Local Field Experiences

We highly recommend taking students on well planned field trips to local natural areas, in order to engage their interesting science, and to stimulate learning through the modalities used by Gardner's eighth multiple intelligence, the "Naturalist Intelligence". For schools in northern New Jersey, the following list of sites offers a great variety of habitats with well-versed guides who can help teachers plan their trip.


Brookdale Community College Ocean Institute
Box 533
Sandy Hook, NJ 07732
(732) 224-2901 ext: 6277
Contact Person: Dave Grant


Liberty State Interpretive Center
Liberty State Park
Morris Peson Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07304
(201) 915-3409
Contact Person: Gina Provenzano


Merrill Creek Reservoir
34 Merrill Creek Read
Washington, NJ 07882
(908) 454-3339
Contact Person: Jane Bullis


The Raptor Trust
1390 White Bridge Road
Millington, NJ 07946
(908) 647-1091
Contact Person: Jean Smilley


Somerset County Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 766-2489
Contact Person: Kurt Bender


Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant Street
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
(973) 209-7212
Contact Person: Mikki Weiss


Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 635-6629


Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-8787
Private non-profit, offers educational programs on environmental issues with an emphasis on horticulture.


Scherman Hoffman Audubon Sanctuary (N.J. Audubon Society)
11 Hardscrabble Road
P.O. Box 693
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
(908) 766-5787
Contact Person: Patricia Kane