Children Welcome at 4-H Environmental Kids Club at the Essex County Environmental Center, Roseland

ROSELAND, NJ - Tuesday, Nov. 12, children in grades 2 through 6 are invited to gather at 4pm at the Essex County Environmental Center for a meeting of the 4-H Environmental Kids Club. The event will take place inside Garibaldi Hall and is limited to a specific number of participants; parents should register their children ahead of time. Cost per child is $2. The center is located at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland and can be reached at (973) 228-8776 or by E-mail.

Area around Garibaldi Hall early in Spring.  Credit: Carolyne Volpe Curley

The club is sponsored by the Rutger’s Cooperative Extension of Essex County.  According to their webiste:

4-H is the youth development component of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to become competent, caring citizens of the world. Dedicated Essex County 4-H staff and volunteers work together to develop programs which will provide youngsters with opportunities for new experiences and a broader view of life. Under the guidance of caring adult and teen leaders, youth in grades K-13 develop characteristics of leadership and citizenship, improve their skills, become more aware of others and the environment in which they live, and help others through community service. 4-H works with all youth on a grade-appropriate basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Nature is filled with things, big and small, that surprise and help us. Children are invited to attend the event and find out how much fun it is to learn about the world.  

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For further information:
Essex County Environmental Center
Office Administrator: Maria Robinson
621 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 228-8776

Rebecca Kalenak
Essex County 4-H
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Cooperative Extension of Essex County
162 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07102-3098

Environmental Center Hours:
  • Monday
    9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday
    9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday
    9am - 5pm
  • Thursday
    9am - 5pm
  • Friday
    9am - 5pm
  • Saturday
    10am - 2pm
  • Sunday


The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 22 parks, five reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, three off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

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