Education and Heritage

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The Education and Heritage Committee establishes and strengthens partnerships with government, for profit, and other nonprofit organizations affecting the Sourland region through educational activities and outreach materials. The purpose of this committee is also to educate the public and government leaders on our mission and projects.

 
 
Photo by Catherine Hogan

Photo by Catherine Hogan

Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM)

The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum tells the story of the unique culture, experiences, and contributions of the African American community of the Sourland Mountain Region of central New Jersey.

 
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Guided hikes in the Sourlands

Free guided hikes in the Sourlands on various topics including birding, botany, mycology, geology, history and more!

 
Train Station Series Seminar: Copperheads with Tyler Christensen - Photo by Laurie Cleveland

Train Station Series Seminar: Copperheads with Tyler Christensen - Photo by Laurie Cleveland

Train Station SEMINAR Series

Sourland Mountain inspired series of educational programs.

 
Cedar Ridge Rock Wall - photo by Laurie Cleveland

Cedar Ridge Rock Wall - photo by Laurie Cleveland

Cultural history of Cedar Ridge

This study of a small area of preserved landscape on the south side of Sourland Mountain in central New Jersey employs insights, methods and deductions from the emerging field of Cultural Landscape History. This multi-disciplinary endeavor seeks to recover and understand the history of the interaction of humans with the environment over time, recognizing that this interaction has been not only been steadily increasing in intensity, but can now be traced further and further back in time.

 
Backyard Birding seminar led by Juanita Hummel and Ashley Yang at the Watershed Institute - Photo by Laurie Cleveland

Backyard Birding seminar led by Juanita Hummel and Ashley Yang at the Watershed Institute - Photo by Laurie Cleveland

Backyard birding

Do you enjoy watching the birds at your feeder? Would you like to learn a little more about them - and supply biologists with data they need to help preserve and protect them? The Sourland region provides critical habitat for many species of native, migratory neotropicalbreeding birds. If you are keeping your feeder full or providing nesting boxes you’re already helping these birds survive.

 
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Newsletter

Sourland Conservancy’s print newsletter, Sourland Journal, is published twice yearly, once in the spring and again in the fall. Members receive the newsletter via mail and copies are distributed for free at Conservancy events and on our display table when we exhibit at various community events, festivals, fairs, etc.