New Jersey

Essex County Environmental Center

Bring your class to this nature center for an investigative field trip program in a wooded wetland habitat. Younger learners use their five senses to learn about plants and adaptations, and can use craft-making activities to explore wood webs, and other environmental concepts. Older groups can find natural subjects to study and sketch on the trail, or use nets and magnifying glasses to study pond life. On a scavenger hunt for painted wooden birds, they can learn about different birds' habitats, behavior, and how they indicate a healthy environment.
 
Contact Info
Address: 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068. Essex County. Tel: 973-228-8776. Website: www.essexcountyparks.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM, Sat. 10AM-2PM.
 
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 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