New Jersey

Pequest Trout Hatchery

For a hands-on introduction to aquatic swimmers, the Hatchery is the best place for youth groups to learn about fish and how to identify them based on color, size and habits. Students and scouts will also learn how more than 600,000 brook, brown, and rainbow trout are raised each year to stock the public waters of New Jersey. Hiking along the Pequest River, students will explore river ecology and discover what makes the river a good home for trout by taking a hands-on look at shelter, oxygen, water temperature, food and space in the river. Programming includes a Sensory Safari, an Introduction to Fishing, Fish Fun Games and the Basics of Hydrology.
 
Contact Info:
Address: 605 Pequest Rd., Oxford, NJ 07863. Warren County. Tel: 908-647-4125. Email: jessica.griglak@dep.state.nj.us. Website: www.njfishandwildlife.com/pequest.htm. Hrs: Daily10AM-4PM.  
 
Trip Info:  
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-3  hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

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