FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS

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Reserve NOW for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023!


The New Weis Center is located on 152 acres in the Highlands Region of northern New Jersey. Our beautiful property is a living classroom with forest, hiking trails, a brook, seasonal wetlands, recreation field, covered pavilion, picnic grove, firecircle, rain garden, pollinator garden, and raised bed vegetable/herb garden. In addition, our main building has a large multi-purpose room, observation deck, classrooms and multiple restrooms. 


Each field study program provides unique learning opportunities. Our terrific staff provides an attentive, hands-on learning experience and the applied skills to foster a lifelong curiosity for science and a connection to nature. Educators can choose from 8 different lesson rotations to create a customized program, or contact our Senior Educator who will help you select the best lessons for your class(es). The number of lesson rotations will depend on the length of your visit. The signs and impacts of climate change are woven throughout all programs.


​For more information or to schedule, please contact us at: staff@highlandsnaturefriends.org or 973-835-2160​.


​​Fee:

  • $14 per student: 2 lesson rotations
  • $16 per student: 3 lesson rotations
  • $18 per student: 4 lesson rotations


Please Note:

  • Groups of less than 15 students will be billed the minimum $225 trip fee
  • Maximum of 75 students. Larger groups may be scheduled over multiple days, or morning and afternoon
  • There is no charge for teachers and chaperones
  • If you require a raindate, we will hold it for an additional non-refundable minimum trip fee of $225*
  • Fee includes a reserved picnic area for lunch


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:

  1. ONLINE - using the "Donate" button above
  2. BY CHECK - made out to "The New Weis Center" and delivered in person or mailed to: 150 Snake Den Road, Ringwood, New Jersey 07456


Cancellation Policy:

  • Our programs are rain or shine*; please direct your students and staff to dress accordingly.
  • ​If your school must cancel their trip, please note that there is a $50 fee for cancellations LESS THAN 2 weeks prior to the date of the trip.​ 
  • *If The New Weis Center makes the decision to cancel due to extreme weather or another emergency, we will gladly refund your deposit or pre-payment in full.



​For more information or to schedule, contact us at: staff@highlandsnaturefriends.org or 973-835-2160​