Forest Resource Education Center

The FREC has outdoor programs that allow groups to rediscover the forest with fun, experiential activities. Groups can hike themed nature trails as they learn how to interpret their environment and its natural processes. Discover the effects that competition, lightning, and wind have on the growth of the forest, or explore the Swamp Life Trail and look for signs of swamp creatures. In the Forest Products program, groups get to see the sawing of logs into lumber, and even make maple syrup at the sugar shack. Scouts have a chance to earn badges at the FREC’s special events.
 
Contact Info
Address: 95 Don Connor Blvd., Jackson, New Jersey 08527. Ocean County. Tel: 732-928-0987. Email: forestrycenter@gmail.com. Website: www.forestrycenter.nj.gov. Hrs: Vary.  
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-3 hours. Cost: Free/Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: 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