Students will expand their understanding of the aquatic landscape, with a focus on the importance of a healthy watershed and the species that call it home.
Learn about the world of insects by exploring the many habitats insects inhabit in the forest, using various collection methods, and learning about life cycles and identification.
The Highlands Forest
Track the evolution of our northern NJ forests and get to know some of the native and unique species here. We will discover local flora and fauna, geologic history and ecology.
Discover the unique adaptations that only birds have through hands-on activities, learning about the birds that call Weis home, and exploring adaptations like nest building, beaks, and migration.
Weis Survival Showdown
We will use engineering, science and creativity to gain an understanding of wilderness survival, such as what to do in an emergency, how to build a shelter, and using a GPS.
This field trip is all about team building, exploring, and building social skills. Ideal as an icebreaker at the beginning of a new school year, or a celebratory trip at the end!
Sr. Educator/Naturalist Sarah Crosby
FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS
Sample Field Trip - times are approximate
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5/18/21 UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Masks MUST be worn when using the indoor facilities and restrooms.
Studies show that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than those who spend more time indoors.
Reserve NOW for Fall 2021-Spring 2022!
The New Weis Center's is located on 152 acres in the Highlands Region of northern New Jersey. Features of our beautiful property include: forest, hiking trails, brook, seasonal wetlands, recreation field, covered pavilion, picnic grove, firecircle, rain garden, pollinator garden, raised bed vegetable/herb garden. In addition, our main building has a large multi-purpose room, observation deck, classrooms and restrooms.
Each field study program provides unique learning opportunities. Each of our 6 intentionally developed subject themes has 4 lesson rotation options to choose from, based on the length of your field trip, to enable you to customize your program.
Our staff provides an attentive, hands-on learning experience and the applied skills to foster a lifelong curiosity for science and a connection to nature.
Not all classrooms have four walls!
Deposit / Payments:
After we receive your online reservation request, we will contact you to confirm the date, discuss details of your program, and send your invoice.
A minimum deposit of 1/3 of the total amount is due upon booking; the balance is due within 2 weeks of your trip. Payment may be submitted:
For more information, please email our Senior Educator Sarah Crosby at: email@example.com or call 973-835-2160