Flat Rock Brook is a 150-acre nature preserve and environmental education center in Englewood, NJ, just two miles from the George Washington Bridge. Visit our 3.6 miles of self-guided forested hiking trails that lead to a cascading stream, wetlands, pond and meadows. Register for one of our environmental programs for schools or the public and learn about our natural world. Come explore and learn with us!
Flat Rock Brook is pleased to announce a two-part special guest speaker series generously provided through a sponsorship by:
October 12, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Assessing Forest Health in NJ
Join FRB as we welcome Jay F. Kelly, Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Raritan Valley Community College, for a fascinating lecture about deer and invasive plant management. Dr. Kelly will explain his work studying and monitoring the effects of deer overpopulation and browsing on forest health and NJ local wildlife populations, including breeding bird populations. He will also discuss invasive plant species and their impact on forest health.
This event will be especially important to attend if you'd like context for Flat Rock Brook's decision to put up permanent deer fencing and how it will likely impact our forest in the coming years.
For more information and to register: https://tinyurl.com/yaphqsw5
November 8, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Environmental Pollution-Past, Present, and Future
Join FRB as we welcome Dr. Alexei Khalizov, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). In this exciting event, Dr. Khalizov will explain his background related to air quality and pollution. He will describe the importance of his research and how it relates to the study and protection of the environment. In addition, he will explain his proposed research project at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, where he will set up a primary air monitoring station.
Come learn about how Flat Rock Brook will be involved in this fascinating resarch aimed at investigating novel techniques to reduce environmental pollution!
For more information and to register: https://tinyurl.com/ydyl69q3