Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Originally the Frelinghuysen family’s 127-acre summerhouse, the arboretum is now a center for horticulture and educational programs. In a hands-on outdoor educational workshop, your group can learn about the importance of plant functions, explore the arboretum’s gardens, learn about the importance of good soil and planting, and then plant something to take home. A photo scavenger hunt allows groups to adventure into the arboretum with a camera, while learning about and looking for seasonal plants. Scouts can learn about habitats, big trees, how to differentiate between native and non-native plants, and take home their own plant to care for.
Contact Info
Address: 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township, NJ 07962. Morris County. Tel: 973-326-7601. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily 8AM-Sunset. 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free/Fee. 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education, Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue