January 13, 2015
Job Opening: Environmental Educator
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary (CHA) is located in Short Hills, NJ. The
CHA vision is to promote an understanding of relationships between people and the environment
through programs that integrate sciences, humanities, and the arts.
Purpose & Summary:
The Hartshorn Arboretum is seeking candidates to fill an Environmental
Educator’s position. The EE plans, develops, and implements a wide variety of interpretive
programs to audiences of varying ages and abilities to increase the enjoyment and understanding
of the cultural and natural resources of Northern New Jersey ecosystems, promotes
environmental awareness, and fosters responsible stewardship. This is a contract position ending
March 31, 2016.
Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Develop and implement in-house curriculum for environmental education programs
focused on pre-school through elementary school
• Oversee animal care
• Assist in organizing, scheduling, and implementing programs for children, adults, and
families; including occasional school field trips to CHA, occasional evening lectures and
classes, and family programs and events
• Train and manage per-diem/volunteer Educators
• Input program and Educators evaluations, including written reports
• Instruct all in-house programs including and not limited to Parent & Child Discoveries,
Turtle Tots, Mini Camps, and Summer Camp (ages 3-8)
• Oversee CHA social media presence
• Oversee CHA birthday parties and outside rental functions
• Able to comply with State of NJ Camping regulations
• Assist in obtaining ACA accreditation
• Assist with programs requiring additional staff
Qualified Candidates Possess:
• BA/BS degree; preference given to candidates with a degree in Environmental Education,
Environmental Sciences, or related field
•2-4 years of teaching experience preferred in both formal and non-formal settings
•Self-starter, demonstrated ability to take initiative and manage daily challenges, must
meet deadlines, and team player
•Excellent writing, verbal communication, interpersonal, computer and organization skills
with ability to prioritize
•Clear commitment to the CHA vision
• Must pass a child abuse clearance and criminal background screening
• First Aid and CPR trained or complete training and certification within 60 days of
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand and/or walk for long periods on trails
• Must have a valid driver’s license
Salary range: $30,000 – $34,000
. We are
accepting electronic submissions only.
The position complies with the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary Employee
Handbook regarding personnel policies and employee benefits. The Cora Hartshorn
Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to comply with all applicable
state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, age, color, sex, religion,
national origin, or other protected classification.
PDF for Job Posting is located here: environmertaleducator.pdf
January 09, 2015
Job Openings- Summer Nature Camp Educators
Position: SUMMER CAMP ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
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.
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.
. Event sponsorships are available.
For more information about The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary please visit www.HartshornArboretum.org
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 www.magicicada.org
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 GoodSearch.com to enable its members to donate to the charity through casual online activity and dining out in their local area. GoodSearch.com 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.
GoodSearch.com is a search engine powered by Yahoo.com. When users search the Internet they earn about a penny donation for their cause. GoodShop.com 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 GoodSearch.com 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 GoodSearch.com 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 Ask.com. "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."
April 24, 2012
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Welcomes Appointment of New Executive Director
The 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
MILLBURN BIKE DAY
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 northjersey.com