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Next talk - Know the Bear Facts - January 10th

EC Bears Jan2024

Presenter - Debra Reed - Hunterdon County Parks Naturalist

I'm Debra, a naturalist, fueled by curiosity, discovery, and a passion for the natural world. It is that passion of the natural environment that I share with our local community. I started my love of the outdoors when I was four years old, camping in the wilds of New Jersey. A local resident of Raritan township, I spent my childhood hiking the south branch river and enjoying the pond at Echo Hill.

I joined the Hunterdon County Parks Division full-time as a Park Naturalist in 2018, after being the Seasonal Park Naturalist in 2017. As a previous teacher and master ecologist, I relish educating othersand sharing about the environment. I run the nature club and am involved with our Summer Nature Program. I have created several new programs at the Parks, including Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing), an indoor insect program, Dragonflies, and a family-based nature club. I also volunteer in the community as a scout leader and ski patroller.



 2024 Speaker Schedule

Date Program Presenter Place / Room
Jan. 10, 2024 - 7pm Know the Bear Facts

Lyla Kaul - NJDEP Fish
and Wildlife

Riegel Ridge CC / Library
April 24, 2024 - 7pm

The Birds of Holland Township

David Harrison -Holland
Environmental Commission

Riegel Ridge CC / Library
June 26, 2024 - 2pm Walk and Talk the O’sakame Hunterdon  County Naturalist  
July 15, 2024 - 7pm To Be Determined    
Sept. 25, 2024 - 7pm To Be Determined    

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