Nature programs to host virtual summer lecture series

Join the Mercer County Nature Program to learn more about wildlife, biodiversity and open space through educational online programs.

Wildlife will take center stage in series of webinar presentations this summer. The Mercer County Park Commission Naturalist Department will bring online programming right to your home, focusing on wildlife that affects our lives, even in an urbanized environment. These programs are free; registration is required.

Each one-hour webinar will be presented by naturalists from the Park Commission and researchers from the Conserve Wildlife Foundation in partnership with the Wildlife Center Friends, with funding provided by PSE&G. Programs are suitable for teens and adults.

Each virtual summer lecture will take place from 7 – 8pm and conclude with a Q&A session for the public to ask questions about any of the topics after each program. Participants will be able to submit questions in advance of the program by email to Questions also can be asked through the chat feature in the webinar. To join these programs, visit the following links:

Thursday, May 21 – Protecting New Jersey’s Pollinators

Tuesday, June 16 – Living with Urban Coyotes

Thursday, July 16 – Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State

Thursday, August 20 – Bats: Creatures of the Night

Park Naturalists also have coordinated age-appropriate activities parents can do at home with younger children here.

Conserve Wildlife Foundation is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of New Jersey’s endangered and threatened wildlife and their habitats. Wildlife Center Friends is a supportive partner of the Mercer County Wildlife Center, a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission.

To learn more about future programming opportunities, please visit or

Submitted by the Mercer County Park Commission

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