All of our trips emphasize hands-on learning and the scientific method. We believe children learn more from getting a little wet or muddy than from listening to a lecture inside.
**Proper Dress required for all Groups**
Marsh Critters & Discovery Walk (Grades pre-K – 2) Students will discover the world of fiddler crabs and killifish as they explore this unique ecosystem. Marsh Critters Discovery learning materials. 60 minutes. $7.50/student.
Cycles of Life (Grades 3 – 4) Through activities, students discover food web connections among plants and animals within the marsh ecosystem. Cycles_of_Life learning materials. 90 minutes. $8.50/student (combine with Turtle Talk or Beach Exploration for an all-day adventure, $15/student).
Turtle Talk (Grades 3-4) Examine the life of the diamond back terrapin, whey they become so active during the spring, and what they do the rest of the year. Turtle_Talk learning materials. 90 minutes. $8.50/student (combine with Cycles of Life or Beach Exploration for an all-day adventure, $15/student).
Beach Exploration (Grades 3-4) Beaches are for more than just tanning! Visit the beach to observe and examine the plants and animals that call it home. Beach_Exploration learning materials. 90 minutes. $8.50/student (combine with Turtle Talk or Cycles of Life for an all-day adventure, $15/student).
Horseshoe Crabs & Shorebirds (Grades 5 – 12) Students learn about the interconnections of life forms in the Delaware Bay area with emphasis on the relationship between horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds. This program can be followed up by a visit to the Bay during Spring migration. 90 minutes, $9.50 student.
Wetlands Ecology – (Grades 5 – 12) Students will learn the three characteristics of a wetland by performing hands-on experiments in the marsh, including netting a variety of salt marsh animals. Wetlands_Ecology learning materials. 2 hours, $9.50/student. (Combine with Barrier Beach Ecology for an all day adventure, $17/student).
Barrier Beach Ecology (Grades 5 – 12) Travel from the Institute to Stone Harbor beaches and dunes to observe and examine beach and tidal pool plant and animal life. Barrier_Beach_Ecology learning materials. 2 hours, $9.50/student. (Combine with Wetlands Ecology for an all day adventure, $17/student).
Please email Brooke Knapick, Director of Educational Program Development at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a program.
Do you teach in the northern New Jersey/ New York area? Exploring our coastal environments first hand is a wonderful and thrilling experience for students, but doing so at the Wetlands Institute may be too far for your school to travel. If so, a great alternative is the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium located on Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The NJSGC is a Wetlands Institute environmental education partner and offers hands on field trips that explore the beautiful coastal environment and surrounding wetlands.
Click here for more information on their website.