Nature Rangers

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Students practice being naturalists by making observations and comparing natural communities and different ecosystems as they go on a 2-mile hike through Pogonip Open Space Preserve. Thinking about nature as a system, physically connecting these ecosystems by walking through them and collecting data to compare them, help students better understand the environment and begin to realize they too are part of natural systems.

Please note that program and classroom presentation fees for public elementary classes are currently waived.

Grade: 4th
Days offered: Wednesdays and Fridays
Start time: 9:00 a.m.
Program duration: 3 hours
Cost: $40 field trip (up to 30 students)
Supplemental Activities: Classroom Presentation ($25* for 1 hour); Educational Kit ($15*/week)
Months offered: October – May

*The Classroom Presentation and Educational Kits are designed to deepen the impact of the field trip program. They are highly recommended, but not required. They include activities and resources that might enhance your lessons apart from the field trip.

Request a Field Trip

Explore our available field trips below. Select a date from the calendar and complete the request form. Museum staff will contact you to confirm the details of your reservation within a week of receiving your request.

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Upon submission of your field trip request, your class will automatically be scheduled for a Classroom Presentation ($25, 1 hour) and Educational Kit ($15 per week). The classroom presentation will be scheduled for one week before your field trip at 1 p.m. and you will receive your Educational Kit during the presentation, which will be due back at the time of your field trip. This is the recommended configuration to maximize the impact of the full program.

Please indicate below if you would like to decline the kit rental and/or classroom presentation. Otherwise we will assume that you accept the additional resource(s).