New York City

Wave Hill

A 28-acre estate consisting of gardens and a cultural center. Groups visiting Wave Hill will find nature and art intertwined in programs with unique, hands-on activities. Students on a field trip can learn about plants, tree life cycles, seeds, ecology, animals, and other topics. They might dissect seeds, explore forests, go birdwatching and study feathers, or study animal tracks. With nature as their inspiration, students will then get to work on a creative project, such as creating a seed mosaic, working with beeswax, making a crystal painting, or expressing themselves through outdoor writing and sketching.
Contact Info
Address: West 249th Street & Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471. Bronx County. Tel: 718-549-3200 ext. 237. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 9AM-4:30PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Environmental Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue