New Jersey

Rancocas Nature Center

This nature center runs through meadows, forests, and wetlands, and is the perfect place to teach your group about nature. On a hike through these different habitats, learn about seeds, plant adaptations, and the living and non-living components of a forest. Explore the complex behavior of frogs and butterflies, or investigate the surrounding environment to understand the adaptations of different birds, and bird topography. Learners can even wade through one of Rancocas’ tributaries, using nets to study invertebrates, while learning how these critters reflect water quality! Scouts can visit Rancocas to learn survival skills, and how to navigate the woods.
 
Contact Info
Address: 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060. Burlington County. Tel: 609-261-2495. Email: info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Website: www.rancocasnaturecenter.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, 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