January 09, 2015

Job Openings- Summer Nature Camp Educators


Description: The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) is looking for enthusiastic educators for our Nature Discovery Camp program. This is a hands-on, field position that involves teaching and managing campers in outdoor, environmental, and recreational activities. Summer Camp Educators must be committed to work with the CHA staff for 3 training days and 8 weeks of day-camp. (Monday to Friday).

Dates: June 24, 2015 to August 21, 2015

Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:
- Teaching weekly themed, preapproved curriculum to campers between 3-5 years; 6-8 years; or 9-11 years of age.
- Lead and supervise outdoor activities relevant to the Nature Discovery Camp weekly themes.
- Lead and supervise craft activities relevant to the Nature Discovery Camp weekly themes.
- Daily maintenance of education and outdoor equipment and materials.
- Daily set-up and clean-up of classroom space and program materials.
- Other tasks as needed.

Requirements: Graduate or working towards a degree in Environmental Science, Education, Biology, Botany, Forestry, or related field. Must be: comfortable spending a majority of time outdoors; have a basic knowledge of outdoor recreation and natural sciences; capable of managing a group of 6 to 10 children. Some knowledge of New Jersey ecology and natural history, crafts in nature, orienteering, hiking/backpacking, floral and faunal identification is a plus. First aid and CPR certification a plus (CHA can provide certification if necessary).

Salary: $11/hour paid on a bi-monthly basis and Workman's Compensation Insurance provided to all staff.

To Apply: Send letter of interest and resume to Tedor Whitman, Executive Director, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mail to 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078
February 17, 2014

Spring fundraising benefit, “Into The Woods” April 12, 2014 at the Racquets Club

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary hosting “Into The Woods” Spring Fundraising Benefit Event

Short Hills, NJ (February 10, 2014) – The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary announces its spring fundraising benefit, “Into The Woods,” to be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at The Racquets Club, 162 Hobart Ave., in Short Hills, NJ.

The event will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing, and auction. Tom Doty, Stephanie Favia, and Leigh Gifford will be honored for their hard work and dedication in supporting the Arboretum.

For ticket purchase and additional information please contact the arboretum, (973) 376-3587 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Event sponsorships are available.

For more information about The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary please visit
August 01, 2013

New Jersey Rational Free of Trees

Thomas Doty, Forester for Millburn Township, New Jersey spoke about the danger of trees falling during storms during his interview at WNYC. Check out the link and see the damaged that occurred during super storm sandy here at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum.
May 08, 2013

The arboretum is having a featured on CBS News on the emergence of 17 year Cicadas.

Periodical cicadas live underground for 13 or 17 years as nymphs. Nymphs emerge on warm spring nights and moult into adults, leaving behind a skin. Adult males search for mates by singing and flying and females respond to males by flickng their wings. Eggs hatch in July, and the next generation of cicadas will reach adulthood in 13 or 17 years.

Check back for full story as it unfolds.

Report Periodical Cicada emergences at
May 01, 2013

The arboretum was featured on WNYC Talk Radio about the cicadas.

After 17 years in hiding, millions of cicadas will soon emerge -- covering the ground with their crunchy shells and filling the air with a very loud buzz. WNYC and Radiolab have been inviting people to track the cicadas' emergence, and this week we received the first cicada sighting from our area.

At Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills, N.J. small holes are sprinkled along the pathways as if someone has poked their index finger into the soil. The 16-acre woods are covered with them, and cicadas have already started to come out of the holes.

"You actually see their butt first, they’re actually climbing out backwards out of the hole," said Judy Trigg, executive director of the arboretum. They've been watching the holes open up for the past three weeks, and now the first cicadas have arrived.

They spend 17-years underground, growing from larva to bug. Once they emerge, the cicadas shed their exterior shell, fly up into the trees, and begin their loud mating buzz.

Chris Simon, a professor in evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, has been researching different cicada broods her entire career. When she started out, she tracked them without the help of the internet, smart phones or even a laptop.

"I was typing letters to county agents on typewriters with carbon paper, I was searching for payphones out in the middle of nowhere, and I was studying protein variation rather than sequencing genomes," Simon said.

Now she has backyard scientists -- and WNYC listeners -- sending data to her website.

If you see cicadas, let us know! We're collecting reports of sightings and sharing them with Chris Simon and other cicada researchers at the University of Connecticut. To file your report, head to our cicada-spotting form.
August 23, 2012

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (Short Hills - NJ) Supporters Turn to Innovative Fundraising Platform

Short Hills, NJ August 23, 2012 - Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (Short Hills - NJ) has partnered with San Francisco-based to enable its members to donate to the charity through casual online activity and dining out in their local area. is a fundraising platform that donates 50 percent of its profits when members search the Internet, shop online or eat at a restaurant in their GoodDining program.

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (Short Hills - NJ) plans to raise funds to help support the woodlands through its member's online search and shopping activity with GoodSearch and will use the money to restore native plants and trees.

It is an easy way to raise funds and it is easy since people shop and search online all of the time. is a search engine powered by When users search the Internet they earn about a penny donation for their cause. is an online mall with over 2,500 major online retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, JC Penney, Macy's, Target and Walmart that donate a percentage of every purchase to charity and provide more than 100,000 money-saving coupons.

GoodDining, a partnership between and Rewards Network, is the first 365-day a year dine for charity program. A percentage of each dining check, including tax and tip, is donated to the member's charity when they dine out at any one of 10,000 participating restaurants, clubs and bars nationwide and pay with a program-registered credit or debit card.

More than 100,000 nonprofits and schools have partnered with and have raised over $8 million for charitable causes through searching the Internet and shopping online. The company is revolutionizing online philanthropy so that no one is denied the opportunity to support the causes most important to them.

"We have taken simple everyday actions, like searching and shopping, and turned them into ways people can do good with just the click of a mouse," says Scott Garell, CEO of GoodSearch and former president of "It's a tough economy and everyone is thinking, 'How can I give back?' GoodSearch provides an easy and meaningful way to fund causes most important to them."

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!
April 24, 2012

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Welcomes Appointment of New Executive Director

Judy TriggThe Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills, NJ today announced the appointment of Judith L. Trigg as its new Executive Director.

Ms. Trigg will assume the post as the head of the historic woodland and gardens created by Cora Hartshorn more than 90 years ago. Ms. Trigg will be responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the arboretum and provide executive leadership in support of the work of the Trustees. Ms. Trigg will assume her new role as Executive Director on April 30th.

For the past three years, Ms. Trigg has served as the Executive Director of the Kirkwood Camp and Conference Center, a 292-acre sleepaway and day camp for school children age K-12. She has significant experience in developing youth programs, annual giving programs and working with staff and boards. Prior to Kirkwood Camp, Ms. Trigg worked for other non-profit organizations including two YMCA camps in Blairstown, NJ and the American Camp Association. Trigg holds a Bachelors degree in Business Adminstration and Marketing from Centenary College.

“The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum has a mission to provide the community with the best in environmental education, as well as being a unique place of peace and nature. Ms. Trigg has demonstrated a passion for both missions and the board is confident she will have a long and positive impact on this organization,” said David Rosen, President of the Board of Trustees of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum.
April 15, 2011


Download the flyer for more info and join us on Sunday, May 1st from 9:30 AM – 12 PM.

A Celebration of Biking in Millburn

Events for All Ages

Bike & Helmet Safety Checks

Free Raffles & GiFs

Enjoy a beautiful bike ride through the South Mountain Reservation

Ride starts at the library at 10 AM

December 30, 2010

Green Challenge earns state award

The Millburn Green Challenge has received recognition as a Healthy and Sustainable community activity from the Governor’s office. Read more at
December 16, 2010

Environmental Commission and arboretum earn Governor’s Award

The partnership between the Millburn Environmental Commission and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum has earned the Governor's Award for Sustainable & Healthy Communities.


From the NJ Department of Environmental Protection