both children and adults. The main program is the Demarest Nature Center Nature Investigator Program. This is a hands-on program designed to introduce children and adults to various habitats, the natural environment, and the importance of protecting wildlife and habitats. In this program, participants will learn how to identify local animals and plants and how to interpret the relationship between people and the natural world. This program also teaches participants how they can help conserve the environment. See here for information about Belskie Museum in Closter, New Jersey.