Deposit / Payments:
After we receive your online reservation request, we will contact you to confirm the date and discuss details of your program. We will also send your invoice; this may be paid in full prior to the trip, or you can send a deposit (at least a third of the invoice total) and then bring a check for the balance the day of your trip, or mail it to the address below. Your reservation is not confirmed until the deposit is received!
Schedule your students' field study experience today!
COVID-19 GUIDELINES (updated 1/1/21): We are open for OUTDOOR programs and are following recommended health and safety guidelines at all programs and events.
Masks MUST be worn at all programs and when using the indoor restrooms; social distancing will be maintained to the greatest extent possible.
All students benefit from connecting with the natural world. We offer hands-on, experiential field study programs for grades K-12. Please contact us if you are interested in a program or subject that is not listed below. We strive to develop inclusive programming, and welcome students with unique social, emotional and learning needs.
We are accepting reservations for small, outdoor 2021 trips.
For more information, to book a trip or request a custom program, please contact us or call 973-835-2160.
FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS
Studies show that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than those who spend more time indoors.
The Center's facilities include hiking trails, a brook, recreation field, covered pavilion, picnic grove, rain garden, and main building with a large multi-purpose room and a separate classroom. In warm weather, we can include a visit to the neighboring Highlands Natural Pool for a swim!
Each field study program provides unique learning opportunities. Programs can include up to 4 individual lesson rotations, depending on the length of your trip and the students' age. You may select activities from multiple themes to create a customized program for your students.
Our staff provides an attentive, hands-on learning experience and the applied skills to foster a lifelong curiosity for science and nature. Programs are designed around NJ state standards and curriculum, and provide experiential learning while immersed in the natural beauty of the Ramapo Mountains.
Our programs are rain or shine; so please dress appropriately!
Programs can include up to 4 individual lesson rotations, depending on the length of your trip and the students' age. You may select lesson activities from the themes below (all from one theme or mix and match) to create a customized program for your students. After you reserve your trip online, our Senior Educator will contact you to review the details of your trip and the lessons you selected.
Themes and Activities