WEST WINDSOR, NJ --  Looking to enjoy the outdoors and wildlife while still staying home? The Mercer County Park Commission Naturalist Department will bring wildlife center stage through a summer series of webinar presentations focusing on wildlife that affects our lives, even in an urbanized environment.

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

The Virtual Summer Lecture series will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on four dates throughout the summer.  To join these programs, visit the following links:

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Thursday, May 21 – Protecting New Jersey’s Pollinators  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VnexXhbjQ4qfeS_8uezk3w 

Tuesday, June 16 – Living with Urban Coyotes https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZqECAhGDQc69WUDqdwa_cQ 

Thursday, July 16 - Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7JTtMK3GRrKq0Ls0bqkcSQ 

Thursday, August 20 – Bats: Creatures of the Night https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iMJcuSExTwic8Z0RZrNVQQ 

Each session will include an opportunity for the public to ask questions about any of the topics. Participants will be able to submit questions in advance of the program to krypkema@mercercounty.org. Questions can also be asked through the chat feature in the webinar. 

Park Naturalists have also coordinated age-appropriate activities parents can do at home with younger children, provided in this link: https://mercercountyparks.org/assets/Family_Activities.pdf

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