Rachel McGovern joins Flat Rock Brook as the Director of Education. Her enthusiasm for the natural world led her into a career as a naturalist through which she focused on connecting children to the environment. She most previously served as the Director of Education for Valley Crest Farm & Preserve in Lebanon, NJ. Rachel earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University where she studied Human Ecology and spent a year as an AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador serving the Millstone River Watershed. Her love of environmental education was realized through the Watershed Ambassador Program, inspiring Rachel to work in the field.
Rachel enjoys hiking, camping, birding and spending time with friends, family and her dog, Libby. An avid music fan, she also enjoys attending concerts by her favorite artists. She is excited to work at Flat Rock Brook and explore the trails at the preserve.
Annual Meeting of the
Flat Rock Brook Nature Association
Monday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Flat Rock Brook Nature Association which will be held on September 17th at our Nature Center headquarters at 443 Van Nostrand Avenue. The agenda includes the election of new trustees, proposed bylaw revisions and a review of the past year. The Annual Meeting will be followed by the first organizational meeting of the 2018-2019 Board of Trustees. Refreshments will be served.
Flat Rock Nights
Full Moon Howl "Hunters Moon"
Wednesday, October 24 7:00 - 8:30 p.m
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.
For families with children 10+
Reservations required: call (201) 567-1265 to reserve your space!
SUEZ North America Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Flat Rock Brook to support our watershed program for the 2018/19 school year. The program reaches 7th graders at the Upper School in Englewood Cliffs school district.