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video water playFlat 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!


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2018 Summer Camp Scholarships a Success!

educatorwithfrog2018 Summer Nature Day Camp Scholarships Awarded!

School is back in session.  Memories of summer are fleeting.  Hopefully not for the lucky recipients of scholarships to Flat Rock Brook's Summer Nature Day Camp.  Our goal is to provide kids with memories that last a lifetime.

Ten lucky local students were awarded scholarships to attend a week-long session at our summer day camp.  Students experienced hands-on discovery and adventure in nature through exploration of our pond and forest and through activities, crafts and games.  Selection is based on financial need and additional criteria. 

This was our pilot year for the program and we will repeat it again in 2019.  If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please call us at (201) 567-1265 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2018 scholarships were made possible through the genorosity of:

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 Philip Ball, Aaron Cooper, Corinne Hoexter, Mr. & Mrs. Allan Millstein, Jeff Russell, and Mr. & Mrs. Dan Simpson

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Great Fall Festival

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Flat Rock Brook's  6th annual Great Fall Festival
October 21, 2018

Join us for our 6th annual Great Fall Festival
October 21, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  Members of the preserve and community are welcome to enjoy a day full of fun family festivities.

Enjoy the best of the season with:

Live bluegrass music
Games, Crafts and Face Painting
Pumpkin Painting
Other Family Fun and Festivities

Members are admitted FREE.  Call (201) 567-1265 to RSVP.  Non-members are welcome! Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-17. Children under 6 are free. Pay at the door.

Sponsors are welcome.  Contact Sandy Pinto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Thank you to our sponsor:

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Flat Rock joins NVE Bank’s Community First Rewards Program

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We need 25 participants to qualify Flat Rock Brook to receive cash contributions from NVE Bank.  Open a new account or designate a current account to Flat Rock Brook at any NVE Bank branch.  The bank will make a quarterly cash contribution to Flat Rock through their Community First Rewards Program.* It’s easy!   There is no cost to you or Flat Rock Brook to participate. Support our preservation and education efforts just by banking with NVE Bank.  The program includes: Savings Accounts, Checking Accounts, CDs, Money Market Accounts and IRAs. 

*¼ or ½ % donated based on account type 

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Public Programs

Full Moon Howl "Hunter's Moon"

What can you see by the light of the full "Hunter's" moon at Flat Rock Brook?  Why does the moon change shape?  Come on a nighttime hike and find out.  We'll do activities to test how sharp your senses are in the dark and search for signs of nocturnal life.  The hike will be followed by hot chocolate and classic ghost stories!  Perfect for this spooky time of year.  Bring a flashlight. 

Seasonal Storytime
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Sit down in our interpretive exhibit room for a snuggly storytime perfect for any little tykes right before naptime.  Storytime will be followed by a small animal presentation.


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